The problem is, walking into a kitchen cabinetry showroom can be rather overwhelming in the beginning. It turns out that having literally limitless choices in color and stain can be a problem. When you have a lot of options … how can you eventually select?
Therefore, to assist you in narrowing down your choices a little, we have actually browsed the paint chips, browsed the stain choices, and surveyed the interior designers so you do not have to. And we have actually come up with the 6 most popular kitchen cabinet colors (and finishes) for you to think about.
THE MAJORITY OF POPULAR KITCHEN CABINET COLORS: TOP 4 PAINT COLORS
White Kitchen Cabinets
Believe clean and crisp. Believe new laundry drying on the line on a summertime’s day. Believe freshly laundered towels or fields of cotton.
White is the color of clean slates and pureness. And if that’s what your cooking area needs right now, this might be the color for you.
For several decades, in fact, white has actually been the leading cabinet color in kitchen cabinet trends. As the most popular shade for kitchen cabinetry then, it’s an excellent choice for lots of styles of cooking areas. It certainly fits well with an easy, uncomplicated style option that will not head out of design. It also allows you unlimited possibilities where other style options are worried. Go wild with countertops, get crazy with the wall color, or invest in a bold floor covering– the sky’s the limit.
On the other hand, the classic nature of white indeed provides itself well to an easy, clean-cut cooking area with traditional style features. Think white kitchen cabinetry coupled with stainless home appliances, quartz countertops, and a subtle black and white tile flooring.
The disadvantages of white cabinets include its predisposition to show blemishes. This consists of hand grease and gunk that might appear around knobs and door edges. Highlighted nicks and dings can be an issue too. All of this can be quickly combated, however, by just giving your cabinets daily wipe downs and washing them better monthly or so. Discover cabinet cleaning ideas here.
Grey Kitchen Cabinets
Grey is the ultimate color for house owners who desire something different … however not that various.
Its neutrality permits a kitchen area that is bold and contemporary while staying tidy and versatile. Feel free to marry your grey kitchen cabinets with any number of bolder colors in-wall, tile, or flooring colors. Or alternatively, keep things laid back and totally neutral by pairing grey cabinets with wood or ceramic flooring, neutral granite countertops, and white or beige walls.
Just like any kitchen cabinet color, remember that the style of your cabinets will often dictate the precise shade of grey you select. For instance, our Maple Stone grey is light and airy and sets ideal with our timeless Shaker door design. But for a more retro door– for example, our Contempo door style– you may go for a deeper grey like our Maple Graystone.
And finally, the last real neutral on our list– black. Perfect for kitchens that have an abundance of natural light, black is also an excellent hue for an ultra-modern look.
Again, you’ll desire a bigger cooking area for black cabinetry to work truly well. Matching black kitchen cabinets with white countertops, white floor covering, and white walls provide an extremely sophisticated look that’s going to last and remain trendy. As holds true when you utilize black anywhere in the house, you’ll acquire a streamlined and urban look that ends up being much more to-die-for if you can get it near brick.
Deep black cabinets are likewise best for those who cook a lot and might or might not … be a little unpleasant (spills hardly show, thank goodness). Remember likewise that on a lot of black kitchen cabinetry, you’ll desire a very smooth surface (it makes the most of the smooth effect), so look for cabinet door styles that aren’t too in-depth.
Finally, we have timeless navy blue. Believe French sailors, school uniforms, and … blueberries in August.
While navy blue might not be rather so “neutral” as white, grey, and black, by many procedures, it’s still technically thought about a neutral. This matters due to the fact that it indicates you can still match the navy with intense focal colors, and it likely will not clash.
Our Triton Blue is particularly best for this type of matching. It’s simply cool enough to be thought about a member of the blue household, however, it also casts a shade of grey that keeps any strength under covers.
If Triton is just a little bit too deep and dark for your liking, nevertheless, essentially all of our cool colored blues have actually been flying off the racks. For more choices, consider our Maple Carbon, which is a little lighter than Triton Blue but still straddles that stunning area between blue and grey.
A LOT OF POPULAR KITCHEN CABINET COLORS: TOP 2 DISCOLORATION COLORS
Walnut Kitchen Cabinets
Without a doubt, the most popular wood types and natural stain color is walnut. You can see it here in our gallery.
Walnut is in fact quite near to our hearts at Plain & Fancy. A favorite of our founder, John Achey, this wood species offers a truly unique color and graining. In fact, much of the graining is a substantial challenge to source as grading the final cuts indicates finding the perfect difference between the center heartwood and the sapwood, which makes up 25 to 30% of each tree trunk.
In the end, real lovers of walnut and wood, in general, will value the wide variety of shades and colors that this species can provide. And with a natural finish, these varied tones are remarkably well highlighted, creating works of art that also work as long-lasting, lasting cabinets.
RIFT CUT WHITE OAK
Our 2nd most popular wood and stain mix are rift-cut white oak in the surface Narvik. See it here.
Whereas walnut tends to be a bit deeper in color and saturation, white oak is lighter and fresher-looking in numerous methods. In addition, rift sawn white oak offers a truly unique impact.
Rift sawn wood is cut in a particular way so that the yearly rings are normally at around 45 degrees (or approximately between 30 and 60 degrees). This creates some waste when cutting the wood, but it’s ideal for a really dimensionally stable result (very durable) and a distinct appearance that you merely won’t see anywhere else. A lot of rift sawn methods are made with oak.
And remember that if Narvik isn’t your stain of option, we likewise have other stain choices that pair with rift-cut white oak perfectly.