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22 Best Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas to Create a More Enjoyable Cooking Experience

By Indah Nur Ariviani February 24, 2021

Do you think that your kitchen has become too boring and you feel the urge to change the design? These kitchen cabinet color ideas will give you a great inspiration how to transform your cooking space without a heavy renovation and reconstruction. All you need is probably paint and brush!

Pick the color you want—we have everything that suits your preference. From the elegant dark shades, vibrant colors, to the subtle pastels, the painted cabinets will bring a whole new vibe throughout the room. Let’s give back life to your lovely kitchen by driving all of the focus and attention to the cabinets.

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Choose Black

01) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Choose Black

Elegant and futuristic, this kitchen has a strong luxury feeling through every inch of the design. While the quirky asymmetrical island and the narrow backsplash have a matching pattern, the sleek and vast cabinet frames the design neatly. Its subtle chevron texture adds depth to the already dramatic scheme.

Paint It Black & White

02) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Paint It Black & White

Galley kitchen is the best solution when you have a narrow and long space. But the most important thing is choosing the color palette to make it roomier. When you’re in doubt, simply choose black and white. The basic colors are timeless and fit in perfectly any kind of design you want. As seen in the picture, the contrasting shades is a bliss for this apartment kitchen. Don’t forget to add patterns or textures to highlight the color.

Cheer Up With Blue & Yellow

03) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Cheer Up With Blue & Yellow

This eclectic kitchen has a chic combination of blue and yellow with the touch of wooden elements. Pay attention to how the color balance each other, such as blue for the lower cabinets and yellow for the upper cabinet. The hanging chandelier has an eccentric design, which is a good decorative element for the layout.

Chocolate Brown

04) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Chocolate Brown

No need to do a drastic transformation, all you need is to repaint the cabinet and give it a perfect finishing. The lower cabinet has a matte chocolate brown finishing, matching with the windowsill above the sink. Speaking of which, the faucet on the sink is in matching bronze as the cabinet handle. The light countertops helps the cabinet color to stand out.

Let Dark Green Set the Tone

05) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Let Dark Green Set the Tone

Basic and vibrant colors are the top pick when it comes to cabinet colors, but you can always go on your way by choosing an unusual palette. The dark green cabinets appear in glossy finishing, which beautifully reflect the light. The black marble countertops, baby blue stools, and the touch of gold everywhere are another luxurious elements that made up this attractive visual.

Wrap It in Distressed Green Color

06) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Wrap It in Distressed Green Color

The bright-looking kitchen is ensured with an abundance of natural lights from the large windows and doors. As for the color, it consistently uses two main themes: distressed green and a lot of wood that flaunts a little rustic vibe. The whole cabinets are covered by the color, while the floor, stools, and window and door frames are all made from woods.

Glossy Red & White

07) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Glossy Red & White

To make a color stands out, you will need the help of white. As a basic and neutral color, white can be the most perfect spare for any shade. This is why the red cabinets look so vibrant and refreshing amid the all-white design, a gorgeous contrast, indeed. As it also comes in glossy finishing, it creates a strong impression through the reflection of the whole kitchen.

Sophisticated Gray

08) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Sophisticated Gray

Gray is a tricky color that needs a special treatment, especially when you want to go all-gray. It is also a risky hue to give to your kitchen, but with the right combination of yellow lightings, patterned marble flooring, and marble countertop, you can have an ultra-stylish space. You may add some popping colors to make the mood livelier.

Go for Blue Paint

09) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Go for Blue Paint

Dominated by the blue cabinets, the traditional kitchen uses wooden elements for a perfect combination. As the wall is already in white, the flooring and countertops are made of woods, producing an eye-candy design that you will never be tired to look at. To make the design stands out all the time, make sure the room has proper lighting.

Combine Orange and Wood Texture

10) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Combine Orange and Wood Texture

At first glance, it may hard to notice that the kitchen actually has orange and wooden cabinets. The two colors—which seem to come from the same palette—surprisingly blend well with each other. The addition of white subway tiles as the backsplash, black marble countertops, and the black flooring makes the color looks even more prominent. This color is best for a modern interior.

Brighten Up With Yellow

11) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Brighten Up With Yellow

Many people will agree that yellow will lift up the mood in the kitchen. It doesn’t have to be all-yellow, but having the whole cabinets—island included—in the color will be enough. You may upgrade the design by painting the door and window frames in yellow too. The combination with white and dark green can’t be more perfect than this.

Subtle Peach

12) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Subtle Peach

Don’t be afraid to make differences. While peach is probably not the most popular color for kitchen cabinets, bringing it in will transform your room into a completely new look. For the color not to be overshadowed, choose black and white as its spares. You may have a backsplash, but make sure it’s not so distance from peach.

Use Moody Yet Rich Purple

13) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Use Moody Yet Rich Purple

The thing is, you don’t have to use white if you don’t want to. Without it, the combination of purple and peach create a stylish and chic kitchen ever. The matte black countertops set the mood right, adding elegant vibes to the design. Also note the low-hanging chandelier which is worth highlighting.

Experiment With Purple and Gray

14) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Experiment With Purple and Gray

Every color has its own shades and it is important to choose the right one. The sleek, two-toned cabinet in this modern space set a good example. There are many purples out there and you will know the importance once you look at this design. The combination of gray and magenta-purple look are right for an elegant-looking kitchen. It also looks pop with the touch of red chairs.

Going Soft Blue

15) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Going Soft Blue

There is nothing wrong with choosing a pale color for your kitchen. The soft blue cabinets that dominate the cooking space above gives off a calming vibe, making it feels homey and comfortable. Balancing the color is the wooden flooring and patterned rug place on the alley between the island and counter.

Impress With an All-Black Scheme

16) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Impress With an All-Black Scheme

The all-black kitchen has been enjoying a rising popularity due to the elegance and calmness brought by the color. If you want a unique, different interior, take a good look at the picture above. Not only the cabinets, but the countertops and island stools also come in black. To brighten up things a little, paint your ceiling in a bright hue as well as adding decorative wood beams to create balance.

Go for Solid Green

17) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Go for Solid Green

The vintage kitchen is all cabinets and counters, leaving a huge space for you to play with your creativity. But, sometimes it only needs simplicity to make everything looks stylish. The solid green tone helps the backsplash and herringbone patterned wooden flooring show their respective charm.

Get Classic White

18) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Get Classic White

When you feel like run out of inspiration, white can always save you. It is a color which will never fail any design, including your beloved kitchen. It is alright to paint the whole cabinets and ceiling in white, but remember to balance it with other shades or elements such as the dark wooden flooring and splashes of stainless steel.

Refresh With Teal and Gray

19) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Refresh With Teal and Gray

Teal is a color of energy and refreshment, making you feel recharged once you enter the kitchen. And, there doesn’t seem to more perfect combination other than the woods. From the wall to flooring, it frames the design rightly. Note that the abstract backsplash also comes in teal.

Fun Tri Colors (Red, Green, and Blue)

20) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Fun Tri Colors (Red, Green, and Blue)

When two doesn’t feel enough, use three. The tri-colored kitchen can’t be more stylish and vibrant than this. Lime green for the island and lower cabinets, electric blue for the upper and blood red for another, there is so much to look at. The different tones on each part of this room are fun and enliven the mood. But with the perfect layout, each shade steals attention in their own delicate ways.

Stylish Teal & White

21) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Stylish Teal & White

This two-toned cabinet looks gorgeous in this open kitchen layout. The teal color on the lower compartment easily takes the spotlight without being too excessive. Pair it with white for a greater exposure that makes the color more noticeable. The touch of gold through the partition, backsplash, and chandelier add a low-key luxury to the stylish space.

Energetic Yellow

22) Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Ideas - Energetic Yellow

Yellow kitchen can make your day. The bright color will brighten your mood and increasing your appetite somehow. Combine yellow with basic white for a bright-looking interior and finish things off perfectly with a lot of wooden elements.

Indah Nur Ariviani[Editor]
Indah is an experienced & professional content writer & editor covering awesome ideas about home decor and improvements. She is a hard worker, a life-long learner and a determined person. When she's not writing here, you may find her writing about lifestyle, translating documents or getting dizzy learning finance-related stuff.

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