Painted cabinets are in. Designers and homeowners alike love all the color options, textures and many designs a painted finish offers. Custom cabinet colors take painted cabinets one step further. If you truly want a one-of-a-kind kitchen, finishing your cabinets with a custom color can make your design stand out.
Custom Color Options
In a word: limitless. Many cabinet brands, like Starmark, will color match from and paint manufacturer. Starmark actually creates a sample for your approval so you’ll know exactly what the color will look like so you know what to expect.
Pro Tip: When you’re looking for a custom cabinet color take the swatch out of the store. You probably don’t have industry grade fluorescent lighting at home, so the color will look different in your space. Also, pick up the paint swatches of shades and undertones similar to your “ideal” color. You might be surprised on what you like best under your lighting conditions.
Cabinet Color Trends
Feel free to deviate from the following trends, especially if you’re creating your long term dream kitchen. After all, this is your kitchen and it should fit your style. But, if you’re having trouble deciding on a cabinet color, hopefully you find some inspiration.
Whites, off whites, and grays are the most popular cabinet paint finishes nationwide. There are tons of whites to choose from and it seems like everyone has a preference. I like the country look of savannah white which comes standard on Mid Continent’s Savannah Pro Series. When it comes to gray, many manufacturers offer a light or dark as a standard color but there are gorgeous medium grays people are custom painting. A couple of my favorite shades are Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams and Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore.
Another color that’s gaining traction in cabinetry design is navy. Navy can be used throughout the kitchen (looks great with white countertops) or just on the island cabinets to create contrast. Look no further than Starmark’s Blueberry or Bellmont’s Naval for two great shades of navy.
Pro Tip: For small kitchens, choose a lighter color to make the space look larger and inviting.
Mix and Match
There’s no reason to limit your kitchen design to just one color. Many designers are going with duel tones. A lighter color for perimeter cabinets paired with a darker island can give your kitchen nice contrast. Coupling white perimeter cabinets with a gray island is a stylish combination. I’d avoid going color crazy, but mixing 2-3 colors is a great option for modern or contemporary designs.
Pro Tip: Think outside of the kitchen. Some of the best places to be creative with custom paint colors is a powder room or laundry room. A pop of color in these smaller spaces add personality to your home and are great conversation starters.
Custom Cabinet Color Costs
With more and more cabinet brands offering custom paint color, the cost is much more reasonable than in years past. Most companies only charge a setup fee for custom paint colors but price structure depends on the manufacturer. If you’re doing a large custom paint job like a kitchen, the setup fee is very reasonable. If you’re tackling a small job with limited funds, keep in mind selecting a custom paint color will take up a larger chunk of your budget.
75% of remodels and new construction are using painted cabinets and creating unique, custom kitchens. By choosing a custom cabinet color, you can set your kitchen apart from the rest and enjoy a luxury style that’s all your own.
Pro Tip: If you need help choosing your perfect cabinet style and color, stop by your nearest Factory Builder Stores and speak with a cabinet specialist.