Painted cabinets are springing up in kitchens everywhere. Where honey-toned wood used to rule the day, a wide range of colors is now stepping in and giving the kitchen a much-needed style makeover. But should you embrace the trend?

Painting your kitchen cabinets is a budget-friendly way to update the look of your home. With little more than a couple of gallons of paint, you can instantly transform your kitchen, without much commitment or expense. And if you find that a new color catches your eye in a few years, all you have to do is repaint!

These colorful kitchens prove that colored cabinets can look great in any home. Get inspired, and if you decide to paint your cabinets, show us what color you chose!

1. Hunter Green

The deep green hue of this modern country kitchen is a sophisticated alternative to floor-to-ceiling wood. Cabinets that extend all the way up the wall draw the eye to the cheerful wallpapered ceiling, creating a feeling that’s spacious and cozy at the same time.

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2. Butter Yellow

Butter yellow cabinets make a small L-shaped kitchen feel cheerful and sunny. Shiny subway tile, butcher block counters, and an apron sink make the space feel modern, but warm.

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3. Olive Green

Olive green is an unexpected choice for a kitchen, but pairing it with a wooden island and bright, sophisticated marble makes for a chic space that is anything but drab. A diverse neutral such as olive looks great with kitchen styles from modern to country.

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4. Robin’s Egg

A lack of top cabinets is fresh and modern, but can make a kitchen feel bare. Bring personality back to the room with an unexpectedly bright color, such as friendly and cheerful robin’s egg blue.

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5. Crisp Navy

Rich, true navy is a preppy classic that will never go out of style. Paired with brass hardware, it’s the epitome of crisp. White subway tile and an unexpected rug finish the modern boho look.

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6. Citron Green

Pair sleek citron cabinets with rustic wood architecture and high ceilings for a space that pops with character. Complement with white beadboard or paneling, and you’ve got an unexpected and stylish space.

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7. Country Blue

White counters and stainless steel appliances keep bright cabinets feeling homey rather than overwhelming. Coastal blue is perfect for a vacation home or a farm-style cottage.

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What do you think of the colored cabinet trend? Would you let go of your wood cabinets for a bright new hue?