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Forget Pantone: Here Are Our Kitchen Paint Color Predictions for 2017

updated May 3, 2019
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As part of our predictions for the trends that will dominate kitchen design in 2017, we’re taking a deep dive into the world of color in the kitchen. What to look for: rich, muted hues that add excitement but also sophistication to the kitchen.

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I love the look of muted blues, like the two you see paired together on the cabinets and walls of this kitchen from Oslo Design Fair. (The dark floor really helps to ground the space.)

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Olive green and hunter green are two colors I predict we’ll be seeing a lot of in the new year. Here they are paired together in a space from Naked Kitchens.

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Want to see our actual editor picks for this year? → Our Favorite Kitchen Paint Colors for 2017

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This space from Colorfutures artfully mixes grey and dusty pink.

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This kitchen from Plain English (via their Pinterest), is another beautiful showcase of a really dark hunter green.

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Grey cabinets help to give this kitchen from Woon Stijl a classic look.

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The nautical blue in this kitchen from SF Girl by Bay is almost navy, but with a little twist. (It’s a bit greener than your typical navy.)

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Dusty pink is a surprisingly sophisticated choice in this kitchen from Poppytalk.

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This kitchen from Dulux pairs dusty pink and mustard. These untraditional colors feel more grounded in their more muted form.

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A beautiful hunter green kitchen from deVOL.

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A cool grey adds drama to a kitchen from House & Home.

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Dusty pink and hunter green are an unexpected but surprisingly satisfying pair in this kitchen from Cote Maison.

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More nautical blue in a kitchen from House and Garden.

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The murky, sophisticated look of olive green makes it a perfect choice for 2017. Kitchen by DISC Interiors, via Centsational Girl.

→ Check out our source list of actual paint colors by name and brand in some of our favorite hues from this list.