10 Timeless Kitchen Cabinet Trends
A good kitchen doesn’t come cheap, yet kitchen cabinet styles and colours can go in and out of trend in the blink of an eye. To avoid wasting your time and money on a fashion fad, invest in custom kitchen cabinets that are versatile and classic. Here are our picks for 10 timeless kitchen cabinet trends that are here to stay.
- Open concept
Taking a less is more approach, open shelving involves lining your walls with floating shelves and abandoning traditional cabinets that open and close. This can help give your kitchen a lighter, airier feel, opening it up and giving you a chance to put your favourite dishware and decorative pieces on full display. To save money, you can even avoid ripping all your old cabinetry out and simply remove the doors to instantly convert them into open concept shelving.
- Accented hardware
Make your kitchen cabinet doors pop with accented hardware that draws attention to them in the best way possible. For example, help your green or blue cabinets stand out even more with gold knobs and pulls that are striking and bold. For some added character you can hunt for hardware at flea markets and vintage stores to find some old one-of-a-kind pieces.
- Built-in appliances
Don’t want your fridge, dishwashers and more to pull focus away from your fancy cabinets? One way around this is to disguise your appliances as cabinet doors, giving your kitchen a more cohesive and streamlined appearance that’s incredibly pleasing to the eyes. For example, your fridge can be placed behind a large cabinet door and your dishwasher door can be covered with cabinetry.
- Dark finishes
Kitchen cabinets with dark finishes in shades such as blue, purple and green always look clean, charming and stylish. By combining these dark colours with butcher block countertops or accented rugs you can keep your kitchen looking both classic and contemporary at the same time.
Shaker-style cabinets have square panels and a box-like appearance that looks fantastic in any style kitchen with any style of hardware. Whether you want a classic all-white kitchen or wish to combine darker cabinets with accented hardware and light benchtops, shaker-style cabinets will look right at home.
- Flat fronts
Another option is to say goodbye to hardware altogether and opt for flat-panel cabinets that have a push latch rather than knobs and pulls. This gives a modern and sleek look that doesn’t run the risk of hardware needing to be replaced or maintained as the years go by.
- Monochromatic colour pallets
Having a monochromatic kitchen where all the cabinetry is made up of one uniform colour is a great way to ensure cohesiveness and harmony in your design. For example, an all-white monochromatic kitchen can be used to brighten and open up a smaller space and then be matched with dark stained floors for some juxtaposition.
- Painted islands
Painting the cabinets of your kitchen island a bright and bold colour while leaving the rest of your cabinets grayscale is a fantastic way to make an impact and liven up the space. When surrounded by a neutral colour palette, a statement kitchen island can anchor the entire kitchen and create a sense of balance, too.
- Glass-front cabinets
What’s so appealing about glass-front cabinets is that they give your eyes a break from wall-to-wall cabinetry, as well as giving you the chance to put items such as glassware, collectables and other decorative pieces on display. Don’t feel the need to make all your cabinets glass-front, as only a few (preferably up high) will do the trick.
To put your own spin on traditional cabinetry, you can create a two-tone kitchen by having different colours for your upper and base kitchen cabinets. Whether it’s black and white, two different shades of the same colour or something in between, mix-and-match kitchen cabinetry allows you to express your creativity and achieve something both eclectic and warm at the same time.