Our homes are often a reflection of our personalities and as such, colors are often incorporated to reflect our unique character. However, kitchens are often left out when it comes to color – especially kitchen cabinets. It’s true that white, off-whites and stained woods are some of the most popular choices for kitchen cabinets because of their timeless appeal, but for some homeowners, kitchen cabinetry is another canvas waiting to be filled with expressive color to help set the mood of their home.

If you’re hesitant to move away from neutral tones, consider a gray tone for your kitchen cabinetry. From sophisticated charcoal gray to lighter shades of gray, this neutral color offers elegance and sophistication in kitchens ranging in style from traditional to contemporary.

Shades of green can also be used for cabinetry in nearly any style, bringing a rejuvenating and refreshing feeling to the space. Lighter or muted greens work well in more traditional interiors, while brighter, bolder greens look great in modern or contemporary kitchens.

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Blue cabinets can have a similar affect as green in the kitchen. From the lightest baby blue to a bold navy, blue can create an uplifting mood in most kitchens. We especially like the nautical look it creates when paired with white upper cabinets.

Black may not be a color at the top of your list of potential kitchen cabinet colors, but if your style is more contemporary or minimalistic, it may be your best option. To keep the space from looking too dark and gloomy, it’s important to choose your finish carefully, as well as your accent colors.

Which of these colors would you like to incorporate into your kitchen? Leave a comment below and share with us!

If you’re ready to start discussing a kitchen or whole home renovation project or a new build, we invite you to download the TMS Architects white paper “10 Questions to Ask Your Architect” to learn more about the types of questions you should ask as you consider an architect for your project. Or, contact us to schedule a consultation to begin discussing your project today.