Painting back of built-ins a different color

2 months ago
last modified: 2 months ago

Our living room has custom solid cherry built-ins from the previous owners. We just took the glass doors off the upper cabinets and it makes the Cherry backs much more visible now.

I was thinking about painting or putting fabric on 1/4” plywood to put in the back behind the shelves as that is easy to undo in the future.

Our walls are BM Simply White, but I think I’d like something a little darker for the back. Any advice on color for just the back of the shelves and behind the TV? Painting the entire cabinet is not an option.

Maybe BM Pale Oak? Or darker? A color?

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