Top Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors Trending in 2021 Unveiled

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The kitchen is believed to be the heart of the home. As the hub for all activities from cooking your favorite meals, to gathering with friends and family, doing homework, and mid-day dance parties—everything happens in the kitchen.

According to the 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, homeowners are transforming their kitchen spaces to accommodate the way we live now, with 94% remodeling their kitchen to improve cabinetry in some way. Top trends are updated storage and revitalizing cabinet colors that are inspired by a connection to the outdoors.

An advantage of the painted cabinet trend is a limitless palette of colors and shades giving you free rein to create your dream space. But with an endless world of colors, how do you choose the perfect cabinet paint color to add the finishing touch to your kitchen upgrade? Below are the top cabinet color trends of the year to guide you in the right direction.

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  1. Natural Neutrals

Goodbye gray, hello calming warm earth tones. Trade cool grays for warmer greige to beige cabinets. Griege (a combination of gray and beige) creates a rich hue that is sophisticated and balanced and works well to create a warm, comforting space bringing elements of nature and flexibility in design.

  1. Gorgeous Greens

Green is an energizing, vibrant tone and is one of the top choices for kitchen cabinet paint. Green is a versatile color that brings warmth and freshness to your space and in a variety of shades, you can’t go wrong from grayed blue green, sage, to mint, green is a subtle way to bring the room to life.

  1. Bold Blues

Navy blue was once thought to suppress appetites, but modern bold blues are soothing without being overwhelming. This shade is certainly never boring and creates an inviting sophisticated space. Navy is such a versatile color that works with a variety of styles and adapts well with most color schemes. Not sure about going dark? All shades of blue are trending for kitchens in 2021, from sky blue, cobalt, to vibrant teal for strong contrasts with neutrals such as white or wood accents.

  1. Grayed Green Blue

One of the biggest kitchen trends of 2021 are colors with muted warmer undertones grayed green blue fits the bill perfectly. The perfect shade to add a pop of color and add elements of nature, with lasting style.

  1. Classic Black and White

A dynamic duo that never goes out of style. Black cabinets with pops of white accents and accessories create a stimulating clean, crisp space that creates a canvas to add elements of patterns and design for elevated elegance.

  1. Cheerful Pops of Color

Vibrant orange, yellow, and bold reds remain staples for kitchen cabinet accents. Paired with white backdrops, these bright colors lend themselves well to fun patterns and interesting backsplashes creating a happy, cheerful space. 

  1. Dimensional Dual-Tone Cabinet Paint

A top kitchen design trend in 2021 to add depth and dimension are dual-tone cabinets. Inspired by what started with colorful kitchen islands and neutral cabinetry, this trend has evolved. Painting the upper and lower cabinets two different shades—whether they are in the same color family or complete contrasting colors, creates a striking look that adds depth to the room. Combine a neutral with a bolder contrasting color, or a mint green with a bold teal. Greige and beige combined with earthy terracotta, sage, or mustard yellow, whatever you choose, this is a trend we expect to see a lot more of.

Whatever combination is right for your updated kitchen, remember that muted colors with different undertones can play a major factor in your palette. Flowers Painting always recommends requesting samples to see in person before you bring out the brushes. Contact Flowers to request samples or a consultation. Call today to schedule your FREE cabinet painting estimate (800) 699-4558. Be sure to inquire about our current promotion and same-as-cash financing offer.

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Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.