Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Explore painted kitchen cabinet ideas and choose the color and style that best suits your kitchen.

Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

rich cherry wood paneling and island base coordinate with the slate blue cabinets in this country kitchen. stainless steel appliances and sink are paired with gray granite countertops. open cabinets serve as shelving for cookbooks and decorative items.

By: Sean McEvoy

A kitchen awash in fluorescent hues may be a bit much in the morning, but it's likely you don't want your kitchen to be a yawn-inducing affair, either. These painted kitchen cabinet ideas can help you create a style that's equal parts soothing and stylish.

Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

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Chic White

No matter what style you're trying to achieve in the kitchen, you can't go wrong with open shelving and framed artwork. Design by RMSer Biolau.

It's the New Black

Play up the contrast of white walls by painting kitchen cabinets black. By taking off the doors and adding inexpensive moldings, RMSer laylapalmer creates a sophisticated and versatile kitchen.

Add Comfort With Warm Beige

Warm beige adds a relaxed feel to this gourmet kitchen from the 2009 HGTV Dream Home. Paired with gray countertops and walls, the soothing cabinet color keeps the space charming instead of drab.

Go Bold With the Island

One of the hottest trends in kitchen cabinets is an island featuring a dramatic hue. Surrounding white cabinets set the scene, but an onyx island brings high style to this traditional kitchen. Design by RMSer myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.

Sophisticated Gray

Gray is a refined, classic shade, but it also evokes a more modern feel than its black counterpart. Designer David Stimmel chose a hand-applied painted sheen for these birch cabinets, which allows a hint of the natural wood grain to peek through the soft gray tone.

From: Dave Stimmel

Kid-Friendly Cabinets

Keep an eye on the kids while cooking dinner by integrating their playroom into the kitchen. Designer David Bromstad paints the lower cabinets with chalkboard paint for playtime, while the upper cabinets get a bold red treatment.

Mix It Up

Can't decide on one color for your cabinets? Paint the top and bottom cabinets different colors. Since blue and yellow are complementary hues, they're the perfect combination for this Old World kitchen. Design by Linda Adams.

First up, think about black. There's no color better at creating contrast, especially if your walls, floors or countertops are in lighter shades. Black painted kitchen cabinets can also work for just about any style of kitchen, from midcentury modern to the most tried-and-true traditional.

If black's not in the cards, consider warm browns and beiges for your painted kitchen cabinets. These versatile colors can work with just about any countertops or floors, from dark or light wood to gray and black tile and granite.

Speaking of gray, various shades of gray can add stateliness and sophistication to any style of painted kitchen cabinets.

If a monochromatic look doesn't suit your creative style, think about mixing and matching colors for lower and upper painted kitchen cabinets—blues and yellows work particularly well together.

Finally, add a touch for the artists in the family—use chalkboard paint on one of your lower painted kitchen cabinets, and let the kids draw and color to their hearts' content. And don't be afraid to add the same touch to an upper cabinet so Mom and Dad can keep lists or calendars and post notes. And draw and color, of course.

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