The Best Kitchen Paint Colors with Oak Cabinets

by Joanna Stewart

Sun, Dec 2, 2018

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Benjamin Moore Hancock Green Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Hancock Green HC-117 Photo

If you’re just starting your kitchen remodeling journey - congrats! This is going to be a fun adventure and I’m glad you’ve made it this far.

But, you’re probably realizing how complicated kitchen design can get.

There are hundreds of color choices and thousands of opinions about the best kitchen colors. Once you reach a certain point, you just want to break through the noise and get real answers.

That’s why I’m here - to help you get your dream kitchen without the hassle.

Let’s be honest, finding great kitchen colors that work with Oak cabinets is difficult. And, if you stumble on a photo of your dream kitchen, how will you know what colors the used?

To make painting your kitchen as easy as possible, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite kitchen paint colors that go great with Oak cabinets.

Glidden Whispering Wheat GLN28

Glidden Whispering Wheat Wall Color: Glidden Whispering Wheat - Photo

This traditional kitchen is a great example of how to use color to compliment your Oak cabinets. As you can see the dark granite countertops bring all of the colors together, yet gives you the opportunity to use a wide range of colors.

Glidden Whispering Wheat is a great choice for kitchens with traditional Oak cabinets and dark granite countertops. If you have a light colored tile or linoleum floor, this color is a great match.

Benjamin Moore Hancock Green HC-117

Benjamin Moore Hancock Green Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Hancock Green HC-117 Photo

Another great kitchen wall color is Benjamin Moore Hancock Green. This kitchen features a bolder Oak stain and dark granite kitchen countertops. The green hue on the walls helps bring all elements of the room together.

This kitchen is a great example of how important the backsplash is in your kitchen design. The backsplash helps pull in the green and browns and tie the room together. You may also notice that this kitchen has wood flooring as well.

Sherwin Williams Darkroom SW 7083

Sherwin Williams Darkroom Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Darkroom - Photo

In this kitchen you’ll notice the color palette is considerably different from the previous examples. First, the Oak cabinets have a light stain and the countertops are white granite. In addition, this room has wood flooring which is a lighter stain than the cabinets.

This style of Oak cabinetry lends itself to contrasting, rather than complementary colors. The walls feature a color similar to Sherwin Williams Darkroom.

I should also point out how well the backsplash and wall colors balance out the color palette.


As you can see there are many ways to paint your kitchen with Oak cabinets. The examples included a range of cabinet styles as well as countertop, backsplash and flooring variations.

What kitchen paint colors did you love the most?

Was there a color I missed that you would like to see included?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.


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