14 Trendy Cabinet Paint Colors in 2023
The Hottest Cabinet Trends
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Cream is classic, timeless, and always a favorite for kitchens that recieve a good amount of natural light. Soft and inviting , this one comes highly requested. Bejamin Moore’s Natural Cream is a beautiful creamy beige paint color. Compared to other “cream” paint colors, Natural Cream is on the warmer side of the scale, leaning more towards khaki or light brown. Natural Cream pairs beautifully with wood accents, gold hardware, and olive or dark green.
One of the very few shades you can truly say “use it anywhere!” is Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray. From cabinets to walls to the exterior of your house, Repose gray is truly versatile in use. If you are comparing this color to other shades of gray, you will notice that it is not a full-on true gray. Repose Gray actually has a taupe-ish base to it, making it a medium gray with brown, greige and a little bit of blue to cool it down. Whether your kitchen sees a lot of sun, or not, this color is perfect for any kitchen – large or small.
Be Dramatic with Benjamin Moore’s Midnight Oil! Believe it or not, this cabinet paint color is considered a deep blue-black according to Benjamin Moore. Although it reads black to the average eye, it has strong blue undertones that come out of hiding when used in rooms that receive a lot of daylight (or natural light).
Midnight Oil is a great choice for those who do not want to fully commit to painting their cabinets, island, or vanity black.
A MacFarland Painting classic. Sherwin-Williams Alabaster is probably the most common color to get your cabinets painted. From professional cabinet painters everywhere, we can all admit that Alabaster is the highest requested cabinet paint color. This is because it is a safe choice. It is not a stark white, and it is not a heavy cream. Perfectly simple, and perfectly white.
A vintage vibe. Next time you think of painted green kitchen cabinets, think Backwoods by Benjamin Moore. This masculine shade of green is sure to strike the eyes of anyone who walks in the room.
Green cabinets can be fun and quirky, but also serious and sophisticated; and Backwoods is a great example of what sophisticated looks like.
“I want white kitchen cabinets – not cream or ivory, just white.” As professional cabinet painters, we hear this a lot for clients who are selling their home, or looking to make their kitchen feel bigger and brighter. This is when we recommend Sherwin-Williams Pure White. Pure White is best described as a simple white with little to no undertones. It is not a blinding white, and not a creamy white either – perfectly balanced between bright and soft.
As one of our 7 stock colors, you can view pure white painted cabinets in our showroom located in Livonia, MI.
Similar to Slate Tile, but without the hints of gray, Waterloo is a blue-green paint color that leans strongly towards blue than green, depending on the light. The more natural light that you have, the more green will show through. Many choose this shade for an accent piece – such as a kitchen island – but if you feel bold, go all the way!
Benjamin Moore: HC-169
Classic, sophisticated, versatile, and calm – Coventry Gray can be used in modern and traditional spaces. It is not super light, and not a deep gray – consider it a “true gray.”
Simply Olive. A muted green that is perfect for kitchen cabinets.
If you are looking to give your kitchen a sense of tranquility and calmness, Retreat is the perfect shade for you. The opposite from bright and heavy, this cool, calm, and collected shade of green has strong gray undertones – symbolizing a perfect balance of practically, comfort, and style.
You cant get darker than this! Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black is the deepest shade of black you will find for a cabinet paint color. Rich, bold, and masculine – this shade of black is sure to make a statement on your kitchen cabinets!
Did we save the best for last? You make the call! Sherwin-Williams Peppercorn is one of Sherwin-Williams best selling cabinet paint colors! and let us tell you.. this color sure does not lack character. It is a very dark, neutral gray – but be careful where you use it. In certain lighting this cool gray can show hints of blue, purple, or gray.