Kitchen Cabinet Color Combos

Design Tips | April 1, 2020

When it comes to designing a kitchen we always love a little variation with the island and the perimeter cabinetry. You can’t go wrong with cabinets that are the same color but mixing it up brings so much more character to the space. There are no rules with how to choose colors or stains but there are a few combinations that will always win. Here are a few of our favorites.

Green & Natural Oak

Photography: Lauren Miller | Design: Ashley Montgomery Design

Remember a few years ago when navy was all the rage in kitchen cabinetry? Well, we still love a navy moment in the kitchen but these days green is the new navy. We are seeing green in all kinds of applications in the home but, we especially love it in a kitchen. It’s important to find just the perfect shade of green, something with almost a historical feel to it is a good choice.

Gray on Gray

A gray kitchen is a classic choice. Gray is a great neutral but it also has so many dimensions to it so it’s never boring. The key to making this combination work is to go with a lighter gray and a darker gray. Iron mountain looks almost black so it plays perfectly with mindful gray.

French Blue & Brown Oak

design by Katie Hackworth | photography Anna Peters

This soulful combination is really unique and unexpected. The rich brown oak cabinetry balances out the more feminine french blue. Something about this pairing feels very european and we are here for it!

Light Light Gray & Gray Oak

Photos by Nicole Gerulat | Design by Alice Lane Home Collection

A sophisticated pairing, a light gray with a grayer oak feels high end and polished. If you want to make the combo feel a bit more rustic do the island in a hickory or alder to show more wood grain.

Dark Blue & White

Design by Amber Interiors |photography by Tessa Neustadt

Nothing is more classic than blue and white. A dark blue / black like French Beret gives so much depth to a white kitchen. Really, any type of blue will do. You can’t go wrong with this combo!

Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray | Satin Brass Hardware / Benjamin Moore French Beret | Sherwin Williams Snowbound / Burnished Antique Hardware | Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue | Signature Satin Brass Hardware / Benjamin Moore Nimbus | Rubbed Bronze / Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray | Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain | Pewter Hardware