Painting cabinets has long been an easy and inexpensive to update cabinets. The color of choice has always been white. But not any longer. Today you can use a variety of colors: black, barn red, green, purple. The good thing about painting cabinets is that you can always change it.
My favorite for painting cabinets has been Benjamin Moore oil-based Impervo for a hard, easily cleaned surface. Use high-gloss for a shiny, wet look, semi-gloss for a lustrous shine, or satin for a smooth finish. Tint to the color of your choice.