30 Kitchen Paint Color Ideas You'll Want to Copy

White kitchen with stainless steel appliances and neutral decor items and houseplants

The Spruce / Christopher Lee Foto

When it comes to painting the kitchen, you may be a little unsure as to where to begin both in terms of location and color. But know that you can paint the walls, the cabinets, or even just part of a cabinet and make a major impact in the space. If you're a bit stumped about where to apply paint—and what hue to use—the 30 kitchens below are sure to help put you on the right track. Whether you're craving a shade that's deep and moody or are just hoping for something neutral and subtle, you'll find plenty of inspiration in these rooms.

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    PPG Hint of Mint

    PPG Hint of Mint kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / JLK Interiors

    Pale green isn't just a color reserved for nurseries or bedrooms; it can shine in the kitchen, too. Whether your home leans coastal or you just appreciate the color, don't be afraid to introduce it to your space. This light shade pairs best with white for a calming look.

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    Clare Fresh Kicks

    Clare Fresh Kicks kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Parker & Harlow

    White kitchens have been popular for many years and can be styled to appear modern, traditional, or somewhat in between. This sunny space features crisp, modern hardware and accents.

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    Behr Dark Cobalt

    Behr Dark Cobalt kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Mary Patton Design

    True blue adds a nautical touch to this family-friendly kitchen. Opting for woven, see through barstools means that the hue can really have its moment in this space.

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    Clare Blackest

    Clare Blackest kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / JLK Interiors

    Black kitchen cabinets will make your space look sleek and moody (in the best way!). Black and marble or granite countertops is a common pairing.

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    Clare Penthouse

    Clare Penthouse kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Amy Leferink at Interior Impressions

    This kitchen's light gray walls match with the marble island and gray and white tile backsplash. Light gray doesn't need to be seen as a dreary color by any means!

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    Benjamin Moore Oxford Gray

    Benjamin Moore Oxford Gray kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Kate Lester

    Cornflower blue adds a comforting touch to this kitchen island. The kitchen backsplash features a mix of blue and white and ties the space together while remaining playful.

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    Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

    Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Whittney Parkinson

    While this kitchen is full of white cabinets, a beige island shakes things up just a bit without being too outside the box.

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    Behr The Real Teal

    Behr The Real Teal kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Zirbel Design

    Feeling a bit funky? Go for a bright turquoise blue in the kitchen. This one pops against the space's wood tones but adds plenty of positive into the room.

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    Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue

    Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Mary Patton Design

    A blue-gray is on-trend but timeless in this kitchen. As we can see in the above space, the shade is incredibly versatile and will look lovely with accents in shades of white, gray, and black alike.

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    Glidden Flagstone

    Glidden Flagstone kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / House of One

    Light gray cabinets complement the other neutrals used in this ultra-modern kitchen. Gray is a great choice for those looking for a timeless hue that isn't as dark as black or as light as white.

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    Benjamin Moore Calm

    Benjamin Moore Calm kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Kate Lester

    A light gray with beige touches coats the cabinets and island in this kitchen while more colorful accessories add finish off the look.

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    Farrow & Ball Blazer

    Farrow & Ball Blazer kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Lauren Pressey for Brende Marshall Design

    There's nothing like a vibrant, tomato red to spice things up. "It’s a small space and this color draws you in," designer Jessica Brende says of this kitchen. "There are such rare opportunities to be immersed in bold color. This room is almost like a closet and we didn’t want to put a door on it. We wanted it to be eye candy."

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    Benjamin Moore Dusty Cornflower

    Benjamin Moore Dusty Cornflower kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Kate Lester

    This kitchen features a mix of light blue and white cabinets, which blend together wonderfully. If you're hesitant to go all in with one color, consider taking a cue from this space and integrating a brighter hue more sparingly.

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    Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige

    Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Whittney Parkinson

    A warm beige adds a natural look to this kitchen, which is accentuated by the use of organic accent pieces, such as wood cutting boards, branches, and plaster serving bowls.

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    PPG Delicate White

    PPG Delicate White kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Desiree Burns

    A crisp white and black kitchen looks amazing as is but could be even more fun with the addition of black and white checkered floors. This retro look is back in!

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    Sherwin Williams Greenblack

    Sherwin Williams Greenblack kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Ashley Montgomery

    A deep green paint that's almost black looking mesmerizes in this contemporary kitchen. While this shade often pairs nicely with gold and brass, we certainly appreciate the silver touches in the above space, too, proving the color's versatility.

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    Farrow & Ball Mere Green

    Farrow & Ball Mere Green kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Kate Lester

    Let's go, green! Named the color of the year for 2022 by a number of paint companies, green is having its time in the sun and will continue to dazzle in this gorgeous kitchen.

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    Farrow & Ball Off-Black

    Farrow & Ball Off-Black kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Ashley Montgomery

    A chalkboard black hue isn't too dark and has a bit of a powdery finish to it. We see the color carried over into the space in terms of the sconces hung above the sink, which finish off the look nicely.

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    Farrow & Ball Railings

    Farrow & Ball Railings kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Ryan Garvin Photography for Wendy Word Design

    Designer Wendy Word chose this blue hue for a few key reasons. "I like it because it’s a complex color and it relates to everything else that’s coming into the palette," she says. "A kitchen that’s open to the dining and living room and the outdoors needs to relate. This color ties nicely to many of the neutrals as well as many other colors that are found throughout the home. It brings out the veining of the marble. It makes it more prominent."

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    Farrow & Ball Drawing Room Blue

    Farrow & Ball Drawing Room Blue kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Amy Leferink at Interior Impressions

    A navy blue island pops in this white and wood kitchen. The styling here shows that navy isn't just a color for more traditional spaces, it can also be made to look modern and fresh.

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    PPG Burnished Blade

    PPG Burnished Blade kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Britt Interiors

    Gray cabinets with brass pulls are oh-so-sophisticated and and sleek in the spacious kitchen above.

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    PPG Pale Vista

    PPG Pale Vista kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Cathie Hong Interiors

    Ultra pale green is playful and beachy in this kitchen. Bring on the boho vibes!

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    PPG Sandy Pail

    PPG Sandy Pail kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Chelius House of Design

    A sandy yellow warms up the walls in this open kitchen while allowing the white cabinets to really appear nice and crisp.

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    Clare Deep Dive

    Clare Deep Dive kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Studio Peake

    A welcoming blue paired with a marble backsplash and modern black windows dazzles in this kitchen. The paneled cabinet doors are ultra on-trend, too.

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    Nippon Blue Flippers

    Nippon Blue Flippers kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Studio Peake

    A dusty blue hue is soothing to look at while still being full of personality. A color doesn't have to be ultra loud and bold to make a surefire statement at home.

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    Farrow & Ball Ultra Marine Blue

    Farrow & Ball Ultra Marine Blue kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Whittney Parkinson

    Painting just a stretch of your kitchen still will make a major statement as we see here. Choose a color that you'd like to have do the talking, whether it's a saturated hue or something light and soothing.

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    Benjamin Moore Iceberg

    Benjamin Moore Iceberg kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Kate Lester

    A baby blue, so soft that it almost appears white, stuns in this kitchen, where it's paired with eye-catching black and white tile backsplash.

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    Clare Timeless

    Clare Timeless kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Whittney Parkinson

    If crisp white isn't for you, consider going in the direction of off-white. This eggshell color looks right at home in the above farmhouse-style space.

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    Glidden Pink Salmon

    Glidden Pink Salmon kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Michelle Boudreau

    Who doesn't love a cheerful salmon pink? This backsplash color is here to bring the fun.

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    Clare Neutral Territory

    Clare Neutral Territory kitchen inspiration and paint swatch

    The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Sabrina Jiang / Whittney Parkinson

    Warm beige also looks beautiful paired with black. This kitchen brings the California cool vibes.

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