7 Colors to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Inspiration ahead

Updated 11/22/19
Courtesy of Catherine Kwong

We're constantly wondering what you really want to read about on MyDomaine, so we recently took to Instagram in 2016 to find out. We gave you the opportunity to ask a MyDomaine editor your questions and were overwhelmed by your smart responses. But we were even more surprised to find that many of you are dying to know what color to paint your kitchen cabinets.

In an effort to keep you well informed and inspired, we went on a mission to find the best kitchen cabinet colors to give your space a fresh makeover. Are you color-averse? Do you love dark, moody rooms? Or maybe you're feeling adventurous. We've got the perfect kitchen cabinet color trends for all of you. From Pinterest trends to interior designer insight, we rounded up the hottest kitchen cabinet colors for 2017. Get your painter's tape and rollers ready.

Warm Gray

Kitchen Cabinet Colors — Gray
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Pinterest called it: Gray was the next big color trend. The most popular gray paints have a soft blue undertone, casting a slightly moodier and fresher hue than their warmer counterparts. Try Benjamin Moore's Nickel.

Benjamin Moore Nickel $38
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Blue Hue

Blue Kitchen Cabinets
Courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts

Blue lower kitchen cabinets are the most popular, according to our readers. We're not surprised; this chic hue casts a colorful spell on a room that's traditionally monochrome. Opt for a navy tone or a beautiful French blue, like Farrow & Ball's Lulworth Blue.

Farrow & Ball Lulworth Blue $99
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Deep Green

Green Kitchen Cabinets
Courtesy of DeVol Kitchens

Deep forest green tones are fantastic to create a sexy, moody vibe in the kitchen at night. If you spend more time in the kitchen in the evenings, spice things up with a dark blue-green lick of paint like Benjamin Moore's Vintage Vogue, crisp marble countertops, and brass fixtures.

benjamin moore vintage vogue
Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue $37
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New Greige

Neutral Kitchen Cabinet Colors
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Greige is the new beige. While the neutral tone has been associated with "boring décor" in recent years, it's experiencing a revival. The new greige tones are cooler and pair well with warm ivory tones and mixed metals. Go for Benjamin Moore's Peau de Soie.

Benjamin Moore Peau de Soie $37
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Cool Blush

Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors
Pella Hedeby

Rose quartz was Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year, so it comes as no surprise that it popped up in kitchens everywhere. While the soft hue is not for everyone, it's a beautiful, bold move for pastel lovers. Pair a cool dusty pink like Behr's Pink Quartz with grays and burnished copper tones to offset the nursery vibe.

behr pink quartz
Behr Pink Quartz $42
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Soft Sage

Sage Kitchen Cabinets
Jonas Ingerstedt

Interior designers like Orlando Soria and Emily Henderson are both fans of the minty hues that are increasingly popular in décor. Extend the trend to your kitchen cabinets for a cool natural look. The color pairs especially well with neutral tones and leafy plants. Sherwin-Williams' Window Pane is a beautiful option.

Sherwin-Williams Window Pane $30
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Almost Black

Black Kitchen Cabinets
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Last but not least, we love a dramatic almost-black kitchen, especially in spaces that lack natural light. The dark tones make a space feel cozier and more inviting. Behr's Cracked Pepper is a go-to.

Behr Cracked Pepper $39
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