Ben and Erin Napier Reveal Why You Should Ditch White Kitchens

The Home Town hosts shared some great wallet-friendly kitchen renovation ideas with Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb on TODAY.

We're eagerly awaiting the debut of season 4 of Home Town on HGTV on January 20th. For now, Ben and Erin Napier have been kind enough to help tide us over with some of their best home design tips courtesy of a new segment on TODAY with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager.

"White kitchens are [what you see], but you're saying, 'add some color?'" prompts co-host Jenna Bush Hager. "White is classic," replies Erin Napier. "Everyone loves a white kitchen, but when you've got little kids, you've got two-year-olds running around with chocolate-y fingers, colored cabinets on the lowers is a great option," she continues, before they show photos of a renovated white kitchen that enjoys a dazzling transformation thanks to black paint.

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In the segment, the duo also share some more of their favorite tips for an affordable kitchen renovation, such as using butcher block countertops, budget-friendly backsplash ideas ("it doesn't have to be subway tile!"), and the best kitchen flooring for your lake house. Watch the full clip here.

But it wasn't all talking shop for the HGTV stars while they were in New York City for their appearance on the TODAY show and a variety of other press gigs. The parents to two-year-old tot, Helen (hence that chocolate-y fingers reference), also carved out some time to visit some Manhattan favorites like The Plaza Hotel and Central Park. See a few snapshots from their adventures on Erin's Instagram below.

Who's excited to head back to Laurel, Mississippi for the season debut of Home Town? This year, the couple is also expanding their reach beyond Laurel as they embark on a project to revive another small town in America. To learn more about their upcoming project, watch our video below.

Meanwhile, speaking of chocolate-y fingers, it's not just kids who are guilty of smudging up a white kitchen. We don't know about you, but we've seen more than a few hot sauce streaks by the cabinet hardware in our own culinary epicenter.

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