12 Kitchen Color Trends That Are Hot Right Now
White kitchens still have their place, but why not refresh your kitchen with some welcome color? Get inspired by these popular kitchen colors we love.
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Kitchen Color Trend: Dark Gray
Rich gray cabinets, like in this kitchen by @londonpiercedesign, deliver a high-impact look as a timeless neutral you won’t tire of quickly. Many shades of gray have been popular in home decor for some time and remain popular. Skip the light, cool grays and go for a rich, warm gray for a more updated look.
Kitchen Color Trend: Muted Blue
A blue kitchen looks fresh and welcoming. This space by @chadesslingerdesign features a shade of blue with gray undertones, giving it a sophisticated look that’s not too bright. Notice the rest of the finishes are classic black, white and wood tones. It’s a good idea to stick to one pop of color (in this case, the cabinets) to allow the rest of the kitchen to breathe.
Kitchen Color Trend: Black and White
Black and white kitchens have been around for decades. For a fresh twist on a classic, mix in different shades of ivory and beige, as shown here in this kitchen by @kms.home. The variation of whites and creams in the tiled backsplash help to elevate the space, while also delivering a timeless look. P.S. These are the best tile options for your kitchen backsplash.
Kitchen Color Trend: Warm Neutrals
Move over bright white kitchens! Warm grays, creamy whites, natural woods and leather accents are taking over. A kitchen designed with warm neutrals, like this example from @terranelsonhome, adds a dose of coziness while still feeling clean and airy. If you want to achieve a similar look, take note that the cabinets are painted Pashmina by Benjamin Moore. Still can’t decide? If you want some more inspiration you should check out this curated list of kitchen decor ideas.
Kitchen Color Trend: Dark Wood Tone
For a long time everywhere you looked, homeowners covered up their wood cabinets with paint. But guess what? Wood is back! We’re seeing a big resurgence of wood cabinets in all different tones. The dark walnut cabinets chosen here by @intheozarks add rich texture and dimension, while the rest of the white and gold finishes keep the overall style bright and modern.
Kitchen Color Trend: Teal
If you don’t want to commit to color on your walls or all your cabinets, try limiting the color to one section, such as a coffee bar or pantry cabinet. This white kitchen by @rebeccarhey benefits from the pop of teal cabinets next to the breakfast nook. The unexpected but refreshing color energizes the whole kitchen.
Kitchen Color Trend: Light Wood Tone
The light wood tones used in this kitchen by @joelleelainedesign feel warm yet modern. The shaker style cabinets are clean and streamlined, but the natural wood adds a note of tradition. Wood also helps your kitchen cabinets feel more like furniture, turning the whole space into a cozy and inviting gathering spot.
Kitchen Color Trend: Muddy Green
If there’s one color we’re seeing pop up absolutely everywhere, including the kitchen, it’s green! To avoid a too-bright green that looks more like it belongs in a kid’s room, turn to muddy, muted greens that have plenty of gray undertones. These greens are classic, sophisticated and look stunning in a kitchen, as shown here in this calm kitchen by @fairhaven.home.
Kitchen Color Trend: Blue and White
If you love black and white kitchens, you’ll probably also love blue and white kitchens! Still classic, but with a playful twist. Try using blue on the lower cabinets and white on the uppers, like in this kitchen from @rebeccarhey. You get a dash of bold color without fully committing to allover blue.
Kitchen Color Trend: Pop of Pink
White subway tile was once king in the kitchen, but now we’re seeing tile in all sorts of shapes, patterns and colors. And we love it! The pink cement tile on the peninsula of this modern kitchen by @copelandandco is the star of the show. Look for unexpected places in your kitchen to add colorful tile in your favorite color.
Kitchen Color Trend: Sunshine Yellow
If you’re really ready to go bold in your kitchen, why not bring in the sunshine? These yellow cabinets from @gettingstuffdoneinheels manage to look happy and unexpected, but also chic. The trick is to choose the perfect shade of yellow. Not too bright, but not pastel. Aim for a more grounded, golden yellow like Behr Dandelion Wish or Sherwin-Williams Nugget.
Kitchen Color Trend: Dark and Moody
Would you ever go all black in your kitchen? Black might just be the new white. In favor of one black element, like cabinets or counter tops, you can really make a statement by choosing black for everything. This kitchen by @spacehavenhome features black cabinets, countertops and wall paint that work together in perfect, deliberate harmony.