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The 7 Best Cabinet Paint Colors for a Happier Kitchen, According to Interior Designers


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We asked seven interior designers to share their favorite kitchen cabinet paint colors, the ones that will really shine, hold up well over time, and add a bit of happiness to the kitchen.

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White and dark gray

"The dark gray of Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe really grounded the design, while Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White on the upper cabinets and walls kept the space feeling light and bright." — Elizabeth Lawson, Elizabeth Lawson Design 

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Crisp white

"Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace is a nice clean, crisp white works really well in any kitchen because it allows other design elements to stand out as a focal point." —Renee DiSanto, Park and Oak

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Understated gray

"I love adding a subtle contrast to strong white walls. Farrow and Ball’s Cornforth White is a wispy shade that reads like a cloud-gray and adds the perfect amount of depth to a space." — Crystal Palecek, Crystal Palecek Interiors

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Vibrant blue

"Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy gives the space a lot of depth and warmth. The blue is timeless, but makes a statement." — Megan Papworth, E. Interiors 

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White and dark gray

"To add a splash of sophistication to bright white kitchens (my favorites are Farrow and Ball All White and Benjamin Moore Decorators White), I like to add a dark gray, like Benjamin Moore Gray to the cabinets." — Claire Zinnecker, Claire Zinnecker Design 

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A slightly off-white white

"Benjamin Moore’s White Heron is a beautiful, bright white without any weird undertones. The color feels light and airy because it’s such a neutral and versatile hue." — Amy Storm, DesignStorms Interior Designs

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"Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore is the perfect greige (a mix of beige and grey). It’s literally the perfect shade to complement so many things." — Leyla Bowden Jaworski, Design Shop Interiors

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