We love our kitchens. We spend so much time in them, creating meals and memories with people that we love. So it only makes sense that, like the food we cook in them, our kitchens should be a reflection of creativity and happiness.

It’s no secret that a kitchen renovation can be a daunting (and expensive) task. If your kitchen cabinets are in good shape, painting them is an inexpensive, eco-friendly way to give your kitchen a major facelift. Below are some painted kitchen cabinet ideas to inspire you.

If you’re going to be doing the painting yourself, you’ll want to take time to research the right paints and method for painting. Now sure how to get started with such a big DIY project? Take a look at our article How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like a Pro, and you’ll be ready in no time.

When painting your kitchen cabinets, the design choices are limitless. You can brighten up the space with a coat of white, or blast the room with a vibrant color like cobalt. You can also combine colors for a trendy, dual-tone look in your kitchen.

Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Neutral Hues

Whites, beiges and light earth tones work great in most kitchens and with almost any wall color or wallpaper, making them the top choice for those looking to repaint their kitchen cabinets.

Dual-Tone

To achieve this look, paint your upper cabinets a different color than your lower cabinets. While there are millions of color combinations, some of the more popular include black on bottom and white on top, or bold colors on bottom and neutral on top. You could also contrast colors between wall cabinets and island cabinets.

Bold Colors

Energize your kitchen by painting your cabinets a bright color, such as emerald, cobalt or golden yellow. Be conscious of how it will coordinate with the wall color and fixtures in your kitchen, as well as the rest of your home. With vibrant cabinets, you’ll want to stick to light and neutral wall colors to keep your space from becoming too dark or busy.

Subtle Pastels

Pastel-colored kitchens are trending as a way to create a pop of color and interest without making a room’s aesthetic too heavy or dark. Especially popular pastel choices include pale shades of blue and green.

Open Shelving

Using open shelving instead of upper cabinets can be a great way to add a dual-tone look to your kitchen. This also makes it easy to change up the color, as you can simply repaint the wall behind the shelves instead of the cabinets. It’s also a great way to showcase your favorite tableware.

We hope these painted kitchen cabinet ideas have inspired you. Which are your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!