The Trendiest Kitchen Color Ideas for Your Next Remodel or Renovation

The Trendiest Kitchen Color Ideas for Your Next Remodel or Renovation

Kitchen
Kitchen Remodeling
Interior Design
By Alex Mikayelyan March 31, 2022

Kitchens are more than just the room where we store and prepare food. For many households, the kitchen is the heart of the family, where everyone gathers to share a meal, have a few conversations, or cook their favorite dishes together. The kitchen may even be the place where everyone can gather to relax.

This is precisely why kitchen paint colors are so crucial. Getting the look and feel of your kitchen just right is the difference between a cozy room that your entire household can enjoy and a dismal, boring interior where everything seems out of place. That’s why you will find a ton of guides that go into the intricacies of choosing the kitchen color that complements exactly the type of vibes you’re going for. 

Healing Green Kitchens

Why green is so popular with bright kitchen interiors.

Why green is so popular with bright kitchen interiors.

You don’t have to be very knowledgeable about Feng Shui interiors to know that green is more than just a vibrant color. Humans are naturally attracted to colors and textures that remind them of nature. Would you say there is any color out there that better represents nature? Probably not. Green has been known to have healing qualities, as simply having the color in your peripheral vision is good for your mental health.

Avocado green kitchens work great in modern kitchens and they were also quite popular in mid-century modern designs which favored colors that pop out. Since the 70s, avocado remains one of the most popular kitchen colors. Especially now, with the avocado toast craze still holding a firm grip over the nation, you can take joy in how the color of your favorite food matches the rest of your kitchen.

The Earthy Gray and Beige Kitchen

The biophilic beauty of eatery gray, beige, and brown kitchens.

The biophilic beauty of eatery gray, beige, and brown kitchens.

Accessible beige kitchens are the pinnacle of earthy design. Much like green kitchens, earthy colors bring you closer to nature and all its comforting hues. Many people consider beige to be somewhat boring and drab as it doesn’t pop out like the more vibrant colors that kitchens often feature. However, beige is a very cooperative color in that it works quite well with a variety of other hues. Its gentle brown look works great in a large variety of interiors, especially in contemporary kitchens. 

Brown cabinets with gray floors, complemented by a white ceiling are an earthy trinity like no other. The white brings some necessary brightness into the room, the gray balances it out, and the dark brown channels the distinct woody appearance that introduces much-needed biophilia into the room. Keep a nice balance between beige, gray, white, and brown and you’ll have yourself a calm kitchen design that’ll help you relax as you cook, eat, or simply sit around. 

For a bit of extra color neutrality, the best neutral kitchen cabinet colors are gray kitchen cabinets, balanced out with beige walls, and a brown backsplash. Calm, soothing, and natural, this color combination will make for a very satisfying kitchen design. 

Playful Coral Kitchen

Adopt fun, coral kitchens for a more playful interior.

Adopt fun, coral kitchens for a more playful interior.

Looking for a little more playfulness in your kitchen but don’t want to paint everything pink? Coral is the next best choice as it is lively and bright, but somewhat more muted than your typical pink. While coral may not be the trendiest kitchen color, it is certainly one of the more unique ones you can choose.

To balance out the vibrancy of coral countertops, complement it with a white backsplash. Other fitting accents for coral kitchens include beige and light browns. Playing around with these colors will ensure you have a playful interior, but not one that is too distracting. The furniture in coral kitchens is typically bright wood, as any rich or darker shades of brown would slightly conflict with the surrounding vibrancy of the coral walls.


Another great way to spice up a coral interior and give it even more flair is with plant life. The color green complements coral and other shades of pink beautifully. There is a soft contrast between the warm coral of the walls and the vibrant green of the plants. Consider placing a few potted plants throughout the kitchen and you’ll have a gorgeous combination of colors that are playful but not overbearing. 

Orange Countertops and Black Cabinets

Lively orange kitchen countertops light up your kitchen.

Lively orange kitchen countertops light up your kitchen.

Orange is one of the most playful colors you can introduce to your kitchen. You do have to be careful, however, as orange is a very vibrant color and may sometimes be a little too much for the eyes to handle, so be careful not to overdo it. “Overdo” in this case means having a lot of orange without any other bold color to balance it out. A great way to balance out the brightness of orange is with white walls and black accents.

If you’re specifically into using orange countertops, however, combining them with rich brown countertops is the way to go. Again, you must be careful when working with orange, as it is a color with plenty of character. Too much of it and you may create an interior that is very visually intense. The point here is to use the color orange effectively, but not in excess.

A great way to tone down the intensity of the orange in your kitchen is with a white ceiling. Since the ceiling is typically the most open surface in the kitchen, a bright white ceiling will bring plenty of balance into the room. Pair it with some basic molding that creates a visible border between the white and the orange and you’ll have successfully tamed the wild orange hue in your kitchen. 

Bright White Scandi Kitchen

Scandi kitchens offer a design full of simplicity.

Scandi kitchens offer a design full of simplicity.

Keeping things simple doesn’t necessarily mean keeping them plain. There is a slew of white kitchen ideas that make great use of brightly colored walls, cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes. Typically, you won’t find an entirely white kitchen or any room for that matter. White works best when you pair it with other colors, as too much of it can make the kitchen visually tiring — especially if the room has plenty of natural light.

You can pair bright white kitchen walls with more neutral gray marble kitchen floor tiles that add a bit of shade to the room and prevent it from being too bright. Wooden floors also work very well, especially if you’re going for a Scandi or Japandi interior. As for the cabinets and other pieces of furniture, consider painting them a different color or at least a darker shade of white. The cost to paint cabinets white can get quite steep if you take into account how easy they are to stain. By using a lot of white in your kitchen, you are making the area more prone to being stained and dirtied up. It’s, therefore, a good idea to meticulously plan where you’re going to use white paint, as you don’t want it getting dirty in high-traffic areas of your kitchen.

Written by
Alex Mikayelyan

Written by Alex Mikayelyan