Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Our Favorite Colors for the Job
There is nothing more refreshing than a new coat of paint. Painting kitchen cabinets not only can give your kitchen a revamp, but is also a great solution for cabinets with the style you love but undertones that you aren’t crazy about. We’re sharing some of our favorite kitchens and their cabinet paint colors to help you achieve a clean and beautiful look.
Color Cache 1: White
White is a classic. It can brighten up any kitchen and make small spaces feel larger. This classic color palette has been in a love relationship with natural light ever since the dawn of time. As natural light streams into a room, it playfully ricochets off of white cabinets to create a fresh and inviting space. Here are a few designs featuring white paint cabinet colors that we love.
1. Simply White by Benjamin Moore
2. White Dove by Benjamin Moore
3. Navajo White by Benjamin Moore
Color Cache 2: Cream
Cream paint colors have many of the same benefits of white paint colors. Cream is an airy, dreamy color that isn’t as stark and crisp as white. Lacking the blue tones in white, cream paint colors are a bit more warming. These cream colors are calming and comfortable on kitchen cabinets.
1. Gray Mist (upper) and Seapearl (lower) by Benjamin Moore
2. White Tie by Farrow & Ball
3. River Reflections by Benjamin Moore
Color Cache 3: Gray
Gray cabinets are trending right now, but we think that choosing the right gray can create look that will last in your kitchen. A unique gray cabinet color gives the kitchen a stylish look. The shade of gray that you choose here is key! Keep in mind that dark gray can make the kitchen feel smaller, but it can be really sleek and elegant in a larger kitchen. We’ve chosen a few different shades for you to keep in mind!
1. Dark Granite by Behr
2. Fieldstone by Benjamin Moore
3. Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore
Color Cache 4: Gray-Green
If white or neutral colored cabinets are a little lackluster for you, then selecting a gray-green paint might add just the right amount of color! Gray-green is a calming color, but adds a little spice to any kitchen! Choosing a two-tone theme and pairing green tones with a cream or white paint is a great option if you don’t want gray-green on all of your cabinets.
1. Enchanted Eve by Dunn-Edwards
2. Wimborne White (upper) and Pigeon (lower) by Farrow & Ball
3. Wool Skein (perimeter) and Chatroom (island) by Sherwin Williams
Color Cache 5: Navy
Navy is a cool and classic color. It is trending its way into the heart of many homes, but with the right navy color selection, we think that it can be a timeless and elegant color for your kitchen cabinets! Again, if you think that navy on all of your cabinets may be a bit overwhelming, then try adding white to the upper or lower cabinets for a crisp, clean look!
1. Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore
2. Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball
3. Midnight Blue by Benjamin Moore
Color Cache 6: Bold and Beautiful
Although we couldn’t source the exact paint these designers used, we are loving these bold colored cabinets for inspiration! Emerald lacquer paired with gold hardware and fixtures looks elegant and sleek! Black cabinetry is trending right now; it is the color that goes with everything, including your kitchen decor. It’s hard to imagine what hammered metal cabinetry looks like, but once you’ve seen it, you can’t look away! It’s an eye-catching and stunning design.
1. Emerald Lacquer Cabinetry
2. Black Cabinetry
3. Hammered Metal Cabinetry
Here is a summary of our favorite cabinet paint colors hand-picked for you!
Featured Image: Melanie Turner Interiors
Designer Credits: Liz Schupanitz Designs, Martha O’Hara Interiors, Jennifer Robin Interiors, Alice Lane Home, Casa Verde Designs, Charmean Neithart Interiors, Jason Ball Interiors, Sally Wheat Interiors, Fiddlehead Design Group, Annette English & Associates via House Beautiful, Sarah Sherman Samuel, Tobi Fairley, Studio McGee, Emily Henderson, Jute Interior Design, Black Lacquer Design, Blair Harris, Elle Decor