White kitchens have their place. Also, colorful cabinets are enormous. And a very affordable opportunity to add personality to the heart of your home. Hence, without the need to tear everything out and start all over again. The right paint choice can change the look and feel of an entire space, even in a weekend. Here are a handful of painted cabinets that stuck with me after I first saw them. And that I just can’t quit thinking about. Get inspiration (and actual paint colors) for your next kitchen project.
Dabito Green Color Scheme
Dabito chose a more olive shade of green for the Shaker cabinets in his guest house makeover, namely Behr’s Fig Tree. The rich, yet subdued, color grounds the other bright colors—like that pink wall—without being boring itself.
Another Green Color From Jaclyn Peters
Green emerged as a popular color in recent years, and this modern farmhouse kitchen from Jaclyn Peters shows the appeal. She used Jack Pine by Benjamin Moore for both the cabinets and island.
Dusty Salmon Cabinet Color By Neal Beckstedt
This kitchen from designer Neal Beckstedt gets one of my “Best of 2018” awards, and it’s all down to that unexpected cabinet color. He used Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster, a dusty salmon pink that pairs beautifully with the pesco marble backsplash and countertops.
Mustard Yellow By Studio Shamshiri
I know not everyone is going to run out and paint their lower cabinets mustard yellow, but this design from Studio Shamshiri is worth a swoon or two. If you like your paint with a strong hit of mango, try Farrow & Ball’s India Yellow.
Farrow & Ball Railings By Elizabeth Roberts Architecture
There’s so much to love about Athena Calderone’s Brooklyn kitchen, designed by Elizabeth Roberts Architecture, but I’ll start with her cabinets painted with Farrow & Ball Railings. The color stops just short of being true black, with a hint of deep blue that’s sophisticated and striking.