Have you ever considered how the color scheme of your kitchen can impact your cooking experience? Choosing the right colors can make your kitchen feel more inviting, energizing, and even inspire your culinary creativity. So, you’re now wondering, what color should I paint my kitchen? In this article, we’ve gathered 51 kitchen color ideas to help you transform your cooking space using wall paint and fresh cabinet finishes, plus complementary countertops, backsplashes, and accessories too. From trendy color combinations that will brighten up a dull kitchen to classic muted palettes with a calming ambiance, these ideas will make you want to cook every meal at home.

Visualizer: Viz Team  

Shades of muted blue make a fresh backdrop for a multitude of accent colors. Take this small kitchen concept for example. Light blue kitchen cabinets and matching wall paint become a smooth support for sunny yellow and hot pink elements.

Visualizer: Silver Bell  

Sage green delivers a soft connection with nature. Use this calming shade to enliven a plain white kitchen, then add natural wood elements to bring depth to the scheme.

Visualizer: Delaurentiis_ Studio3D   

Turquoise kitchen cabinets are a bold choice. They’re even bolder when paired with bright, tangerine walls!

Designer: Nook Architects  

Brown kitchen bar stools contribute a taming factor to this turquoise kitchen. Lower cabinets and the kitchen island calm the color explosion with a clean white balance.

Visualizer: Cristina Ovcharuk  

A dark green kitchen has an aura of old-world charm. Employ sharp black fixtures to modernize the aesthetic.

Visualizer: Ed Kim  

Combine the green kitchen aesthetic with a feature wall of exposed red brickwork to build rich color contrast. This kitchen design places a white marble backsplash between the two to freshen and elevate the look.

Visualizer: DAR architects  

Dark coral is an uber-trendy choice for a kitchen and packs a lot of punch. Instead of covering all of your units with this statement hue, consider sticking to wall paint, a tiled backsplash, or just a few wall cabinets.

Visualizer: Ismail Ammar  

Saturate your cooking space with a combination of pink and sage green. This scheme is further defined by colorful edge strips, and enriched with a statement gold linear suspension light.

Photographer: Nour El Refai  

A light coral colorway is soft enough to encapsulate every surface without visual overwhelm.

Visualizer: Vladimir Melnik  

Color-blocking is a clever way to carve out the kitchen zone of a studio apartment or a small open-plan living room. This pastel pink shade makes a playful space, full of youthfulness.

Designer: The Myer’s Touch  

White kitchen cabinets make a highly versatile base for strong accent colors–like these lively fuchsia pink add-ons.

Visualizer: Zrobim  

A 50/50 pink and white split sets a colorful scene with an airy ambiance.

Visualizer: Andrey Vladimirov  

Reframe bright red kitchen cabinets and accessories with a jet-black backdrop. A matt black finish will absorb the light, leaving the more vibrant pieces to shine out.

Visualizer: ddcnycla  

Glossy red kitchens put the finishing touch on a flawless powder-white base, like a slick of glamorous red lip gloss.

Visualizer: Martin Schropp  

Chocolate brown tones deliver instant warmth to a kitchen. Combine with light wood countertops and matching floors to lighten the look.

Visualizer: Zan Studio  

Juicy apricot sweetens up a plain white kitchen run. Color-match the kitchen backsplash, wall cabinets, and apricot wall paint to make one solid, bright burst of color.

Visualizer: Tutu Dadashova  

Install a lower line of gold kitchen cabinets beneath white counterparts to build just a glimmer of glamor.

Visualizer: Narine Sohomonian  

Contrast sweet pastel pink kitchen decor with earthy green kitchen cabinets and a high-contrast black kitchen island. Stick to matt finishes throughout to achieve soft cohesivity.

Designer: October Design Studio  
Photographer: Vaidotas Darulis  

This small pink, green, and black kitchen concept comes with a creative pastel checkered treatment across the wall cabinets.

Visualizer: Behzad Keramati  

Inky blue-gray cabinets and a dark sage kitchen island make a moody duo. Classic panel molded doors underline the palette with a sophisticated style.

Visualizer: Ayşe Özdemir  

A full set of sage green-painted base cabinets, wall units, and matching kitchen island can be softly broken with a pretty, light natural wood tone. Spread cohesive wood tone throughout the room scheme with countertops, open kitchen shelves, window frames, and rustic ceiling beams.

Visualizer: Kamran Karimov  

In an all-wood tone kitchen, gold kitchen pendant lights add a rich dose of class. Throw off the quietly neutral background with some small colorful and patterned pieces, like these eye-catching decorative vases.

Visualizer: Alexandra Bertova  

Bold blue units and busy blue terrazzo are sure to keep energy levels at a high, even when preparing a late evening meal for the family.

Visualizer: Cholakov-Gongalov Architects  

Make cobalt blue kitchen decor pop with a dark walnut cabinet surround. A third cube of contrast is placed in this kitchen concept, with the addition of a crisp white kitchen peninsula and matching white bar stools.

Visualizer: Justin Humphrey Architect   

A muted blue kitchen island adds a stripe of cool color to neutral beige, wood, or white, kitchen designs. Intensify the effect with a row of matching blue base units and a color-coordinated backsplash.

Visualizer: RZLBD (Reza Aliabadi)  

By restricting color to your kitchen backsplash area, there is the opportunity to swap the accent color in one fell swoop further down the line. This beautiful shade of blue sets a tranquil scene, but a bright color switch would change the tone of this room entirely.

Visualizer: Inna Sparrow  

A blush pink kitchen island may not seem the obvious choice to complement a royal blue kitchen run. However, this high-contrast aesthetic creates a scene that is both rich and sweet, which sounds like the perfect components for a delicious dessert.

Visualizer: Za Za Interior Design Studio  

Breezy blue kitchen units and sandy wood tones create a beachy feel. In this home, a hanging chair adds to the laid-back, outdoor feel. An assortment of kitchen bar stools and a mixture of patterned tiles build eclectic charm.

Visualizer: Marcin Kasperski   

Inky blue kitchen components offer great depth but they do drink up the natural light in the room. Counteract this light-draining effect with contrasting yellow units, shelf inserts, and a fun yellow light fitting.

Visualizer: Todos Arquitetura  

Separate bright blue and yellow elements with a swathe of white. Throw in a few red pieces to fashion a Mondrian-inspired space.

Designer: Carole Hunter  

This Mondrian inspired interior design really pushes into the realms of cubist art with scattered blocks of color and prominent black outlines.

Visualizer: Zrobim  

Sometimes, it’s the most unlikely partnerships that make a successful space. This interior design keeps the eye moving with a varied selection of tones, from subdued sage green and natural wood to cobalt blue and tangerine.

Visualizer: Office S&M  

Paint a mint green border above an aqua blue kitchen to discover a new-found freshness. Install a pastel pink tiled backsplash for added quirkiness.

Visualizer: D3 Design  

White marble kitchens look glorious when cut through with gold, especially when 3D texture adds extra shine and dimension. In this setup, unique brown pendant lights drip wonderful warmth into the cool stone scheme.

Visualizer: Hyuggen  

Mint green upper cabinets and light wood lowers create a calm yet uplifting kitchen color palette. This kitchen design keeps color compartmentalized with matching mint green pendant lights up top and a light wood dining table below.

Visualizer: 4B Studio  

Coffee and cafe au lait make a delicious combination for hot beverage lovers… It might inspire some new concoctions when break times roll around!

Visualizer: Ismail Ammar  

Give your kitchen a colorful edge with mustard yellow wall cabinets, backsplash, benchtop, and glossy black base units. Then, reverse the composition with a yellow kitchen island under a black waterfall counter.

Visualizer: TERZO PIANO SRL  

Take up tiling and cover your kitchen island in a new hue. Add a few contrasting wall shelves and you’ve got yourself a completely new color scheme.

Visualizer: Valentinstudio 3D  

Navy blue kitchen units bring the same drama as a solid black kitchen, plus a subtle undercurrent of added interest. Splash in drops of teal, coral, and gold to enliven the composition.

Visualizer: Oleksii Samokhvalov   

Sharpen a white kitchen with strong black silhouettes.

Visualizer: Silver Bell  

Bring a gray backsplash to life with deeply textured rock. Don’t forget to accentuate the details with a strip of LED lights.

Visualizer: İbrahim Ethem kısacık  

A black and white kitchen color scheme has a timeless appeal when teamed with cleanly framed cabinets and classic floor tiles.

Visualizer: Taisiya Gekkel  

When you’re stuck with a tame, neutral kitchen installation due to lack of funds or a rental agreement, even just one single column of fearless color can completely transform your space.

Visualizer: Natalia Pogorielova  

If you’re considering a kitchen with different color island, then take a look at this stunning design. A unique red stone kitchen island with a waterfall countertop is the star of the show, while wood cabinets and a gray worktop play the supporting role. A sensational gold extractor hood balances out the bold focal point.

Visualizer: Stany Kozlovkii  

Cut a swathe of dramatic dark gray marble down the center of a white kitchen design.

Visualizer: TERZO PIANO SRL  

A sleek scheme for a serious chef: Stainless steel kitchen units are reminiscent of a professional commercial kitchen setup.

Visualizer: Pix Visuals  

Raw cement and smooth woodwork spell simplicity.

Visualizer: Stephen Tsymbaliuk  

Another chocolatey kitchen color scheme, this time with a chunky black marble countertop.

Visualizer: TABARQ  

Choose a knotty wood to add plenty of natural pattern to the kitchen.

Visualizer: Dark Room Studio  

Whip up a balanced white and wood kitchen design with clean white cabinets and evenly spaced wooden shelf inserts.

Visualizer: Delaurentiis_ Studio3D   

Employ the natural warmth of a wooden countertop and upstand to transform a cool stainless steel, black, and white kitchen combo.

Do you need a more comprehensive color guide, like a full grade color manual that has Sherwin Williams color codes next to pictures? We have just the right thing for you. Check out the 100 Beautiful Color Palettes For Your Dream Home ebook which we have included as part of The Dream Home Kit.

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