Jeff Herr

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where your family gathers to prepare dinner, the main spot for entertaining, and recently, might even be the place where you help your kids tackle homework. Considering that it’s a high-traffic, multifunctional space, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t stand out. One of the best ways to elevate your space is with the right color scheme.

Whether you’re partial to classic neutrals or energetic hues, there’s the perfect paint shade for you. Click through for 25 of our favorite kitchen paint colors to bring more style to your cooking space once and for all.

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Pale Green

In this light-filled kitchen, soft green serves as the perfect backdrop against striking black cabinets and window frames.

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Black and White

The ceiling, which designers often refer to as the fifth wall, is often overlooked. This kitchen’s daring black ceiling proves that it’s worth the attention.

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Shades of Green

The kitchen is one of the best places to experiment with color weights, like this design’s trendy mint green and teal color palette.

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Pastel Blue

In this inviting East Hampton cottage, a glossy blue kitchen ceiling begs one to look up.

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Deep Blue

Thanks to a rich shade of blue, an oversized cabinet becomes the main focal point of a white kitchen design scheme.

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Sage Green

This kitchen, featuring attractive sage green cabinets against white walls, is a lesson in juxtaposition.

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Cornflower Blue

This sweet, Midwestern shade looks extra fun when incorporated with a patterned tile. Install the tile all the way up the way for a fun backsplash that just won’t quit.

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Hunter Green

Take a cue from design team Studio McGee: This trendy shade makes any kitchen look fresh and modern. Keep things bright by pairing the color with white backsplash and funky tiled flooring.

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Sunny Laquer

This sleek material comes in plenty of bold colors, is super durable and can transform a traditional kitchen into a contemporary showstopper.

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Opposite Shades

Colors that fall opposite each other on the color wheel (like blue and orange or yellow) become fast friends in this happy kitchen.

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Dark Plum

This dramatic purple is the color to watch out for, according to designer Francesco Bilotto. “You’ll see this tone showcased everywhere from kitchen cabinets to foyers,” he says. We’re partial to the dramatic backsplash in this modern space.

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Neutral Sandstone

Look for a new take on “greige” — a.k.a. gray and beige. “Sandstone feels brighter and more modern than that neutral from our past and will pair incredibly well with some of the other trending colors of the moment, such as shades of teal, dark blue and millennial pink,” says designer Jeffrey Phillip.

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Rustic Green

A farmhouse kitchen in rural Connecticut copied the greenery outside for a laidback retreat. Skipping the block island in lieu of a warm wood table makes the room feel much larger.

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Poppy Mint

To get the retro look, look for old-school-style appliances (recreations or originals) in pastels and keep everything else simple.

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Pale Blue

Serenity may not be the color of the year anymore, but the cool hue sets off white open shelving and black countertops perfectly. Zen status, achieved.

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Dark Gray

This isn’t just any ho-hum neutral. The owners of this tiny Brooklyn home pumped up the trendy choice with hints of rich brown.

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Burgundy Red

Match your merlot to your cabinets for a kitchen that’s ready to have a good time. An emerald chair adds the finishing touch, without veering into Christmas color territory.

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Pink Things

It doesn’t have to look like Barbie’s Dream House. A darker magenta feels right at home in a grown-up space.

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Kelly Green

What might have been a pretty traditional black-and-cream kitchen gets a welcome burst of brightness with a backsplash in a happy hue called “kelp.”

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Country Green

Be bold and paint cabinets in your favorite color. Here, a rustic treatment ensures that the green doesn’t overwhelm the space.

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Bold Yellow

If you’re set on classic cabinetry and tile, add a colorful element of surprise by stenciling the ceiling or adding a fun accessory like a tray. Here, a lemony yellow enlivens a room with dramatic teal cabinets.

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Bright Blue

If you don’t want to cover your entire kitchen in one impactful hue, pick a neutral color for the lower cabinets, and add a powerful punch with the uppers.

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