Choosing a paint color for dark kitchen cabinets is no easy task. I’m speaking from experience! We were faced with this dilemma last year as we were planning our kitchen design.
It was decided pretty early in the design process that we wanted dark kitchen cabinets, but we didn’t want to go so dark that the cabinets looked black. And we didn’t want to have too much blue or green in them either.
After a lot of research and comparisons, we decided on Railings by Farrow & Ball. In this article, I’ll discuss this color and some other amazing dark colors that we almost chose.
Sample Before You Paint
Before you invest money in gallons of paint, it’s extremely important that you sample several paint color options first. You can do it the old-fashioned way which is time-consuming and messy. Or you can use Samplize to order large peel-and-stick paint samples with accurate color representation.
Farrow and Ball Railings
As we first started looking for a dark paint color for our kitchen cabinets, Farrow and Ball Railings caught my eye. It was exactly what we were looking for, bold, but timeless! Railings is a softer alternative to black with blue undertones. It is a dramatic color, but at the same time offers a relaxed feeling to our kitchen.
Benjamin Moore Midnight
Midnight by Benjamin Moore is a bold, yet saturated grey. It is a beautiful grey that will illuminate any kitchen cabinetry. Midnight is the perfect balance of dark and moody, but yet still soft and classic.
Farrow and Ball Down Pipe
Another one of our favorites is Down Pipe by Farrow and Ball. Down Pipe is a dark lead grey with blue undertones. It is a great color to use on kitchen cabinets if you want to go darker, but not black. It has just enough hint of blue to give it a softer touch. It’s a gorgeous color that is very sophisticated
Farrow and Ball Studio Green
If you are looking for a darker color with lots of personality, you may want to look at Studio Green. It is a classic by Farrow and Ball being one of the first colors they ever created. As green symbolizes peace, balance, and harmony, we know it would be a perfect color for kitchen cabinetry.
Benjamin Moore Cheating Heart
If you are wanting something with a shade of blue, Cheating Heart by Benjamin Moore would be a great choice. It is a dark navy with lots of class. This blue-toned dark color is perfect for any kitchen cabinetry. It looks great paired with lighter walls for lots of contrast.
Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal
Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore is a luxurious grey with slight green undertones. It is a beautiful color that will add a lot of character to kitchen cabinetry. Kendall Charcoal makes a kitchen seem cozy while still keeping with a classic feel. It is stunning when used with brass hardware and pops against a light natural stone countertop such as marble.