When it comes to kitchens, you can do a complete remodel or you can go part of the way and paint the walls, replace the countertops, and change out all the hardware.
If you’re looking for a little more change with a big bang for your buck–and your cabinets are in good shape–you can also paint your cabinets a new and interesting color! Though white is a safe, tried and true neutral, the trend is to go with something more stylish. Let’s take a look at the most popular colors right now.
What’s hot in the world of cabinet colors?
Green is one of the most fashionable interior paint colors these days. The shades range from soft and sagey like Evergreen Fog by Sherman Williams or October Mist by Benjamin Moore to a richer, forest tone like Dard Hunter Green by Sherman Williams or Laffayette Green by Benjamin Moore. These greens will have a calming, earthy effect on your kitchen and draw you in, not only to cook, but to spend time in your kitchen.
Gray (and darker!)
We’ve been seeing pale gray cabinets in kitchens for a while, but these sultry, dark grays offer a new twist. Try Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore or Sherman Williams’ Peppercorn. There’s another trend that just might knock your socks off! You could go with an interesting, complex black. Benjamin Moore has excellent examples in Black Satin or Black Beauty. Be adventurous and paint all your cabinets black or use it as an accent color on your kitchen island or bathroom vanity.
Blue is the favorite color of many of us–just ask a sociologist. The new kitchen blues are either light and airy like Windy Sky by Benjamin Moore or bold like Gale Force by Sherman Williams. Both are unique, stylish choices and will bring a fresh new look to your kitchen.
Believe it or not, earthy yellows are making an entrance. If you have always loved yellow but have been afraid it will be too bright or look too much like cream or ivory, try one of these organic yellow shades. You can check out Honey Bees by Sherman Williams or Ochre by Benjamin Moore. This is also a great color to try on your kitchen island to bring a pop of color to your neutral color pallet.
Painting your kitchen cabinets is an excellent choice when you want to bring an exciting, new look to a kitchen you already love–as long as your cabinets are in good condition. If you have nicks and scratches, exposed hinges or your cabinets are made with low-grade materials, you might look into refacing. Otherwise, we hope you feel inspired by some of the paint colors we mentioned today. We look forward to hearing from you!