Step aside white.   You may be a classic but here are a few of the colors we’re loving to design with of late.

If it’s time for a refresh to your home, nothing can overhaul a space quite like a kitchen makeover.  If you’re tired of playing it safe with white cabinetry, white countertops and a white backsplash, let’s talk color!  We’re seeing a transition to a beautiful array of color and stains in kitchen cabinetry.   With so many colors and shades to choose from, deciding where to start and how to narrow down your choices to find a hue that works for can be challenging.  Let’s dig deeper into the five cabinetry colors that are currently trending.

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Two-tone Mantra Cabinetry kitchen, in Mineral and Bark. 

Some Recommendations When Selecting Cabinetry Colors

The kitchen is almost always the focal point of every home regardless of location, orientation and layout.  That means that selecting color choices are very important when creating a timeless design that is cohesive with the rest of the home.  Selecting the right cabinetry colors might not be the only factor in creating the kitchen of your dreams, but it can certainly set the groundwork for a space that dazzles.  We suggest our clients make a visit to our showroom (sometimes more than one!) to not only learn about different styles but also for assistance when making additional selections like countertops, hardware and plumbing fixtures. These individualized components are what makes each kitchen we design unique and personalized. Once you’ve decided what your style is it’s time to let the fun begin!


Mouser Cabinetry kitchen featuring a Geneva-slab Door with a custom stain.

Light & Neutral Cabinetry

No list of trending kitchen cabinetry colors would be complete without a mention of white, but there’s a new neutral on the scene that’s both earthy and intriguing. While white cabinets are a look that will never go out of style, we’re beginning to replace white cabinetry with more neutral warm colors like taupe, mushroom and ivory.  These color choices create a warm and inviting space with plenty of dimension.


Mouser Cabinetry kitchen featuring the Plaza door style in Creekstone. 

If a client finds themselves leaning towards a neutral kitchen, we often encourage them to look for inspiration in the outdoors, which can mean incorporating wood stains or even raw wood into the design, giving a strong and alluring focal point.

Black Cabinetry

Black cabinets continue to grow in popularity and we predict its continued traction in the coming years. When paired with the right colors and materials, black cabinets do not feel dark and foreboding, but rather are an elegant and head-turning design choice you won’t regret. Black cabinetry pairs well with many design elements, like wood and stone.  Incorporating wood with dark cabinetry provides a striking contrast that truly emphasizes the beauty of black.  Similarly, if you love more muted cabinetry, black accents, like a hood for example, can act as a grounding element that helps balance the palette.

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Mouser Cabinetry Kitchen featuring Richmond door in Ebony.

Two-Tone Cabinetry

Why settle for one color when you can showcase two?  One of the most popular design trends in the kitchen right now is using two-tone cabinetry.   A modern way to make your space feel more exciting, we are in favor of both contrasting colors on uppers and lowers as well as perimeter and island.  Pulling off this look can be as simple as finding two complimentary colors or incorporating a painted color with a stain color.  The options are truly endless when it comes to designing a space with two-tone cabinetry.

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Two-tone Kith Cabinetry kitchen featuring the Homestead door style in Maple Ebony and Maple Ash. 

Dark Blue Cabinetry

Blue is still a hot color, but think deep, dark blues instead of pastels. Rich, vibrant tones like navy and black are ideal backdrops to make hardware and other kitchen elements pop. For that reason, it’s important to pay attention to the undertone of your blue cabinet paint color and compare it to the finishes and fixtures in your kitchen before giving your final stamp of approval.

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Kith Cabinetry kitchen featuring the Cottage doors in Naval. 

Stained Cabinetry

Stained wood cabinetry has returned as a top request in new construction and remodeled homes and we are HERE FOR IT!  Loved for its organic appeal, stained wood cabinetry highlights the natural and distinct features of wood cabinetry rather than concealing them.  Stained cabinets add serious character to any space with their gorgeous grains and exquisite textures.  Whether you choose alder, quarter sawn oak, hickory, or some of the many other varieties out there, you won’t be disappointed with this warm design in your space.

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Mouser Cabinetry kitchen featuring Antigua door in Quarter Sawn Oak, Cadet finish. 

Regardless of your style and color choices, our dream team of expert kitchen designers are ready to make your dream space a reality!  We have no doubt you’ll be glad you invested in E.W. Kitchens to create a space you’ll love living in for years to come.

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