Midnight and Greyloft Cabinets: The New Black

Midnight and Greyloft Cabinets: The New Black

Posted by KraftMaid on 25th Apr 2012

Black is classic. And it’s showing up in more and more kitchens. For those who can’t commit to completely dark cabinet colors, KraftMaid® Midnight and Greyloft are two interesting alternatives to black.

In formal  traditional designsrustic, industrial-inspired looks, and everything between, black is bigger than ever in the kitchen. And not just for countertops and appliances. Black painted cabinets are a growing trend in kitchens with dark cabinets. But if the thought of featuring black cabinets in your new kitchen gives you pause, KraftMaid Midnight and Greyloft can be a great substitute. Here are three reasons why:


One likely reason behind the growing demand for black cabinets is the sophistication it brings to a kitchen design. Dark-colored cabinets feel elegant and classy. Both Greyloft and Midnight offer a depth that’s similar to black, but without appearing stark or heavy. As the darkest grey in the KraftMaid paint collection, Greyloft has a rich, charcoal hue. The inky, navy blue hue of Midnight has a luxurious, refined look.

L-shaped KraftMaid kitchen with Shaker-style cabinets in light and dark two-toned painted finish

The light-and-dark kitchen cabinets combination of Midnight and Pebble Grey is a more colorful take on a black-and-white tuxedo kitchen.


Versatility is another reason for black’s emergence as a trending cabinet color. Black goes with anything. Midnight and Greyloft are much the same. Whether you’re dreaming of a paint-stain combination or all painted cabinetry in a  two-toned color scheme, both of these black alternatives pair well with a wide variety of light or dark finishes. Tip: The cooler undertones of Greyloft look especially great with perennial bestseller Dove White.

Modern KraftMaid kitchen with Greyloft slab doors and white octagonal backsplash tile

Like black, Greyloft cabinets look great with nearly any other finish. Here, they’re paired with Translucent Monument Grey.


There’s nothing wrong with an all-white kitchen. Or an all-Maple kitchen in Natural stain for that matter. But some homeowners want more visual interest. Often that’s achieved by incorporating a high-contrast black or a pop of a strong accent color. You can get the best of both those approaches using Midnight or Greyloft. The darker tones set off lighter paints and stains with just the right amount of distinctive drama but remain quite neutral in their appearance. No dominating, defining color here.


Use the KraftMaid Kitchen Visualizer to see what Midnight and Greyloft look like in a room you design to your taste.