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How to Choose the Right Paint Color for your Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing a paint color to repaint your kitchen cabinets can be overwhelming! But check out my guide here to choosing the right color for your kitchen cabinets!

You have decided to repaint your kitchen cabinets! I am sure you are very excited about the change – however you just cannot decide what color would be best?!

If this sounds like you right now, this article will help you choose the very best paint colors for your wood kitchen cabinets!

Repainting kitchen cabinets is one of the lowest cost total renovations you can do in your home, that can have the biggest impact.

Instead of paying out a lot for completely new kitchen cabinets, and going through the upheaval of all that installation, just upgrade what you already have.

Painted kitchen cabinets can look amazing, and can greatly improve the look of your home. 

Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Color for your Kitchen Cabinets

When selecting a paint color for your kitchen cabinets there are many different factors to take into account.

You need to consider what you personally like, what is on trend right now, what will work well with your existing countertop and tile, how bright or dark your kitchen is, the style of your kitchen, and also the color of your appliances.

If you have a small kitchen lighter colors will probably work best. If your kitchen is fairly large you may be able to comfortably use darker colors.

If you are planning to sell your home in the near future you may want to choose a color that will appeal to potential buyers.

Real estate agents are in agreement that kitchens with lighter neutral colored kitchens are more desirable to potential buyers.

Related: How to Choose a Paint Color for your Front Door

Go for Dependable White

White is a very dependable color for kitchen cabinets, and it also happens to be the top color choice for kitchen cabinets right now.

White kitchen cabinets are perfect for that farmhouse style that is so incredibly popular right now. 

But white kitchen cabinets can also be Scandi style, minimal, modern, or fit into pretty much any decor style.

White cabinets also will go with pretty much any existing wall colors, countertops and tile.  They will also match most flooring too.

This is why white is the top choice right now for repainting kitchen cabinets.

Examples of White Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Here are some white paint colors you may want to consider for your kitchen cabinets:

High Reflective White (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Pure White (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Origami White (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Alabaster (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Extra White (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Super White (BM – Benjamin Moore)

Pure White (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Simply White (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Chantilly Lace (BM – Benjamin Moore)


Alabaster – Sherwin Williams

Go for Greige

Greige refers to a range of colors that are neutral colors with beige and gray tones.  Greige is a popular choice for kitchen cabinets due to the fact that it will fit in with most other tones and colors in your kitchen.

Greige colors can be cool or warm.  Therefore depending on what you are trying to achieve, there will be a greige color for what you need and want.

Examples of Greige Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Here are some greige paint colors that you may want to consider for your kitchen cabinets:

Agreeable Grey (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Repose Gray (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Accessible Beige (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Edgecomb Gray (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Ozark Shadows (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Revere Pewter (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Stonington Gray (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Elephant’s Breath (FB – Farrow & Ball)
Wish (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Thunder (BM – Benjamin Moore)


Go for Grey

Grey or gray is the second most popular color choice for painting kitchen cabinets right now.

You can choose either a pale gray or a dark gray, and most grays will go with existing colors in your kitchen.

Gray is a safe neutral color to paint your kitchen cabinets. It is a good choice of color if you don’t want to go all white, but want a color.

Gray colors have varying undertones – which range from warm to cool.  Depending on how light your kitchen is, or the size of your kitchen, you may want to choose either a cool or warmer gray.

Examples of Grey Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Here are some examples of great grey colors for your kitchen cabinets:

Repose Gray (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Mindful Gray (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Magnetic Gray (SW – Sherwin Wiliams)
Peppercorn (SW – sherwin Williams)
Waters Edge (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Stonington Gray (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Coventry Gray (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Gray Owl (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Silverpointe (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Light French Gray (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Amherst Gray (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Kendall Charcoal (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Titanium (BM – Benjamin Moore)



Titanium – Benjamin Moore

Go for Blue

Blue paint colors can be another great color choice for kitchen cabinets.

Once again you can choose pale blues or darker blues, depending on the look you are trying to achieve.

Blue is a serene calming color, so can work well in a kitchen. You can make a statement with a bold blue or go with a more serene pastel look.

Examples of Blue Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Here are some examples of blue paint colors for your kitchen cabinets:

Needlepoint Navy (SW – Sherwin Williams)
In the Navy (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Navy (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Tidewater (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Stream (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Rainstorm (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Watery (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Wedgewood Gray (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Amsterdam (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Van Duesen Blue (BM – Benjamin Moore)
November Skies (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Schooner (BM – Benjamin Moore)


In The Navy – Sherwin Williams

Go for Green

Green is a lovely color choice for kitchen cabinets.

You can go as light or as bold as you want with green paint colors. A lighter green can be serene and calming. A darker green can be bold and really make your cabinets stand out.

Examples of Green Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Here are some examples of green paint colors for your kitchen cabinets:

Sea Salt – (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Sea Salt (SW – Sherwin Williams)

Hollingsworth Green – (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Clary Sage – (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Avocado Whip – Behr
Evergreen Fog – (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Green Smoke – Farrow & Ball
Pewter Green – (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Saybrook Sage (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Soft Fern (BM – Benjamin Moore)
October Mist (BM – Benjamin Moore)
Guilford Green (BM – Benjamin Moore)

Go for Something Completely Different and Stand-out

Black Kitchen Cabinets
Black is a bold choice for a kitchen cabinet color, but it can be a very stylish and amazing choice. 

If you want to make a statement in your kitchen, and you have a large enough kitchen that can take a darker cabinet color, black could be a very stylish and interesting color choice.

A step down from black is a dark gray – charcoal color – such as Cheating Heart by Benjamin Moore.

A dark charcoal is great if you want to go bold, but not quite as bold as black.

Here are some bolder darker colors you may want to consider:

Iron Ore – Sherwin Williams (SW – Sherwin Williams)
Cheating Heart – (BW – Benjamin Moore)

You can also paint your upper cabinets and lower cabinets different colors and shades to each other.

Kitchen islands can also be painted a completely different color to cabinets, so that it stands out in your kitchen.


You can of course paint your kitchen cabinets whatever color you like – yellow, red, purple included.

But the colors I have featured in this post are the most popular colors for kitchen cabinets, and ones that appeal to many people, therefore they are safe choices.

How to Decide if a Paint Color is Right for your Kitchen Cabinets

Get a sample. Go to your local hardware store/paint store and get those paint chip card samples to view in your home.  

If you have narrowed down your color choices, and are going to repaint your kitchen cabinets anyway, buy a little bit of each paint you are considering and paint directly onto your cabinets.

You need to view your paint color selection in both natural and artificial light, day and night. Try to also view on a sunny day, on a cloudy dull day etc. 

Google search the color. If you put the color you are considering into Google search it should bring up numerous examples of that color paint in existing use in homes.

Pinterest search the color. Just as you did with Google search, type the color name into Pinterest search to find pins/articles on that color.

Talk to the Experts. If you are hiring an experienced painter (who has experience painting kitchen cabinets), ask them for their suggestions. If they regularly paint kitchen cabinets they will have a good idea of what colors work and which ones don’t.

Repainting your kitchen cabinets is a fun and less costly way to renovate your home and completely change the look of your home.

Instead of paying out for an expensive new kitchen, select a great color for your kitchen cabinets and it will feel like you have a new hom

Choosing a paint color to repaint your kitchen cabinets can be overwhelming! But check out my guide here to choosing the right color for your kitchen cabinets, and make the right choice.

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