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Kitchen Cabinet Color Choices

Distinguish your kitchen with cabinets in your favorite colors. Take a look at the rainbow of possibilities.


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    • Sunny Days

      Imbue your kitchen with instant warmth -- especially if it lacks windows or faces north -- by coating your cabinets in buttery yellow. It’s a hue that blends effortlessly with stained wood countertops. Touches of white freshen the look.

    • Elegant in Black

      Black is one color that never goes out of style, and it always lends sophistication to a room. Leaded-glass inserts and sand-color countertops prevent these handsome, almost-black cabinets from overpowering the space. Bronze knobs and pulls enhance the elegant feel.

    • Seeing Red

      There's no reason to be blue when you dress cabinets in red. These bright red beauties make a cheerful statement in this galley kitchen, transforming plain flat-front cabinets into something to talk about. Silvery pulls, stainless-steel appliances, and white countertops provide plenty of visual relief and some eye-appealing shimmer.

    • Good-Natured Green

      When you want a color that gets along with everything, go for green. This soft shade -- reminiscent of Depression glass -- is paired with an abundance of warm wood accents. The green cabinets communicate a casual, welcoming feel for the space, while black countertops and other dark accents make it well-dressed and balanced.

    • More Ways to Use Green

      See how to layer green in your kitchen for a subtle or standout room!

    • Tranquil Gray

      Color your cares away when you dress cabinets top to bottom in soul-soothing gray. These cabinets create an air of calm in the kitchen while the oval mosaic backsplash provides playful texture. Touches of yellow shoo away the serious side of gray, splashing the space with sunshine.

    • Creative Muse

      Inspiration for your cabinet color could be close at hand. These existing cabinets earned a fresh start with a blue-green finish inspired by veining in the white marble countertops and backsplash. New concealed hinges streamline the look.

    • Shades of Gray

      Deep, rich putty gray cabinets complemented by stainless steel and chrome accents make a visual impact as memorable as any bold hue. The matte tile backsplash inspired this color scheme of warm grays, creams, and browns. The manufacturer's paint names aptly describe the peaceful and natural tones: Wish (on the island), Sparrow (on the cabinets), and Paper Mache (on the walls).

    • Cottage Heart

      Green on the island and backsplashes pairs with white cabinetry to communicate classic appeal in this kitchen. Beaded panels give the island cottage charm, while a glossy finish on the subway tiles updates the look. The island's butcher-block top lends warmth to the abundance of white and provides a practical surface for meal prep.

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      Just a Dose

      If you're hesitant to go extremely bold, get the dose of color that's right for you by picking a shade that is muted with a hint of gray. These teal cabinets are just the right mix of blue and green, and the vibrant hue is tempered with a touch of gray. The result is a sophisticated yet striking color, which contrasts with a bank of white cabinets and classic tile.

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      Industrial Chic

      Stainless-steel cabinets are as contemporary as they are classic, bringing a balance of trendy and tried-and-true into this kitchen. A subtle assortment of textures -- rough oak countertops and grouted ceramic subway tile -- combines with the sleek stainless steel to add interest to the neutral palette.

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      Clean Green

      If you could pick a color fresh from the fruit stand, it might be this yellow-green that gives the cabinets bold, modern style without feeling cold. Neutral elements, such as white walls and gray stone counters, temper the fashion-forward shade to keep the look clean yet inviting.

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      Elegant Ease

      Smooth limed quartersawn oak cabinets combine with limestone flooring and elegant Pietra del Cardosa marble countertops to give this kitchen modern appeal without feeling cold. While the natural wood color lends warmth, the simple styling of the cabinetry suits the sophistication of the adjoining rooms.

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      Fresh Take on Cabin Style

      Celadon cabinetry pairs playfully with an aqua enameled range to create casual appeal in this kitchen in a lakeside home. Concrete countertops enhance the relaxed nature of the space, while the neutral wall color balances the whimsical hues. Dark wood floors anchor the setting with warm, timeless style.

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      Color Confidence

      When you want a showpiece kitchen, consider a bold combo of black and red. In this kitchen, a tomato-red lacquered laminate island pops with personality against dark wenge wood cabinets and 18-inch black granite floor tiles. White marble countertops provide airy visual relief while stainless-steel appliances lend shine.

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      Cottage Blue

      Blue cabinets are an unusual choice, but the effect is pure charm. Off-white beaded-board walls, hardwood countertops, and vintage-inspired cabinet hardware create a bright, beautiful space that connotes a cottage-style kitchen.

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      Top Cabinetry Trends

      Many kitchen components are subject to fads and fashion, but a look at popular cabinet choices can help you zero in on the style you'll still love down the road.
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