Find the Perfect Kitchen Color Scheme

From simple to sensational, this collection of colorful kitchens will inspire you to mix and match your favorite hues when choosing a color scheme for your own space.

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White + Pale Blue + Cobalt Blue Kitchen
White + Pale Blue + Cobalt Blue

    Choosing different tints and shades of blue for your kitchen creates a water-inspired color palette that's sure to soothe. Cobalt blue slab countertops enhance white cabinets with blue beaded-board interiors. The island's tan countertop and the pale hardwood floor bring the color of sand to mind, an appropriate partner to the cool hues surrounding them. A pair of copper pendants and wood barstools add warmth.

Gray + White

    Gray + white sounds like a bland combination until you consider the possibilities for accessorizing. In this sedate kitchen, jaunty red transferware perks up a display shelf that's integrated into gray Shaker-style cabinets. Glass-front cabinet doors hold white dishes, but they could just as easily hold red ones. A white subway-tile backsplash frames the classic curves of a gooseneck faucet.

Butter + Citron + Black

    Yellow plus green often equals tropical heat, but when you add iridescent glass mosaic tiles, stainless steel, polished black granite, and brass to the mix, you get exotic. A charcoal-gray island topped with stainless steel anchors the room.

Orange + Black + Gray

    Looking anything but Halloween-centric, this stunning contemporary kitchen partners blaze-orange cabinets with both black and gray slab countertops. Black-framed windows integrate dramatic pattern into the scene. Steel-mesh pendants and a stainless-steel column add sophisticated shine, albeit with entirely different textures.

Blue Gray + Chocolate + Black

    Soothing shades of gray, brown, and black give this traditional kitchen a natural vibe that's enhanced by the honey-tone hardwood floor. Black cabinet hardware and barstools add extra dashes of black.

Sherbet Orange + White

    Sherbet-orange walls create a dynamic backdrop for the silhouette of staggered white cabinets accented with black hardware. Using warm neutrals for backsplash tiles and countertops leaves the drama near the ceiling, where it can call attention to the elegant woodwork.

Coral + Kelly Green

    An impressionistic canvas presents all the colors needed to give this kitchen a whimsical attitude. Warm coral walls, cool green upholstered chairs, and a chartreuse area rug offer vibrant color, while white cabinets and black accents keep the tropical palette from overwhelming the space. Striped fabric on a valance and cabinet-door inserts adds a fun pattern to the mix.

Yellow + Chartreuse + White

    Golden yellow cabinets let a chartreuse-and-white harlequin-pattern tile backsplash dominate the view in this sunny kitchen. Beige solid-surfacing countertops add a subtle presence.

White + Purple + Black

    Expansive windows drench this cool-hued kitchen with sunlight, keeping it from become a dreary, cavernous space. Instead, the purple walls and black cabinets mingle happily with white, stainless steel, and glass to create a room with a fresh attitude. Stainless-steel hardware adds sparkle throughout.

Orange + Green

    Cabinets and shelving constructed from natural-finish maple add a casual, contemporary feel to this kitchen. But the citrus hues of orange and green give it its personality. White walls, appliances, and backsplash tiles keep the tiny room feeling spacious.

Sage + Maple Gold

    Sage-toned greens and maple-toned golds abound in this contemporary kitchen, from the glistening glass mosaic tiles in the backsplash to the variegated floor tiles. Light maple cabinets topped with granite offer a neutral background that lets other surfaces shine. Neutral accessories include white pendants, aluminum barstools, and brushed stainless-steel fixtures.

Red + White + Blue

    White kitchens are often teamed with red or blue accents for a classic color palette. Teaming the three colors into one nautical-inspired whole takes confidence and a willingness to live with bright colors year-round. Here a bright blue soffit and matching backsplash accentuate banks of cabinetry: white on top, red below. Glass-front cabinet doors add a sense of fun when stocked with dishes in coordinated stripes and solids.

Cocoa Brown + Sage Green

    This down-to-earth kitchen partners cocoa-brown base cabinets with sage-green upper cabinets to create a soothing atmosphere. Speckled granite and rectangular white tiles installed vertically add subtle pattern. A not-so-subtle plaid rug energizes the space.

Gray + Blue + White

    Warm gray cabinets, white countertops, and sky-blue subway tiles create a kitchen that's restful and serene. Painting the cabinet interiors blue carries the hue nearly up to the ceiling and offers a pretty backdrop for favorite dishes. Blue bucket accent chairs add a cheerful presence in the dining area.

Tan + White + Black

    Classic in every way, this traditional-style kitchen sets off its elegant white cabinets and coffered ceiling with warm tan walls. A black-painted island anchors the space. White backsplash tiles and marble countertops create continuity throughout. Wire door inserts add country-style texture in the upper cabinets that flank the range hood.

White + Blue + Green

    Classic white cabinets get a personality makeover when a blue, green, and beige backsplash is added above green-gray granite countertops. Above the sink area, yellow beaded-board paneling adds a burst of sunshine. Multihued dishes add a fiesta of color behind glass-front cabinet doors.


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