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.

Orange and Gray Eclectic Kitchen

Orange and Gray Eclectic Kitchen

This kitchen's two-tone cabinetry makes a bold statement. The creamy orange cabinets provide a burst of fresh color, while the soft gray cabinets ground the space.

and John Colaneri Kitchen Cousins

Photo by: Chris Amaral

Chris Amaral

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.

Kitchen Trends: Hottest Color Combos

See All Photos

Shop Related Products

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.

Paint Your Cabinets
Keep Reading

Next Up

Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors

Your personality will really shine through with the paint colors you choose for your kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Finishes

Find helpful tips for choosing colors and finishes for your kitchen cabinets that reflect your personality and style.

Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Finishes

Explore your options for kitchen cabinet colors and finishes, and get ready to create a kitchen with supreme style.

Repainting Kitchen Cabinets

What a difference a fresh coat of paint makes on your kitchen cabinets.

Painting Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

The strategy of a well-placed coat of paint on your kitchen cabinets will transform the room.

Black Kitchen Cabinets

Sleek and bold, black kitchen cabinets make the ultimate statement.

Red Kitchen Cabinets

Red kitchen cabinets really make a room stand out.

Color Ideas for Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Discover the best colors for kitchen cabinets.

Recycled Kitchen Cabinets

Get information on recycled kitchen cabinets, an environmentally and budget-friendly way to redesign your kitchen.

Kitchen Cabinet Options

Explore kitchen cabinet options and check out inspiring pictures to help you decide which style is right for you.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.