How to choose kitchen cabinet colors – expert tricks to try

Choosing colors for kitchen cabinets can be quite a task – after all, your units make up a large part of the overall look of the room, so your color choices carry a lot of weight. In addition, it is not something we are quite used to doing compared to, for example, choosing a color for our walls. The wrong decision can be disastrous when it comes to kitchen units, especially when you’ve just paid to have a new, freshly painted kitchen installed.

But how do you confidently choose the right kitchen color ideas for your units? We tapped a few of our favorite interior designers for their tips and tricks on choosing the right color for not only the characteristics of your space, but also the decor style you’re trying to create.

How to choose colors for kitchen cabinets

‘Colour sets the tone of a room; it tells a story and provides an environment to feel at home in.’

Tom Howley, Bespoke Kitchen Maker

1. Consider light and orientation when choosing colors

(Image credit: Howark Design Ltd)

While you may be tempted to just pick a color you love for your kitchen cabinets straight out of the showroom, remember that these colors will likely look very different in your own space. Much of your color choice depends on how much light the room receives, its orientation, and more.

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