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Best colors for kitchen cabinets

Deanna Sletten has been writing for nearly 20 years for magazines and websites. She owns the blog Write Moms that shares information about freelance writing. Deanna is also the author of two fiction novels.

Classic kitchen cabinet colors

Cabinets are the focal point of your kitchen, so you want them to be stylish as well as functional. Whether you are choosing brand new cabinets or are refinishing older ones for a fresh look, you'll want to choose a color that will mix and match well with your existing style. Here are some classic kitchen cabinet colors that are sure to warm up any kitchen.

Antique white cabinets

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Antique White

Anitque white is a classic color that never goes out of style and will blend well in a casual or traditional setting. It can warm up a kitchen yet also brighten it all at once. Antique white also blends effortlessly with all wood tones so don't be afraid to add a wood floor or countertop on the island. You can mix and match with other antique colors like sage, washed blue, buttery yellow and charcoal black. Try antique white for cabinets and a charcoal black or washed sage island. Unlike plain white cabinets, antique white is less likely to show every smudge and any wear will only enhance the look of the cabinets.

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Washed Blue

Washed blue kitchen cabinets turn any kitchen into a cozy retreat that exudes a soft, country charm. You can choose from soft faded blues to brighter blues, depending upon the amount of color you want. Washed blue cabinets blend well with honey pine wood accents, white, cream and buttery yellow. The best part is you can transform your old, worn cabinets easily with a blue washed stain and bring new life to a tired kitchen.

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Vibrant Red

Who says kitchen cabinets have to be subtle? Vibrant red cabinets warm up a kitchen while adding a definite pop of color. Good lighting, a light-colored background and warm oak or marble blend beautifully with this hot red color. Red cabinets also mix well with black furniture as well as white accent pieces. Red cabinets are as much at home in a traditional style setting as in a country setting.

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Buttery Yellow

Buttery yellow cabinets have such a soft, fresh look that you may never want to leave your kitchen again. This heart-warming color blends perfectly with most wood tones and will mix and match well with other antique or washed colors like blue, green and soft black. Accent with light-colored countertops or darker ones in green or black shades. Soft, buttery cabinets are as timeless as antique white and will always look in style.

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Brushed Sage

If you are looking for a calm, peaceful setting in your busy kitchen, brushed sage cabinets are a good choice. They bring the tranquil feel of the outdoors inside, especially when paired with soft beige or sandstone tile and white-washed pine floors. Most wood tones blend well with brushed sage so try a maple or oak island or kitchen table for added warmth. You can even mix and match some darker greens with your sage cabinets through accent pieces like vases, dish towels or canisters to add a pop of color.

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