Choosing the best kitchen cabinet design for you can be quite a challenging task, as the cabinets must add extra style, functionality and value to the kitchen and to your overall home – moreover, they must also complement the decor of your house, which makes it even more difficult for you to choose the right design.
Here you will find more about kitchen cabinets, popular designs as well as tools and software used to create new and intricate models.
Who says kitchen cabinets have to be subtle? Vibrant red cabinets warm up a kitchen while adding a definite pop of color. Good lighting, a light-colored background and warm oak or marble blend beautifully with this hot red color. Red cabinets also mix well with black furniture as well as white accent pieces. Red cabinets are as much at home in a traditional style setting as in a country setting.
Washed blue kitchen cabinets turn any kitchen into a cozy retreat that exudes a soft, country charm. You can choose from soft faded blues to brighter blues, depending upon the amount of color you want. Washed blue cabinets blend well with honey pine wood accents, white, cream and buttery yellow. The best part is you can transform your old, worn cabinets easily with a blue washed stain and bring new life to a tired kitchen.
Anitque white is a classic color that never goes out of style and will blend well in a casual or traditional setting. It can warm up a kitchen yet also brighten it all at once. Antique white also blends effortlessly with all wood tones so don’t be afraid to add a wood floor or countertop on the island.
You can mix and match with other antique colors like sage, washed blue, buttery yellow and charcoal black. Try antique white for cabinets and a charcoal black or washed sage island. Unlike plain white cabinets, antique white is less likely to show every smudge and any wear will only enhance the look of the cabinets.
Buttery yellow cabinets have such a soft, fresh look that you may never want to leave your kitchen again. This heart-warming color blends perfectly with most wood tones and will mix and match well with other antique or washed colors like blue, green and soft black. Accent with light-colored countertops or darker ones in green or black shades. Soft, buttery cabinets are as timeless as antique white and will always look in style.
If you are looking for a calm, peaceful setting in your busy kitchen, brushed sage cabinets are a good choice. They bring the tranquil feel of the outdoors inside, especially when paired with soft beige or sandstone tile and white-washed pine floors.
Most wood tones blend well with brushed sage so try a maple or oak island or kitchen table for added warmth. You can even mix and match some darker greens with your sage cabinets through accent pieces like vases, dish towels or canisters to add a pop of color.
Blue has come along as a fresh accompaniment to pair well with gray. There are so many beautiful blues to choose from; icy, pale, turquoise, denim and even purplish blues. Blue lower kitchen cabinets are very popular whether in this Lulworth Blue from Farrow & Ball or navy blue, French ink blue for a greater contrast.
Expect to see more green in the kitchen; from fresh, deep, emerald or even pale green. Test it in your current décor by placing herbs, ferns or potted plants in your kitchen to see which shade you like best before making it one of the predominant colors in your kitchen.
The most popular greens right now include emerald-green, Kelly green, blue greens, sea green, mint green and deep teal. Deep forest green is dramatic and wonderful day or night. You can add crisp marble counter tops, and brass fixtures for a truly luxurious look or go cool and dramatic with cool mint cabinets and silver appliances and black counter tops.
Prominent color blocking is used to create areas within the kitchen as a feature. The trend is moving away from one color kitchen themes and towards color blocked and two toned kitchens. The emphasis is also moving towards using an interesting mix of materials and surfaces.
White remains at the forefront as a classic kitchen color. But what used to be a color faux-pas, white is now paired with off-white to create character rich kitchens. Creamy off whites and linen hues move your kitchen away from stark white to stunning. They are on trend this year along with pullouts and rollouts.
With gray kitchens taking the limelight for almost a decade, is gray still a trend setter when jewel colors like emerald-green and sapphire blue become the new trendy colors? If you are planning a gray kitchen are you at the end of this trend or in the middle of it?
While gray is still on the ‘What’s Hot’ list but the love affair won’t go on forever. The last thing you want is to remodel or paint your kitchen and find it’s already dated.
The white and cream tones of this traditional kitchen create a timeless yet fresh feel. Two pendulum lights adorned with elegant blossom shaped glass shades provide accent lighting for the rooms breakfast bar. Under the soft glow, the two tiered black-granite counters of the breakfast bar take on a cozy sheen.
Additional storage space is available through discretely placed raised panel cabinets under the bar. Quirky, random touches such as a Versailles pattern for its grey tiled floors and a large mosaic backsplash over its range oven make this kitchen’s design stand out from the norm.
This room uses different colors and grades of wood for a stylish, contemporary design. The extensive use of light colored wood flooring and paneling lengthens this rooms dimensions and make it took lighter. The touches of darker wood used in the island bar and for some of the cabinets anchor the room’s overall design and the eye-catching contrast lends a sense of liveliness to the room.
The strategic placement of marble accents – from the soft off white of the counter tops and the jaunty grey marble tiled arch over the dark panel cabinets – lend the room a sense of sleekness and a warm shine.
Old-fashioned rustic touches such as the three hanging pendulum lamps, the glass fronted cupboards, the arched doorway and casement windows lend a homey air to this sleek and contemporary kitchen. The white walls and white paneled cabinetry contribute to an overall atmosphere that feels clean, bright and airy.
An L-shaped island bar of dark wood topped with creamy marble serves as the rooms focal point as well as both a work counter and a breakfast bar. The seemingly random pattern of the floor tiles marble grey and cream and off white lends an air of fun to the overall design.
This luxury kitchen takes full advantage of some of the best features of a traditional kitchen. The warm, homey details are set off nicely by the extensive use of light wood on the floors, cabinetry and even the furniture. The sleek dark counter of the island bar with cross back wooden chairs provides a nice counterpoint to the overall design of the kitchen.
The cabinets display a tasteful love for detail with their raised panel doors and decorative inserts provide plenty of storage. Build in counters and appliance nooks keep the space from seeming cluttered. A slight indent on the far wall allows room for an inviting, airy breakfast nook facing the windows.
Bright and affluent are the first words that come to mind when looking at this luxury kitchen. One’s eyes can’t help but be drawn to the French doors and windows leading out to and looking into the garden. The clean lines of this kitchen are highlighted by a color scheme that utilizes shades of cream and white.
White cabinets paired with white quartz countertops look beautiful together. The dark hardwood floor, as well as the dark hardwood tables and chairs of the breakfast nook stand out in pleasant contrast with the rest of the room. The rustic gas burning stove and pendulum lamps add a touch of detail and complement the otherwise traditional room design.
Cozy and unpretentious, the centerpiece of this kitchen design is its dark wood island bar with a granite counter top. The sheen of the granite provides a nice clean contrast with the dark grain of it’s hardwood base. A discrete microwave nook provides a unique way to store this appliance and keep it from taking up space in the counters.
Old fashioned paneled cupboards and cabinets line the wall of the room for a homey feel. A white paneled oven hood provides an eye-catching bit of detail to the walls. A breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the living room without completely closing the kitchen off lending the set up an inviting feel.