Kitchen Cabinet Color Choices
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.