Are you ready to redo your kitchen cabinets? Then let's talk paint colors. It is a big decision after all—the right hue will instantly modernize a tired kitchen—but of course, you want to pick a shade you can live with for years to come. No matter your home's style, the following paint colors cherry picked by decor experts offer the inspiration you crave.
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Jessica Salomone, the owner and principal interior designer at Lotus and Lilac Design Studio, loves to update kitchen cabinets with paint when designing new spaces. One of our her go-to colors for cabinetry is Snowbound by Sherwin-Williams. The hue has a slightly cool undertone. "This crisp, clean white is perfect for transitional and modern interiors," she says.
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"Web Gray by Sherwin-Williams is a stylish, yet timeless and versatile color for kitchen cabinets," says Melissa George, the décor blogger behind Polished Habitat. "It is a little unexpected, but still, a solid neutral that works with everything from modern gold accents to farmhouse style. It's the paint color that readers ask about most in our house." While it's easy to become intimidated by darker colors, this gray is a nice transition if you're looking to go from white or light-colored cabinets to dark ones.
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"Navy is a classic paint color for kitchen cabinets that will never go out of style, and it works great with warm-toned metals such as brass and copper, which is currently very popular," says Rebecca Langman, an interior designer, and owner of Revision Custom Home Design. She recommends Salt Dog from Sherwin-Williams as it's a beautiful true navy.
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"The outdoors inspires my work, so I enjoy greening up interiors with colors found in nature," says New York City architect, John Mochelle. "The Spruce Best Home Matcha is a lovely color for kitchen cabinets. It is a muted shade of green with a delicate yellow undertone. I suggest pairing with terra-cotta floor tiles."Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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A light sage green is a luscious color for kitchen cabinets, according to Jessica Salomone, the interior designer behind Lotus and Lilac Design Studio. "I recommend Farrow & Ball's Pigeon. It is a gorgeous hue perfect for a broad range of decorating tastes from traditional to modern farmhouse style," she says.
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Architect, Taryn Bone, from Bone Collective Studio, is fond of Decorator's White from Benjamin Moore. "It has a warmth that bright white misses, but it is not too warm, so it still works well with cooler tones such as gray and blue." This is one color that spruces up any set of cabinets with no color risk associated.
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"For drama, The Spruce Best Home Phantom Black is a chic option for cabinetry," says architect John Mochelle. "If you are going for the two-tone look, it works beautifully on base cabinets when paired with upper cabinets in a contrasting neutral color. I also think it is a fantastic hue for kitchen islands because it can hide those pesky scuff marks."
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As an interior designer for Fantastic Services, Issabel Williams has helped countless homeowners pick the best paint colors for their particular spaces. "Gatherings by Magnolia Home is one of those paint shades that look beautiful in almost any light, making it an ideal choice for kitchens with or without natural light. In sun-drenched spaces, the paint color can lean toward a greige-tinged white. In darker rooms, it feels more beige with an undertone of gray."Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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"Dark hues are trending in cabinetry," says PPG Porter Paints color expert Dee Schlotter. "For a modern look that infuses sophistication and elegance into your cooking space, incorporate black matte lower cabinets with upper open shelving. Coat your cabinets in PPG Black Flame, and pair with burnished gold or amber handles for a dramatic look sure to impress dinner guests." Black cabinetry may sound daring, but it's always a stunning choice. Not to mention, the charcoal in this shade helps mellow things out.
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"If white cabinetry is the goal for any style kitchen, I am partial to Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace," says Ryan Bernstein, an interior designer with Foreground Design. "It's an incredibly versatile white, not too cool, not too warm, right down the middle. It really is the perfect white." It's a fail-proof choice when you're in search of a white for kitchen cabinetry that will hold true to its color.