A great way to update a room inexpensively is to add new paint.
Angie Hicks of Angie's List said, "If you are planning on living in your house for a while the trend these days is to bolder colors. If you are a little nervous about it you might consider adding a bold color to just one wall as an accent, but keep in mid the colors throughout the room so that you pick the right color for that accent."
Debra Dudas is a Painting Contractor. She agrees. She said, "Painting the walls and the ceiling and the trim really does freshen up a room like nothing else and even if you are painting the same color it makes it all look new, bright and clean. That is one thing everyone says is oh I love how clean it looks now.
When picking out paint, it's important to consider how many coats your color will take to cover and its finish. Hicks added, "When it comes to painting it's important to understand the finish of the paint you are going to use because especially if you have kids or pets you are likely going to want to wash your walls and if you do you are going to want a more glossy paint then a flat."
If you want to draw attention away from something like your cabinetry, select a wall color that closely matches the cabinetry color. The less contrast the better when you want to minimize an element's visual impact.