Popular Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas for Luxury Homes

A luxury kitchen with green floor to ceiling cabinets and two kitchen islands and hardwood floors with ceiling beams.

Sage green kitchen cabinets and dual sage green kitchen islands with rustic hardwood floor and ceiling beams.

Kitchen cabinet colors have been changing in recent years. And while white and cream-colored kitchen cabinets are still quite prevalent in new luxury homes, other colors are quickly gaining favor. 

In this post, we’ll look at some of the current cabinet colors for kitchen trends and why so many homeowners are falling in love with these new colors. And we’ll share beautiful pictures of some of the best color ideas for kitchen cabinets today from some of our latest luxury builds in Columbia, SC.

Scullery With Green Cabinets And Wine Cooler And Rustic Hardwood Floors

Olive green kitchen cabinets grace this large scullery that sits between the kitchen and formal dining room.

Popular kitchen cabinet paint colors 

Kitchen cabinet colors are available in a beautiful variety now. Many people are moving beyond white to more dramatic colors as natural colors become more mainstream.

How about opting for neutral colors on the walls and showcasing paint colors for kitchen cabinets as a way to make a personality and style statement?

Some of the most popular cabinet paint colors today include






Deep red


Modern Craftsman Kitchen With Two Kitchen Islands Rustic Hardwood Beams Oversized Pendant Lights And A Scullery

Sage green cabinets in this kitchen complement the rustic wood floor and ceiling beams and white walls perfectly.

Green kitchen cabinets galore

When it comes to the best color for kitchen cabinets in 2023, green may just be the winner. Green kitchens are very in vogue as people want more color in their kitchens whether they opt for green kitchen walls with white cabinets or neutral walls and green-painted kitchen cabinets.

Homeowners are looking for something more vibrant and unique after many years of all-white kitchens. There is also a desire among many people today for an organic look and textures that makes green cabinets in the kitchen a perfect idea.

Why are green cabinets so popular?

This trend is not your grandma’s old avocado green from the 70s. We can all breathe a sigh of relief for that! Today’s green is a fresh, modern take that lends ample room for accessorizing. And it looks stunning with rustic wood. Perfect for a Modern Craftsman or Farmhouse kitchen or for an Industrial style.

What types of green kitchen paint color ideas are best?

The most popular types of green cabinets for the kitchen or kitchen island include:

Sage green

Olive green

Mint green

Forest green

Dark blue-green


Not ready for all of your kitchen cabinets to be green quite yet? No worries. How about a sage green kitchen island with white cabinets in the rest of the kitchen? Or two-toned cabinets with the bottom being green and the top being white. A green and white kitchen has a splash of nature with calming forest-inspired hues but lets you enjoy having white cabinets, too.

Large Blue Kitchen Island With 4 Stools And White Cabinets With Custom Rangehood And Gas Stove

Light blue kitchen island with seating for four, white cabinetry, and custom range hood cover.

White kitchen and blue island — the best of both worlds

When it comes to favorite kitchen island color ideas, many of our custom home clients opt for a blue island in the kitchen. In the past, blue was not considered to be a neutral color. But now, blue has moved into the neutral space, perfect as a foundation for a kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom.

White Kitchen With Blue Island

A vibrant blue island for the kitchen makes a bold statement against the white kitchen cabinets and gray walls.

Blue kitchen cabinets are on trend.

Blue — in our view — it’s one of the best ways to add a splash of color to the kitchen cabinets. For the island or the rest of the kitchen.

Blue kitchen islands have risen in popularity like crazy over the past few years. And it’s not hard to understand why blue is a great choice for a modern kitchen island color. Light blue cabinets bring to mind the calm of a sunny day with clear skies. And dark blue cabinets add the majesty of the ocean waves or the night sky at twilight.

Spacious Kitchen With Board and Batten Kitchen Island

Shaker white kitchen with blue island, white pendant lights, and dark rustic hardwood floors.

More blue kitchen island ideas

This blue kitchen island with a seating area above is the perfect kitchen island color for inspiring calm and serenity in the heart of your home.

Most popular colors for blue kitchen islands and cabinets

When you are deciding on the color for your kitchen island or for your kitchen cabinets, here are some blues to consider that will add a breath of fresh air to your space.

Robin’s egg blue


Navy blue

Two-tone blue — light blue/dark blue


Tudor-style kitchen with dual kitchen islands

A Tudor white kitchen with blue island and white island – dual kitchen islands.

Making the kitchen island a different color 

Years ago, the kitchen cabinets and island cabinetry always had to match. Today, people want something more personalized and enjoy having contrasting and complementary colors to develop a very personalized look. Why not make the island really pop and be set apart from the rest of the kitchen as a showpiece?

Today’s blue and green paint colors go with a variety of architectural styles and bring almost any style up to date. Homebuyers today love to make things their own and to infuse the kitchen, especially, with personality.

How about two kitchen islands?

Sometimes one kitchen island just won’t do. And if you are going to have dual islands in your kitchen, why not make one of them Robin’s egg blue like in the pictures above? Or how about a green kitchen island to spice things up? If you are feeling really bold, a vibrant red or deep orange may be just the thing to make your kitchen stand out.

Butlers pantry ideas - gray butler's pantry cabinets

Gray cabinets in the butler’s pantry add a splash of color to offset the white-colored kitchen cabinets.

Gray cabinets bring the old-world charm

Another very popular color for kitchen cabinets is gray. It’s a beautiful neutral color that can lean warm or cool to accommodate your home’s other colors. And it adds a lovely sense of depth that helps the white trim or cabinets nearby look even more beautiful.

Light gray cabinets spruce up the butler’s pantry beside this kitchen with white shaker cabinets. 

Large Craftsman Kitchen With Shiplap Hood Cover And Hardwood Floors

Gray kitchen island with seating area serves as a focal point for this white kitchen with oversized cube-shaped, wooden pendant lights.

A Gray Kitchen Island with White Kitchen Cabinets Exudes Class

If you’re not ready to commit to colored kitchen cabinets throughout the space, adding gray cabinets to the kitchen island, butler’s pantry, or scullery may be a fantastic way to introduce color to your home while still keeping the white cabinets you love.

Formal butler's pantry with wet bar and wine cooler

Dark gray cabinets bring a moody sense of formality to this butler’s pantry.

Dark gray cabinets convey drama

These gray shaker cabinets add intensity to the butler’s pantry beside a kitchen with white cabinets. The comparison of white and dark gray evokes a more formal and upscale presence to work beautifully with the white cabinets in the kitchen.

French Country Modern Kitchen With Custom Cabinets And Large Woodgrain Kitchen Island With Farmhouse Sink And Custom Pendant Lighting

Cream-colored kitchen cabinets accentuate the stained wood kitchen island in this award-winning Modern French Country kitchen.

Cream-colored cabinets and a wood kitchen island evoke comfort

We love the look of a wooden kitchen island. Especially when it complements the kitchen cabinets by standing out with a different finish. It makes the kitchen island seem much more like a piece of cherished furniture.

Two color kitchen cabinets with this wood kitchen island create a warm and welcoming hub for the entire home.

Custom Kitchen With Thin Brick Backsplash White Cabinets Eat In Island Wood Ceiling Beams And Hardwood Floors

White shaker kitchen cabinets and white kitchen island cabinets with red brick backsplash and rustic wood ceiling beams.

Classy white kitchen cabinets are here to stay 

While many people are experimenting with colored kitchen cabinets, you can never go wrong with all-white cabinets and an all-white kitchen island. But having white cabinets doesn’t mean bland. And it doesn’t mean you can’t feature other colors in your space.

These white kitchen cabinets make a glorious counterpoint to the rugged texture of the thin brick backsplash in this Modern Farmhouse kitchen. 

Stained maple wood cabinets and hickory wide planked floors in a luxury kitchen

Maple hardwood cabinets and hickory floors with a dark wood-stained kitchen island offer a beautiful and luxurious place to cook, eat, and entertain.

Stained Wood Kitchen Cabinets Add Warmth and Character

Of course, if you don’t like the idea of painted kitchen cabinets, natural or stained wood kitchen cabinets are also an option.

Check out our thoughts on stained solid wood kitchen cabinets here. And keep in mind that you aren’t limited to either colored kitchen cabinets or stained/natural wood cabinets. Some people like to have a custom mix of both.

Marble Countertop Kitchen Island with rustic oversized pendant lights

Ready to build the home and kitchen of your dreams in Columbia, SC?

At Blythe Building Company, we build upscale custom homes where the kitchens are the stars of the show. If you are ready to build a home on your own lot in the $700k plus range…

Please contact us today.

We also have luxury spec homes on a golf course in Lexington, SC available if you’d like something sooner than building your own home from scratch.

We build in the Chapin, Irmo, Lexington, West Columbia, Downtown Columbia, Lake Murray, and Lake Carolina areas.


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