The kitchen for some, it is a place to calmly face a new day with a cup of coffee; for others, it is a bustling and chaotic center of family life.  As the heart of the home, conversations are enjoyed, and meals are shared.  Many of us would agree it is the most important room in your home.  The features that capture your attention most are the design and appliances that ensure a kitchen that functions properly.  However, it is the cabinetry and finishes chosen to aesthetically suit your personal style that set the tone.  That’s where your kitchen color scheme comes in.  A kitchen color scheme sets the mood for the entire kitchen, particularly the color of your walls and cabinets.


Kitchen colors for 2023


There are many colors to choose from; picking the right combination for your kitchen can be challenging.  At Productive Paints, we’ve painted kitchen cabinets in a wide range of colors, from a bright glossy Rembrandt Red from Fine Paints of Europe to a clean, crisp Dove Wing from Benjamin Moore.  Various shades of blue have also become popular sky blue, county blue, cottage blue, and navy blue.  Here, we’re celebrating kitchen painting and the latest color schemes for 2023 and beyond.


 Color Scheme

Choosing a kitchen color is a commitment, a decision you will live with for some time.  Before embarking on the process, think about the characteristics you want to feature. Consider what already exists in your kitchen.  Look at the fabric, appliance color, hardware, lighting, and faucets.  What mood or personality do you want to project in your kitchen?  Do you prefer warmer or cooler tones?  What is your style preference?   What feeling do you want to have when you walk into the room?   Do you want to stick to the classics or choose a contemporary, minimalist look?  Choose an overall color scheme that naturally blends with the features that will not change.



Natured inspired green that is both contemporary and timeless.  In recent years, greens that bring in the warmth of nature, like sage tones, bluer greens, like eucalyptus, and brighter greens that feel like springtime.  Pale greens and lavender create a timeless relaxing atmosphere.  Adding an herb garden brings the outdoors inside and adds flavor to the meals and surroundings.



Black is an elegant choice.  Whether you are painting all your cabinets or using it as an accent color on the lower cabinets, black is bold.  You’ll find that black wall color pairs nicely with almost any wood tone and is striking when used with white cabinets.



There is nothing as classic or classy as a white kitchen color scheme that has been warmed by gray overtones.  It’s a timeless color that will never become tiresome nor go out of style.  We like the versatility of Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist or New AgeGriege is a new color that combines a light beige and light grey.  Greige is popular for its neutrality and ability to look cool gray in morning light, and warm gray in evening.  Typically, a greige color will have a warm undertone next to bamboo cabinets.



While yellow cabinetry is not for the faint of heart, yellow can be a perfect accent to your pale blue kitchen walls color scheme.  Whether a deep yellow on a kitchen island or a warm buttercup yellow painted on the walls, yellow always feels like a bright and cheerful addition to your kitchen.


Earth Tones

Earth tones are rich and warm.  Darker color tones have been popular in recent years, but rich earth tones, like terra cotta, are gaining in popularity.  Look at Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, Raspberry Blush.  Ben Moore’s website tells you that Raspberry Blush enlivens the senses with an electric optimism.  Now, that’s a way to begin your day!  Other earthy shades are wenge and cinnamon which look striking next to oak cabinets.

At Productive Paints, our interior and kitchen cabinet painters have painted more kitchens than we can count.  We’ve been restoring and updating kitchen cabinetry and kitchen walls throughout the New Jersey area for many years.  If you’re searching for the perfect kitchen color scheme, we’ll help you find just the right shade to create a fresh and inviting space for friends and family.

Kitchen colors for 2023

Since kitchen cabinets are subject to heavy use on a daily basis and must be able to hold up to occasional washing to remove splatters, spills and drips.   A conventional paint is not the appropriate coating for kitchen cabinetry.  As a professional painting contractor serving New Jersey area, we use an outstanding hybrid alkyd-acrylic coating made by Benjamin Moore called Advance.  It dries to a very hard, dense finish.  These properties allow it to resist staining from even tomato-based sauces and red wine.   Additionally, it will stand up to the constant touching kitchens experience.  Avoid typical paints designed for walls, ceilings and trim, they lack the performance characteristics required for heavy use environments and will require repainting in less than three years.


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