5 Top Wall Colors For Kitchens With Oak Cabinets

As a Home Stager & Color Consultant, I see a lot of Oak cabinets and my goal is to make them look fresh and updated. Sometimes it's as simple as choosing the right color for the walls. If you have Oak or Honey toned wood cabinets and want to refresh your kitchen, consider painting the walls in today's neutrals, such as soft blue-grays, greens and neutral beiges. There are hundreds of choices but these are my Top 5 Pics!

Top 5 Colors For Oak Cabinet Kitchens

In the 90's the look was to paint walls in various shades of yellow. But as you can see from this example below, it did nothing to enhance the wood and clashed with the tile.Via Forums: The Nest

Another popular color often used in Oak Cabinet kitchens is red. In my opinion this is too dark and once again just dates the space and makes it feel too dark.Via Buzzle

Benjamin Moore Sweet Spring is a perfect choice to offset the golden tones of the cabinetry.

If you like green, consider Benjamin Moore's Hazy skies, a beautiful soft green.

If you love Gray and would like to use it in your kitchen, Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay is a great choice.

Sherwin Williams Ancient Marble is another great choice and looks great with Stainless Steel appliances.

Benjamin Moore's Pleasant Valley is one of my go to colors when working with golden cabinetry.

This kitchen with Amber toned cabinets and stainless appliances looks fresh and updated with the addition of blue -gray walls.

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  • Arlette Nickens Arlette Nickens on Jun 04, 2020

    In the second picture from the top. where can I bu them

  • Dee Dee on Feb 11, 2021

    What is the color of the walls on the picture with the Amber toned cabinets? Who is it made by? I am trying to go with teal and grey for my kitchen with oak cabinets. Also, what would be a good color countertop?

  • Janet Wilkinson Janet Wilkinson on May 08, 2022

    What is the color of the walls on the picture with the Amber toned cabinets ? this question was posted Feb 11, 2021...I also would love to paint this color. What is the name please

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  • Debbie Debbie on May 24, 2018

    i have white cabentes what coloe would be good

  • Shelly Morgan Shelly Morgan on Aug 19, 2018

    Hi I need help please, my house is currently on the market. My realtor suggested to Paint the walls a neutral but with so many grays and greigs out there I am overwhelmed can you please tell me what your thoughts are. I have picked out Sherwin Williams Lazy Gray just thinking that the blue undertones would complement the tile on the backsplash which are blues but not sure if it’s going to be too much blue against the oak trim and cabinets. The carpets are being changed out to a beige Thank you for any advice you can give me.... Shelly