I’m Jasmine Roth, founder of Built Custom Homes, curator of my online retail store The Shop by Jasmine Roth, and host of HGTV’s hit shows Hidden Potential and HELP! I Wrecked My House. I was also on HGTV’s Season 1 of Rock the Block, but I won’t spoil the winner for you 😉 Building custom homes is my bread and butter and I love finding ways to make homes as personal, functional and beautiful as possible. Whether I’m exploring my TV projects, or sharing secret pro tips for everything from design to entertaining and cooking, I’m here to help you build Your Happy Home. Let’s build something together!



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My 6 Favorite Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors


HGTV Jasmine Roth favorite kitchen cabinet colors

I know, I know, choosing between millions of kitchen cabinet paint colors is some serious pressure.  But painting your kitchen cabinets an epic color is one of the best ways to set your design style in the kitchen and really make an impact.  This is the way to make your kitchen say, “I’m anything but boring!”

And yes, there are MILLIONS of paint colors out there, and that means there are millions of opportunities to maybe pick the wrong color!  Before you freak out, don’t – I’ve painted countless kitchen cabinets in my clients’ projects over the years, and my favorite colors have clearly risen to the top.  These 6 go-to paint colors are ones I’ve used over and over again on kitchen cabinets. They always result in smiles and happy clients.  Now here comes the hard part: you still have to pick one out of these 6 awesome colors!

My 6 Favorite Kitchen Cabinet Colors

Jasmine Roth's favorite kitchen cabinet paint colors

1. Laurel Woods

I get asked about this deep green color, Laurel Woods, all the time, and it’s easy to see why!  It really helps marble or marble-looking materials pop, and it’s a great way to introduce a more unexpected color into a kitchen while keeping it timeless at the same time.  This color looks beautiful in a kitchen with lighter-toned floors.

Jasmine Roth's favorite kitchen cabinet paint colors

2. Tea Light

Speaking of unexpected, Tea Light is such a great color to use if you want a light and airy kitchen without the usual white cabinets. This warm, minty green color looks amazing on shaker style cabinets, if your kitchen is leaning more Craftsman or Cape Cod style.

Jasmine Roth's favorite kitchen cabinet paint

3. Pure White

If your heart is set on white cabinets, then you gotta go with Pure White by Sherwin-Williams.  Yes, there really is such a thing as the right or wrong shade of white – there are SO many different white paint colors out there!  This paint has worked for me time after time and it’s never let me down.

Jasmine Roth's favorite kitchen cabinet paint

4. Underseas

If you’re looking for a pleasing blue shade that has green undertones, then Underseas is your paint color.  I love, love, LOVE this color.  It will work beautifully on both shaker style cabinets or a sleeker, more modern cabinet with a flat finish.  Bringing in organic textures through light fixtures or accessories will really help this color sing.

Jasmine Roth's favorite kitchen cabinet paint

5. Cityscape

Cityscape is, in my opinion, the perfect deep gray color for kitchen cabinets.  It’s got enough warmth that it doesn’t leave the room feeling cold or dark, but it’s deep and rich at the same time.  Try using it on only the lower cabinets or only the island to make a statement!

Jasmine Roth's favorite kitchen cabinet paint on hgtv

6. Georgian Bay

Ah, Georgian Bay, my old friend.  You might remember this color from my post about my favorite front door paint colors.  And there’s a reason why… here’s a pro tip for you: I love to carry paint colors throughout a home’s design (exterior included!) to make the entire design feel cohesive.  So you could use Georgian Bay on your front door and also paint your kitchen island this color (and maybe your bathroom vanity cabinets!), and your home will feel really intentional.  You’re welcome!


Which of these kitchen cabinet paint colors is your favorite?! Do you have your own favorite in your kitchen? Let me know!


  1. Carol

    My countertops are dark green with brown. I think it’s called uba tuba. The backsplash is tan with a metal insert and small dark green that go two one two one, the green being the two. I hope that makes sense. I would love to paint my old light brown cabinets and have been told that they are good cabinets, don’t replace them (by a contractor). I just can’t think of a good color besides something tannish. Any suggestions?

  2. Vicki

    I adore Laurel Woods and Georgian Bay, they are gorgeous! We just built a new home and after 20 plus years of stained wood cabinets, I wanted a warm white kitchen. We went with SW Greek Villa on the uppers and lowers and Cucuzza Verde on the small island (green is my favorite color, and I felt it worked well with my collection of vintage kitchen items). Our custom wood range hood is maple stained Minwax Provincial. Our floors are Shaw Hacienda Pecan wood look tiles and walls are SW Wool Skein. We have granite countertops that are a mix of cream/gray/beige/brownish black, and the backsplash is bone subway tile. With our granite we could have went with pretty much any color of hardware, we went with distressed oil rubbed bronze. I can see down the road painting our lower cabinets a darker color. Can I just say you are the cutest and I love watching you on HGTV, you have the sweetest personality! The Brady Reno was so fun! Congratulation to you and your hubby on your sweet baby Hazel!

  3. Tara

    What color do you use on the walls? Looks like similar, if not the same, white for all your home interiors.

  4. Sadie

    The Georgian Bay blue is so dreamy! I can’t get enough of it! We had a cabinet painting crew paint our cabinets white and I was totally shocked by how many different shades of white we had to choose from. It was so overwhelming! We actually ended up going with a pure shade like you suggested above and we love how it turned out. Now I just need to find something to paint Georgian Bay!

  5. Mia Tenille

    Oh these spaces are so beautiful! I am currently starting to refinish my kitchen cabinets  and will definitely be using this as inspiration!

  6. Michael

    Jasmine, I love your colors. My wife wants to change the color of the kitchen cabinets, BUT, I don’t know if I should paint (if so, what are the steps), or buy new. Maybe you can help everyone with this❤️

  7. Tammy

    I would love to know where you stand on sinks. I’m replacing old tile counters and stainless steel sink with quartz counters and am having a hard time deciding on an undermount sink material – granite composite, stainless, porcelain – dark sink versus white sink? So many options..

  8. J.B.

    I like the color of the cabinets shown for Underseas but the cabinets and swatch look so different. Are the cabinet color Undersea? or was that a mistake? The swatch for Georgian Blue is pretty spot on with swatch. I’m looking for a blue ( blue,greenish) for a small kitchen in a beach house. Overwhelming!


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