Kitchen Cabinet Color Options: Ideas From Top Designers

See gorgeous designer kitchens where color is highlighted through the cabinetry.

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November 07, 2019

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Country Open Plan Kitchen With Blue Island

The cabinets in this open plan kitchen are a fun mix of white, gray and blue. Hardwood floors and simple wood barstools help unify the varied colors.

Modern Kitchen With Glossy Yellow Cabinets

Sleek. minimalist yellow cabinets are the star of the modern-style galley kitchen. Stainless steel appliances, counter, range hood and industrial pendant lights complete the look.

Charming Country Kitchen Done in Yellow

Yellow cabinets enliven this traditional kitchen, which includes a kitchen island, white countertops, and pendant lighting.

Cabinets, Tiles and Floating Shelves Create California Coastal Vibe in Kitchen

Horizontal lines carried through the cabinetry, tile work and floating shelves unify the design elements of this California coastal-style kitchen. Benjamin Moore's "Blue Suede Shoes" provides the bold color to the cabinets and island base and is balanced by the sleek white tiles on the backsplash behind the stove and around the windows and the white paneled, vaulted ceiling.

Kitchen With Marble Countertops and Bright Blue Island

Gorgeous white marble countertops and the stainless steel appliances contrast beautifully against the blue cabinets. This stunning island is painted bright blue and creates interest and fun in the space.

From: Drury Design

Blue and White Transitional Chef Kitchen

Now here's a genius plan: One side of this kitchen island is stocked full of storage. The other side features a cozy breakfast nook with a built-in banquette. Microwave: Thermador; Floor: Bayler Aztec Gris

Modern Loft Kitchen with Red Lacquered Cabinetry

This modern loft kitchen features high gloss red lacquered cabinetry to compliment the exposed brick, reclaimed barn wood, and deep gray ceramic backsplash. A custom white oak bar top surrounds the space and a custom rail and cable system creates an airy mezzanine.

Eclectic Kitchen With Red Cabinets

Fire engine red cabinets in this kitchen stand out next to blue countertops and white tile walls. Large metal letters are used as decorative elements on top of the cabinetry.

Galley Kitchen With Gorgeous Green Cabinets

This galley kitchen in Decatur, Ga., was designed to be a functional yet stylish space that allows for effortless cooking and entertaining. Thus, the room features a deep sink and stainless appliances, gorgeous green cabinets and a wood dining table that seats six.

Pink Open Plan Kitchen With Green Pendants

A monotone kitchen has a few important accents that wake the space right up. Modern pendants cut against the color grain in mint green and orange. And leafy houseplants are a welcome note of nature.

Blue and White Coastal Kitchen

Light blue cabinets give this simple kitchen a bright and airy coastal feel. Paired with neutral countertops and white and gray subway tile backsplash, this space is stylish and cozy. The brown tile floor anchors the otherwise light colored room and a free standing white food prep island with butcher block top adds extra workspace.

Blue-and-White Cottage Kitchen

Beautiful blue cabinets pair with creamy white countertops for a classic cottage-inspired kitchen. White subway tile creates a striking backsplash up to the ceiling.

Modern Kitchen Awash in Black, White and Gold

Black and gold combine to create a sleek profile in this streamlined, modern kitchen. A mix of dark and light cabinetry is unified by dark countertops and an eye-catching backsplash that brings the mix of hues together. Three clean-lined pendants light the island, while a trio of modern upholstered barstools provide seating that allows guests to interact with the cook. An integrated refrigerator features modern brass pulls that match the rest of the hardware and fixtures.

Mediterranean Eat-In Kitchen

Sea green cabinet doors with textured glass are a focal point in this eat-in kitchen from designer Erica Islas. A tile backsplash, terracotta tile floor, and a chandelier add to the Mediterranean feel, while a sea green table complements the cabinet doors. With a breakfast nook with built-in benches and wood stools, this kitchen is both casual and welcoming.

Black and White Open Plan Kitchen With Vegetables

Strong and striking, this kitchen takes a grand piano approach to its look with a black-and-white palette, softened by a pale gray backsplash. Going with black for the lower cabinets grounds the room.

Bright Blue Contemporary Kitchen

The blue cabinets and kitchen island drawers stand out against the white walls and countertops. The backsplash area behind the stove is made of white tiles, while the kitchen island countertop is made of white marble.

Sophisticated Gray and White Kitchen with Glossy Cabinets

Gray cabinetry with a high gloss sheen is the star of this kitchen. A white marble backsplash and kitchen island with a waterfall countertop and sleek white bar chairs really stand out in contrast to the gray. Pendant lights hang over the island, adding a touch of black accent.

Pale Green Contemporary Kitchen With Large Island

Walls drenched in Sherwin-Williams' Pale Spearmint wake up this otherwise neutral kitchen. Metal barstools from Design Within Reach and industrial-style Tom Dixon pendants create pleasing contrast with the more traditional cabinetry and basketweave tile.

Blue Contemporary Kitchen

Small teal-colored mosaic tiles combine with richly stained cabinets and stainless steel appliances to create a dramatic space in this kitchen by HGTV's Property Brothers. The rustic cabinetry and bamboo roman shade give the kitchen a natural flair, counterbalancing the shiny mosaic tile and sleek appliances.

Teal Kitchen With Eclectic Birdcage Chandelier

A teal wall with a red pattern motif adds a splash of vibrant color in this eclectic kitchen. Ornate bright red vintage birdcages hang together to form an unusual chandelier, helping an otherwise small space come alive with color and whimsy.

Kitchen With Green Granite Countertops

This contemporary kitchen features blonde cabinetry, green-hued granite countertops and a unique-shaped eat-in island. Green accents like the playful pendant lights keep this kitchen feeling fun and easygoing.

A Burst of Red

A vibrant red backsplash brings this gray space to life. A modern metal chandelier illuminates a light butcher-block island counter providing contrast to the smooth white countertops.

Transitional Kitchen With a Stainless Steel Island and Green Backsplash

This kitchen features a stainless steel island, bar stools and appliances, traditional brown cabinets, and a green tile backsplash. Two large drum pendant fixtures illuminate the kitchen island.

Rustic Kitchen With Retro Turquoise Appliances

Turquoise blue retro appliances offset the dark cabinetry in this small kitchen seen on HGTV's Kitchen Cousins. Wide plank floors and barn door cabinet fronts lend a country feel to the design.

Coastal Open-Concept Kitchen With Large Island

Light blue walls and ceiling in this spacious kitchen transition beautifully into the adjacent dining room, which is painted the same color. A large blue island with a white quartz countertop features a built-in sink and hidden dishwasher for easy clean-up after meals.

Country Kitchen With Bamboo Island Countertop

As seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott kept this kitchen’s original cabinets intact but repainted them a soft yellow. The new spacious island features a bamboo countertop, while the existing granite countertops were complemented by a backsplash made from ceramic tiles.

Traditional Kitchen with Light Blue Cabinets

What was a dark cramped part of the kitchen, is now a bright open airy place. The kitchen wall is gone and the bright colors of the cabinets help light up the room, as well as the additional light from the dining room area. As seen on HGTV's "Cousins Undercover."

Large Dark Wood Kitchen Island With White Barstools

Inspired by the clients' ideas and preferences, this transitional kitchen remodel is packed with custom features. They include a spacious island – designed for prepping and entertaining, dark chocolate cabinetry, light granite countertops for contrast, built-in Sub-Zero refrigeration and stainless pendants. The full height granite backsplash provides a dramatic look and is practical for easy cleaning.

From: Drury Design

Brown Kitchen Cabinetry with Wine Storage

Brown cabinetry with recessed panel and glass-front doors are shown in this design by Christine Donner. Wine storage is cozily tucked into the bottom corner, and a mirror adds the illusion of more depth and light. Under-cabinet lighting gives the space a warm, inviting feel, just right for entertaining.

Contemporary Gray Open-Concept Kitchen

Before the makeover, this kitchen was closed off to the dining room, living room and home office. The new kitchen is more open and spacious, with a functional layout and is designed around the center island for cooking and entertaining.

Modern Gray Kitchen

This streamlined kitchen includes sleek gray cabinets, built-in wine storage,a to-the-ceiling tile application, a woven metal light fixture and stainless steel appliances.

Contemporary White and Gray Kitchen With Island

This kitchen is anything but boring. Bright white cabinets give depth to the Ceasarstone countertops, rich wood floors and quartz island.

Transitional Kitchen With Blue Cabinets and White Barstools

A white tile backsplash provides contrast to the blue cabinet color. A row of white barstools complements the white backsplash and countertops while chrome pendant lights over the large island add an industrial flair to this sleek space.

Modern Cottage Kitchen With Mint Green Cabinets

This family-friendly kitchen emits cottage charm in a modern way. The center island is within easy reach of the kitchen's stainless steel range and side-by-side refrigerator. The island offers seating, counter space for prepping meals and a handy sink.

Southwestern Kitchen With Green Cabinets

The cabinets in this kitchen were painted green to highlight the stained glass door, copper hood and terra cotta floor.

Gray Contemporary Kitchen With Black Cabinetry

This contemporary kitchen features black cabinetry and a unique bubble chandelier. A mirrored backsplash visually expands the space, while the quartz-topped galley-style countertop provides display space for photography: black-and-white snapshots of Boston attractions.

Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

This modern kitchen features painted seafoam green cabinetry paired with a black and gray mosaic tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Modern pendant lighting hangs over the kitchen island, while three metal stools line the kitchen island, creating the ideal spot for casual dining.

Arts and Crafts Cabinets With Wire Mesh Front

Wire mesh cabinet fronts conceal the shelf contents but add visual depth to these Arts and Crafts-inspired cabinets. Distressed containers provide more storage and add to the shabby chic look.

From: Barry Dixon

Kitchen with Stainless Steel Tile Backsplash and Warm Red Cabinets

The custom oak cabinets in this kitchen are painted a warm red, complementing the stainless steel backsplash and appliances. Jim Shaw's DREAM OBJECT artwork rests on the counter near the kitchen sink.

From: Kim Alexandriuk

Pale Blue French Country Kitchen

The kitchen, has a cheerful and airy French Provencal appeal with woodwork treated in a combination of pale blue and wood stain. A rustic metal chandelier over the kitchen island and wide-plank wood floors complete the feel of the countryside.

Transitional Kitchen With Gray Hues and Lantern Lighting

An array of gray hues add warmth to this white transitional kitchen while keeping the space neutral. Honed granite countertops feel softer and more subdued than the traditional polished variety. The windows end halfway up the wall, but the Roman shades are mounted near the ceiling to create the illusion of soaring windows and a higher ceiling.

Modern White Kitchen with Yellow Island

This modern white kitchen features a soft yellow kitchen island and sweet, gray and white polka dot stools. Aluminum pendant lights that fan out like flowers hang above the space, while light hardwood floors finish off the airy look of the room.

Contemporary Kitchen With Large Blue Island

A supersized island not only provides ample storage space, but is the perfect spot for entertaining. The blue and white color palette evokes a tranquil feel while two spherical pendant lights above the island give the kitchen a playful vibe.

White Contemporary Galley Kitchen

The abundance of natural light from the gorgeous outdoor view highlights the beauty of this contemporary galley kitchen with crisp white cabinetry. High-end GE appliances, including a wine chiller, and two areas for food preparation make for easy entertaining.

Extra-Long Kitchen Island in Neutral Craftsman Kitchen

Three simple pendant lights illuminate the long island in this Arts and Crafts-inspired kitchen. Neutral cabinetry is complemented by granite countertops, while a stainless steel hood above the Wolf range adds a contemporary element to the space.

Eco-Friendly Kitchen with Modern Lines

This warmly lit kitchen features eco-friendly cabinetry from Valcucine. The modern lines are echoed throughout the space from the cabinet hardware and pendant lights to the stainless steel range hood and cabinet trim.

White Kitchen With Breakfast Bar and Marble Countertops

White statuary marble crowns the custom white cabinetry in this bright, open kitchen. Geometric detail on the pendant light shades is echoed on the glass-front cabinets, creating a seamless design.

Traditional White Kitchen Featuring Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinets

Statuary marble counters top the cabinets in this elegant gourmet kitchen.

Energetic Kitchen Cabinets

A splash of orange in the cabinetry and pendant light adds instant energy to the mostly neutral kitchen, which also features warm khaki cabinets and sage countertops. Another burst of color, though more muted, is brought in through the red oxidized penny-round backsplash.

Gray and White Chef's Kitchen With Dot Backsplash

Professional-grade stove? Check. Espresso machine? Check. Plenty of storage? Check. This gourmet gray and white kitchen has all the amenities, and we especially love the whimsical polka dot backsplash.

Vintage Mint Green Traditional Kitchen with Stainless Steel Oven

Vintage mint green cabinetry and low tile backsplash give this traditional kitchen a vintage feel. A luxury, stainless steel stove stands at the ready for a cooking session in this crisp kitchen. Stainless steel hardware compliments the color scheme while a simple arrangement of purple lavender in a white vase adds a pop of color.

Warm, Neutral Modern Kitchen

Sleek, cabinetry in a light wood is creates a warm feeling in this kitchen. A neutral color palette causes warm wood floors to pop in this modern kitchen.

From: Mary Broerman

Organizer's Kitchen

This kitchen by Nadia Subaran has tons of cabinet space, marble top counters and a wood brown island.

Italian Kitchen With Arched Brick Ceiling

This Italian-style kitchen combines old-world elegance with state-of-the-art equipment.

Blue Kitchen with Custom Cabinets and Colorful Backsplash

The custom blue cabinets in this kitchen form the perfect background for a unique green, blue, and white tile backsplash. A colorful kitchen that any chef would feel right at home in.

Traditional White Eat-In Kitchen

Crisp white cabinets, a white herringbone tile backsplash and white countertop create a bright and cheery backdrop in this family-friendly eat-in kitchen.

Modern Open-Plan Kitchen with Stained Concrete Floor

Bathed in sunlight from a wall of windows and a skylight, this modern open-plan kitchen and dining room are tied together by a stained concrete floor. Pendant lighting in copper and a wood dining room table add welcome color and a contrast of finish.

White Transitional Kitchen With Marble Countertops

This white transitional kitchen is an elegant and stylish space with marble countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Traditional Kitchen in White with Subway Tile

Designer Ben Herzog remodels a classic Brooklyn brownstone with the hopes of keeping all the traditional charm while giving it a more modern spin and a better lighting scheme. The owners wanted to increase the light and maximize the small space. In the newly remodeled traditional kitchen, white cabinets with recessed panel and glass-front doors are dominant features. The range and hood are backed by a white subway tile backsplash, while the kitchen island is topped by natural wood. Natural light and a bowl of fruit add welcoming touches to this comfortable and familiar space.

Beige and White Transitional Kitchen With Oriental Rug

With a neutral color palette at the forefront of this kitchen, beige cabinets with chunky metallic hardware and a white tile backsplash look crisp and clean. A small oriental area rug adds color and sophistication to the transitional design.

Kitchen With Green Granite Countertops

This contemporary kitchen features blonde cabinetry, green-hued granite countertops and a unique-shaped eat-in island. Green accents like the playful pendant lights keep this kitchen feeling fun and easygoing.

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