One of the constant question I have been getting on my blog is what are the best kitchen paint colors for "insert the blank" style home. I don't know homeowners are so intimidated by committing to certain paint shades for their houses, because they are so easily swapped out (unlike cabinets, floors, or tile). When in doubt, I always think the best color for kitchen walls is a crisp white or soft grey like we used here because they blend effortlessly with just about any style or decor scheme whether you like modern or traditional. In this home, we combined a mid-grey toned base cabinet with white uppers, then accented them with a softer charcoal color on the walls. These are all Sherwin Williams paint colors for those asking, but I am sure you could find similar shades from just about any brand.
In my opinion, the best kitchen paint colors are those that provide a nice backdrop to your entire look, and highlight the "star" pieces in your design. What I mean by this is, originally I had thought that blue paint colors on the walls would tie on the similar shades we decided to use on the island and dining table. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that using such a bold color on the walls would distract from these cheerful elements of the design and overwhelm the entire look. I think that the best color to paint kitchen cabinets is grey and then pair it with a classic neutral white wall like Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, because the subtle contrast in shades creates depth to the design while generating a very serine and cozy vibe.
I have been reading a ton about how greys and blues are the best kitchen paint colors for 2022, but I want to know what to do when you have a very warm and orange space like this. Our home is finished in very similar shades and materials, so I am just stumped at what kitchen wall colors I can pair with this look other than boring beige. I like the warmth that natural golden wood and Spanish tiles have, but I will admit that it makes picking paint colors that people will still consider updated a trendy, a real bear. I did recently read an articles about kitchen colour schemes 10 of the best and they mentioned taupe as a unexpected option for people that want something a bit more unconventional than your classic neutrals. Do any of you have experience using this shade in your house, and any particular color names that you would recommend?
In my opinion, the best kitchen paint colors are those that inspire you and make you feel welcome because it is a space that families gather so often. I particularly love soft blue kitchen cabinets like these because they are a bit whimsical and fun, and encourage you to have a good time while cooking and dining. This shade could lean either modern or traditional, but the designer chose to follow a more bohemian vibe in this particular room with cool mosaic glass tile and bronze accents. If you want to replicate this look, a satin finish in a periwinkle blue shade would be the best paint for kitchen cabinets of this style. Simply add some bronze hardware and a soft grey countertop and the design will be complete.
I have always thought that the best kitchen paint colors are classic neutral shades whether you prefer a modern style space or enjoy traditional details. Either way, these subtle shades blend effortlessly with any kitchen cabinet colors you can think of and make accenting your design with trinkets and artwork incredibly easy because you do not need to match them with some bold wall color. In this kitchen we used a deep tan in half of the area and a subtle grey in the rest. I think that the combination brought some visual interest without overwhelming the design. I would definitely encourage kitchen paint colors with white cabinets in a neutral shade like this to liven up your home.
I am in desperate need of some advice on the best kitchen paint colors to update our tired old space. As you can see we put in new white washed plank floors to modernize the space a bit and then experimented with painting kitchen cabinets this bold red hue to add a bit of dimension and pizazz to the space (my mother in law thought I was crazy for doing this). I really like how the project turned out, but I think that we need something more than plain white walls to really make the space shine. I wasn't sure what kitchen colors with oak cabinets would look good without detracting from our bright red units. White seems to boring to me, but does anybody here have any opinions or advice?