Popular Kitchen Cabinet Colors
Most Popular Cabinet Paint Colors Posted on February 8, 2016 by Cyndy 171768.6k This post has really been a long time coming. It’s been a couple of years since I last shared a post on some of the most popular cabinet paint colors. A lot has changed and some new gorgeous all-star cabinet colors have emerged. I wanted to highlight and update these colors today to be sure and get them on your radar (if they’re not on there already). By the way, all of these colors are great interior door colors as well! via Chelsea Construction Corporation Chelsea Gray Benjamin Moore via Elements of Style I’m grouping both kitchen, bathroom and built-in cabinet colors together this time because these colors really do work well universally for all spaces. There are more colors I really wanted to include but I narrowed down the list to those that are not only the most popular cabinet colors, but also the most versatile (mix of warm and cool tones). Versatile/transitional colors work more consistently in different lighting situations and most of them could work with warmer wood tones or cooler marble/tiles. In other words, they are a little more dependable. Smoke Embers Benjamin Moore via John K. Anderson Design Choosing cabinetry paint colors is one of the trickiest colors to choose for a home because there are just so many variables to consider like; lighting, other undertones in the space, flooring tones, wall colors, etc.. Because of this, trying out a color that has a good track record and is a best seller is such a great place to start zoning in on just the right color. When it comes to cabinetry colors, the best colors get used over and over by designers and home builders because they just consistently work well. I’m going to go through these colors on the palette from lightest to darkest. So if you’re looking for a dark color, go to the end of the post. Also, I’m pointing out some trend details as well throughout. Whites We’re still seeing a lot of white painted cabinetry right now and of course, you guys all know, all whites are not created equal. If you’re looking for a true white, with virtually no undertone at all, Decorators White from Benjamin Moore is one of the most popular whites out there. Decorator’s White Benjamin Moore via Bradford Design Sherwin Williams Pure White is another popular white with very little undertone (very slight warmth). Pure White Sherwin Williams via Linda McDougald Design Pure White Sherwin Williams via Linda McDougald Design At the top of the list, Simply White by Benjamin Moore (2016 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year), is one of the most popular cabinet colors out there today. Simply White Benjamin Moore via Studio McGee Lighter Warm Grays and Tans Warm grays are still going strong and currently the biggest color trend right now. However, the undertones today are more perfectly balanced (warm and cool tones) than they were in the cooler gray trends of the last two years, which is consistent with all of the 2016 paint color forecasts that came out late fall. Gray Owl from Benjamin Moore has quickly becoming one of the most popular wall colors today but it’s also a new big trend for cabinetry because of that near perfect balanced undertone. It’s a very slight warm gray that has just the right amount of warmth to keep the gray from looking to sterile and cold. Gray Owl Benjamin Moore via Jill Frey Design Gray Owl Benjamin Moore via Jill Frey Design Smoke Embers from Benjamin Moore is another lighter but slightly warmer gray. Smoke Embers Benjamin Moore via John K. Anderson Design Smoke Embers Benjamin Moore via Becki Owens Coventry Gray from Benjamin Moore has been very popular for many years as a wall color and it’s also become one of the most popular cabinet colors as well. It’s important to know that it Coventry is a little cooler and has less warmth in the undertone. Coventry Gray Benjamin Moore via Studio McGee Coventry Gray Benjamin Moore via Design Manifest Mid-toned Colors Mindful Gray from Sherwin Williams is one of the most popular mid-toned warm grays when it comes to cabinet colors. It’s such a versatile color because of that mix of warm and cool in the base. I use it everywhere throughout my home on all my cabinetry including my office/craft room below. Mindful Gray Sherwin Williams via The Creativity Exchange Mindful Gray Sherwin Williams via AGK Design Studio Fieldstone from Benjamin Moore is very similar (almost identical to Mindful Gray) and it’s a rockstar cabinet color because it’s been very popular for 4-5 years now because it always looks amazing. Fieldstone Benjamin Moore via Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn Another gorgeous mid-toned warm gray that’s popular with cabinetry is River Reflections from Benjamin Moore. River Reflections Benjamin Moore via Charmean Neithart Interiors Gettysburg Gray from Benjamin Moore is an all-star mid-toned taupe/warm gray cabinet color. It’s been one of the most popular cabinetry colors for at least 3-4 years because it leans warmer than most traditional warm grays. Really, I would classify this color more as a taupe because of the slight green in the warm gray base. Gettysburg Gray Benjamin Moore via Fitzgerald Construction Next to Simply White, Chelsea Gray from Benjamin Moore is probably one of the most popular cabinet colors trending today. It’s a rock star color on cabinets because it’s the perfect compliment to marble, it has that perfect warm/cool undertone balance, so it works with both chrome and gold fixtures and hardware. Chelsea Gray Benjamin Moore via Elements of Style Chelsea Gray Benjamin Moore via Anna Braund Chelsea Gray Benjamin Moore via Martha O’Hara Interiors Darker Colors Deep Silver from Benjamin Moore is a newer color that I have seen popping up a lot lately with designers and it’s a stunning darker gray that has a slight blue in the color. I’m obsessed with this color because its rich in depth but still a neutral. I included it in the list because I think we’ll be seeing a lot of this color in the coming year. I think in the next 2-3 years, we’ll be trending darker and richer on our cabinetry colors. Deep Silver Benjamin Moore via Gerry Smith Architects Deep Silver Benjamin Moore via Gerry Smith Architects If Deep Silver is a little too dark but you love the color, take a look at Thunder Cloud Gray from Benjamin Moore, which is one shade lighter than Deep Silver. Another up and coming cabinet color that is really gaining popularity is Eclipse from Benjamin Moore. A darker warm blue/gray that is dreamy in the bathroom. Eclipse Benjamin Moore via Cory Connor As far as dark navy goes, there is one navy that surpasses all other navy colors in popularity and color and that’s Hale Navy from Benjamin Moore. Really, it doesn’t get any better than this navy because it’s really perfection when it comes to cabinetry. Hale Navy Benjamin Moore via Sealy Design Although below is a custom color mix, as you can see, it’s nearly identical to Hale Navy. So beautiful mixed with the brass hardware. via Holst Brothers Hale Navy Benjamin Moore via Studio McGee Raccoon Fur from Benjamin Moore is very dark gray that leans blue in natural light and it’s also a nice alternative to navy if you’re looking for more of a dark gray/blue. Racoon Fur Benjamin Moore via Andrew Howard Black cabinets are making a big comeback and Benjamin Moore traditional “Black” is an all-star black when it comes to cabinetry. It’s perfect because it has that warm/cool undertone with an ever so slight hint of gray to help diffuse the harshness. It’s really the best black out there and it’s also the most popular. Black Benjamin Moore via Urrutia Design Door Painted in Black Benjamin Moore via Urrutia Design A great trick if you want black cabinets or interior doors is to use Dragon’s Breath from Benjamin Moore. It’s a muddy black with a warm gray base that diffuses the harshness of the black. Dragon’s Breath Benjamin Moore via Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees Dragon’s Breath is one of the most popular interior door colors right now. Lastly, another beautiful way to diffuse harsh black is to use a stain vs. paint like these dark almost black ebony stained cabinets. via Maxine Schnitzer Photography Like I mentioned in the beginning of the post, they were so many more colors I wanted to include but I narrowed down the list as best I could to really give you the all-stars. If you want to see more great colors, there is a lot more cabinet color inspiration pinned on my “Pick a Paint Color Board” and a new board I just started “Cabinet Paint Colors” on Pinterest. If you need a little more help in how to narrow down your color choices and how to zone in on the perfect color for your cabinets, I have a little trick that I shared for nailing the perfect paint color for a space. You can get to that post by clicking the image directly below. So what do you think about these colors? Do you have any of them in your home or are any of them calling your name? I would love to know in the comment section below. I’m also over at Remodelaholic today with another monthly paint color post. I’m doing a color spotlight on another great black Wrought Iron from Benjamin Moore here. Thanks so much for stopping by! Cheers! Cyndy 171768.6k Related This entry was posted in Bathroom, color palettes, Decorate, Laundry Room, Paint Colors and tagged Cabinet Paint Colors, Paint. 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