There are a few reasons you might want to switch things up and give your kitchen a quick and easy makeover by removing your cabinet doors.
Skip choosing a single cabinet color: You’ll have more options for decorating your kitchen. Not only can you choose a color scheme amongst your dishes, knick-knacks, etc, but you can paint the back of a cabinet a contrasting, bright shade while the outside is a completely different color.
Give the room a lighter, brighter look: Depending on the colors in the dishes and other items you display, you can add light and visual interest to the room that extends far beyond what a single color across all the cabinets can do. The ability to see the wall or back of the cabinet behind those items can give the illusion of more space as well.
Motivate yourself to stay organized: Stashing items behind cabinet doors in a jumble can make it harder to find—and eventually get to—exactly what you need. When everything is on display, you’ll be able to scan the shelves to locate what you need, and because you’ll want to keep items on the shelves organized for aesthetic reasons, it’ll be easier to get to them.
Display photographs, books, plants, etc., alongside dishes: With all that open shelf space, there’s an opportunity to add some not-so-practical items to display. Photographs, small plants, and collectibles could all find a new home in a kitchen with open shelving.
Play with color: If you have small shelves rather than large cabinets with doors, painting them an unconventional color will be a nice accent without becoming overbearing or too shocking.