Primer is very important as k. corbin said.
Your paint "should" be enamel,
that is, oil-based, if possible. Enamel paints dry harder and wear better under hard use conditions, and have less tendency to stick to themselves--that is, where a door meets the cabinet surround. Under some damp or humid conditions, latex paint may self-adhere (Consumer Reports and personal experience). Enamesl will take longer to "fume off" than latex paints (water clean-up) so if that's a real consideration, look for "scrubbable" water clean-up/latex paint. I'd always go with enamel, myself, though I have many allergies.
You can use chalkboard paint so you can write notes there if you want...you can use any finish, flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, or gloss depending on how shiny you'd like the cabinets to be. Flatter finishes don't show fingerprints as readily; shinier finishes are glossier and may be easier to wipe clean. Nothing like a high gleam to shout, Clean!
and New! But flatter finishes also conceal minor imperfections in the surface better...gloss paint reveals everything--sanding and prep (filling and smoothing small holes) is very important.
cabinets in a trailer or house can give you huge impact for the cost and effort.
Post pics if you can, we love pics here.
We'd like to invite you to Dash Point State Park September 21 & 22 for the Seattle Area Fall
Gathering if that would work out for you; we have a bonfire (weather willing) & weenie roast on Friday evening and a potluck dinner on Saturday evening--it's a gathering of FGRV folks and their trailers...there is an open house Saturday AM 10-noonish when we can visit each others' trailers for a peek, and after that we have a "dog tricks & costumes" event in the central field. Rally
information is on this site.
(Kathleen & Paul
Cinder & Nimble)