14 Color Trends to Paint the Kitchen Cabinets With

The kitchen is one of the busiest and most significant spaces inside the home. Being a high-traffic area can be quite a challenge to choose the colors and zones to decorate. As a multi-functional space, it is known for cooking, hosting, washing, and organizing. It is a dry and wet area that is often difficult to maintain and clean. Using white for everything may be a safe choice but having furniture painted will be a game-changer to the visual aesthetic and ambiance of the kitchen. Kitchen cabinets envelop the dimensions of the space. Thus, it acts like borders or boundaries that are often in a bold or darker color. To help you decide, we have scooped 14 color trends to paint the kitchen cabinets with. 

  1. Powder Blue
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Powder blue may not be the first color you have in mind for the cabinets but it is such a refreshing color that makes a huge difference to the vibe of the kitchen. This color creates an illusion that will make the space look bigger. This is the ideal color if you want something subtle yet striking. Beginning with color this light makes it complement the actual color of the walls. Paired with a fresh coat of white paint, a little hue of powder blue adds flavor to the cabinetry of the kitchen. 

  1. Navy Blue and Grey
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White and navy blue are two complementing colors. Incorporating stone grey into the picture is something you will love for the kitchen cabinets. Navy blue on the lower cabinets and grey on the upper ones upgraded the look of the linear kitchen layout. They defined the zones of the area and draws attention to the preparation area. Bold color incorporated with a muted one is all about having a sense of balance to the visual aesthetic. Besides, in open-plan layouts, we want to ensure that all spaces are in unison with one another. In this case, the grey laminated finish is flowing from one space to another. 

  1. Brown Black
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Going all black for the kitchen cabinets is already a bold move. But, if you do not want to entirely commit to having everything black, we highly recommend incorporating a subtle amount of brown to add a little hue to the dark color. From countertops to kitchen cabinets, brown-black is an elegant color that will complement the light-colored walls, ceilings, and floorings. The dark hue of the color allows the decorations and storage to be highlighted. Be mindful of the finish you wish to choose whether it be matte, glossy, or eggshell to highlight the textures of the surfaces in the kitchen. 

  1. Lemon Yellow
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For an enthusiastic color, to begin with, lemon yellow is a vibrant color to paint the kitchen cabinets. It is like having a ray of sunshine within the vicinity of your home. The vibrance provides a fresh ambiance perfect for preparing any meal of the day and even having a cup of coffee to energize the ambiance. When paired with white, lemon yellow tends to overpower to introduce a subtle saturated color. It makes the environment feel clean and inviting. It may not be the usual color to dominate the kitchen cabinets but they work effortlessly. 

  1. Rustic Brown
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If you prefer the natural aesthetic of wood, you will love this rustic brown finish for the kitchen cabinets. It makes a huge difference to being paired with a laminated wooden panel. This is ideal for modern setups and tops antiquated design styles as well. We love the rustic look of this kitchen and how it blends well with the aesthetic character of the laminated wooden flooring. Rustic brown is a safe color if you do not prefer to engage in striking colors. We love this inspiration of how brown and off-white were dominating the room. 

  1. Peanut Brown
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Ideal for antiquated and pre-modern styles is this peanut brown color for the kitchen cabinets. They reveal the versatile details of wood which we love for the kitchen. White may be the dominant color for the space but being enveloped in this saturated color introduces a warm and welcoming atmosphere for the kitchen. In this inspiration, we can sense how the kitchen cabinets are well coordinated with the island table. The materials and finishes were pretty cohesive. We highly recommend this color if you prefer a saturated space to cook and bond with the household. 

  1. Cool Grey
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If you prefer a muted color, you will love this shade of cool grey and white enveloping the kitchen space. This is perfect if you want to control the amount of light diffused throughout. We love the intimacy and sophistication of the color. It maintains a clean and organized look for such a busy space. The L-shaped arrangement of the kitchen starts from the core and works its magic on the way out. It is a color that you would want to see absolutely anywhere because of its subtle visual impact. Grey and white is a perfect combination if you prefer a solid yet rich undertone for the furniture. 

  1. Deep Grey
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Dark gray cabinets like this inspiration for a kitchen induce a high visual impact for a timeless design. It is a color that is safe from digging into the deepness of black. This shade of grey complements neutral and bold colors. The warm shade makes the kitchen look sophisticated. If you are choosing a color for the paint of the cabinets, we highly recommend warm ones if you have access to direct sunlight and cool ones if you have a limited amount of light acquired by the room. It is important considering how lighting reveals the true hue of the color. 

  1. French Blue
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Shades inspired by the coast introduce a refreshing vibe for the kitchen. The year 2022 is all about muted palettes and this sure does belong to the list. The French blue shade has a soothing character ideal to make the kitchen space look vibrant and fresh. It indicates calmness that is similar to the vibe you experience while walking along the beach. Paired with a striking color of red makes a huge difference considering that the shade of blue is muted. White became a canvas of all the elements in the kitchen highlighting the colors. 

  1. Sleek Black
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When it comes to the sophistication of the kitchen, the color of the cabinets is a large factor to consider. In the inspiration above, you can see how the entire kitchen is dominated by the cabinets. The glossy finish of the cabinetry makes it easier to clean and maintain. The sleek black color introduces a whole new look for the kitchen. The brassy finish of the handles makes a huge difference to the modern-like look. Black and white are like the Yin and Yang of all colors. They complement one another exhibiting the authentic characteristics of the color. 

  1. Cornflower Blue
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The color of the skies during sunset is a relaxing shade of blue. Cornflower blue is a pastel version of the skies that works perfectly for the kitchen. Paired with the natural texture and finish of wood, they make a homey environment for a kitchen. White became the canvas for the walls. It may be a popular color for the kitchen but having a shade of blue makes the space more welcoming and inspiring. 

  1. Striking Red
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Just as mentioned beforehand, warmer shades are preferred in spaces with a generous amount of natural light for the kitchen. It is inspiring to have both cool and warm shade for the kitchen. The striking red color is a bold and playful palette to work within the busy area. Red is a color of passion and romance but it makes a perfect dominant color for the kitchen. It is warm and saturated which makes it an ideal choice for bringing warmth to the preparation and cooking zone. It is a great inspiration to work with if you run a busy kitchen and find it fun to cook and serve food. 

  1. Midnight Blue
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For a rich blue color of the midnight sky, you will love this inspiration for the kitchen cabinets. This color is an established trend amongst the wet areas of the house and never gets out of style. The navy hue will make you think of the midnight sky while watching the moon. It is a fashion-forward color that leaves a clean and fresh look for the kitchen space. It is both eye-catching and empowering that it introduces a relaxing view of the workspace. 

  1. Cream White
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Nothing beats the warmth cream white color brings to the kitchen. Taking over the entire kitchen space means introducing an antiquated touch to the plain kitchen cabinets. The cream white is paired with a muted muddy green color that settles with the underlying tones of the environment. This is perfect if the kitchen is dominated by pieces or chunks of wood. 

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