14 Fixes for an Ugly Fridge

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Ancient and yellowing refrigerators are sometimes an unavoidable reality, whether you rent or own. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Paint, wallpaper, and, for those with a bit of a budget, cabinet panels, are all options to spruce up an eyesore fridge.

If you’re on the hunt for fridge ideas, here are 14 solutions, ranging from making the fridge a big fabulous focal point to making it blend in completely!


  • Orla Kiely wallpaper 1 of 14
    Orla Kiely wallpaper
    THIS fridge was wallpapered in an Orla Kiely pattern! You can buy similar patterns HERE.
  • Green chalkboard paint 2 of 14
    Green chalkboard paint
    I love the idea of using chalkboard paint on a fridge, especially this classic green chalkboard from Country Home magazine.
  • Black chalkboard paint 3 of 14
    Black chalkboard paint
    THIS fridge with black chalkboard paint looks fantastic in that kitchen!
  • Floral wallpaper 4 of 14
    Floral wallpaper
    NICK OLSEN'S wallpapered fridge from Domino is always a favorite!
  • Red paint 5 of 14
    Red paint
    THIS fridge came with panels to match cabinetry, but the owners opted for color!
  • Cork board 6 of 14
    Cork board
    I'm so into the cork board on this fridge from Martha Stewart!
  • Painted polka dots 7 of 14
    Painted polka dots
    How about polka dots like THIS?
  • Geometric wallpaper 8 of 14
    Geometric wallpaper
    THIS wallpapered fridge is another genius DIY by Nick Olsen.
  • Contact paper 9 of 14
    Contact paper
    THIS fridge's pattern is all contact paper!
  • Patterned wallpaper 10 of 14
    Patterned wallpaper
    THIS wallpapered fridge is amazing!! Would definitely look best in an otherwise neutral kitchen.
  • Orange lacquer 11 of 14
    Orange lacquer
    So THIS FRIDGE isn't a DIY fix, but hey, it's another way to cover up your fridge -- seamlessly with you cabinetry!
  • Red cabinet panels 12 of 14
    Red cabinet panels
    THIS fridge combines cabinet panels and chalkboards, brilliant!
  • Chic hardware 13 of 14
    Chic hardware
    THIS paneled fridge is kicked up a notch with great hardware!
  • Reclaimed wood 14 of 14
    Reclaimed wood
    THIS fridge blends perfectly with the rest of the reclaimed wood cabinets!

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