Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Get info on paint colors and shades for kitchen cabinets, and be ready to choose the right hue for your kitchen design.

Kitchen With Orange & Gray Cabinets and Stainless Steel Appliances

Orange and Gray Eclectic Kitchen


John Colaneri

By: Sean McEvoy

The range of paint colors for kitchen cabinets can seem overwhelming at first, but by keeping a few key style tips in mind, you're sure to pick the perfect hue for your kitchen.

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Retro Kitchen Cabinets

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Repainting Kitchen Cabinets Blue

Black Kitchen Cabinets

Glass Kitchen Cabinet Doors

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Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets

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Stainless Steel Kitchen Cabinets

Red Kitchen Cabinets

Green Kitchen Cabinets

Orange and Gray Eclectic Kitchen


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Country Style Kitchen with Recycled Cabinets

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Kitchen Cabinet Designers

French Country Cabinets in Kitchen

Dark Wood Kitchen Cabinets With Patterned Backsplash

Cherry Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Design Ideas


Cheri Wentworth

Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets

Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Semi Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Tall Kitchen Cabinets


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Contemporary Kitchen With Bamboo Cabinetry

Craftsman Style Cabinets

Cottage Style Cabinets

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Midcentury Modern Cabinets


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European Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Kitchen Classic Cabinets

Laminate Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Wall Cabinets

Modern Gray Bamboo Kitchen Cabinets

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Modern White Kitchen Cabinets

Replacement Kitchen Cabinets

Open Kitchen Cabinets

Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets

Oak Kitchen Cabinets

Mission Style Kitchen Cabinets

Contemporary Kitchen with Stock Cabinets

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New Kitchen Cabinets

Distressed Kitchen Cabinets

Contemporary Kitchen Frosted Glass Cabinets

Pine Kitchen Cabinets

Rustic Kitchen Cabinets


John Colaneri

White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

Brown Kitchen with Unfinished Cabinets

New Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Transitional Kitchen With Classic Wood Cabinets

Old Kitchen Cabinets

White Modern Kitchen with Small Cabinets

White Kitchen Cabinets


John Colaneri

Photo By: Chris Amaral

Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Pantry Storage

Corner Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Door Handles and Knobs

Kitchen Cabinets in Depth

Great-looking kitchen cabinets can help you organize a cooking space.

Firstly, consider letting the design style of the kitchen be your guide. In general, classic, traditional kitchen designs benefit most from classic, traditional kitchen cabinet paint colors, like creams and whites. Shaker, Arts and Crafts and classic-style kitchen cabinets will all look great with bright whites or subdued creams. These light base tones will allow you to experiment with pops of color and contrast elsewhere in the kitchen, like appliances, hardware and countertops.

For more contemporary or modern designs, bright colors and contrasting tones are much more common. Vibrant reds, gentle greens and even fluorescent yellows turn up in a lot of modern kitchen cabinet designs, with reds and fluorescents particularly popular in retro-style kitchens.

Whether your kitchen style is modern, traditional or something in between, there are some classic paint colors for kitchen cabinets that will likely work great. Black can be a great choice, particularly if you're looking to create a contrast with a primarily light-colored design. Similarly, grays and dark browns for kitchen cabinet paint colors can help create visual contrast with light-colored kitchen designs.

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