Whether you're planning a total renovation of your kitchen or are looking to refresh it with a little paint, you'll love these inspirational ideas for beautiful ways to incorporate coastal hues into your space.
Here are 20 beach-inspired kitchen color ideas for paint to go with white kitchen cabinets.
Since white cabinets are a classic and clean look, an easy way to bring a coastal aesthetic alive is through the use of color. Wall paint colors that pair well with white cabinets include neutral colors like beige, gray, greige or taupes, as well as classic blues and greens.
Your beachy paint color choice can also work as an accent kitchen cabinet color on an island, lower cabinets, vent hood or on a feature wall.
Kitchen Paint Ideas With White Cabinets
With such a wide variety of shades and undertones in each color palette choosing the best kitchen paint colors can seem overwhelming. Inspired by the sand, sky and sea, let this collection of beach kitchen paint ideas inspire you to create the coastal look that's right for you.
Gray, White And Ice Blue Kitchen
This full kitchen renovation uses cool tones of gray and icy blue to break up walls of white cabinets. The translucent backsplash subway tiles in Artic Ice from Home Depot brighten up this stylish design. Quartz countertops in a concrete gray shade of Concerto blend seamlessly with the slate shade of new appliances.
Walls are painted in Behr's subtle shade of Silver Screen. This clean look offers a beach vibe that's fresh and modern.
Inspiration by I Wash You Dry
Traditional Coastal Kitchen
This traditional coastal kitchen's Benjamin Moore Simply White cabinets are warmed by the stunning greige shade of Edgecomb Gray from Benjamin Moore. Greige is a neutral shade that's somewhere between gray and beige, making it perfect when you're layering touches of colors with coastal accessories.
Here, it works well with the beige countertops and the natural elements found in the bamboo roman window shades.
Inspiration by The Turquoise Home
Navy Island White Kitchen
What better way to break up an all white kitchen than with a pop of nautical blue on the center kitchen island? Blue Note by Benjamin Moore lends just the right depth of color to this kitchen that sports a white subway tile backsplash, white quartz counters in Misterio by Vicostone and cabinets that are painted in Extra White by Sherwin Williams. Accessories in navy blue complete the coastal look.
Inspiration by The Lily Pad Cottage
The beachy feel is alive in this rectangular galley-style kitchen. White upper and lower cabinets cover one long wall with inset stainless steel appliances. The existing kitchen walls are painted a light minty seafoam green shade.
A little sparkle was added with new brushed gold cabinet and drawer pulls. It's a refreshing look that helps offset the wall of white cabinetry and white countertops.
Inspiration by Sugar And Cloth
Bright White Kitchen
A small cottage kitchen gets a complete overhaul with paint thanks to these budget-friendly DIY ideas. Oak cabinets are painted white using DecoArt Satin Enamel Acrylic Paint in Pure White. Costs were kept in check by repurposing the existing laminate countertops by painting them to resemble marble countertops.
The backsplash stenciled tile in blue and white completed the bright white and blue look. A small corner section of the white walls was painted with chalkboard paint for interest.
Inspiration On A Budget by Lovely Etc
White And Pale Blue
White and sky blue paints a fresh coastal theme for this kitchen. White cabinetry is complemented by a light blue shade of paint, Whispering Spring from Benjamin Moore that carries through to the dining area.
A similar shade from Benjamin Moore, Wedgewood Gray, offers an accent color on the range hood as well as the beadboard counter peninsula. The blue and teal accessories help solidify this beach theme for a relaxed and airy look.
Inspiration by The Happy Housie
White On White
Sometimes your existing white cabinets need a refresh, and here, Extra White by Sherwin Williams was used for a brighter look. The walls were painted using Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams, which is a subtle shade that provides a cohesive look.
The square tile backsplash was replaced by a white scalloped-designed tile. Touches of wood accessories provide a natural element and a blue and white striped rug on the dark wood floor lends a coastal touch.
Inspiration by Jenna Kate At Home
Blue And White Re-Do
White, blue, stainless steel and natural elements give this kitchen renovation a beachy feel that's fresh and modern. New shaker-style cabinets were installed and painted in Benjamin Moore's Simply White shade. In contrast, the kitchen island is painted in Benjamin Moore Providence Blue for a noticeable pop of color.
White quartz countertops blend seamlessly with the complimentary stainless steel appliances. Rattan-shaded pendant lights lend a causal vibe as do the rattan bar stools.
Inspiration by Life On Virginia Street
With its floor-to-ceiling white cabinetry painted in Sherwin Williams Extra White and its walls, a neutral SW Comfort Gray, this kitchen plays host to a pastel color scheme of coastal shades. The wall color blends seamlessly into the open living room that's painted in the palest blue thanks to SW Sea Salt shade.
The kitchen island is washed in a Sherman Williams soft blue tone, Oyster Bay, that compliments the Torquay white Cambria quartz countertops. The backsplash, which is carried to the ceiling on the small wall, has iridescent sea glass hues of blues and greens. More of a chandelier than a pendant, a gold-tone orb hangs over the island.
Inspiration by Sand And Sisal
Bright And White Two-Tone
Cabinet painting is an instant way to update your kitchen as well as painting the walls. Here, the walls and trim were repainted a bright white. The dated dark brown cabinets received an upper paint makeover with Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk paint.
The lower dark cabinets received a makeover in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue chalk paint. New modern cabinet pulls in brushed brass added a little bling to this now light and bright cottage kitchen.
Inspiration by Holland Avenue Home
Backsplash Of Color
White cabinets and countertops remain the same while the dated white backsplash receives a colorful upgrade in this easy kitchen update. An oceanic shade called Surf in this lush glass subway tile gives this kitchen an instant boost of color. The translucent tile provides the perfect watery shade to divide up the walls of white in this minimal but stunning kitchen update.
Inspiration by The Effortless Chic
Going Green With Paint
While we typically think of blues and whites as a classic coastal color scheme, this kitchen re-do uses the combo of green and white to lend a bold pop of color that's updated from its previous lackluster black and white palette.
Upper cabinetry is Benjamin Moore's Simply White while the lower cabinets go green with Sherwin Williams Billiard. The existing and busy backsplash was covered with pressed ceiling tiles in a white shade to neutralize the space. Lighting and cabinet hardware was replaced with an aged brass tone that works well with the existing beige tile flooring.
Inspiration by Blesser House
From dated oak to fresh white and gray, this cabinet makeover presents a cohesive look that's echoed with a complimentary wall color. Upper oak cabinetry gets a new hue with Benjamin Moore's Dove White and the lower cabinets receive a new look with Benjamin Moore's Chelsea Gray.
Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams graces the walls while a backsplash subway tile in Ancient Gray from Lowe's pulls the two-tone cabinets together. Touches of teal and blue in countertop accessories add splashes of coastal color to this lovely makeover.
Inspiration by Is She Really
Earth tones abound in this kitchen renovation that keeps it clean and classic with white cabinetry painted in Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace. The kitchen island is painted an earthy green shade courtesy of Sherwin Williams Cast Iron.
Porcelain subway tile in Ice from Wayfair offer a clean backsplash for this coastal kitchen. White quartz countertops with subtle shades of gray, beige and tan keep it light and bright. A bold color accent is found with the black cabinet and drawer pulls.
Inspiration by City Farmhouse
This DIY effort yields a charming kitchen re-do with a beach feel thanks to the white cabinets and pop of aqua on the kitchen island in a shade called Watery from Sherwin Williams. The walls are covered with a subtle light gray in Sherwin Williams Online shade.
Using recycled glass countertops with embedded gray, turquoise and white sea glass shades helps solidify the coastal concept of this kitchen. The backsplash of frosted sea glass subway tiles echoes the theme.
Inspiration by Charleston Crafted
Bright, White And Bold
Cabinetry painted in Benjamin Moore Simply White offers a neutral canvas to let a pop of bright color, Benjamin Moore's Hunter Green, take center stage on this kitchen's island.
Snow Brick Glass Mosaic tiles offer a sparkly backsplash to the black and gold-flecked granite countertops. Gold-tone drawer and cabinet pulls offer a complimentary sheen. A neutral beige wall paint keeps the room anchored.
Inspiration This Is Our Bliss
Coastal In Gray And White
The duo-color palette of gray and white lends itself to pops of color from accessories, dishes, glasses and cups displayed in this kitchen's open shelving concept.
Cabinetry and shelving are painted in Extra White by Sherwin Williams, which stands out from the bluish-gray subway tile backsplash which extends from the White Arabesque Quartz countertops to the ceiling. The walls bring it all together with the pale blue shade of SW Top Sail.
Inspiration by The Lily Pad Cottage
White And Navy
This small kitchen goes nautical with its navy blue scalloped-designed backsplash tile which stands out from the Benjamin Moore Extra White cabinets and white quartz countertops. The stainless steel appliances offer color relief from the white and blend effortlessly with the Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray walls which carry into the adjoining breakfast nook.
This navy and white kitchen offers the perfect color scheme for decorating with beach-themed accessories.
Inspiration by South Georgia Style
White And Wood Coastal Kitchen
This previous dark kitchen received new white cabinetry that works beautifully with the kitchen island's color of Bunglehouse Blue from Sherman Williams. The walls are painted in Sherman William Silvermist which gives the room a decidedly coastal feel with its pale blue tone.
The wall color is the perfect backdrop for teal and sea glass accessories to be noticed on the open shelving. The wall color is also echoed with the soft turquoise of the glass tile backsplash giving this kitchen a cohesive and coastal feel that's relaxing and inviting.
Inspiration by Carla Aston
Paint Your Way To Coastal Charm
This major kitchen transformation went from dark to coastal chic with a DIY effort that involved repainting the cabinetry. The wall cabinets were cleaned and painted with a satin latex enamel from Behr's in Cottage White. The kitchen island was painted a pale blue using Behr's Sunken Pool in a satin finish.
The walls were kept a neutral cream with Behr's Campfire Ash. But perhaps the star of this kitchen is the shimmery mother-of-pearl mosaic backsplash that offers a twinkling touch of the seashore.
Inspiration by Confessions Of A Serial DIYer
Paint color has the power to make all the difference in a room. And often, with just a coat of paint, you can create a room with a totally new feeling. Using these beachy kitchen paint color ideas with white cabinets is an easy way to make your home more relaxing.