We are true believers in using paint to completely update your home. With a little elbow grease and time, your home can have a completely new feel. From accent walls to cabinets, any painting will truly add your personality to your home. Here are DIY cabinet paint color ideas that will makeover your home on a budget.
Showcase Your Personality
From grays to red (yes, we did say red) there will be a color you love or maybe haven’t even considered. Let’s just say purple as well…
However, in 2021 (and soon 2022), more and more kitchens are adding elements of bold and moody colors to their cabinetry. We tend to love cool colors like blues and greens and you can see those colors popping up in different home makeovers all the time.
In this list of cabinet color ideas, you will also see how people chose to add color to only some of their cabinets. We used to not like the two-toned cabinet trend, but now we are all about it.
Why not add just a little color to showcase your personality? Not to mention, darker colors will appear a lot cleaner!
What color should I paint my cabinets?
Honestly, this depends on your natural style and the other decor in your home. Another huge factor to consider is how much natural light you receive in the areas you are painting. For example, if your kitchen is small and dark then brightening your kitchen with white cabinets may be the way to go.
However, don’t shy away from bold color choices (like we chose for our budget kitchen remodel). We think the current trend is to not be scared to add bold colors to cabinetry.
Do you need help picking your cabinet color?
Search For Photos You Like
First, we recommend doing your research like you are doing now by reading this post. Look at images you like and don’t.
Some people may love the purple cabinets we have on this list and others may totally turn away. Obviously, that is a great place to start.
Start A Cabinet Color Pinterest Board
You can even start a Pinterest board where you pin cabinet color inspiration. Once you have a base idea, go to a paint store and pick out small samples.
Look At Samples In Different Lighting Situations
It is best to look at them in different lighting situations and compare them to a white paint swatch so you can see the true color. You can see all the green small paint swatches we first started with.
Order Larger Paint Samples
After a few days, you will want to narrow down the small paint swatches and then consider ordering larger paint samples or making your own.
We recently used Samplize to help narrow down the exact green color we wanted to use for the kitchen island. You can see our full Samplize review of the process in this post.
DIY Cabinet Color Ideas
When trying to change the look of your room, changing the cabinet color is honestly an easy way to update your space. We love these on-trend colored cabinets, but there are a lot of other cabinet color ideas you may love (or hate).
What is even better is when these cabinet painting projects are DIY projects. We share a lot of our cabinet painting tips in this post!
If you don't want to go as bold as the above Sherwin Williams color then these light green painted laundry cabinets with this chalk paint might be for you. Using chalk paint you can easily update your cabinet color with limited work. Just be careful if you are using chalk paint in a high-traffic area. We normally recommend latex enamel cabinet paint for those areas!
We love that this kitchen took in environmental factors when choosing paint brands in their kitchen makeover. If you love purple then using these two Benjamin Moore colors (purple and Chantilly White) may be the color cabinet inspiration for you. We also love the details like these knobs. Not only will you have an updated kitchen, but you will definitely have one of the most unique cabinet colors around.
This is a DIY great color idea if you love the look of stained wood, but don't want to completely sand down your cabinets. We were able to update our cabinets using Minwax gel stain and they are still going strong 8 years later.
One of the biggest cons of having completely white kitchen cabinets is that they can easily get dirty. By putting a darker color on the bottom half, you are able to help solve this problem. A neutral gray (they use this paint) is a great way to add extra character to your cabinets and space.
If you really want to go bold and love warm colors then you have to check out these red cabinets using Dixie Bell chalk paint.We love the personality added to these "boring" before cream-colored kitchen cabinets.
We seem to be finding a lot of cool colored painted cabinets. We absolutely adore this color by Behr and the extra sponge-painted accent backing. If you need a step-by-step tutorial to help you get organized you must read this blog post!
We are still amazed at how cheaply this kitchen was able to be repainted to still work today. From the painted backsplash to adding a bold color to the bottom of the cabinets, this kitchen shows how a little paint can go a long way.
You may not have thought honey oak cabinets as on trend. However, you can update the surrounding areas in the kitchen to get a completely new vibe. No need to paint the cabinets when there are ways to work with what you already have.