Are you looking to give your kitchen a new lease on life?

Over time even our dream kitchen can feel tired and dated. If you want to refresh it, without having to start again, your kitchen cabinets are the best way to do so. A new lick of paint can change the feel of your kitchen, and help you love it again. The trick is finding the right colors.

That's where we come in! Read on for our favorite 7 color ideas to paint your kitchen cabinets for the perfect new color scheme.

1. Clean Bright White

White kitchen cabinets have been popular and on-trend for a few years now. The key to getting that sleek, professional, cutting edge look is choosing the right shade. Consider paints like Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.

These and similar bright, clean, crisp white shades are perfect for making cabinets pop. But, it doesn't make them an overwhelming focal point while doing this.

Instead, it allows other items like a warm wooden island or vibrant blue stove and fridge to draw the eye. This white color is a neutral and attractive backdrop, inviting the eye to look further.

2. Understated Muted Gray

When it comes to painting kitchen cabinets, a lot of the choice comes from what you choose to be your main wall color. If you're still not sure about your main color, your cabinets should be versatile to work with a few options.

This is where a muted, understated Gray comes into its own. It works well as a contrasting color for bright white walls, or it can blend in with soft pastels... even warmer-toned exposed brickwork!

Consider shades like Cornforth White by Farrow and Ball in an eggshell finish. This cloud-gray, misty shade is perfect for adding a little depth to a room. It's muted enough though that you can add a pop of color to further draw the eye.

3. Dark Gray & White

When DIY painting cabinets consider the natural light in your kitchen. How much light there is and the way it falls will have a big impact on how a color presents itself.

Where space is a little darker and tight, consider a dark gray and white combination. Shades like Decorator's White from Benjamin Moore work well for upper cabinets. You can then pair this with shades like Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball for the lower cabinets.

The dark gray grounds a kitchen design and for an extra touch of class consider brass fittings to stand out. The use of white on the upper cabinets helps to brighten the space and make it feel light and more spacious.

Matt finishes adds that touch of elegance and richness that ties the design together. And if brass fixtures and fittings aren't to your style, this also works well with stainless steel. It's a versatile and timeless combination.

Farrow and Ball's All White and Benjamin Moore's Gray make a sophisticated pairing too. You can use any with these colors, including:

  • Black
  • Bronze
  • Brass
  • Chrome
  • Stainless Steel

They're also a great compliment to natural stones like marble as well as quartz counters.

4. Vivid Blue

When talking about paint colors, blue kitchen cabinets aren't everyone's first thought. But with the right shade and accent colors, blue cabinets can make a real, fun statement for your kitchen.

If you want to go for a bold contrast against white and cooler gray walls, consider dark blues. Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is a great example.

It's dark enough to provide contrast but not bright enough to distract the eye. Dark blues combined with whites and grays are a timeless combination. It's sophisticated, nostalgic, and has enough whimsy to add a little fun.

5. Matte Black

Now matte black kitchen cabinets aren't for everyone, it's a brave move to bring such a dark color into any design. It's for those looking to make a bolder, sexier statement with their DIY kitchen cabinets. Get it right, and your kitchen will be the envy of all your friends and neighbors.

Shades like Farrow & Ball's Off-Black give an opulent, rich sense of luxury and sensuality. Pair this with fixtures and fittings in bronze or gold to add that extra touch of mystery and class. If you're adventurous enough, go one step further with mirrored gold covering the bottom of overhead cabinets.

6. Bright Yellow & Blue

This color combination is another one that's not for the faint-hearted. It's for those who want to add a little touch of their joyous personality into their kitchen. And while it's definitely a bold move, you only need to look at classic yellowware bowls to see it's a timeless pairing.

Shades like Sundance by Benjamin Moore and Lulworth Blue by Farrow & Ball pair well. The muted gray-blue offers a grounding effect on the bright, vibrant sunny yellow.

This color scheme works well in large kitchens but it's also great for smaller spaces. The key to getting this scheme to work in natural light. The lighter your kitchen gets, the brighter the yellow can stand out.

7. Greige

Where most homeowners go wrong with paint colors is selecting the wrong undertones. Gray, for example, isn't a simple gray color you have green grays, blue-grays, and so on. So getting your shades right is vital.

One popular gray undertone you should consider is greige, a mixture of gray and beige. Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore gets this mix right by creating a soft muted neutral free from dullness.

This is a shade to consider if your existing tiles have a lot of gold and red tones. It'll tone these bolder colors down, bringing the color scheme into softer neutral territory. You still get the pop of color those tiles bring but in a more relaxed, complimentary way.

Make Your Kitchen Cabinets the Star of the Show

So, there you have it! Now you know our top color picks you'll be sure to get the kitchen cabinets of your dreams.

Interior design is subjective and everyone's taste will vary. It's important that you stay true to your style and personality, you have to use your kitchen, after all, no one else.

But well-chosen cabinets in a pleasing color scheme can take your kitchen to a new level. Consider the size of your space, the natural light it gets, and you'll be sure to wow your neighbors at your next dinner party.

If you're looking to go the whole hog with brand new cabinets, contact us today. At Nuform Cabinetry, we've got the knowledge and skills to meet all your kitchen cabinet needs.