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20 Popular Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas

Sharing the best kitchen cabinet colors for your home and the top trending colors to use. Also includes examples of each color in real-life kitchens.

20 Beautiful Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets {2021 Trends}

Don’t be afraid of bringing color to your kitchen! Especially since it is the center of the home. Cabinets don’t always have to be white or some other neutral color. 

Painting your cabinets can truly make them stand out while adding a burst of energy to the space. I know it can be hard to imagine the finished product, so today I’m sharing pictures of painted kitchen cabinet ideas to help you visualize it!

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

Best Kitchen Cabinet Color Combinations

With all these color ideas for painting kitchen cabinets, I’ve included a full list for you with plenty of photos to show you what it will look like. Kitchen cabinet color trends have come a long way from being very monochromatic. People are embracing bolder colors that make a statement. So which color trend will you go with? Let’s take a look at some of the front runners.

Sage green has been on the horizon for the last couple of years as a trending paint color. This is due to the popularity of the Boho design style and the mid-century modern look. Both have design elements pulled from nature and a more modern flare. It feels serene and still fresh and fun. 

Sage Green and White

This kitchen used sage green as the main color cabinet and mixed in white cabinets for the island. The white quartz countertops and gold hardware give a little glam to this kitchen. The traditional rug has vibrant colors like blue to add some dimension. 

Sage green kitchen cabinets with white kitchen island. #cabinetcolors #kitchenideas #kitchens

Design by Caitlin Flemming as seen on The Wall Street Journal

 

 

2. Yellow

This kitchen went through an amazing transformation, from country brown cabinets to bright yellow on the lower cabinets and open shelving on top!

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


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A soft buttery yellow is a warm color to paint the cabinets with. It leads to a sophisticated look as well.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.
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Such a charming kitchen, especially with all the rich wood counters being paired with this creamy yellow.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


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3. Pink/Blush

You may never think about a pink color for your kitchen, but some people really do like it. This pink looks incredible with all the white, and pops of color from the accessories.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


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4. Mint

Mint kitchen cabinets give a cool coastal feel to this kitchen. Paired with white gives it a more modern feel.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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5. Emerald Green

Go bold with a glossy deep green. They look incredible with all the brass hardware and glass.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


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This gorgeous kitchen is stunning with white upper cabinets and emerald green on the bottom.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

{via Elle Decor}

6. Black

I love a great black kitchen- and this one looks so comfortable especially with those butcher block counters and matching beams.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


{via Blair Harris }

Such a fabulous farmhouse look with the black cabinets , big farmhouse sink, and open shelving above.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


{via Elizabeth Lawson }

Don’t be afraid of going with a dark black color on the lowers especially when you have tons of natural light flowing into the kitchen and shining off those white counters and uppers.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


{via H2 Design + Build }

7. Grey & Navy

As a huge fan of gray, AND dark blue.. I’d totally go for this design. The island gives the perfect amount of blue to go with all the curtains and pretty dishes.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


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8. Navy Blue

A gorgeous farmhouse kitchen in this modern navy blue color.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

{via Fixer Upper}

Such gorgeous navy cabinets with this darker glaze.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

{via BHG}

9. Powder Blue

I have to admit this might just be my favorite one so far. Powder blue kitchen cabinets are designer choices these days for people who want a more designer look but are not bold enough to go with a darker shade. I love the chalkboard wall in this one for a farmhouse touch.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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10. Turquoise

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

{via Lonny Magazine}

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

{via K. Marshall Design}

11. Shades of Blue

Ever think about two different shades of blue? It works in this open and modern kitchen!

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


{ via Southern Living }

12. Lilac

This gem of a kitchen has a beautiful lilac island! Granted, lilac isn’t for everyone, but it sure is perfect for this house.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


{via Alison Kandler Interior Design }

13. Purple

 The light purple color on the cabinets play along beautifully with the stained glass window over to the right. It is almost as if this color could be considered neutral.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


{via Jeff King & Co }

A huge island in a bright and open kitchen can definitely be this shade of purple. The dining table has a dark purple base that plays with this perfectly.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.


{via Christopher Peters }

14. Light Grey

Grey is a timeless color. It can make the kitchen a beautiful classic, and it can go with any style cabinets and home you have and I think it really is the new neutral, all shades of gray. 20 Beautiful Kitchen Cabinet Colors that will have you changing your mind about a neutral kitchen!{via Our Vintage Home Love }

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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15. Dark Grey

Dark grey cabinets give such a striking contrast to a kitchen. Paired with gold accents gives it a sleek modern look.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

{via Elizabeth Lawson Design}

16. White

This is THE go-to color it seems these days and you can see why! It really gives an updated look to a classic kitchen.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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17. Wood

Talking about classics! This timeless look has been around forever and is making a resurgence with the farmhouse look that is so popular right now.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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18. Dark Brown

This trend of a darker wood cabinet is not as popular right now but done right I think it still looks amazing and not outdated. I love it paired with lots of white for a modern take.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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19. Beige

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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20. Cream

This gorgeous cream color is less grey than the beige above and a little more yellow to the white-based paints. It gives a kitchen a soft warm feel for sure.

These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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These are the best kitchen cabinet colors to choose from! Love all the variations to make a unique look to your kitchen.

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Did you find a color that you can’t live without? I hope these 20 Beautiful Kitchen Cabinet Colors have won you over and make you decide to add a splash of color to the kitchen.

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15 Comments

  1. So many beautiful cabinet colors! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m having a hard time deciding between yellow and mint as my favorite.

  2. I have just finished remodeling our kitchen and my wife asked me what color should we paint the cabinets. Basing on your examples, a nice shade of gray would do just fine. I suppose it won’t show stain as obviously and is muted enough that it’s not too obtrusive. Thanks for the great tips!

  3. When you decided to do home renovation then you should do kitchen remodeling. And for this it is important to choose the kitchen cabinet. Kitchen flooring material, appliances are the important point. Apart from that point as the cabinet colors are different so it is important that you should choose the best cabinet color. These are white, yellow, blue, brown, Grey, etc. and from that you have to choose the best color as per your needs. For example generally white and brown color dominate the kitchen, yellow can add the sunshine, but blues are calming and stylish.

  4. We are in the process of building a new home and having issues with cabinet color. My husband is anti- white. We both liked the beige cabinets and would love to know what color you used!

  5. Thanks for your suggestions. They are all so different and beautiful.

    What specific color are the beige cabinets in the picture? I love them.

  6. The way your example of a powder blue cabinet setup looks very cozy and humble really caught my attention. When we started planning our resort house remodeling projects, we wanted the place to look less busy and more relaxing so that relatives and guests can feel at ease wherever they go. If these kinds of cabinets can make the kitchen look softer and quieter, I’ll definitely see if I can find something similar from any cabinet suppliers.

  7. Your example of a kitchen that primarily used light grey as the dominating color really caught my attention. This design could definitely bring in a dramatic shift into my kitchen and make it a lot more impressive than it is now. Once I find a kitchen cabinet expert in the area, I’ll make sure I have them use this color when they remodel my kitchen.

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