Our Favorite Kitchen Paint Colors Of All Time

Spoiler: your kitchen doesn't have to be white.

gray kitchen
Victoria Pearson

Ready to re-do your kitchen? It's time to think about color. Punch up your cabinets with bright blues and reds, or ground a large space with a soothing gray or green. No matter what your color preference—or if you're totally stumped for inspiration—we've got some ideas to get you started.

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Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt for Emily Henderson Designs
Classic Navy

If blue and white seems too coastal for you, opt for navy. The richer tone is grounding in a kitchen, and it looks amaze with brass hardware.

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Karyn R. Millet
Soft Gray

This kitchen is a lesson in how gray can be cool and calming, rather than dull. The minimalist cooking space blends statement lighting with a geometric backsplash to keep it feeling fresh, modern, and fun.

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Courtesy of Nicole Franzen
Deep Ocean

If the contrast feels too stark between white and this deep blue, opt for gray. The cool tones create a mellow, relaxing place to get your bake on.

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Peter Margonelli
White Gray

If white feels too stark for you, opt for a white gray. It'll still feel light and bright, but the warmer undertones will help your kitchen feel more inviting.

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justina blakeney jungalow kitchen counter
David Tsay
Light Green

A pale green blends seamlessly between the kitchen and dining area of this "Jungalow," especially when paired with the Moroccan clay tile backsplash.

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Nancy Nolan
Sea Blue

A cool sea blue feels calming and relaxing. It's light enough to function like a neutral, especially if you choose a blue with gray undertones.

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jon de la cruz kitchen of the year kitchen island
Jonny Valiant
Blackened Zinc

A blackened zinc hood creates an industrial chic vibe set against a backsplash of Fireclay tiles. The hanging pot boosts this vibe while adding some oh-so valuable storage space.

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Teal

Here's how you fake a green kitchen without actually having a green kitchen—paint your breakfast nook green, then tie everything together with a green rug and green plants.

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Best kitchen colors chelsea gray
Francesco Lagnese
Gray on Gray

This Florida home's all-gray kitchen is grounding. To keep it cohesive, the same color covers the cabinets and island.

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Maura McEvoy
Paper White

Bring out natural textures with the palest of grays. It's muted and calm, and on sunny days, it reads as the lightest, palest blue.

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parrish chilcoat and joe lucas gray kitchen
Victoria Pearson
Blue Gray

In a room this big, with east and west exposures, all this gray is grounding. It can also change tones a lot depending on lighting, so it's never boring.

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red bamboo chippendale chairs
Eric Piasecki
Sunny Yellow

The tile backsplash was the inspiration for the coordinating yellow-glazed walls in a Naples, Florida, kitchen. Red stools make it feel even more vibrant.

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pale powder kitchen
Eric Piasecki
Pale Powder

The subtle color in this kitchen brings a coziness to the space, but doesn't distract from its traditional style. It adds character and a bit of age, it's easy to live with, and it makes a smooth transition to adjacent rooms.

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mint green kitchen with farmhouse table
John M. Hall
Sea Glass

This green hue takes white from blah to beachy. It creates a fresh air feeling inside your kitch.

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