Painted Cabinetry: Colors on Kitchen, Pantry and Bathroom Cabinets!

I’ve always been a fan of plain white cabinets, but cabinets painted in rich hues are all the rage right now!


If there’s a color you love, why not bring it into your cabinets and woodwork? Here are some color palettes that I like:

This butler’s pantry in grey with wood countertops and old-fashioned library inspired hardware has that farmhouse appeal!  I really like it styled with the white Martha-Stewart-esque tableware:


This powder blue kitchen is to die for!  I love the bead board ceiling, marble backsplash and countertop and the black stove with copper accessories.  What a fun color combination!  I am not crazy about the lighting fixture, but everything else works!

Photo: Kristian Holm for House and Leisure

Photo: Kristian Holm for House and Leisure

This kitchen has deep blue cabinets, library lights over the sink, open shelving with stacked plates and brass hardware for warmth. The oriental rug inspired runner warms up the space as well!  It gives it a cozy, worn feel.


I really like the blue-grey paint used in this kitchen reveal unveiled on the Emily Henderson blog – click here to read:



Farrow & Ball’s “Drawing Room Blue” makes an impression when paired with the clear subway tile.


This is Jennifer Lopez’s kitchen in her California home – don’t you love the Robin’s Egg Blue and the gorgeous La Cornue stove?


Here’s a blue glazed kitchen by K. Marshall Design


Miles Redd (Danielle Rollins home), March 2012

Miles Redd Turquoise Kitchen


I love this lacquered pantry by a Greenwich architect friend of mine, Douglas Vanderhorn:


Lacquer cabinetry by Katie Ridder:


Photo by Matthew Quinn:


This is a playful powder room with grasscloth walls, brass accents and lacquered cabinetry.


What is your favorite cabinet color?

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  2. Sarah

    Do you know where to get the tile for the blue marble backsplash in the top picture? I can’t stop thinking about it

    1. Post author

      We aren’t sure- sorry! Print the photo and bring it to your local tile store, we are sure they would help you try to find something similar!

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