Best Paint Color for Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets painted a gorgeous blue-grey color

Looking to liven up your culinary space? A new coat of paint on the kitchen cabinets can freshen up your look. But what colors complement certain décor and aesthetic? And what’s the best type of paint for kitchen cabinets?

Let the painting pros at Five Star Painting answer all your kitchen cabinet paint questions!

Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors: What’s Trending?

The first step toward painting your kitchen cabinets is finding a color that accentuates your interior. Also, a kitchen is a high-traffic area and needs paint finish that’s resilient.

Here are a few tones available in semi-gloss designed by Sherwin Williams to withstand creative kitchen chaos:

  • Simple White (SW 7021)
    As classic as it can get, white kitchen cabinets will showcase the fixtures and appliances of the space.
  • Agreeable Gray (SW 7029)
    This warm and neutral hue complements nearly any kitchen. When applied to cabinets, it really draws out the allure of the existing backsplash and tile work.
  • Naval (SW 6244)
    A deep and regal tone, this dignified blue looks stunning with white countertops and gold or brass fixtures and accents.
  • Dard Hunter Green (SW 0041)
    Another bold offering, this rich color would also do well to be offset by white counter space and/or tiling and paired with silver lighting fixtures for a modern and cozy feel.

What Color to Paint Kitchen Cabinets: Tips for Selection

Having some difficulty finding which color works for your kitchen? Here are some helpful hints to keep in mind when selecting the correct color for your space!

  • Color Wheel
    Employ a color wheel to find out which colors complement the appliances, walls, and other color schemes already present in your kitchen!
  • Scuffs and Marks
    A kitchen with brilliant white cabinets may dazzle, but may not be a practical choice for homes with kids and pets, as they will easily show smudges and stains. To save your cabinets and your back from constant scrubbing, a darker tone may be better to conceal minor scuffing.
  • Know the Space
    Keep the size and available natural lighting in mind when selecting your cabinet paint color. Dark colors in a kitchen can make the space feel small—so dark colors may be best suited for a more expansive or more open layout.

What Type of Paint Is Best for Kitchen Cabinets?

Kitchens should have resilient surfaces and the paint type should also enhance the light available in the space.

We recommend these paint finishes for cabinets:

  • Semi-Gloss
    Another protective-type coating, semi-gloss is not quite as reflective as gloss sheen, but paired with a lighter hue, it can really brighten up a darker space.
  • Satin
    A step down from semi-gloss in regards to sheen, satin finishes work well with warmer colors to add a sense of depth and provide a welcoming feel. Although not as scuff-resistant, satin may be a solid option for upper cabinets.

New Hue, New You

Altering the color of your kitchen cabinets can be a low-cost step toward livening up your kitchen space. While you can paint cabinets yourself, it’s often more work and hassle than it’s worth! Rely on our expert painters for a perfect finish, every time. Call Five Star Painters or request an appointment online and see how fresh paint can enhance your kitchen space!