Two-toned painted cabinets in the kitchen are a hot trend that is here to stay!! Here are some timeless paint color combos to consider for your kitchen.
Instead of an all-white kitchen, why not try the trend mixing white with another color? Kitchen cabinet paint color combinations can be tough to choose.
As always I’m here to help and share some timeless cabinet paint color combinations for your kitchen cabinets.
Maybe the island is a color and the rest of the kitchen white? Or the base cabinets are a color and the top cabinets white for a more interesting look?
Your helpful paint color guide is below, with the best white paint colors for kitchen cabinets too.
White Cabinet Paint Colors
To keep things simple, I’m going to share my favorite whites from Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Valspar, and Behr.
Each cabinet color combination will be paired with these easy to use white cabinet paint colors, as a consistent base:
IMPORTANT: Colors will not appear true on any computer or mobile phone. This is a good guide, but I recommend going to the store to pick up sample paint chips.
Once you narrow down the colors you think may work, follow my guide to creating paint samples to test to make sure you will love the color!
Fortunately, I’ve used three of these white paints in my own home and I’ll link you to those projects:
Then you can see what they look like in real life rooms!
All of these whites are not only perfect for cabinets, but also for trim and walls too.
Classic Kitchen Cabinet Colors
There are some key colors that ALWAYS work in a kitchen and are timeless. I’m a big fan of classic colors because they never go out of style.
You can paint kitchen cabinets in the following colors (outside of white) regardless of the trends:
- Pebble Gray
- Pale Green
- Medium Blue
- Deep Blue
Mixed with white they will be even more beautiful creating a lighter and brighter look in the kitchen.
Areas to use color versus white in the kitchen:
- Kitchen Island
- Butler’s Pantry
- Kitchen Bar
- Base Cabinets
- Kitchen Hood (custom wood)
Painting these areas will break up the white and accent the architectural details in a kitchen.
One of my all time favorite kitchens is painted in Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams. Finding Lovely/Jackie decided to paint the gorgeous custom hood a color, along with the cabinets.
Beautiful! Also, what is so interesting about this kitchen is that she used a blue range in the middle of all the neutrals.
The Repose Gray breaks up the white counters and tile – same concept as breaking up an all white cabinet kitchen.
I’m seriously considering this color for my kitchen makeover – paint color details are below.
2021 Cabinet Color Trends
If you are looking for the latest cabinet color trends, before reading this post you may enjoy a new 2020 trend report I just released.
Plus I’ve done a PAINT post too: 2021 Paint Color Trends: Best of the Best Picks!
Navy and deep blues are always a classic!
At the end of the day, do what you love in your home…you have to live there and enjoy it.
Cabinet Paint Color Combos for Kitchens
Yes! There are 20 options below for you to peruse. As a reminder, I am using the same white paint colors from each manufacturer with the cabinet color.
Please be assured you can mix and match any white paint color with any of the suggested cabinet colors below.
Also, the white paint colors selected are tried and true so if you think color is too much for your kitchen, then try one of these wonderful whites instead!
Deep Blue with White Cabinet Combinations
Blue has such a calming effect and is a timeless color combination with white!
It can be sophisticated or coastal depending on the lighting and hardware.
Medium Blue with White Cabinet Combinations
This is the MOST soothing color combination for any home. I love how this kitchen has this beautiful blue paired with black hardware and white washed oak.
So on trend for sure!
Pebble Gray with White Cabinet Combinations
Since regular gray really has been used SO much and there are a lot of guides for pretty grays, I’m suggesting a warmer tone of gray.
Pebble gray has some warmth with brown undertones. It’s the “new gray” and to me far less cold than a plain battleship gray 🙂
Pale Green with White Cabinet Combinations
Ah, pale green. It’s so soothing and says fresh and clean to me. Martha Stewart put this color on the map some time ago and now you see it showing up in many kitchen types.
A sage green works well in traditional as well as modern kitchens, but I do think farmhouse when I see this color.
Hopefully, one of the kitchen cabinet color combinations is one that reflects your personal style!
There are so many choices it’s easy to get lost in the sea of color and now you have an easy road map to start sampling.
If you aren’t color confident, I have a great tutorial for you on how to choose a paint color. Start there first, if needed.
I ended up taking my own advice and did a two-tone kitchen and even two-toned cabinets!
Read all about the paint color selections by clicking the link below:
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You should see my desk right now with 5 paint manufacturer fan decks spread out to find the best colors for your cabinets 🙂
NEW and Naval is Sherwin Williams 2020 Color of the Year! 2020 Paint Color Trends: 24 Best of the Best Picks
How-to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
If you are on a budget and are seriously considering painting your cabinets yourself, I have lots of experience with that and several tutorials to follow.
There are video tutorials included to show you both hand and spray painting cabinets, with as many helpful tips as possible!
Here is my favorite cabinet paint!
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Until next time…