By Dan Glennzig
Changing your kitchen cabinets is a fun way to update your kitchen and create a unique, functional space that matches your style. A variety of popular options make it easy to choose a style that complements your home. The following provides a brief overview of current popular kitchen cabinet trends.
White and Off-White Cabinets
Classic and sleek, white is always a popular choice for kitchens. Pairing it with off-white creates a more natural, creamy appearance that’s less stark than plain white alone. Cabinets of any size look great in white and make the kitchen brighter by helping to reflect light. White kitchen cabinets work especially well in small kitchens because they open up the room by making it feel brighter and bigger. White granite countertops are a popular complement to white and off-white kitchen cabinets.
Gray in almost any shade remains a popular choice for kitchen cabinets. Lighter shades have a similar effect as white and can brighten up your kitchen, while darker shades create a warmer, more dramatic environment. Gray works well with most color schemes, making it a good choice if you want to replace or refinish your cabinets without remodeling the rest of your kitchen.
Glass Cabinet Doors
Glass doors give you the spacious feel of open shelving without the risk of your dishes getting damaged or dirty from being exposed. Clear glass cabinet doors open things up with minimal distraction, while frosted glass creates a more modern look that provides an open feel, but allows your dishes to remain partially hidden.
Chalk Paint Cabinets
As chalk paint becomes more popular, it’s not surprising that it’s showing up in kitchens. Chalk paint gives cabinets a distressed, aged look that adds a rustic or farmhouse feel to a kitchen. An additional benefit’s that using chalk paint to paint your kitchen cabinets is a relatively simple method for transforming your kitchen’s style.
Combinations of black, gray, and white, such as black and white, gray and white, and black and gray, are popular in kitchens. One way to incorporate this color scheme is with two-tone kitchen cabinets. These cabinets add interest and diversity to your kitchen, whether you have the island a different color or have contrasting upper and lower cabinets. Two-tone cabinets aren’t limited to black, gray, and white either; they can be used with several different complementary or contrasting colors and finishes. Stainless steel cabinets mixed with dark brown cabinets or natural wood cabinets mixed with painted cabinets are a couple of ways two-tone cabinets can be used effectively.
The contrasting trend is popular beyond two-tone cabinets as homeowners favor appliances and accessories with different finishes like copper, gold, and pewter. This mix of finishes creates an interesting and eclectic space. Countertops also are impacted by this trend; people are looking beyond the most traditional choices to natural stone, concrete, marble, quartz, and butcher block, often mixing a couple choices together. An island with a countertop that’s different from the rest of the kitchen is popular, as is having a butcher block workspace in one area with the rest of your countertops made of another material such as natural stone.
The current kitchen cabinet trends offer homeowners a variety of exciting options for updating their kitchens. No matter what your preferred style, your kitchen cabinets can complement your home's overall decor and add to the overall atmosphere of your kitchen.
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