13 Photos that will break your crush on white cabinets

Sep 10, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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Yes, we know white cabinets are a safe choice; however, it is time for you to break up with boring and embrace "YOLO" mentality with these truly crush-worthy colored kitchen cabinets. Give traditional wood or boring greige cabinets (you know, the snooze-fest blend of grey and beige) the boot with bold shades of blue or refreshing red.

Interior designer Nicole Sassaman, author of 100 Sassy Tips, says that many people are embracing color by adding a bright splash of color on their kitchen cabinets or taking a risk with a colorful center island, although the kitchen isn't the only spot where colorful cabinets can make a big impact. "Adding a bright cabinet in a front entry or a powder room is a great place to make a dramatic choice and have some fun," she says.

The hottest shade for kitchen cabinets is this cool avocado or wasabi color, as its known by designers in-the-know. The mint julep Viking range and rug give this a modern, yet cozy feel.

The fiery red cabinets paired with the warm yellow framed windows give this Santa Barbara kitchen an artsy or bohemian feel to it that is so pleasing to the eye.

The bright blue cabinets paired with the sleek silver appliances will have you feeling anything but blue.

If you want a more subdued blue than the above bright blue cabinets, let this cozy Farmhouse kitchen inspire you.

"Chalkboard paint is a unique and fun idea," says Sassaman. That's right, chalkboards aren't just for the kids' rooms. Paint on several coats of chalkboard paint on your cabinets to get this cool finish (that can also double as a recipe board or grocery list). The reclaimed wood finish in this kitchen gives it a warm rustic look.

Feeling color shy? Test the waters by adding a pop of color just on your kitchen island, such as this canary yellow shade.

You can also paint a section of your cabinets a bold color, such as this rich red color, while leaving the rest a more neutral color.

On the other hand, you can just jump right in, like these homeowners did with this bubblegum pink color.

Choose two bold hues for the kitchen that really stand out, such as this New York loft that has bright blue cabinets paired with green for contrast.

Do you have a passion for purple? We can't say we blame you.

Who knew that bright cabinets could also feel so cozy? The right combination of colors and lighting achieve this perfect combination.

Colorful cabinets do not need to be confined to the kitchen. This bathroom features a bright green sink console paired with a fun rainbow rug perfect for the kids — or the kid in you.

This colorful laundry room just may make folding clothes seem like less of a chore.

Have fun and be inspired with cabinets that are every color of the rainbow and give boring white the boot.

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