Looking for the best paint colors for kitchen cabinets? These kitchen cabinet paint ideas are pretty & practical. The best combo for the heart of the home! Don’t miss these popular Benjamin Moore & Sherwin Williams kitchen cabinet colors.
The kitchen is more than just a room for preparing meals, it’s usually the go-to gathering place for family & friends where so many conversations are shared and memories are made.
Which is why I think it’s the most important room in the house to focus on when creating a space that feels like YOU.
It’s no secret that decorating trends are moving away from neutrals and into a more colorful realm!
Curious what is the most popular kitchen cabinet paint color for 2023? This guide has all the best kitchen cabinet paint colors along with photos of the colors in real kitchens.
Keep reading to get ideas for kitchen wall and cabinet color combos as well as which kitchen cabinet paint colors go with black appliances.
Ok, ready to bring some interest to your kitchen design with one of the most popular paint colors for kitchen cabinets? Let’s kick off the list with my personal favorite color for kitchen cabinets: greige.
2 Gorgeous Greige Kitchen Cabinet Colors
Greige kitchen cabinets are perfect for someone who prefers a conservative color palette, but wants to be a little bit more adventurous than white.
1. Pashmina (AF-100) by Benjamin Moore
Pashmina – LRV: 44.2 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Pashmina by Benjamin Moore is a beautiful medium greige paint color that tends to look amazing on kitchen cabinets.
It’s one of my all-time favorite kitchen cabinet colors. With the perfect mix of poise and flair, you’ll love how Pashmina can bring a kitchen to life.
Perfectly balanced between warm and cool, light and dark—a sophisticated neutral that you can use anywhere.Benjamin Moore
2. Naturel (SW 7542) by Sherwin-Williams
Naturel – LRV: 54 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Naturel by Sherwin-Williams is a light and bright greige that looks right at home on kitchen cabinets.
The color is warm and inviting. It welcomes you with the slight glow of a soft yellow undertone. Naturel is still fairly neutral, and will pair nicely with most other wall and trim colors.
3 of the Best Green Kitchen Cabinet Colors
Green is a bold paint color choice for kitchen cabinets, but when you get it right, the results are out of this world.
1. Pigeon (No.25) by Farrow & Ball
Pigeon – LRV: 35.32 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Pigeon is a beautiful medium dark blue-gray paint color. Farrow & Ball paint colors rarely find their way to the top of my lists, but I’m absolutely in love with Ball (No. 25)!
It seems like this color might draw too much attention to itself, but in practice, it can be the perfect centerpiece of a color palette.
This cosy and nostalgic blue grey is named after the colour of the bird often sighted around the London landscape. Softer and bluer than more contemporary grey shades like Mole’s Breath, Pigeon is particularly suited for use in boot rooms, cloakrooms or darker spaces like studies and panelled rooms. It is also incredibly popular on kitchen islands with the more delicate Dimpse on units.Farrow & Ball
2. Clary Sage (SW 6178) by Sherwin-Williams
Clary Sage – LRV: 41 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
If you want a green kitchen cabinet color that’s on the lighter side, but still proudly green, check out Clary Sage by Sherwin-Williams.
“Bring a botanical vibe to your space with this soft herbal green. This calming hue is warmed by a slight yellow undertone.”Sherwin-Williams
In the kitchen below, you can see that the Clary Green cabinets look light and bright (but not too washed out) with some bright natural light.
3. Thunderous (SW 6201) by Sherwin-Williams
Thunderous – LRV: 15 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Thunderous by Sherwin-Willims is a stunning dark green paint color that is perfect for kitchen cabinets.
“Find yourself in the depths of nature with this deep and comforting green. Its cool gray undertone allows it to pair well with other nature-inspired neutrals.”Sherwin-Williams
In the image below, this paint color fits right in with the countertop greenery, and the fir trees out the window.
3 Popular Dark Kitchen Cabinet Colors
If you’re interested in the darker kitchen cabinet paint colors, check out this final section.
1. Nocturnal Gray (2135-30) by Benjamin Moore
Nocturnal Gray – LRV: 13.81 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Nocturnal Gray by Benjamin Moore is an interesting color that burrs the line somewhere between blue, green, and gray.
In the kitchen below, I love the use of Nocturnal Gray for the under-cabinets, and a neutral white for the upper-cabinets.
A smoky charcoal with a hint of teal, this dark hue channels the moody allure of evening.Benjamin Moore
2. Cracked Pepper (PPU18-1) by BEHR
Cracked Pepper – LRV: 8 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Cracked Pepper is part of Behr paint’s black paint color family. With an LRV of 8, this is truly a rich, dark paint color.
Although it is dark, it’s not really a jet black color. It has much more of a deep charcoal gray vibe.
3. Cityscape (SW 7067) by Sherwin-Williams
Cityscape – LRV: 22 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Cityscape by Sherwin-Williams is a medium-dark gray paint color with a hint of green undertone. It’s a beautiful color, and an excellent choice for kitchen cabinets!
“As day shifts into night, you’ll discover a new layer of nuance in this deep gray. Its neutral undertone allows endless possibilities for color combinations.”Sherwin-Williams
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I love helping you find the perfect paint colors for your home, it’s one of my passions!
Check out more of my paint color resources:
- Best Gray Paint Colors | The Ultimate Guide
- Best White Paint Colors
- White Dove Paint Color Review | After Painting My Whole House!
- Paint Color Trends 2021 | Trending Colors From Top Brands
- Best Paint Colors For North Facing Rooms
- Top Paint Colors For South Facing Rooms
- How To Choose A Paint Color | Lighting, Undertones, Sheen (and more!)
- Samplize Review | Peel-and-Stick Paint Samples
- Green Paint Color Guide | Most Popular Colors