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40 Kitchen Color Ideas to Inspire a Refresh

From soft black and deep green to pale blue, try these popular colors for walls or cabinets.

BY UPDATED: JAN 29, 2024

From soft black and deep green to pale blue, try these popular colors for walls or cabinets.

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kitchen color ideas

JOHN GRANEN

The right colors can completely transform your kitchen, whether it’s a light hue (think white, gray or powder blue) or a moody tone (like rich brown or dark green). It’s important to consider trending paint colors, but when it comes to choosing the best color scheme for your cooking space, you’ll want to find a combination that feels timeless. To help you settle on a favorite shade, we’ve rounded up the best kitchen color ideas for 2024 and beyond.

If you’re upgrading your current space, look to the surrounding elements like your kitchen flooring, lighting, countertop style and backsplash design. Also, take notice of your layout’s size and how many windows you have. Bright colors, like true whites or cool grays, work best in small kitchens or interiors lacking natural light. Rich tones, like emerald green or navy blue, can also make a statement in tiny spaces.

Choose to focus on one color for a monochrome moment, or experiment with timeless color combinations — you can’t go wrong with black and white kitchens. On par with 2024 kitchen trendsgreen kitchens are still all the rage — ranging from light sage to forest green. We’re also loving deep reds, sunny yellow and even Barbie pink this year. No matter if your kitchen design is modern, farmhouse, country or maximalist, we’ve got a gorgeous hue that’ll inspire your space.

 

LARA KIMMERER

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Bold Black

Painting cabinetry black — a popular paint color in 2024 — is an easy way to create contrast and add drama. Here, Woodland Road Design pairs the dark hue with a white tile backsplash.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Cracked Pepper by Behr

coffee bar ideas light blue cabinetry with coffee cabinetCHRISTOPHER STARK

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Pastel Blue

Lighten up your interior with powder blue, which evokes a calm, cool feeling. The pale hue, chosen by Clara Jung of Banner Day Interiors, looks stunning mixed with walnut wood accents and gold hardware.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
The Early Stuff by Backdrop Home

organized kitchen setup by design and build firm forge bow dwellings green lower cabinets, white upper cabinets, glass front cabinets, dishware in cabinets, clean, organizedDAN LOPEZ PANIAGUA- ARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY. DESIGNED BY FORGE AND BOW

3. Forest Green + Soft White

Rather than commit to a single paint color, design firm Forge & Bow opts for a nature-inspired green for lower cabinets and a crisp white for the uppers.

FIND SIMILAR SHADES:
Buffett Green by Benjamin Moore
Blank Canvas by Behr

red kitchen with large windowEMILY HART PHOTOGRAPHY

4 Wine Red

From burgundy and auburn to muted mauve, warm rusty reds are trending this year. Here, Kelsey McGregor, founder of Kelsey Leigh Design Co., uses a wine-inspired paint color on walls, cabinets and window treatments for a monochrome moment.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Eating Room Red by Farrow & Ball

kitchen trends 2023 wood paneling ceilingJOHN GRANEN

5. Light Blue + Dark Woods

Contrast baby blue cabinets with bright white walls and a dark wood paneled ceiling. The dark wood creates drama and warmth, as well as a connection to the outdoors, according to Anna Popov of Interiors by Popov.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Glacier Stream by Behr

a green kitchen with a table and chairsSARA TRAMP-LIGORRIA

6 Deep Green

Dark yet calming, this cool green is filled with gray undertones that make it feel nearly neutral. The modern shade is a perfect complement to natural wood flooring and marble countertops.

See more at Style by Emily Henderson »

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Pewter Green by Sherwin Williams

ANICE HOACHLANDER

7 Creamy White

Light, warm and welcoming, this off-white shade looks elegant paired with gold fixtures and marble countertops. We’re also loving that Ellen Hatton of BarnesVanze Architects swaps upper cabinets for a wall of windows.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Creamy White by Behr

retro kitchens ideas a blue and yellow palletteTARA DONNE

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Sunny Yellow + Bright Blue

Blue and yellow sit opposite from each other on the color wheel, which means these sunny yellow cabinets work well with a blue patterned tile backsplash.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Sundance by Benjamin Moore

gray cabinets with bold blue pendantAMY BARTLAM; DESIGN BY KATE LESTER

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Cool Gray

Light gray kitchens are timeless. Here, designer Kate Lester chooses a neutral shade that looks elegant and helps to reflect natural light, so the space feels larger.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Gray Screen by Sherwin-Williams

kitchen backsplash, blue and white tile backsplash, ceramic tiles, navy blue cabinets, white countertopMEGHAN BOB

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Dark Blue

No matter your design style, rich blue cabinets are a hit. The dark shade looks bold, yet still feels timeless. Take note from Caren Rideau, founder of The Kitchen Design Group, and opt for a blue patterned backsplash as well.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Very Navy by Behr

open kitchen shelving ideas, patterned backsplash floating wood shelves, terra cotta colored upper walls, cabinets painted in dunn edwards's ecological greenLANCE GERBER

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Teal Green + Bright Coral

Experiment with a dramatic color combination, just as designer Michelle Bordeau does here with dark green cabinets and terra-cotta-colored upper walls.

FIND SIMILAR SHADES:
Coral Reef by Benjamin Moore
Essential Teal by Behr

kitchen designed by emily ruff of cohesively curated interiorsCARINA SKROBECKI

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Rich Brown

Twenty twenty-four is all about warm earthy tones, and designers — like Emily Ruff of Cohesively Curated interiors — are loving rich brown. This deep shade creates a moody feel, without making the interior feel too dark thanks to a surge of natural light.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Rich Brown by Behr

colorful kitchensGETTY IMAGES

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Barbie Pink

After the year of Barbiecore home decor, hot pink looks striking on kitchen cabinets. Pair it with white walls and chrome hardware.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Peony by Benjamin Moore

kitchen paint colors bright whiteSARA TRAMP

 

14 Crisp White + Warm Woods

Instead of going for a classic all-white kitchen, interior designer Emily Henderson creates intrigue with natural wood accents — from the wood paneled ceiling to the kitchen island base.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Supermoon by Backdrop

kitchen paint colorsTARA DONNE

 

15 Light and Dark Gray

Gray doesn’t have to be boring. Subdued gray wall paneling tempers the dark gray cabinets in this kitchen design scheme.

FIND SIMILAR SHADES:
Seize the Gray by Clare
Graphic Charcoal by Behr

chic paint colors bright white@KYLIE FITTS

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16. Bright White

Crisp white paint is a timeless choice. It helps brighten your work station, and gives you the flexibility to decorate with bold accents. In her personal home, Shelby Girard — Havenly‘s VP, Creative & Design — contrasts an all-white palette with gold fixtures and raw wood bar stools.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Strong White by Farrow & Ball

green kitchen with wood cabinets and wood cutting board decorMEGHAN BOB

 

17 Light Green

Draw on the beauty of nature with a soothing green shade, like Caren Rideau of The Kitchen Design Group does here. She elevates the style with a display of wood cutting boards.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Picnic by Sherwin-Williams

kitchen colors navyEMILY HART PHOTOGRAPHY

 

18 Navy Blue

Create a modern, moody aesthetic with a rich blue hue. Here, interior designer Kelsey McGregor uses the same deep shade for cabinets, walls and trim.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Old Navy by Benjamin Moore

retro kitchens ideas mint green furnitureJOHN M. HALL

19.Mint Green

Give your retro kitchen a refresh with a layer of sweet light green paint. For a cohesive look, paint the exterior and interior of your cabinets — plus the backsplash.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Two Scoops by Clare

kitchen paint colors, baby blueTIM LENZ

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20. Breezy Blue

Bring in a calming blue shade that adds color to your kitchen without overpowering the space. Take a note from the Mendelson Group and find a pale blue that feels bright, fresh and welcoming.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Summer Friday by Clare

kitchen ideas wall display

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21 Beige + Olive Brown

With an olive brown on top and a sandy beige below, this country kitchen doesn’t settle for one shade of brown.

FIND SIMILAR SHADES:
Dirty Chai by Clare
Brooklyn Cowboy by Backdro

colorful kitchensCALLIE HOBBS

22. Hunter Green

Take inspiration from design team Studio McGee: This trendy shade makes any kitchen look fresh and modern. Keep things bright by pairing the color with a white backsplash and funky tiled flooring.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Hunter Green by Benjamin Moore

white kitchen with blue islandLAUREN PRESSEY

23 True White + Slate Blue

If you’re worried about committing to a bold paint color, keep your walls and cabinets a neutral shade (like white) and add a pop of color to your kitchen island base.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Steel Blue by Benjamin Moore

gray kitchen ideasRYAN MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY

24 Moody Gray

Create a moody, monochrome look with similar shades of grey — as Studio Sven does here with gray cabinetry, walls and decor.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
NO CURFEW by Backdrop

paint colors moss greenADAM MACCHIA

25 Moss Green

In this Austin residence, the team at BHDM Design goes for an earthy green hue for the kitchen cabinets, trim and island base.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Oakmoss by Sherwin-Williams

kitchen paint colors, blue kitchenKYLIE FITTS

26 Aqua Blue (With a Pop of Pink)

For a modern look, have fun with a high-energy color like sky blue. It’s the perfect choice to bring personality to cabinets.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Cool Aqua by Benjamin Moore

kitchen paint colorsSTACY ZARIN GOLDBERG

27 Soft Cream

In this airy kitchen, balancing soft cream wall tiles with cabinets in a deeper shade of the hue make for a cohesive look.

kitchen paint colors
JOHN BESSLER

28 Classic Black and White

Black and white is a versatile color combination that can blend seamlessly in a kitchen. Take a cue from this spacious layout that features Benjamin Moore’s Almost Black for a dose of drama.

FIND SIMILAR SHADES:
Almost Black by Benjamin Moore
Supermoon by Backdrop

kitchen paint colors, green kitchenSTOFFER PHOTOGRAPHY

 

29 Dark Green

Bold shades of emerald green, including painted cabinets, anchor interior designer Jean Stoffer’s West Michigan kitchen.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Forest Green by Benjamin Moore

kitchen paint colors

30 Pale Green + Matte Black

In this light-filled kitchen, soft green serves as the perfect backdrop against striking black cabinets and window frames.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Dirty Martini by Clare

green kitchen cabinet ideas, seafoamGRACE MITCHELL FOR COUNTRY LIVIN
31 Seafoam Green

Recreate this bold, ocean-inspired interior with seafoam green cabinets and baby blue walls. The finishing touch: a woven pendant light.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Arsenic by Farrow & Ball

retro kitchens ideas red drawers and cabinetsGOOD HOUSEKEEPING

32.Black + Bright Red

For a unique style, consider a bold hue — like a retro red. It pairs well with stainless steel appliances and a black center island.

FIND SIMILAR SHADES:
Candy Apple by Glidden
Black by Behr

small kitchen ideas, all blue kitchen with wood countertop table and stoolsMIKI DUISTERHOF

33. Dark Turquoise

From walls to cabinetry, this velvety blue-green is the perfect shade to make a statement. Complementary hues: bright yellow, hence the flowers.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Tucson Teal by Benjamin Moore

gray kitchen ideasELIZABETH KRUEGER

34 Stormy Gray

Elevate your neutral kitchen with a calming gray hue, like interior designer Elizabeth Krueger does here.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Stormy Gray by Behr

colorful kitchensSARA TRAMP

35 Soft Blue-Gray

This lovely kitchen created by Velinda Hellen for Emily Henderson Design uses a soothing blue-gray for cabinets. A calm shade like this will never get old.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Parma Gray by Farrow & Ball

kitchen paint colorsMOLLY CULVER

36 Deep Blue

A navy blue island and cabinets provide visual contrast to the neutral porcelain tile in this Houston kitchen by Mary Patton.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Surf Camp by Backdrop

kitchen paint colorsANNIE SCHLECHTER

 

37 Fresh White + Unexpected Black

The ceiling, which designers often refer to as the “fifth wall,” is often overlooked. This kitchen’s daring black ceiling proves that it’s worthy of attention.

FIND SIMILAR SHADES:
Pitch Black by Farrow & Ball
Bit of Sugar by Behr

kitchen paint colors

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38 Shades of Green

The kitchen is one of the best places to experiment with color weights, like this design’s trendy mint green and teal color palette.

FIND SIMILAR SHADES:
Two Scoops by Clare
Teal by Benjamin Moore

kitchen paint colorsJEFF HERR

39  Sage Green

This kitchen, featuring attractive sage green cabinets against white walls, is a lesson in juxtaposition.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams

Cabinet Painting MistakesJANE BEILES

40.Lime Green

farmhouse kitchen in rural Connecticut copied the greenery outside for a laidback retreat. Skipping the block island in lieu of a warm wood table makes the room feel much larger.

FIND A SIMILAR SHADE:
Pretty Ugly by Backdrop

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ALYSSA GAUTIERI

ASSOCIATE LIFESTYLE EDITOR

Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including ELLE DecorChairishBobVila.comUnique Homes Magazine and LODGING Magazine, in addition to crafting product copy for home brands like BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries.

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MONIQUE VALERIS

HOME DESIGN DIRECTOR

Monique Valeris is the home design director for Good Housekeeping, where she oversees the brand’s home decorating coverage across print and digital. Prior to joining GH in 2020, she was the digital editor at Elle Decor. In her current role, she explores everything from design trends and home tours to lifestyle product recommendations, including writing her monthly column, “What’s in My Cart.”

Source Credit: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/decorating-ideas/tips/g1644/colorful-kitchens/bb

Disclaimer: Some of the colours shown in this article may not be available in South Africa

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