Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color Advice

You have decided not to replace the cabinets, but rather to paint them to coordinate with your kitchen remodel. Choosing the right color is your next decision. This is a guide about kitchen cabinet paint color advice.

February 3, 2016 Flag
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I recently bought a beautiful house with this older style kitchen. The backsplash is grey tile. The countertop is cracked ice grey. The wood doors are varnished wood and the box of the cabinets has been painted white. I would like it all to be one color. I have tried various colors of yellow and they either look too bright or peach colored. The floors right now are a dark grey/brown that will be replaced. The room also gets lots of natural light. The appliances are white. It's a u-shape. Suggestions?

February 6, 20160 found this helpful

I thought this looked cute ;) Depends on what style you like. Good luck Jody !

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February 15, 20160 found this helpful

August 30, 2016 Flag
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I have white gloss units and medium wood flooring. The main wall is papered and I don't know what color paint to use on the other wall and what color rug.

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August 31, 20160 found this helpful

You need to consider your flooring colour first. If it is a very neutral brown flooring, you have a wide latitude, and can likely choose any colour you like. If it is an orangy tone to the wood, you will have to consider blues or greys for example, not reddish or yellow tones. The colour of the wall that is already papered is also a consideration. Is it a neutral colour, or is it definite colour? It is difficult to help you with suggestions when we can't see the space. If all of the other existing things -- furniture, flooring, wall units, and papered wall are very neutral you can pretty much choose whatever colour you like. Look in magazines for rooms that have decor you like, and go from there. Another idea is to visit new show homes in your area that are decorated by professionals and see what the trends are.

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April 10, 2016 Flag
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I have dark brown kitchen walls, which I love. What color should I paint my cabinets besides white?

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April 19, 20160 found this helpful

Depends what color are your curtains or if you don't have curtains you can match the color to a color in that's in your kitchen towels or rug, appliances etc... because you want to tie it all together at least that's what I would do but you can always just google it like this and see a bunch of ideas :) ... n+cabinets&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

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January 13, 2016 Flag
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I have dark cabinets with coppery brown appliances. What colors would you suggest I paint the cabinets? My flooring is gray/brown/beige tiles.

January 14, 20160 found this helpful

My choice would be taupe

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January 15, 20160 found this helpful

April 6, 2015 Flag
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We are going to do a minor update on our terribly outdated kitchen. If it was up to me, I'd be tearing out the whole thing and starting over. It currently has very dark cabinets with reddish-orange terracotta tile countertops. Unfortunately, we are only going to be painting the cabinets instead of replacing the whole mess, so I need some ideas on colors for the cabinets. Any help would be welcome.

By Carol from Saratoga, CA

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April 8, 20150 found this helpful
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Have you considered painting just the cabinet doors? If the cabinet shows around the doors, this could look very new. You do need to stay in the same color family as the counter top and cabinets, but you can go much lighter or do a stripe or a sponge print. New hardward might be a way to update the look. If the cabinets are very dark, it may take several coats to cover the old color. A quick, cheap fix is wall paper or stenciled design. Pick out a light color from the tile and use that as a guide. If it is the same color, you can go with a tint (color plus white) of that color. Hope this helps.

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October 10, 2016 Flag
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Our kitchen has good cabinets, but they are pickled oak with really pink counter tops. We painted the walls tan or coconut milk whichever and the floors are light tan tile. I am thinking about painting the cabinets white and changing the hardware to silver and changing counter tops to a tan or brownish laminate. What do you think?

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July 1, 2015 Flag
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So I posted a while back asking about paint colors for the walls in our kitchen which opened the door for a whole new problem. Cabinet colors?

Here are pictures of our tiny spaced kitchen and we are bouncing between a few options:
  • white cabinets with the white appliances, then white or another color paint on the walls
  • stain/darken the cabinets with white appliances, then white on the walls
  • leave them, they look good

Other ideas are more than welcome though! Side note- we do have under lighting under the cabinets. So when those are on it helps bring the shadow out.
We are young homeowners and welcome advice. Help us! Thanks.

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July 2, 20150 found this helpful

I like wooden cabinets, and if they are in good shape, leave them alone. Since your countertops are black and the floor off white, you really have a very neutral pallet going on, so the wall colour could likely be anything you like. You might like to go with a theme -- say sunflowers, and then get some accessories that are sunflower pattern, paint the wall a golden sunflower yellow. I have apples going on in my kitchen. I found some curtains with an apple pattern I liked, made myself two mosaic pictures of apples, have an apple kettle on the stove, and found some tiles with apples on them that I have set on the top of the stove. I use red and green placemats. Find something that you particularly like, and go with that.

In another kitchen, I had dishes with ducks on them, and then went with ducky curtains, wallpaper border, salt and peppers, etc. You might also think about changing out the handles on the cupboards. That can make a massive change in the room and really update your cupboards. Sometimes you can find hardware that goes with your theme.

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December 13, 2015 Flag
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I have an old 1950s small kitchen with pale yellow and olive green tiles on the counter top. I'm trying to find a color that would look good on the walls and cabinets. The kitchen has lots of cabinets. I will also be putting in a new tile floor. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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December 30, 20150 found this helpful

I would go with blue walls and cabinets could be oak wood stained or painted with either color of yellow or green.

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May 9, 2011 Flag
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I have a few questions about my kitchen. We just bought this place and I have no idea what to start with for colors. I like the countertop and I think that will be my jumping off point. I am planning on painting the cupboards, walls, trashing the curtains, and possibly putting blinds instead? The decorative little shelf off to the side is also going, but I thought maybe adding a small ledge for a breakfast bar there and a couple of stools?

So what colors where? The floor is a neutral linoleum tile which is brand new so I plan on keeping it for a while. I am working on a bit of a budget here so it's mainly getting paint.

Suggestions would be great! Thanks.

By Wilmamacd from PEI

May 11, 20110 found this helpful

I disagree with everyone that says paint the walls beige. Boring. Make it bright, fun, playful and cheery.

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March 4, 2015 Flag
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I would like to update our rental to sell. The kitchen is awful, with handmade cupboard doors, uneven, rough edges. I have acquired some cabinet doors that are in good shape, but will need to be painted. The tile is an ugly beige/yellow that will be staying, unfortunately. Also, I have white appliances. What colour could I paint the cupboard doors? White? I feel like this will add even more contrast to the flooring.

By Nancy M

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March 5, 20150 found this helpful

I don't know what the real estate market is in your area, or what you see as the most likely buyer: another person planning to rent out the house, or first time buyer. Frankly, I'd make sure the kitchen is very clean and let the buyer figure out what to do. It sounds like it needs to be gutted, and no matter what you do, it's not going to improve anything. You may lose a few dollars by not having a nice kitchen, but short of doing something expensive, I don't see how you can improve it.

Since it's a rental, there's probably less motivation on your part to spend much. If a prospective buyer wants it as a rental, they may have a crew/means to renovate it quickly. If it's for someone who plans on living there, they may want to decorate it to their own taste.

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January 24, 2013 Flag
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I am in the process of renovating my kitchen cabinets. I have a small kitchen which has red brick on one wall and as a backsplash. My counter top is a black faux marble laminate. I was considering putting pewter hardware on the cabinets. My appliances are white. My floor is a light grey. I have one other wall that is currently a peachy colour (this could be changed). What colour would be best for the cabinets and doors?

By Helen M

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January 26, 20130 found this helpful

Hi. Paint the cabinets either white or black in an enamel or something that would be easy to clean. Paint the peach wall a shade of grey that will work with the colors you have in there. The red, black, and white with the neutral on the floor and the wall sounds perfect! That's what I would do, anyway. Have fun with it!

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