Asked on Sep 9, 2020

Cabinet paint color?

Holly Lengner - Lost MomBetsyRamboDee
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my project is now close to completion.....my last post I was deciding what to do with kitchen cabinet doors and the suggestions were to paint and everyone offered color choices. Well I liked the taupe idea and now need help narrowing it down for upper/lower and island base.

i have posted pictures including backsplash tile. Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

Slight hint of brown/gray
Pantry will stay the same. There is pine paneling on other walls.
Sherwin Williams Virtual taupe, Threshold taupe, Tony taupe, Accessible beige
22 answers
  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Sep 9, 2020

    I like the Threshold Taupe for top and bottom and the Tony Taupe or Virtual Taupe for the Island! I really love the backsplash tile. I hope you share photos after this is complete.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Sep 9, 2020

    I’ve used accessible beige a few times and it’s lovely! I’d do the cabinets this color. I think the island should be the darkest color on the left! :)

  • I like Threshold Taupe for the cabinets and Virtual Taupe for the island.

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Sep 9, 2020

    I would go for beige, It could get to busy with to much colour.



  • Cindy
    on Sep 9, 2020

    Hi Sharon. I like Accessible Beige for the top cabinets and Threshold Taupe for the bottom cabinets and the island. I think the other colors are too dark. Good luck with your project Sharon. I hope you will consider letting us know how it goes.

  • Janice
    on Sep 9, 2020

    I would paint the island Virtual Tope to ground it and alll the other cabinetry Accessible Beige to keep your kitchen light. I don't see how you'd make the transition from lowers and uppers in the area on the right where you have lower/middle/upper cabinets.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Sep 9, 2020

    You really have some nice colors selected here —-probably can’t go wrong with any of the chip choice shown here.

    I like the threshold taupe the best.


    Congratulations on your awesome remodel.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Sep 9, 2020

    Threshold gets my vote.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations
    on Sep 9, 2020

    I like Threshold Taupe for the cabinets and Virtual Taupe for the island.

  • Deb K
    on Sep 9, 2020

    I would do the Tony taupe, it is not too dark or too light!

  • Chloe Crabtree
    on Sep 9, 2020

    I like the lightest one. I am afraid the others would make it too dark.

  • Em
    on Sep 9, 2020

    Threshold or the Assessible beige the other two are out of the color range that is in the counter.

  • Simple Nature Decor
    on Sep 9, 2020

    I would paint the island a different color and the cabinet taupe.

  • Linda Sikut
    on Sep 10, 2020

    Hi Sharon,

    I'd use the Accessible beige because you have black and white appliances and introducing so many colors might be to much. After it's done, if you really want another color, Virtual or Threshold taupe would add dimension if used on the island. Wishing you the best.

  • Flipturn
    on Sep 10, 2020

    Hi Sharon,


    Before you purchase any paint, I would strongly suggest that you first change your lighting in the kitchen to LED.(either integrated LED light fixtures, or LED bulbs) Florescent light casts a greenish tone, and incandescent a yellow tone, whereas, comparatively, LED light is clear. The lighting in a room can change the perceived color of the paint on the walls.


    See examples below.


    LED light is available in warm, cool, or daylight. Depending on which type you have, the paint color on your walls can appear to be different. Take your paint samples to a store that has displays of the various bulbs, and play around with them to see which look you like the best.


    Then take another look at the paint swatch samples with the new LED lighting in the room and choose the one to purchase.

  • Maura White
    on Sep 10, 2020

    I vote for Tony!

  • Nan W.
    on Sep 10, 2020

    The vote is the lightest one! ...you can't go wrong -- and if you do-- it's easier to cover up!

  • Do a darker version of the taupe

  • Cynthia H
    on Sep 12, 2020

    Try each sample on the wall. Look at it with daylight and artificial lighting during the day. How it looks in your kitchen is the best way to decide. More than once I have found that a sample of the actual color I like, looks different at different times of day. That trial run with the sample saved me from choosing the wrong color more than once. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Dee
    on Sep 12, 2020

    I like the lightest color. I would purchase LED light bulbs from Amazon, I did this for my bedroom, because I wanted more light and I could not believe the change in the color of the paint. It is a sage green with a light blue base never saw the blue before.


  • BetsyRambo
    on Sep 13, 2020

    The darkest one! LOVE backsplash color! Would do as much contrast as possible. But I’d lean to gray or gray:brown. A darker play on the tile. PS. Pantry will look totally out of place and make kitchen look smaller by stopping the eye at the mismatched color instead of cohesive all the way around. You can do the lighter color on the island top

  • I like the darkest color, but it really depends on your personal preference. I also think it can look really cool when people use two colors for the cabinets. The dark paint would be applied to the bottom and then the lightest color to the top cabinets.


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