Are you thinking about painting your kitchen island? Here are 15+ kitchen island paint colors to inspire you to head to the paint store.
Kitchen color schemes have changed a lot over the years. Gone are the days of golden oak cabinets (thank goodness) and now beautiful kitchen design can be anything you want it to be.
Painting your kitchen island is easy and there are lots of tutorials out there for the best way to paint kitchen cabinets.
Don’t let the thought of painting your kitchen island intimidate you, a fresh coat of paint is an easy budget-friendly way to give your kitchen an update.
The current trend in kitchen color schemes is a contrasting dark kitchen island with lighter or white perimeter cabinets. Dark colors are definitely the most popular paint colors for kitchen islands right now. You see this trend everywhere you look. Black kitchen islands are really popular.
Kitchen cabinets and islands all painted the same color are another great choice in kitchen design and will stand the test of time and not just be a passing fad.
How can you make your kitchen island stand out and be a focal point in your kitchen?
Let’s take a look at these 15 kitchen islands and the colors used to paint them. I know they will inspire you to head to the paint store to makeover your own.
Best Kitchen Island Colors
Dark Painted Island Kitchen Trends
From dark greens to black and every moody gray color in between, dark-painted islands are one of the biggest kitchen trends going right now.
Benjamin Moore Dark Olive
Dark Olive is a dark moody green color with a gray undertone. It's a contrasting color to the white perimeter cabinets in this farmhouse-style kitchen.
It's a dark color that pairs well with the wood tones of the floor and the gel-stained wood island countertop.
Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue
BM's Vintage Vogue is a dark green paint color with a blue undertone. It's the perfect dark accent color to use for a kitchen island surrounded by a different color on the perimeter cabinets.
This unique kitchen island has a butcher block counter that extends past the island allowing for seating. Paired with the kitchen island paint color, it is definitely the focal point in this kitchen.
Sherwin Williams Rock Garden
Sherwin Williams Rock Garden is a bright dark green color that is used on the perimeter cabinets as well as this small kitchen island.
I love the wood slat trim that was added to give the island base a fresh look. Reminds me a bit of our wood slat wall in our living room.
Related Reading - Green is most definitely a color to consider for your next kitchen makeover. Check out these dark green kitchen ideas for even more inspo!
Sherwin Williams Rookwood Sash Green
Rookwood Sash Green from Sherwin Williams is a dark green with a blue undertone. It has an LRV (light reflective value) of just 13, which is low on a scale of 1-100, so you would want to use it in a kitchen with a lot of light.
In a kitchen with white perimeter cabinets, it's a great choice for a contrasting color.
Hale Navy Dupe
Navy blue and white is a classic combination and is a great choice in this beautiful kitchen design.
Black Dog Furniture paint was used to paint this blue painted island. It was color matched to the popular blue color - Hale Navy.
Painting both the kitchen island and the pantry door adds a pop of color to this kitchen that is surely the heart of the home.
Behr Carbon Copy
Carbon Copy from Behr is a dark moody gray color that contrasts nicely with white cabinets and an accent color that brings warmth to this kitchen space.
I love how the wood tones from the dining table and the flooring play so well with this popular choice of kitchen island colors.
Benjamin Moore Jet Black
You can never go wrong with black. it goes with everything. It's a current trend in kitchens and having all black cabinets is perfect for kitchens that get a lot of natural light.
Wood tones added to this kitchen space warm up the black and white of the cabinets and countertop. It has a warm and homey feel, don't you think?
This black color by Behr is a classy modern color that really makes the contrasting butcher block countertops stand out in this kitchen space.
This small kitchen island paint color is a popular choice and is perfect to use in kitchens with lots of natural light.
Light Paint Colors for Kitchen Islands
Although dark-painted kitchen islands are the current trend, let's not count out kitchen islands painted in lighter colors. From beige to green and gray to white, they are still a popular choice for kitchen islands and work great in a small space.
We built this kitchen island and painted it with Behr's Urethane Alkyd Enamel paint in white. I love how it contrasts with the darker wood kitchen cabinetry.
Sherwin Williams Khaki Shade
Sherwin Williams Khaki Shade is a fresh neutral light tan color that breaks up an all white kitchen and gives it a little warmth.
I love the wood slat detail on this small kitchen island and the bar stools are even painted to match.
Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay
Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay is a light beachy blue/green color that definitely has a gray undertone.
This kitchen island paint color is also used on the walls which makes it the perfect contrasting color in this kitchen design.
Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray
Greige paint colors have been super popular over the years as they tend to warm up a space instead of making it feel too cool.
Gauntlet Gray from Sherwin Williams is one of those greige paint colors. This color is great on an island base with a white countertop.
Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray
I know we have all heard of Mindful Gray from Sherwin Williams. It's a perfect mid-tone gray that isn't too dark and it isn't too light.
Used on this island and the rest of the lower cabinets it's a color that stands out, but isn't too overbearing.
It's the perfect choice for the conservative homeowner that wants to try out the two-toned cabinet trend before committing to a drastic contrasting color.
Fusion Mineral Paint Champlain
Champlain is a gorgeous creamy off-white color that is just different enough to stand out in an all-white kitchen. Not to mention the white kitchen with black hardware look is so timeless!
This painted kitchen island is the perfect farmhouse kitchen island with its wood top and spindle legs.
Annie Sloan Pure White
Pure white in any paint color brand is the ultimate fresh clean paint color. It goes with anything and if you're wanting an all white kitchen, this is the color for you.
Bring in some warm tones with wood elements like a butcher block countertop and copper drawer and cabinet hardware.
Fusion Mineral Paint Raw Silk
If you want a creamy white paint color for your kitchen you can't go wrong with Fusion Mineral Paint Raw Silk.
It pairs well with earthy tones in countertops and backsplash and is a popular color to use in a traditional kitchen
Which of these kitchen island colors is your favorite?
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