Painting your kitchen cabinets is certainly less expensive than replacing the cabinets, but it doesn’t come with any fewer choices of what looks good and what suits your personal taste.


When you decide to paint your kitchen cabinets, what color should you choose? What colors work best for a kitchen? Trying out paint swatches and taking a few samples is fun, but ultimately you will have to choose just one paint color for your cabinets. Here are a few suggestions of kitchen cabinet colors when you just can’t make up your mind.

White Kitchen Cabinets

What is it about a white, glowing kitchen that’s so appealing? Besides looking sparkling clean, white kitchen cabinets are guaranteed to brighten up your cooking and dining space and will make it a more enjoyable place to be.


Not only will white kitchen cabinets make your kitchen look lighter and brighter, they’ll also go with almost any kind of flooring or backsplash. You can give your kitchen pops of color through your tablecloths, napkins, plates, and artwork. Best of all, it’s very unlikely that a white kitchen will go out of style anytime soon, making it a safe choice for years to come.

Gray Kitchen Cabinets

Painted gray kitchen cabinets are a relatively new trend, but we are loving the sleek look that they give. This is an especially great pick if you have stainless steel appliances, which will blend nicely with a slate-colored cabinet.


Like white cabinets, gray is a relatively neutral tone and will match up well with any kind of backsplash or flooring. However, gray gives you a neutral tone that’s a little more bold than classic white. (And let’s be honest, it’ll look a lot better than white when it’s dirty).


Black Kitchen Cabinets

It’s unlikely that a black kitchen cabinet will ever go out of style. Black kitchen cabinets remind us of classic 1920s houses and would look fabulous with a black and white tile floor (or really any kind of flooring!).


Black, like white and gray, is a fairly easy tone to match up with and is an easy choice to make when thinking about the longevity of your kitchen design. You probably won’t regret painting your kitchen cabinets black in 10 years, which makes this a solid design choice.


Pair your black kitchen cabinets with bold artwork, colorful dishes, and an unexpected backsplash to create a truly creative kitchen space.

Blue Kitchen Cabinets

If you are feeling bold, cabinets painted blue could provide a nice and unexpected pop of color in a kitchen. Blue is said to be a calming color, which is especially helpful for those of us who are not exactly Julia Child in the kitchen.


Although blue isn’t necessarily neutral, it can be paired up with all sorts of different colors and would look great with a classic subway tile backsplash and wood floors. You could also pair some blue cabinets with a Ralph Lauren red or even a bright yellow or orange. Don’t be afraid to get creative. The kitchen is, after all, one of the best places to have fun and experiment with color and flavor!

Red Kitchen Cabinets

There’s just something about red. It’s bold. It’s classic. It’s playful. Painting your kitchen cabinets red is definitely not a typical design choice, but we think it would look great paired with a granite or marble countertop and would give your kitchen a sense of elegance.


If you do decide to go red, you might want to make everything else in your kitchen more neutral so you can make sure that your cabinets really pop and wow every time someone comes into the room.

Don’t Forget to Prep

After you make your decision on the hue you want your kitchen cabinets to be, make sure you choose a paint that can handle plenty of wear and tear that comes from being in the kitchen. With all of the cooking, oil splattering, and food messes in the kitchen, you’ll definitely need something durable. Good prep work to get your cabinets ready for paint will go a long way in how long the paint job lasts.


Interested in painting your kitchen cabinets or need some color choice advice? Contact The Painting Company for expert tips and painting services. Reliable, experienced, and efficient, our professionals have all the skills necessary to make sure the job is done right the first time. For more information about any of our interior or exterior painting services, please reach out to us today. We look forward to helping you beautify your kitchen or any other room in your home.

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