Selecting the perfect paint colour for your new kitchen cabinets can definitely be challenging. While white will always be classic there are so many other fun shades to pick from.
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How to pick the best cabinet paint colour?
Selecting a paint colour for your kitchen cabinets it all about the look you are trying to achieve – do you want a bright and airy space? Maybe something dark and moody?
Start collecting up your favourite pictures of kitchens (Pinterest is great for this) and see if there are any trends – do the kitchens you save have a similar look? Once you’ve narrowed down the look you like (say, light grey cabinets) it’s time to pick a shade – there are literally thousands. This is where backsplash and countertop materials come into play – use these materials to find the best shade for YOUR kitchen.
Are there foolproof cabinet shades?
There are definitely some paint colours that are more popular than others for kitchen cabinets. want to pick your cabinet colour first and then pick the rest of your materials, here are 7 of my favourite cabinet paint colours to help inspire you!
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White Dove by Benjamin Moore
White is probably the most classic paint colour for kitchen cabinets and White Dove is a popular choice. It’s not too blue, not too yellow and compliments majority of tile and stone patterns.
Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore
If the idea of a pure white kitchen seems too stark for you, an off-white shade like Swiss Coffee might be the perfect choice.
Shaded White by Farrow and Ball
Looking for something a little darker? Shaded White is a modern beige colour that is becoming more and more popular.
Pavilion Gray by Farrow and Ball
If gray is more your thing, Pavilion Gray is a beautiful shade that adds a bit of colour without being too dark.
Clary Sage by Sherwin Williams
I’m seeing more and more green kitchens these days and love the light shade of Clary Sage. It looks especially nice in modern farmhouse style kitchens.
Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore
If you like the idea of a dark and moody kitchen, Hale Navy is a classic colour choice. We used a similar shade when we painted our two tone kitchen.
Dark Olive by Benjamin Moore
A more unexpected colour, Dark Olive creates a beautiful look I absolutely love. I may even repaint our lower cabinets this shade one day.