The finish you select for your cabinets will have the biggest influence on the overall look and vibe of your space. Learn more about all the KraftMaid kitchen cabinet colors and stain finish options you’ll have to dress up your design.
DuraKraft™ Plus Finishing System
Every kitchen cabinet color paint, stain and specialty finish undergoes our proprietary 14-step finishing process to ensure beauty and durability.
KraftMaid offers 15+ trending cabinet color options so you can find one (or a combination) to fit your style.
A perfect option to give your room a crisp, uniform appearance since paint completely covers the natural grain variations in the wood.
To ensure rich color, complete coverage and lasting durability, we spray every door and drawer front with three coats of catalyzed enamel paint.
Fell in love with a specific shade you found somewhere else? We’ll match any Behr, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams or Valspar paint color to ensure you get the cabinet color that fits your unique style.
Available only through KraftMaid independent dealers.
Paints with Highlights
Show off the details of your painted cabinet door with highlights.
After the base coat of color is applied, craftsmen hand-apply highlights in the corners, crevices and ridges of the door and drawer fronts to create visual interest and enhance the look of your cabinets.
Translucent Cabinet Finishes
Wood cabinets with translucent finishes offer the color and brightness of paint without concealing all of the wood’s natural character.
We start by using a semi-opaque toner to ensure the final finish has more equal color coverage across the different grains.
Once the final color is applied, finishers rub each door by hand to reveal the right amount of texture from the grain.
For the final step, we swap out the standard DuraKraft™ topcoat for a Suede DuraKraft topcoat to produce a softer, matte sheen finish for your cabinet.
Stains can make all the unique characteristics and natural beauty of wood even more attractive.
Choose from 20+ cabinet staincolors that range from subtle to deep, dark and dramatic.
After the stain is sprayed on, we hand-rub each cabinet door to ensure even absorption of the finish – a step many other manufacturers skip.
Cabinet Stains with Glaze
Glazing can create even more depth and dimension when added to a cabinet stain finish.
After the base coat of stain is applied, each door is completely flooded with glaze and hand-wiped to leave traces of glaze in the grain lines, recesses and grooves of the door.
Glazing darkens the base stain color overall. (Note that veneer center panels often appear slightly darker than the frame, as veneer will naturally absorb more glazing than solid wood.)
Next, a finish artisan goes back and artfully brushes on additional highlights to accentuate specific features of your selected door style.
With so much hand-applied technique, no two doors will look exactly alike.
Distressing mimics the dents, dings and imperfections you’d find on reclaimed wood
Artisans over-sand each door by hand to soften the corners, then apply random edge rasping, wormholes and other distressing techniques
A darkening stain is applied to sanded areas, corners and raised profiles before the base stain color is applied and carefully hand wiped
For the final step, we swap out the standard DuraKraft topcoat for a Suede DuraKraft topcoat to produce a softer, matte sheen that enhances the reclaimed look
Available only on door styles with solid wood center panels
Weathered finishes create the look of a finish that has been exposed to the elements
Using a dry brush technique to produce a subtle linear accent, artisans apply glazing over your choice of paint or stain
For the final step, we swap out the standard DuraKraft topcoat for a Suede DuraKraft topcoat to produce a softer, matte sheen to enhance the timeworn appearance
Get the antique character of a kitchen that has served generations of families
Achieving this look starts with over-sanding and randomly distressing (wormholes, edge rasping, etc.) unfinished doors
After the base color coat, artisans apply additional glazing using a dry brush to create a subtle linear accent that mimics a crackling finish
For the final step, we swap out the standard DuraKraft topcoat for a Suede DuraKraft topcoat to produce a softer, matte sheen to enhance the rustic appearance
With practical durability and high-gloss or wood-grain options that showcase contemporary style, foils offer an easy-to-love alternative to paint or stain
We use pressure and heat to fuse a solid-color foil to your cabinet doors and drawer fronts to produce a flawless, uniform and fade-resistant finish
Available on select door styles