Find the Perfect Kitchen Color Scheme
Icy Blue + White + Dove Gray
This bright and airy kitchen is full of light. Natural light paired with a white plank ceiling and cabinetry are the factors that make the space feel so open. A white marble slab creates a strong contrast with the icy-blue paint color. Metal pulls on the cabinets and drawers add shine to the room. Added sparkle comes from the dove gray backsplash tiles. Reddish-brown floors keep the room grounded and add warmth to the space.
Apple Green + White + Dark Brown
The contrast between ultra-modern cabinets and worn-in wood makes this one-of-a-kind kitchen work. The industrial-yet-rugged look is amplified with simple metal pendants, steel stools, and bright apple green paint on the cabinetry. The amount of natural light in this room prevents the dark wood from leaving the kitchen feeling like a cave. White paneled walls also help to create contrast between the darker wood on the ceiling and floors.
Navy + Snow White
Hardwood floors give this kitchen a rugged quality that is quite the opposite of the modern appliances and accessories that make up the rest of the room. Stark white subway tiles and countertops pop against the deep navy blue cabinets. Steel pulls are sleek and add high-end quality to the room. Navy cabinets almost blend together with their simple facades. An abstract chandelier makes a subtle statement with its plain white color and intricate lines.
Burnt Orange + Powder Blue
A powerful combination of burnt orange and ever-so-light powder blue makes this kitchen a standout. The warmth of the orange walls is juxtaposed by the cool blue and creamy white tones. Dark hardwood floors also work to anchor the room. Turquoise and orange dishes behind the glass cabinets repeat the room's color scheme. Above the cabinets, indigo plates offer another splash of unexpected color.
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Copper + Cream
The unique color combination of copper and cream gives this kitchen a fresh, modern look that is made up of only earth tones. Handmade iron pendants above the island bring yet another metal into the mix among the copper hood and stainless-steel oven and faucet. Reclaimed chestnut wood adds character to the island top. The mosaic backsplash consists of dark chocolate, cream, copper, and small hints of blue tiles. Copper pots and vases carry the copper theme throughout the rest of the room.
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, watery hues surrounding them. A pair of copper pendants and wood barstools add warmth.
Gray + White
Gray and 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-frame 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. The cabinet hardware and barstools add extra dashes of black.
Sherbet Orange + White
Vivid 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-hue kitchen with sunlight, keeping it from becoming 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 personality. White walls, appliances, and backsplash tiles keep the tiny room feeling spacious.
Sage + Maple Gold
Sage-tone greens and maple-tone 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 partnered 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 are 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 rises from the green-gray granite countertops. Above the sink window, yellow beaded-board paneling adds a burst of sunshine. Multihue dishes provide a fiesta of color behind glass-front cabinet doors.