The Best Colors for Kitchens

calander Feb 13 , 2020 user-icon Nash Painting

When it comes to interior painting, kitchens are often the most challenging spaces to complete. After all, in addition to coating the walls, you might also have to paint your cabinets. But before you even hire interior painting contractors to get going, you need to choose your kitchen colors. This is no walk in the park, either.

Sure, your choice is ultimately a matter of personal preference. That said, it’s best to choose colors that complement your current appliances and features (unless you plan on replacing these objects). Additionally, it’s a good idea to consider which kitchen colors will boost the value of your home, even if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon.

So, if it’s time to give your kitchen a makeover, choose your colors wisely. Here at Nash Painting, we’ve helped countless homeowners transform their kitchens via our cabinet painting and interior painting services, and we know a thing or two about proper color selection. Let’s go over some of the best colors for kitchens.


It seems that white kitchens may never go out of style. Of course, “white” comes in many flavors, some creamy and others stark. Generally speaking, however, white kitchens work well because they never clash with appliances, allow for creative and interesting accents, and make the space feel bigger and look brighter. That said, it’s difficult to hide messes in white kitchens, so more maintenance is usually required. But that’s a small price to pay for the possibilities offered by white walls and/or cabinets.


As mentioned earlier, your color choices should partially depend on their market value. If this is your main priority, then blue is the way to go for your kitchen. Housing market analysts claim that blue kitchens can bump a home’s price by an additional $1,800, on average.

Of course, preferences change and trends come and go. But, at least for the moment, certain shades of blue in kitchens are in demand. Your local interior painters might tell you that lighter blues and gray-blues might serve your kitchen the best, while saturated, darker, and/or royal blues will make a bold statement (perhaps too bold).


You might not think of gray as the most exciting color for your kitchen, but in terms of resale value, gray kitchens seem to be right behind blue kitchens. Putting that aside, though, gray kitchens don’t have to be drab. Indeed, gray cabinets and/or walls are neutral and calming, and, like shades of white, make it easy to introduce accented elements. Plus, shades of gray always work well with steel appliances.


If you want to keep your kitchen neutral but would rather stay away from gray, taupe might provide the perfect solution. Taupe options can be quite similar to gray but with some additional brown thrown in for earthy appeal. Your local painters can help you decide which type of taupe will work best for your kitchen. But whether you’re thinking of painting your cabinets, walls, or both taupe, you can’t go wrong.


We’ve saved the boldest choice for last. You may have heard that seeing red naturally stimulates our appetite. If this is true, then red makes perfect sense for kitchens. However, when it comes to introducing red in an interior, less is often more. Darker, more muted reds are a safer choice. Also, rather than hiring Nashville painters to paint all of your kitchen walls or cabinets red, consider implementing this color as an accent to liven up the room. A single red wall can make an otherwise white kitchen, for instance, more intriguing.

Having a Kitchen Color Crisis?

Choosing colors for your kitchen isn’t easy. But Nash Painting can make it easier. We go above and beyond what’s expected of a standard Nashville painting company, offering color selection, cabinet painting, wallpaper removal services, and much more. To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at (615) 829-6858 today!