Best Colors When Painting Kitchen Cabinets

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Best Colors When Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchens are the epicenter of your house for cooking, dining, entertaining… and even homework. Painting kitchen cabinets with Clark+Kensington’s Cabinet, Door & Trim paint is an inexpensive way to completely transform this space into something gorgeous that will make you smile every time you enter the room.


What if you don’t want an all-white kitchen? But you don’t want to go “full color” either? I have the perfect solution for you! A two-toned kitchen is a trend that is sweeping homeowners off their feet. The idea is to have a lighter top cabinets and then darker colors to anchor the bottom cabinets. Here are some of my top Clark+Kensington choices for the perfect cabinet color combinations!

Let’s start with the color Bone White. This is an elegant and neutral color that is perfect for upper cabinets. Painting the top half of your kitchen the lighter color makes the room feel bigger and leave the darker color for the bottom cabinets to really ground the kitchen.

Here are four colors that compliment that Bone White flawlessly:

  • Bone White
  • Fog Rolls
  • Late Night Serenade
  • Blue Spruce
  • Ivy League

Fog Rolls In is a beautiful light grey with blue undertones and the color Ivy League is more of a steal blue. Both color choices give a stunning elegant look when paired with Bone White, color code CW-W2.

If you are looking for something a bit more daring give these two a try: Late Night Serenade or Blue Spruce. Late Night Serenade is a cool color. Greys are always a color trend hit. Blue Spruce is a calming soft green that gives a refreshing feeling. In fact, this color was featured as part of the color trends for 2021.

Here’s an Annie Tip: If you are struggling to picture how these colors will work in your room, head on over to The Paint Studio and check out the color Visualizer. Just upload a room photo and you can easily swap colors out to see how they’ll look with just a few clicks.

What I love most about my job is finding ways to bring out my own inner artist through paint and brush. Using two colors on your cabinets is no longer daring or risky - it’s a very savvy design choice! Whether you have a traditional or contemporary style, a hundred-year-old farmhouse or a modern high-rise condo, a two-toned kitchen almost always works. If you do this in your home, I’d love to see it! Make sure to use the hashtag The Helpful Place.

Published on 12/9/2021.
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