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12 Kitchen Color Trends That Are Hot Right Now

Nothing can transform a kitchen quite like a coat of fresh paint. From blues to reds and everything in between, the color options are endless. Here are 12 kitchen colors trends that are hot now and will continue to be in the coming years.

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Black and White

Black and White

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The Pantone Color Institute predicts a resurgence of black and white kitchen color imagery in the coming years. So try a black and white tiled backsplash with an unexpected pop of color as an accent.

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Moody Modern

Moody Modern

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Gray color schemes for kitchens have become more popular with the advance of modern styles, and will continue to soar in the coming years. The best thing about gray kitchen color is that it can work on both walls and cabinets. And before you get started, create some kitchen cabinet rollouts for more storage.

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Keep it Classic

Keep it Classic

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What one color never goes out of style? White. And for those who fear color commitment, use high-quality white paint for walls and cupboards, with pops of bright popular kitchen colors for accents.

Check out more amazing white kitchen ideas.

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Turn Up the Heat

Turn Up the Heat

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Bright kitchen colors such as reds, yellows and apricot are becoming even more popular in kitchens because they are not only comforting but also work as appetite stimulant. So try red walls for some kitchen color with white cabinets for a classic look that will remain stylish in the years to come. And if you need more storage space in your kitchen, check out these 27 incredible kitchen storage tips and tricks.

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A Tuscan Upgrade

A Tuscan Upgrade

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While Tuscan-inspired kitchens may be expensive to recreate, you can still incorporate the color scheme in your kitchen color today with a slight twist, and without making a mess. And try Benjamin Moore's Firenze (AF-225) on your kitchen walls, paired with a deep gray for an upgrade on a traditional Tuscan style.

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Unexpected Bolds

Unexpected Bolds

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Since most kitchens have black, white or silver appliances, try an unexpected bold color on the walls. Try a kitchen color burnt orange such as Sherwin Williams' Knockout Orange (SW 6885). Before you paint, you'll want to know these 10 painting tips and techniques for the perfect paint job.

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Aztech Colors

Aztech Colors

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Aztec clay colors, such as henna, copper and ginger are becoming hot options for kitchens. Try accenting these tones with a rich blue, such as Aztec Sky (P490-4) from Behr. The blue hue is a great option for repainting cabinets or even the kitchen ceiling. And yes, you can spray paint kitchen cabinets.

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More the Merrier

More the Merrier

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People view kitchens with just one color as flat, so go big with more color. Don't want to paint your entire kitchen hot pink and turquoise? Try a neutral shade such as a beige, mixed with accents in a vibrant green. Research the best DIY painting tools before you get started.

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Go Green

Go Green

This isn't necessarily your mother's pea-green walls from the '70s. Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017 was greenery, and greens will continue to dominate the kitchen color scene in 2018. Before you get started, learn how to choose paint colors for your space.

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Relaxing Blue Hues

Relaxing Blue Hues

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After a long day, come home to a relaxing kitchen color. Try blues for a more subdued feel with a modern look. Blues look great with wood accents, such as butcherblock countertops and wood furniture. Did you know that when it comes to testing paint colors, there is a right and wrong way?

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Try Savories

Try Savories

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Don't fear savory colors such as chocolate brown on walls, accented with bright hues of yellow or greens to embellish your kitchen color space. Browns also work well with turquoises, such as on cabinets and on furniture. If you want to paint your kitchen furniture to match your new kitchen, these furniture refinishing tips can help.

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Let in the Sunshine

Let in the Sunshine

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Yellows have been shown to have mood-boosting powers. Try a sunny yellow kitchen by using a bright yellow on the walls mixed with wood, white or stainless-steel cabinets. Or, try painting your kitchen cabinets yellow for a pop of color.

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