​The New Trend in Painted Kitchen Cabinets

​The New Trend in Painted Kitchen Cabinets

White painted cabinets have been a classic color choice in kitchens for decades, but a new design trend has surfaced the last few years that has kitchen cabinets looking better than ever before!

Introducing the Boldly Colored Kitchen

Bold, rich cabinets have been appearing in kitchens in a full range of breathtaking colors. There are plenty of modern, streamlined cabinets that take advantage of color, but this trend shows up most heavily in traditionally-styled kitchens where molding and decorative trim are more prominent. This is good news if you’re interested in experimenting with this trend, since most homeowners’ kitchen cabinet doors tend to be inset or shaker-style.

Here are some great examples of kitchens that pulled off bold, painted cabinets well:

Green Painted Cabinets

Teddy Edwards Brooklands

Photo by Teddy Edwards

This hunter green paint color in a matte finish looks stunning on these kitchen cabinets. The masculine color is balanced with the addition of copper pulls and fixtures. Walls painted white and a light colored countertop keep the overall look bright. To capture this look in your home consider adding crown molding to the tops of your cabinets, if they don’t already have it.

Blue Painted Cabinets

New York Residence

Photo by Sheila bridges design, inc

Blue has become an increasingly popular color choice for kitchen cabinets. Cabinets painted in robin’s egg blue feel fresh and reflect light well, making even the smallest kitchens seem brighter.

Gray Painted Cabinets


Photo by Elizabeth Lawson Design

Consider gray the new black for painted kitchen cabinets. It is a modern, sophisticated look that instantly dresses up a kitchen. Many homeowners choose to restrict gray to the lower kitchen cabinets while painting the uppers in a lighter color, but we’ve also seen plenty of great looking kitchens with the upper and lower cabinets in gray.

Your Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Would you consider experimenting with this design trend in your kitchen? If so, we suggest making sure the finish on your painted cabinets is as smooth and brush stroke-free as possible. This look is all about an understated elegance, and nothing ruins that faster than visible paint drips!

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