Colors for Your Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Steph Kaye on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 12:18pm.

Colors for Your Kitchen

The desire to update our kitchens. It never really goes away. Causing us to spend hours on home decorating websites. And the biggest problem in the kitchen is often the cabinets. Because if we want granite or quartz or some other solid surface slab countertop, there's not really a DIY solution - or a super affordable option. Changing out the appliances is also pricey.

Fortunately changing the color of your cabinets can be done quite easily. To get them professionally sprayed costs about $1,000, depending on how much cabinetry you have, the prep work needed, and the type of paint or stain you choose. Or, you can do it yourself with some time and patience and more time and patience. Here is a guide to cabinet colors that can help.

Primary colors

Although bright yellow or blue cabinets can look really neat, you have to make sure you really enjoy that color, because it will definitely stand out more than the more natural hues. 


It's classic and it's versatile. "A kitchen that is white makes the space feel bigger. White is also a universally appealing color and leaves a blank slate so buyers can re-envision the space," said Houzz.  Not only versatile, but white will always seem classy and in style. To keep it from lacking excitement make sure to add in colors and textures with different accessories.

Dark Paint or Stain

Has dark wood seen its day? Depends on who you ask. Trending colors are on the light side, but "Hues of chocolate and espresso are (still) a current trend in kitchen cabinetry, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association," saidHGTV.  Dark paint or stain can look sleek and chic with contrasting counters and floors. Make sure if you have light cabinets, then have dark counters, or dark cabinets have light counters


Blue has been on the interior design radar for a few years and is now trending big in kitchens. It's hot in design circles so there is a lot of shades available. It can accommodate a number of different styles. And, blue can also be an appetite suppressant.

If you love blue but you're not sure about making such a strong commitment to the color, consider panting only the lower cabinets and sticking to a more neutral color like white for uppers.


Gray is easily the hottest color out there right now, and seems to have staying power. But if you're worried about the possibility that it could look dated in a few years, you might want to go with something more classic. It's trending, there are many color options to choose from. It's also thought of as the new neutral, so it goes with just about everything and can range from super traditional to uber contemporary.

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Lang Premier Properties are Birmingham Realtors specializing in Oakland County Real Estate. Stephanie is an agent with Max Broock in Birmingham, Michigan. See what past clients have to say about Stephanie Lang.  Lang Premier Properties looks out for your best interests when you purchase a new custom luxury home. We always recommend working with an experienced luxury real estate agent when buying a new luxury estate.


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