12 Great Kitchen Color Combos | Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

White kitchens have been a trademark in America. Yes, we know it, and we realize that it’s a part of a tradition and home decor now because the effect of cleanliness is outstanding and doesn’t require much of an effort while designing.

Now since we live in 2018, it is extremely essential to break the norm with kitchen cabinets color combination.

The combinations need to be chosen in such a way that they compliment each other as well as brightens the kitchen on the whole.

Just brightening a specific area, such as the island, can have a very healthy and characteristic improvement in the overall ambiance of your kitchen.

Brightening up your kitchen area will transform the look of your entire house and can be very refreshing and may give a good feel while cooking. Combine two colors on your cabinets and by styling your cabinets and flooring you can change the entire outlook.

Here is a dozen of Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas that you need to please your eyes with and give your kitchen a much-needed makeover.

Let’s go through these 12 ideas and leave it for you to decide which one suits your kitchen the best.

  1. The Sky Effect

Photo By John M. Hal; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

Two shades of the same color always go hand-in-hand. You can never go wrong with this color combination as they will complement each other fabulously in your kitchen.

With deep blue island staged in the center and cabinets with a much elegant sky-blue color, they will give high definition and a completely re-designed look.

  1. Barn Red with Sage Green

Photo By Jeffrey Volker; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

Designer Carlie Korinek uses this complementary color scheme very carefully by mixing colors which don’t look too Christmassy.

By choosing a soft sage Green color on the cabinets and a fine wood finish on the island with barn red on the underside of the table top, warms up the overall experience.

  1. Leaf Green and white

Photo By Eric Piasecki/Otto; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

The dynamic island holds court in this fresh white kitchen. The designer, Gideon Mendelson, secured the roof with a beautifully customized, painted canvas. If that seems too much of an effort, you can choose to go with wallpapers as well.

In a coordinating green-and-white color scheme, it gives the kitchen a very elegant and brightened look.

  1. The shades of Blue

Photo By Eric Roth; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

The always compatible combination of dark and light tone of the same color will give your kitchen a well-defined ambiance.

As you see the design of the cabinets is plain and traditional but the pale blue color on the cabinet boxes, by Adolfo Perez, creates awe and adds charm to the entire look with deeper shade on the doors and drawers.

Both the colors add details to the beautifully crafted, shaker-style cabinets.

  1. Hot red and black

Hot red and black
Photo By Courtesy Of Kraftmaid Cabinets; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

This outstanding kitchen designed by KraftMaid feels so well contrasted in colors because of matching of equivalent power hues.

Dark cupboards successfully blur out of the spotlight to flaunt the red island at a focus, while a light backsplash and ledges shield the painted pieces from feeling overwhelming.

The combination might seem out of sorts, but when combined with the designer, it creates a very happening aura.

  1. Mixing the odds | Orange plus Grey

Mixing the odds - Orange plus Grey
Photo By Eric Roth; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

When you think about hot orange color in your kitchen, it doesn’t sound good, but all depends on the kitchen cabinets color combination.

The centered island is painted vibrant orange while it is combined with a soft tint of grey on the cabinets which makes it subtle yet bright in colors.

The two opposite shades combined by Andra Birkerts, create a lively environment.

  1. Lemon and Lime

Lemon and Lime
Photo By Eric Roth; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

Lively hues where striking green border cupboards and a radiant yellow island are joined by the kitchen’s multicolor tile backsplash.

Dark stone and light wood counters concentrate all over on the merry palette. This exquisite and amazing combination of colors, giving the kitchen a happening ambiance, can be observed in Nancy Traversy’s kitchen.

  1. Deep Aqua and White

Deep Aqua and White
Photo By Mark Lohman; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

A lot of white can obscure a room’s subtle elements. To feature the engineering of this space, architect Kelly LaPlante utilized a mid-tone blue to ground the floor and characterized the roof truss work.

Similar color has been utilized on the cabinets as well as its built-in and beautifully exposed edges, which enhances the elegance and also gives it more definition.

  1. Pale Gray and Greenish Blue

Pale Gray and Greenish Blue
Photo By Eric Roth; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

The color gray is equally liked by an artist as well as a person who is color-shy. When this pale gray combines with blue color with a greenish tinge, it brings out the texture.

The architect Liz Caan used the gray color for the cabinets as well as the countertop whereas the area surrounding it is colored blue with a green tinge.

The backsplash combines the two completely different colors in the most beautiful way.

  1. Flame Red and Soft Yellow.

Flame Red and Soft Yellow
Photo By Eric Roth; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

Red and yellow, both are sharp colors which already go hand in hand. The architecture. Liz Mitchell has chosen this combination to give the corner bar a distinguished look.

The green colored wallpaper plays the role of a catalyst whereas the mahogany top of the counter plays a balancing role so that the combination doesn’t look too quaint.

  1. Cornflower and Yellow

Cornflower and Yellow
Photo By Eric Roth; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

Both colors might seem same to some, but they actually complement each other in a very artistic way. The Morse constructions have used the golden base for the cabinets and detail them with the sharp defining yellow color.

The blue backdrop and the silver lining plays an important part in the prominence of this unusual but beautiful combination.

  1. Jadeite and Buttermilk

Jadeite and Buttermilk
Photo By Eric Roth; (Paint Dabs) Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio

The architect, John Tittmann has used the soft buttermilk and Jadeite colors to define the different cabinet sections. To differentiate between the fridge and the cabinets, he used an antique green color for the fridge unit, whereas the pale yellow was used for beadboard panels and the cooktop.

All in all, these all these colors give it the look of a kitchen in a farmhouse.

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