10 Perfect Paint Colors for Your Kitchen

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6 best whites:

Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore

“This is a true white without any undertones. It’s the cleanest and crispest you can find, making it a great choice for kitchens.” — Tobi Fairley, Little Rock, Arkansas–based designer

Clunch by Farrow & Ball

“If your cabinets are a deep shade, this is your ideal white for the walls. It’s bright and fresh, to balance out the cabinets’ rich tones.” — Tracy Morris, Washington, D.C.–based designer

White Dove by Benjamin Moore

“With just a hint of gray, this is a warm, natural-looking white that makes a great backdrop for art, too. It’s my all-time favorite.” — Elaine Griffin, New York City–based designer

Precious Pearls by Dunn-Edwards

“An easy way to give your kitchen an upscale look is to paint the walls with this white, which has beautiful, slightly shimmery opalescent undertones.” — Nate Berkus, Los Angeles–based designer

Ballet White by Benjamin Moore

“This is just the right white for a modern kitchen. It looks slightly beige or gray, depending on the natural light in the room. I love it with a clean-lined cabinet.” — Tracy Morris

Antique White by Sherwin-Williams

“This white is one of my standbys because it’s so warm. It gives a kitchen a cozy, lived-in feeling.” — Tobi Fairley


All About Color:

Woodlawn Blue by Benjamin Moore

“There’s just enough warmth in the base of this blue to keep it from veering too ‘baby.’ If you want a cook space that feels calm, cool, and collected, this is your shade.” — Tracy Morris

Golden Straw by Benjamin Moore

“I’ve put this apricot-y yellow in a million kitchens because it looks good with everything, especially wood-tone or white cabinets. It’s practically a neutral, but with a sunshine-y oomph.” — Elaine Griffin

Smoked Trout by Farrow & Ball

“Funny name but great color! This tone oozes Old-World charm. It works in a traditional setting or a transitional one. Choose it if you’re looking to do something a little different with your kitchen without going overboard.” — Tracy Morris

Wasabi by C2

“This is a fabulous leafy green. I’ve used it on kitchen islands and cabinets to inject a shot of color into an otherwise all-white kitchen.” — Tobi Fairley

Originally posted on Real Simple. Photos courtesy of Apartment Therapy.