10 Small Kitchen Paint Colors To Bring Your Kitchen To Life

tieasy 10 Small Kitchen Paint Colors To Bring Your Kitchen To Life

Are you ready to give your kitchen a makeover? You can make a big change without much hassle with the right paint colors. There are a lot of different options for small kitchen paint colors and the sheer amount of colors available gives you great flexibility.

We’ll go over 15 small kitchen paint colors that work beautifully in today’s kitchens. You’ll be inspired to give your kitchen the upgrade you’ve always wanted.

Blue Gray

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Blue gray is a subtle, elegant choice for your small kitchen. It’s not quite as playful as pastels and not as bold as bright colors or black. But with the right contrasting colors, it’s the perfect fit. 

This kitchen features a white marble countertop and patterned tile backsplash. The great under cabinet lighting highlights the contrast so beautifully! The stainless steel vent hood and stove blend in nicely with the tile backsplash too.

Did you notice the accent color? Check out the yellow plate and teapot – and the banana too. It adds yet another dimension to this well-designed small kitchen.

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This shade of gray is a little different. It has a little more green but is nice and subtle like the blue gray above.

Here, the gray cabinets are just on the bottom and the island, while the top cabinets are a much brighter white. This adds a nice punch of color to a kitchen that would’ve otherwise been all white. Well, that’s just one option, but you’ll see white kitchens everywhere in farmhouse homes.

It comes down to your personal preference. Do you like bright whites, neutral colors, darker tones, or a combination?

Pastel Yellow

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Yellow probably isn’t the first color that comes to your mind when designing your small kitchen. But in small doses, it can be the perfect finishing touch!

For many, the shade of yellow matters too. Mustard yellow is often shelved in favor of a pastel yellow. It has more white than mustard yellow making it a little brighter. At the same time, it’s not as bright as standard yellow which can be quite jarring. Try this color in your kitchen and you’re sure to get a few people talking!

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Maybe mustard yellow still has its uses! Rather than embrace today’s trends, this kitchen gravitated toward the vintage look. The vintage stove is a nice touch too – looks like something right out of the 1950s!

So, are you one for old-fashioned designs or do you prefer to keep up with modern trends? The choice is yours.

Pastel Green

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Pastel green is a soft, cute color that can blend well in almost any kitchen. You can pair it with fun decor like plants, dishes, and other knick-knacks to evoke a homey vibe. This is a great way to spice up your white shaker cabinets. If you want to add a splash of color, pastels keep the room bright and don’t compromise the farmhouse look.

Light Gray

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Light gray is a popular neutral color in small kitchens. Even though the color itself is not bright, you can design a lively kitchen with the right setup. A galley kitchen with ample natural light is the perfect fit for this color scheme. Yes, it’s monochromatic, but looks modern rather than dull or boring. Of course, that’s a matter of opinion.

Neutral tones like light gray are relatively risk-free – they will look great in virtually any kitchen.


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If you want to follow today’s trends, white is just for you. White cabinets, drawers, counters, walls, white everything! This is a popular trend in modern farmhouse homes and it works well in small kitchens too.

This small kitchen features one of our smallest range hoods, the 24” PLFW 520. It’s a cute addition to the space, don’t you think?

Black on White For Strong Accents

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You might think that there’s not much space in a small kitchen for heavy contrast. But actually, contrast can work great in a small kitchen. It can draw attention to a focal point or simply make the space unique. If you want to get people’s attention, contrast is one effective way to do it.

A perfect example of this is the photo above. The tile backsplash and countertops boldly contrast with the black matte range hood. The two surrounding doors reinforce that contrast – it becomes the theme of this small kitchen space.

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There are many ways you can give your small kitchen some strong contrast. You could paint the chimney, for example. If the goal was to get my attention, it definitely worked! This black chimney is beautifully painted and calls attention to the stainless steel hood, the focal point of this kitchen.

Lime Green

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Are you feeling adventurous? Try a fun creative color like this bright lime green! OK, it’s not for everyone. But if you love wacky or silly designs, give this a shot! Just keep in mind that you may need to repaint before you sell your home.

No matter, though. I’m sure you’ll have made plenty of conversations over the years. People will ask all about your inspiration for the colors you chose. If you do have those conversations, tell people about this article and maybe they can find inspiration for their space.

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