Popular Kitchen Cabinet Colors

A fresh coat of paint is an easy and inexpensive way to update your kitchen cabinets. Whether you prefer a crisp neutral look or bold, standout shades, these crowd-pleasing kitchen cabinet colors are sure to inspire.

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  • Cool Mint

    Light green cabinets soften this kitchen's hardworking edges. The pastel paint color brightens the space and reflects its shiny white subway tile backsplash while adding style that is equal parts modern and vintage.

    Paint Color: Benjamin Moore, Tea Light 471.

     

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  • Light Gray

    Built-in custom cabinets get a sleek neutral finish from a coat of gray color. The pleasing blend of traditional cabinetry with modern warm gray paint creates a clean, casual, and comfortable kitchen atmosphere.

    Paint Color: Benjamin Moore. Rockport Gray, HC-105.

     

  • Classic Blue

    Soothing ocean-blue cabinets bring coastal comfort to a kitchen. Contrasted with white shiplap siding and concrete counters, the beachy blue hue takes center stage in this kitchen without overwhelming.

    Paint Color: Valspar Paint, Blue Twilight 5001-1C.

  • Sage Green

    Earthy sage is savory on its own yet mild enough to enhance other hues throughout the kitchen. The chameleon cabinet color reads as a sandy neutral and pale leaf green depending on the light. Try the delicate green as an alternative to gray.

    Paint Color: Farrow & Ball, Fawn 10.

     

  • Orange Zest

    Give your kitchen a fresh start with a juicy citrus hue. Bold orange cabinet color provides a brilliant contrast to this room's crisp black countertops and shiny white backsplash. All values of gray -- muted to charcoal -- work well with a range of oranges.

    Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams, Raucous Orange, SW-6883.

     

  • Bright White

    Crisp white cabinets are the hallmark of a traditional kitchen. Dark stone countertops and a coat of clean white paint allows this kitchen's charming Craftsman-inspired cabinetry to pop against a warm yellow wall color.

    Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams, Navajo White #SW6126.

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  • Rich Yellow

    Warm, buttery cabinets paired with hand-forged iron pulls and limestone countertops create an inviting vintage look. The sunny hue enhances decorative details like turned legs and invites guests into this cozy cottage kitchen.

    Paint Color: Benjamin Moore, Sweet Butter, 171.

     

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    Charcoal

    For elevated style, balance deep slate cabinets with crisp white walls and sleek silver finishes. The moody cabinet paint color hides scuffs in high traffic areas, looks sophisticated with stainless-steel appliances, and adds depth to your kitchen.

    Paint Color: Benjamin Moore, Deep Space, 2125-20.

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    Eggshell

    Infuse a little classic charm into your kitchen with cream-colored cabinets. The subdued paint color allows for experimentation with pops of color on accessories while keeping the room warm and inviting.

    Paint Color: Benjamin Moore, Acadia White, OC-38.

     

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    Pale Yellow-Green

    Celadon cabinetry pairs playfully with the aqua enameled range in this casual cottage kitchen. The green hue connects the room with nature while emphasizing a fun, laidback style. Balance the painted cabinets with a light, neutral wall color, and reserve wood or dark tones for flooring.

    Paint Color: Valspar for Lowe's, La Fonda Olive, 6006-6B.

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    Warm Taupe

    An inviting blend of brown and gray creates the warm cabinetry paint color in this clean-lined kitchen. The neutral hue reappears in the room's tumbled-stone backsplash and amplifies pale yellow walls.

    Paint Color: Benjamin Moore, Berkshire Beige, AC-2.

     

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    Soft Yellow

    Pale butterscotch cabinetry provides a quiet glow in the morning light. The timeless color picks up the natural light of this classic kitchen and reinforces an old-world feel.

    Paint Color: Benjamin Moore, Twisted Oak Path, 228.

     

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    Gorgeous in Greige

    Gold hardware adds glamour to kitchen cabinets painted a warm mix of gray and beige. Mix up neutral kitchen cabinet finishes with pops of vibrant color, like the bright yellow shade featured on this breakfast area's traditional Windsor chairs.

    Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams, Conservative Gray.

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    Baby Blue

    A rich blue cabinet—designed to look like a freestanding hutch—adds a touch of color to an otherwise cream-and-brown kitchen color scheme. Blue cabinetry is inherently calming yet stands out from neutral surroundings.

    Paint Color: Benjamin Moore, New Hope Gray.

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