When choosing kitchen cabinet paint colors, take into attention that cabinets occupy a large part of kitchen’s visual space. Therefore, its’ color will have strong impact on the mood of your kitchen interior. The most popular kitchen cabinet colors and suitable wall colors are listed here.
Kitchen colors with wood cabinets depend on tone of wood.
Brown wood cabinets give a rich, upscale look and can add some drama and sophistication to your kitchen, however you may create the overall look and feel of the space depending on wall color you choose.
White (e.g., crisp white) will make brown cabinets stand out. Such wall color creates a stark contrast that highlights interesting trim, molding or detail work of your wood furniture. Being neutral, white is also a blank canvas for the interior – so you can use different textures and various color accents – green, plum, red, orange, blue. If you find white too stark, try painting walls with ivory, which is warmer and softer.
Pale yellow walls work good with brown cabinets in a kitchen that lacks natural light as they make kitchen look sunny and inviting. Pale yellow provides contrast with brown, but it looks much softer than white. Due to warm undertones, pale yellow and brown complement each other to create polished look.
Terra Cotta is bold, deep and warm color to balance the brown in cabinets. If you’re afraid that kitchen feels too dark, add some light (white, ivory or beige) accents.
Blue provides a soothing contrast to the strong look of the brown wood. Choose light shades of blue like robin’s egg for smaller kitchen. Large kitchen allows applying mid-tone shades like cornflower. An ideal accent color here is pale yellow that adds a touch of warmth to this cool and strong interior.
Light wood cabinets provide light and airy kitchen look, and should be combined with similar light and subdued wall colors (warm shades are preferred). In order to balance light interior, be sure to use deeper and darker shades like black, dark grey, dark green, dark shades of red in details and accents – floor, tile, countertops or another furniture.
Medium-toned wood cabinets (e.g., honey-colored) will work well with warm neutrals including limestone and golden-hued tile and granite.
White kitchen cabinets go with wood (dark, light or mid-toned) and often don’t require any pops. Be sure to provide your kitchen interior with interesting metallic, wood or fabric textures.
A good color combination here is also white, black and wood. Vibrant colors are not recommended as they will overwhelm your white furniture.
Thinking of a splash of color at your kitchen? No need to be extremely bold – choose your favorite vibrant hue and temper it with a touch of gray. In this picture fresh, unusual and very stylish shade is a mixture of green and blue muted with grey. Such painting kitchen cabinets ideas require neutral, white or white & black walls and floor as a backdrop.
One of the best kitchen cabinet color ideas is using soft and light shades of green for cabinets.
Such colors may give a feeling of morning freshness to your interior and are combined well with stainless steel and light or mid-toned wood. Neutral and warm wall colors without red undertones are preferred.
Yellow kitchen cabinets give a sunny, cheerful feel to your kitchen and work well with almost everything. Use combinations of blue and white, or cream and red, or green and black to complement this sunny mood.
Bold kitchen cabinet colors can also be represented in different styles. These scarlet wood cabinets at country-style kitchen are toned down by white walls, black countertops, wood table and accents and the fact the cabinets are matt.
But this kitchen makes a bold statement in contemporary style with high gloss red finish.
The main advice to help you choose kitchen interior colors is to look through many pictures of kitchen interiors so you could find the interior of your dreams.
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