A little paint and the right technique is all that is needed to give modern cabinets an old world Tuscan appearance. Tuscan decorating revolves around earthy tones. The textures are rough. If you want to redo cabinets, these two elements play the biggest role in transforming and painting kitchen cabinets Tuscan look. If working with laminate or any other non-wood material, consult with a professional before refinishing. Special primers are available for these products to assist in adhering paint to the surfaces.