Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so the design choices you make for your kitchen are so important. When it comes to cabinets, neutral painted cabinets are a popular choice for a reason! Neutral colors on kitchen cabinets give you a clean, bright, and classic look. But narrowing down which neutral color is the right one for your kitchen can feel overwhelming. To make it a bit easier, check out these popular shades that are designer-favorites and all look gorgeous on cabinetry. Trends come and go, but these will always be popular neutral kitchen cabinet paint colors!
Popular White Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets
When we did our total kitchen renovation in our old house we used white cabinets and I loved the bright clean look! They were premade white, but you can easily achieve the same look with the right white or cream paint. There is something about a white kitchen that feels fresh and gorgeous! There is a reason it remains the most popular color for kitchen cabinets. It is simple and looks great with a variety of appliances and countertops.
Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
Sherwin-William’s Alabaster is always at the top of the list for popular white paint colors! It is a gorgeous barely off-white that feels softer and warmer than a stark white because of its beige undertones. This designer used it both on her walls and cabinets and the effect is beautiful. It looks amazing with stainless-steel appliances for a fresh clean kitchen.
Ivory White by Benjamin Moore
This DIY remodel used Ivory White by Benjamin Moore on the kitchen cabinetry for a soft off-white with warm undertones. It pairs beautifully with the organic feel of black iron, wood and stone for a rustic vibe. Because it has a faint yellow tint, it reads more warm than stark.
Pure White by Sherwin-Williams
Another top choice is Sherwin-WIlliams Pure White. Pure White is a well-balanced white that is soft and clean without being too stark or cold which makes it popular for interiors and as a kitchen cabinet color. It blends beautifully with this white subway tile and white walls.
Popular Gray Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets
Popular shades of gray for cabinets range from barely there color to deep dark charcoals. Our old house had a beautiful gray kitchen and we loved it! Gray is a great option if you want color but still want it to feel like a true neutral.
Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams
Repose Gray is one of Sherwin Williams’ most popular colors, and for a very good reason! It is considered a greige, and it reads as a very pale gray with the tiniest hint of violet. This is a beautiful cabinet color if you are looking for a light gray instead of a more stark white. I love it in this kitchen with the marble counters and wood accents. The combination is perfect!
Dove Tale by Farrow and Ball
A warm light gray, Dove Tale by Farrow and Ball has lilac-purple undertones and is a great neutral color for choice for kitchen cabinets. I imagine it was tricky finding the right neutral to go with these green countertops, but the Dove Tale looks lovely!
Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams
Mindful Gray is a light gray hue that has blue and green undertones that keep it from being too warm. Grays are popular for painting kitchen cabinets because they have some color without being too bright, and Mindful Gray may be the right choice if you want a nice mid-gray!
Neutral Painted Cabinets with a Hint of Color
Want a neutral paint color for your kitchen cabinets that isn’t white or gray? There are so many neutrals to choose from that have color and are beautiful choices for kitchen cabinet paint colors. Some of these just have a hint of color, while others are dark neutrals. Dark kitchens bring a dramatic flair that I love–they have depth and weight. But a shade with just a hint of color is nice and airy and light! If you want more than grey or white look no further than these designer picks.
Vert de Terre by Farrow and Ball
Vert de Terre by Farrow and Ball is a beautiful muted sage green. Because it doesn’t have a ton of color it is easy to put it in the neutral category, but it brings something interesting and fresh when compared to plain white! It pairs well both warm and cool colors and has undertones of blue.
Jet Black by Benjamin Moore
Sexy and striking, Jet Black is a classic deep black that looks amazing as a paint color for kitchen cabinets. If you want to make a statement, Jet Black with its dark blue undertone is moody and gorgeous! There is something really sophisticated about black as your neutral of choice.
Beguile by Valspar
If you want a neutral that is a bit of a chameleon, look to Beguile. It is described as a blue-green-gray and a lot about how it will look in your home will depend on your light. Here on the lower cabinets, it appears more blue, but in other lights and on the sample it has a more green-gray feel. This is a perfect example of the importance of always trying a sample in multiple places in your kitchen! It is a beautiful neutral and may be the perfect combination of blue-green you are looking for.
These kitchen makeovers are so inspiring! Don’t wait to paint your kitchen cabinets. These are amazing examples of what a beautiful new neutral color can do for a kitchen!
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