The kitchen might be one of the most important rooms of the home—the heart and stomach of it, if you will—but revamping your space for the year ahead can feel intimidating. Unlike other rooms that can be spruced up with a new cocktail table or throw blanket, updating your kitchen should be met with some thoughtful consideration. After all, a bold backsplash, though beautiful, can require a time-consuming renovation, while a new appliance or light fixture might wreak havoc on your bottom line.
For an easy, effective, and affordable way to refresh your culinary quarters, try painting your kitchen cabinets a new hue. Whether you opt for a tried-and-true white or something brighter, there’s no denying a fresh coat can change the look and feel of your space. What is up for debate, however, is the best trendy color worth adding to your kitchen. Though the big decision all boils down to personal preference, it’s important to select a shade that plays nicely with the rest of your culinary essentials. And since the kitchen is one of the most trafficked areas, it’s a good idea to choose a color you won’t tire of before the final coat dries. That’s exactly why we tapped a few top designers to share the kitchen cabinet colors that will strike it big in 2023. From goes-with-everything neutrals to bright, bold hues, think of the list below as the color equivalent of a chef’s kiss.
WOW WITH WARM WHITES
The catch? In the new year, designers will be trading in their paper-bright shades in favor of richer, more nuanced tones. According to Houzz’s 2023 Home Design Trend Predications, greiges and off-whites will take center stage—not to mention they’ll look spectacular with light wood grains, muted tiles, and subdued patterns.
Behr might’ve dubbed Blank Canvas as its go-to white—and the company’s 2023 Color of the Year—but designer Erin Sander prefers a shade with a subtle yellow undertone. Her choice? Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, which “marries the juxtaposition of bright and soft while contrasting wood accents perfectly.”
Meanwhile, Indigomaven Interiors’ Monica Guarnaschelli credits Sherwin-Williams’s Gossamer Veil for its chameleonlike color. “Throughout the day it dances between beige to gray to white, with just enough saturation to be interesting,” she explains. “Yet [it] remains a calming neutral, even in the most chaotic kitchens.”