45 Best Kitchen Paint Color Ideas and Combinations for 2024

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Becky Stayner

Moody Blue

mississippi farmhouse makeover takeover blue kitchen
Hector M. Sanchez, styling by Anna Logan

To help the large kitchen feel cozier, Country Living Editor-in-Chief Rachel Hardage Barrett chose the same soft blue color for the cabinets, walls, and ceiling of her Mississippi farmhouse. “This just-a-bit-moody blue has undertones that keep it feeling historic, not coastal,” says Rachel. Tip: When painting cabinetry, choose a cabinet-grade enamel paint for a flawless, chip-resistant finish.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry and Trim Paint Color:
Dutch Tile Blue by Sherwin-Williams

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Erin Little

Muted Yellow

yellow kitchen
Becky Luigart-Stayner, styling by Kathleen Varner

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Navy Blue

blue and white nautical kitchen
David A. Land

Forest Green

farmhouse kitchen of north carolina homeowner ronnie thompson with green cabinets and gingham wallpaper
Becky Stayner

Cornflower Blue

nostalgic farmhouse kitchen with blue cabinetry and wallpaper
Country Living

For a period-appropriate look for an early 1900s farmhouse, choose a timeless color like this cornflower blue in Melissa Duckworth’s small galley kitchen. It’s the perfect complement to the reproduction William Morris wallpaper and antique mint-colored enamel gas range.

Get the Look:
Trim and Cabinet Paint Color:
Jamestown Blue by Benjamin Moore

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Silvery Gray

new england home by designer katie rosenfeld kitchen, gray cabinets and kitchen island painted in silver lining by benjamin moore
Read McKendree

Classic Shaker and English kitchens inspired this timeless space, designed by Katie Rosenfeld in partnership with Jannell Zarba of Damiana Design + Project Management). “There are a lot of [English] scullery and back of house aspects to the kitchen,” says Katie, including punch-outs in the cabinetry. The soft gray paint color echoes the billowing seas beyond the windows.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
Silver Lining by Benjamin Moore


Grass Green

coastal kitchen with bright green cabinets
Read McKendree

Sage Green

green kitchen in an 1850s maryland farmhouse with open shelves
Helen Norman

To keep her farmhouse kitchen airy and open, homeowner Helen Norman paired new sage green Shaker-style cabinetry with three rows of simple bracketed shelves. “I think a kitchen breathes better with the openness above,” she says. Oil-rubbed bronze hardware continues the warmth of the muted green cabinet color, as does the aged wood flooring.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
Gloucester Sage by Benjamin Moore

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Deep Blue

blue and white kitchen of kelly ross
Michael Kaskel

Forest Green

green farmhouse kitchen
Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Cozy dark green cabinets set the nostalgic mood in this remodeled kitchen by designer Cameron Ruppert. A fresh coat of green paint on the existing brown wood cabinets “reinvigorated the room without disrespecting it,” says Cameron. The previous cartlike island wasn’t very functional, so they opted for a bigger custom piece but kept its features on the minimal side with slab-style drawers and bail pull hardware.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
Peale Green by Benjamin Moore


Green Blue

a kitchen with mint green cabinets
Country Living

Homeowner Dana Simpson chose a soft green blue for the Shaker-style cabinets in her light and airy modern farmhouse kitchen. “I love the way it contrasts with the white walls and the colors of nature that come through the windows.” The color is complemented with sandstone and butcher block countertops.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
Green Blue by Farrow & Ball

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Earthy Blue

a modern cottage kitchen
The Ingalls

White & Grass Green

a white kitchen with green floors and colorful accessories
Adam Albright

Olive Green

rustic kitchen with green cabinetry
Read McKendree

A rich olive green cabinet color helps this tiny beam-capped kitchen feel even cozier, but light-reflecting tile keeps it from feeling too dark. The unlacquered brass faucet and bistro-style shelving also bring some aged shine.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
For similar, Mountain Olive by Behr

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Pale Green

a kitchen with mint green painted cabinets and a collection of white dishes and a table in the middle
Rikki Snyder

To help an historic kitchen keep its nostalgic charm, choose a color that feels plucked from the period, like this jadeite-like green in novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz’s circa-1890s home.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
Palm by Farrow & Ball


Teal Blue

colorful lake house kitchen with white walls, wood toned cabinets, island painted a watery blue color
Diana Paulson, styled by Jennifer Berno DeCleene

Painting a large island in a big open kitchen instantly helps ground the space. In this Michigan lake house kitchen, the crowd-pleasing cool blue island plays off the water hues located just outside the doors. “A lot of country kitchens would have a farmhouse table in the middle of the space, so we wanted to give it that vibe,” says designer Steve Somogyi of Chicago firm Steve + Filip Design. Adding to the fun spirit, the designers paired the statement island with colorful, patterned encaustic tile for the backsplash.

Get the Look:
Island Paint Color:
Jamestown Blue by Benjamin Moore


Warm Gray

beekman boys kitchen painted soothing neutral colors
Annie Schlechter

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Celadon Green

light green kitchen cabinets with white subway tile backsplash
Miki Duisterhof

In this Massachusetts beach house, the Wood-Mode kitchen cabinetry is painted a pretty celadon green that is crisply set off by a white subway tile backsplash. Cape Cod artist Tim Dibble custom-carved the kitchen’s slate apron-front sink to incorporate local icons: a windmill, a whale, a lighthouse, and the word “riptide.”

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color: For similar, Coastal Crush by PPG


Gray Blue

rustic kitchen with blue cabinets
Josh Grubbs

If you love a rustic look for your cabin or cottage, but don’t want the kitchen to feel too rustic, consider pairing natural wood finishes with a soft, dusty blue. It’s the perfect complement that won’t overpower all that pretty wood grain.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color: Philipsburg Blue by Benjamin Moore


Jennifer Kopf is the Executive Editor of Country Living. She also covers antiques and collecting.


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