Looking for fresh ideas for kitchen cabinet colors beyond basic white?
These days, interior designers seem to be experimenting with a variety of kitchen cabinet colors. Now, it’s acceptable to paint your cabinets any color from matte black to subtle blush to a bright poppy turquoise.
So what are the best kitchen cabinet colors? There’s a lot to choose from. Here’s a list of my favorite kitchen cabinet colors that will make your kitchen pop!
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- Black & Charcoal Kitchen Cabinet Colors
- Gray & Greige Kitchen Cabinet Colors
- Blue Kitchen Cabinet Colors
- Green Kitchen Cabinet Colors
- Yellow Kitchen Cabinet Colors
- Pink, Red & Orange Kitchen Cabinet Colors
- Purple Kitchen Cabinet Colors
- More Kitchen Cabinet Inspiration
Just a note: I love Benjamin Moore paints for their lovely colors and great quality, so all the colors mentioned in this post are from Benjamin Moore. This is not a sponsored post!
Black & Charcoal Kitchen Cabinet Colors
Black kitchen cabinet colors look refined and beautiful, and you can still let your creative streak shine.
Play around with finishes, from matte to eggshell to semi-gloss, or even high gloss for the glamorous and daring (fair warning, this finish shows fingerprints easily, so be prepared for frequent cleaning).
If you don’t want to go all-black, you can experiment with a two-toned kitchen cabinets color combination: black on bottom cabinets and white or gray on top.
Here are my picks for the best Benjamin Moore black kitchen cabinet paint colors.
For the purist, this is about as basic a black color as you can get. Like a little black dress for your kitchen cabinets.
This pure, dark black is absolutely stunning and makes any kitchen look high-end.
This perfect deep gray gives you all the benefits of pure black: sleek sophistication without the stark drama. Look how rich and gorgeous it looks with brass hardware!
Gray & Greige Kitchen Cabinet Colors
This is the “safest” color family on our list. Grays and greiges are some of the best cabinet shades, because you’ll still get the clean, timeless effect of white but with a little more depth and interest.
There are so many different ways to go gray and add to the personalization of your kitchen. You can go for a cool blue-gray in a lovely eggshell sheen or a creamy greige that leans towards blush for a romantic look.
Here are my picks for the best Benjamin Moore gray and greige kitchen cabinet paint.
A lovely, deep gray that’s one shade lighter than Wrought Iron.
This dark gray looks deep navy in some lighting. It’s a popular choice in the interior design world for cabinets, built-ins, and walls.
This creamy, medium gray looks great as an upper cabinet pairing with black lowers, or on a kitchen island against white cabinets.
This lighter, warmer, creamier gray looks so inviting with an eggshell sheen.
This beautiful, cool gray has blueish undertones and looks lovely against white countertops and gold hardware.
I love this peachy greige; it looks almost blush but it will please the traditionalist in you.
Blue Kitchen Cabinet Colors
Blue is the perfect compromise between classic and adventurous. Go muted blue for a rich, sophisticated look, or a deep teal for an inviting, exotic feeling. No matter which blue shade you choose, I think you’ll be super happy with the results.
Here are my picks for the best Benjamin Moore blue kitchen cabinet paint colors.
This stunning teal is gorgeous. Use it all over, or turn your kitchen island into a statement piece to contrast white or light gray cabinets.
This muted, grayish blue is surprisingly neutral and can be paired with a lighter blue for a twist on a monochromatic look.
Make all your tropical dreams come true with this fun, bright turquoise.
This pale blue will give you that unabashed retro flair without looking old and stale.
This deep, grayish navy will give your kitchen cabinets a moody, inky look.
This sapphire jewel tone manages to dazzle while still retaining a sophisticated look.
Green Kitchen Cabinet Colors
This might be my personal favorite color family for kitchen cabinets. Green is playful and timeless at the same time. You can choose a mint green for a retro 1950s kitchen, or a deep forest green for a high-fashion, rustic look.
Here are my picks for the best Benjamin Moore green kitchen cabinet paint colors.
This muted forest green makes for a moody, rustic look.
I absolutely love the soft vintage look of this pale green.
This show-stopping vibrant jade will make your kitchen the talk of the town.
This gorgeous, deep jewel tone looks stunning in a semi-gloss finish.
Yellow Kitchen Cabinet Colors
While yellow kitchen cabinets might feel like a progressive idea at first glance, I think you’ll find that they actually give off a traditional, homey vibe. Think sunny, inviting, country kitchens.
Here are some ideas for kitchen cabinets in yellow shades.
This warm, buttery color will fill your kitchen with sunshine on a cloudy day, and put you in the mood for a baking spree.
A softer, more subtle take on country yellow.
Pink, Red & Orange Kitchen Cabinet Colors
Pinks, reds and oranges, you say? Oh my! Give them a chance, you might be absolutely charmed by these warm, rosy tones.
Here are some ideas for kitchen cabinet colors in pink, red and orange shades.
Benjamin Moore’s color of 2020 is the perfect blush shade for just about anything. So why not try it on your kitchen cabinets?
This gorgeous crimson stands out but also feels incredibly warm and comforting. I love the way it looks on this kitchen island against soft white and stainless steel finishes.
Burnt orange looks surprisingly classic in this Spanish-inspired kitchen.
A wine shade can be surprisingly versatile! This kitchen inspiration looks warm, modern and artsy all at the same time. For a similar look, try Benjamin Moore’s Cherry Wine.
Purple Kitchen Cabinet Colors
Deep and mysterious or soft and feminine, purple might be an unexpected choice! There aren’t many examples of specific Benjamin Moore purple kitchen cabinet looks, but I found some inspiration and suggested some similar shades to get your creative juices flowing.
Here are some ideas for kitchen cabinet colors in purple shades.
I love how this vibrant purple looks on the kitchen island in this artsy, industrial loft.
This lilac kitchen island is so soft and sweet! For a similar look, try Benjamin Moore’s Hazy Lilac. It has just enough muted gray undertones to keep it understated.
I fell head over heels for this eggplant kitchen island look, which is a very unexpected color for me. Benjamin Moore’s Eggplant will give you a similar look.
By now, you’re probably itching to re-paint your kitchen cabinets! Which kitchen cabinet paint colors are your favorite?
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