While I love a white kitchen as much as the next girl, and I still find them timeless, I’m noticing a trend towards kitchen cabinets that aren’t white. And I like it. I’m seeing a lot of light, warm gray/greige/taupe colors trending on kitchen cabinets, and I think they’re a great look. They still give you a light and airy feeling, but they offer a bit more warmth and dare I say, interest, to them. And you all know, that I love painting cabinets in colors that I don’t come across on a regular basis. It keeps things interesting. With this trend, I thought I’d share some of my favorite non-white cabinet paint colors.
Apparition (Benjamin Moore)
Apparition, a Benjamin Moore color, is another one that gives a new take on non-white kitchen cabinet colors. This tone on tone look is so appealing to me, and I love the cabinets paired with a lighter countertop. If I had my way, this is the direction I would go if I were building a home or remodeling a kitchen.
Purbeck Stone (Farrow and Ball)
The Europeans seem to have high end kitchens down to a science, and Humphrey Munson is one of my favorites to watch for kitchen trends. I’m absolutely smitten with this kitchen color combination of Purbeck Stone and Downpipe on the built in hutch (both are Farrow and Ball colors). Don’t even get me started on that stunning marble backsplash above the stove.
Edgecomb Gray (Benjamin Moore)
Edgecomb Gray is another color that plays well with lighter countertops. I have this color on my own cabinets, and I have to give the caveat that with darker countertops, it doesn’t have the same look and feel. It reads as more of a creamy white (which is why it leaves me aching for new countertops and backsplash). But, in the right context, it’s a stunner. Not that I don’t like it, I just wish the color read the same way as it does in this kitchen.
Hardwick White (Farrow and Ball)
Again with the stunning European kitchens. These cabinets are painted in Hardwick White, and you can see by looking at the walls, that it’s not a white by any means. Again, very subtle and classic, without being white. I think this kitchen really demonstrates what I’m talking about, in that the non-white kitchen cabinet color gives this kitchen a bit more depth and interest. So very elegant.
Mindful Gray (Sherwin Williams)
While the color is subtle, I think that’s what I love about it. Mindful Gray (Sherwin Williams) is a warm gray that pairs well with white perimeter cabinets, as in this photo, or all by itself.
Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore)
Of course, I can’t go through non-white kitchen cabinet paint colors without mentioning Revere Pewter. It is such a classic, whether on walls or cabinetry. Here you can see how stunning it is with light cabinets in Kayla’s kitchen from Painted by Kayla Payne. And the hardware she chose really makes it shine even more.
This kitchen embodies exactly what I’m talking about, when I say that a kitchen can be light, bright and timeless with cabinets that aren’t white. It’s so classic and elegant, I can hardly stand it. The paint color on the perimeter cabinets is Flagstone, but this is via Houzz, and they didn’t provide the paint company. It also might be a color that is associated with the cabinet maker, I can’t be sure. Either way, if you find a color that is from a cabinet maker, you can always have it color matched if you’re looking to have your kitchen cabinets painted. That’s what I did when I painted my kitchen cabinets.
Anew Gray (Sherwin Williams)
I know I have mentioned this color before, but I still can’t get it out of my mind, it’s so pretty. Anew Gray is a light, but warm gray/beige, it plays well with existing beige and brown finishes, while still giving you a modern look. I know a lot of you have a lot of brown finishes in your home that aren’t going away anytime soon, and choosing the right color is key to keeping it current without drawing further attention to it in a negative way. Check out this Anew Gray kitchen here.
Fieldstone (Benjamin Moore)
This kitchen caught my eye, and when I looked for the information on the color, it is listed as “Glidden’s Barley Beige, 50% darker.” So, if you’re struggling with finding the perfect color, consider going custom and essentially, create your own color. Your options are endless!
There were a lot of kitchens at Homearama 2018 that fell into the category of non-white cabinets. Do you remember any of them?
I don’t know the color of these cabinets, but you can see that they’re similar to some of the colors I’ve shared here. I fell in love with this kitchen on the tour. It’s set up for entertaining, but is also so polished and pretty.
This is another greige kitchen that I remember loving on the tour. The brass hardware, brick wall and wood finishes really tie it all together beautifully.
What do you think of the trend of non-white kitchen cabinets? Are you on board, or still on the sidelines about it? Would you choose to redo or build a kitchen like this?