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Buying new cabinets - do we get painted or stained? And should we avoid white/light cabinets?

Looking for some help! We had our heart set on painted white cabinets for a home we're buying (and gutting the kitchen before even moving in.) We're first time homebuyers and are hearing that a) we might not want white cabinets because they show dirt and b) we should avoid painted cabinets because they could chip. I'm fine with going to a dark stain. My husband still really likes the idea of white paint. Is paint really that bad? Is it best to be avoided? And should we avoid white? Will it show a lot of dirt? Will this ultimately hurt resale value? We need help! Thanks!

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