The Best Kitchen Paint Colors, According to Interior Designers
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Whether you love the look of an all-white kitchen or prefer to amp up the color in this room, finding the perfect kitchen paint colors can be a difficult task. Sometimes, it's easier to just leave this tough design decision to the pros. Here, four interior designers reveal their go-to kitchen paint colors, and why they work so well in this space. With these trusted experts' advice in our back pockets, we can skip the paint chips and get to painting!
Want a paint color recommendation from one of the coolest designers around? Then you'll want to follow the advice of Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors. Not only is her Instagram account drop dead gorgeous, but she's even attracting celebrity clients, including Kristen Bell (we'll have to stay tuned for the final reveal). Her top paint pick for the kitchen? A rich shade of green that's both surprising and surprisingly neutral.
"My all-time favorite use of green in an interior was Dunn Edwards’s Midnight Spruce used in #clientohhiojai’s kitchen. And yes, it was my favorite use of green in an interior ever. The finished look in that Ojai kitchen with the marble countertops, wooden shelves, and gold accents was a dream come true," Lewis explains.
To buy: Midnight Spruce, dunnedwards.com.
The Perfect Neutral
If you're looking for the ideal neutral, but something a little more interesting than basic, boring white, don't worry, designer Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors has found it. The subtle gray hue is calming and serene, making it suited for a space that can easily get chaotic.
"I've used Silver Satin on several projects and my clients are always happy with the Taupe/Gray shade which makes it the perfect neutral," Franklin says. "I chose this color as a go-to for kitchens because it allows the transitional trend of colored cabinetry and modern espresso and ash gray wood tone cabinets to stand out. As the heart of the home, the kitchen should feel bright, airy, and inviting and Silver Satin does the trick!"
To buy: Silver Satin, benjaminmoore.com.
Choose a Timeless Hue
If you're not ready to hop onboard the trendy green color palette, Benjamin Moore's Alaskan Skies is a classic you can live with for decades to come. Carter Kay and Nancy Hooff of Atlanta-based Carter Kay Interiors describe this neutral hue as, "cool enough for grays and warm enough for natural linens." Bonus: with a color this timeless, you won't have to repaint in a few years.
To buy: Alaskan Skies, benjaminmoore.com.
Want one more reason to paint your kitchen green? Designer Jeanine Hays, one half of the husband-and-wife team behind interiors brand AphroChic, also suggests incorporating this color into your kitchen. Why green? Not only does it make a statement, but it creates stunning contrast with other elements in this space.
"Colorful kitchens are having a moment and we love the idea of going dark and moody with a shade like Botanic Green. The deep green will make elements like herringbone floors, butcher block islands, and metallic pots and pans really pop," she explains.
To buy: Botanic Green, aphrochic.com.