Is it time for a kitchen refresh? The start of a new year is certainly an ideal time for a home makeover and painting your kitchen cabinets is the simplest, most affordable way to go. But before taking the leap, you need to pick a color, which can be difficult. After all, your kitchen is the heart of your home, where you and your family likely spend the most time. Where do you even start? 

To help you narrow down your list and choose a cabinet color you’ll love, here’s a look at a few popular color trends emerging for kitchen cabinets in 2024.

Browns: From Creamy Coffee to Espresso

Brown has made it onto the list as one of the most popular cabinet paint colors for 2024 thanks to the warmth and richness it adds. Choose from the dark end of the spectrum, like espresso brown or mocha, to the lighter side, such as creamy coffee, sand, or beige. 

When you’re trying to decide, keep in mind that dark cabinets are better suited for kitchens with more space and natural light, adding depth and dimension in the process. Lighter brown shades are a great fit for smaller kitchens where you want to infuse comfort and brightness. 

Another great benefit that brown delivers? It’s neutral. This means it pairs well with a wide range of countertops, backsplashes, floors, and wall colors. For instance, you can pair mocha brown cabinets with elegant, antique copper hardware, white marble counters, and even a cream subway tile backsplash. 

Alternatively, if you choose to paint your cabinets a light sand color, you can infuse sophistication into your kitchen with a monochromatic look using champagne bronze hardware and a butcher block countertop. Add pops of color with a decorative tile backsplash, area rugs, and artwork. 

For medium-tone browns, such as taupe, pair cabinets with dark gray or onyx black countertops and gold, nickel, or oil-rubbed bronze hardware. These combinations offer beauty, style, and visual interest.

Blue: From Baby to Navy

Blue is a color that has gained ground in recent years when it comes to painting kitchen cabinets. In 2024, it’s become more popular than ever. 

There are a variety of hues to choose from in the blue family and your selection depends on the style you want to achieve in your kitchen. For instance, a lighter, baby blue creates a calm, serene atmosphere. It feels clean and inviting, offering the ideal backdrop for family dinners, game nights, homework, or late-night conversations with friends. 

Lighter blue cabinets look lovely with black matte hardware or brushed nickel. You can also add a sense of fun with a colorful backsplash, whether you want a beachy or coastal vibe, a vintage feel, or an eclectic one.

If you’re interested in navy or deeper blues, they are still on point for 2024. These darker blues create a sense of mystery, allure, and sophistication. Few colors offer such a unique combination. 

If you’re interested in painting your kitchen cabinets dark blue, add gold or bronze hardware for eye-catching appeal. You can also balance the drama with some playfulness using colorful decorative pieces and area rugs. 

Green: For a Nature-Inspired Style 

The popularity of green for painting kitchen cabinets has skyrocketed in recent years, likely due to its roots in nature and the spread of the biophilic design style. When exploring this color for your cabinets, there are many shades to consider, from the freshness of pistachio and the warmth and earthiness of sage to the classic or heritage appeal of hunter or forest green. 

All of these colors add a touch of unique sophistication and pair well with an array of other finishes. This includes wood butcher block islands, detailed granite countertops, a light gray stone backsplash, or even bright white.

If you want a modern look, use a paler shade of green, opt for dark countertops like black granite, and add visual contrast. For a more rustic aesthetic, cream countertops with a farmhouse sink and oil-rubbed bronze hardware create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. If you prefer a darker green, like forest, gold or brass hardware paired with white marble countertops will make a dramatic statement. 

Black: For Timeless Elegance

If you’re ready to go bold and get a modern look that’s still rich and beautiful, black delivers. Like white, it’s a cabinet color that won’t go out of style. Pair it with white countertops for a timeless look today, tomorrow, and in the future. 

If you love the idea of black cabinets but have a smaller kitchen, take a two-toned approach to cabinet painting. Paint the base cabinets black and choose a lighter, brighter color for the upper cabinets. This will anchor the space by adding depth to it without making it feel too cramped, giving you the best of both worlds. 

Warm White: For Classic Appeal

While white cabinets will always be in style, warm white is becoming more popular in 2024. This includes kitchen cabinet colors such as off-white, eggshell, and ivory. You’ll get warmth and style in your space and can transform your kitchen into a modern oasis or a classic, more traditional haven. 

You can also opt for a popular monochromatic look with a countertop and backsplash tiles in varying warm white shades, or head in the opposite direction with contrasting wall and countertop colors, like greige or deep beige. Whatever you choose, you’ll create stunning appeal and a kitchen that feels right at home.

Get Help Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets 

If you’re ready to take the plunge and paint your kitchen cabinets, don’t handle it on your own. Call in the cabinet makeover experts at N-Hance®

If you’re not set on a color, we can guide you through the selection process with our range of available paint colors. We can even custom-match a color sample you bring to us. 

If you’d like additional touches of charm and elegance, we’ve got you covered there too with everything from glass panel doors to crown molding and more. We can take a drab, dated kitchen and make it over, so it looks like new and more like you. 

When you’re ready to learn more about our kitchen cabinet painting service, call N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 for a FREE consultation and quote.