23 Colorful Painted Kitchen Cabinets

As seen on Architectural Digest


At a Maine compound renovated by designer Suzanne Kasler and architect Les Cole, the poolhouse kitchen features Urban Archaeology pendant lights, a Thermador range, sink fittings by Michael S. Smith for Kallista, and counter stools from Walters; the Roman shade is made of a Jasper print, the backsplash is of Waterworks tile, and the walls are painted in a Benjamin Moore blue.


The kitchen of a Long Island home renovated by designer Daniel Sachs and architect Kevin Lindores includes 1920s American pendant lights and a bespoke copper hood; the range is by Bertazzoni, and the cabinetry at far right is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue.


In the kitchen of a Manhattan penthouse designed by Rafael de Cárdenas, the cabinetry is painted in Thundercloud Gray by Benjamin Moore and features bespoke hardware by E. R. Butler & Co.; the sink fittings are by Waterworks. Gracing one wall are several photo-based works by Walead Beshty.


In the kitchen of a Greek Island home decorated by Isabel López-Quesada, the countertops and sink are marble, the sink fittings are by Grohe, and the backsplash tiles are antique.


The kitchen of Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s former New York apartment is outfitted with cabinetry and butcher-block countertops by Fanuka; the island is clad in unlacquered brass and topped with Breccia Imperiale marble from Artistic Tile. The marble shelves rest on brackets from Liz’s Antique Hardware; the subway tile is from Home Depot, the painting of Saint Peter is an 18th-century work from Peru, and the barstools are vintage American.


In the Thomas Britt–decorated San Francisco home of winemakers Elizabeth and W. Clarke Swanson, a Gracie metal-leaf wallpaper lines the kitchen ceiling; the range is by Amana.


In Timothy Corrigan’s Los Angeles home, the kitchen cabinetry is painted in shades of white and green by Farrow & Ball; a set of antique Mexican Talavera plates is arrayed against the backsplash.



Style guru Jonathan Adler and writer Simon Doonan created a modernist home on New York’s Shelter Island. Adler chairs covered in a Lee Jofa fabric surround a vintage Milo Baughman table from Vermillion 20th Century Furnishings; the kitchen island’s mural is by John-Paul Philippé.


In a Beverly Hills, California, home by designer Waldo Fernandez, vintage milk-glass lights are suspended over the kitchen island, which is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Claydon Blue; the dishwasher is by Miele.


In the kitchen of a Los Angeles house decorated by Madeline Stuart, colorful cabinetry by architect Kevin A. Clark complements tiled walls; the pendant light in the window is from Blackman Cruz.


Black and gray cabinets distinguish the kitchen in architect Alison Spear’s Dutchess County, New York, home. The room also features DuroDesign cork flooring, an Abbaka hood, a Wolf cooktop and ovens, and Harry Bertoia barstools.


In the kitchen of the Houston home he shares with investor William L. Caudell, designer J. Randall Powers installed cabinets in a rich gray-green hue to give the space a sense of intimacy. Neolithic Chinese pottery is displayed at the top of the upper cabinets, and the hood, ovens, and range are by Thermador.


The colorful perforated cabinets in designer Muriel Brandolini’s New York kitchen were custom made. A Jean Dunand marble table is surrounded by Czech chairs from the 1930s, and the range is by Viking.


Black cabinetry complements the dark chevron floors and vintage bobbin chairs in the kitchen of fashion designer Roubi L’Roubi and Belgian financier Pierre Lagrange’s London penthouse, which was designed by Veere Grenney.



Green cabinetry and a pair of pendant ceiling lights add a distinctly nautical feel to the kitchen of a Martha’s Vineyard Shingle Style house by architect Oscar Shamamian of Ferguson & Shamamian and designer Michael S. Smith.


At Château de Fontenay, a 16th-century estate in France updated by designer Tino Zervudachi, the kitchen’s neo-Gothic millwork was painted a cheery yellow.


In the Manhattan kitchen of Barneys New York CEO Mark Lee and Ed Filipowski, copresident of the fashion P.R. and events firm KCD, the cabinets are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Gettysburg Gray, while Sherwin-Williams’s Ethereal Mood coats the walls.


Friederike Kemp Biggs painted the kitchen cabinets in her New York penthouse with a rubbed finish of black over Chinese blue, limned in gold.


The walls and custom cabinetry in this New York kitchen were painted a vibrant aqua. Decorator Thomas Britt and architectural designer Peter Napolitano continued the color into the adjacent living room to maintain continuity.


The black cabinetry in the kitchen of adman Peter Roger’s New Orleans home complements the black-and-white-tile floor and backsplash.


An island painted bright green adds a colorful accent to the kitchen of a Washington, D.C., home designed by Mariette Himes Gomez.


The kitchen cabinetry in interiors stylist Carlos Mota’s Manhattan apartment is painted a rich shade of eggplant.


In a Manhattan townhouse restored by interior designer Jeffrey Bilhuber and Rietveld Architects, the kitchen island is coated in a dark and glossy red paint.