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Kitchen Color Combinations That Will Modernize Any Space

Posted by Nolan Painting on June 11, 2019
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Remodeling a kitchen is one of the biggest expenses in updating a home, but one way to update a kitchen less expensively is updating your kitchen island with contemporary kitchen color themes. Below are a few kitchen remodel color schemes trending in 2019 that will update your kitchen island in an eye-catching way.

Matte black

Painting your island cabinets in matte black is a big trend for modern kitchen color schemes in 2019. Matte black looks particularly chic with the now-trending brass and gold hardware, and with white back cabinets.

Natural woods

If adding an island to your kitchen, or replacing your existing island, going with a natural wood finish brings a rustic and warm focal point to your kitchen. Stripping the paint from your island is another way to achieve this look.


A navy island is one of many kitchen color combos that brings a fun pop of color to the space, yet also has classic and elegant appeal that will never go out of style.

Butcher block and quartz countertops

Instead of painting your island, swapping out your laminate or granite countertops for either a butcher-block countertop or quartz is an instant update. Having mix-and-match countertops give a kitchen a more interesting look than having the same countertop material throughout.


Gray continues to be on trend and is an instant update particularly to break up a formerly all-white kitchen.

Mixed Metal Hardware

One of the more unique kitchen color schemes trending in 2019 is changing the knobs and pulls on your island to finishes that contrast with the hardware on your back cabinets. Mixed finishes give a visual interest and a feeling of higher-level design to any kitchen.

What’s Out?

Multi-level islands, gloss finishes and islands that match the back cabinets are kitchen design schemes that aren’t as stylish as they used to be.