Kitchen cabinets are a big deal in a kitchen...while the countertop and backsplash are the finishers, the cabinets are the foundation of the space that set the tone. Shaker style kitchen cabinets have been the forerunner of cabinet styles for a long, long time now. And honestly. we really don't think they're going away any time soon. However, that doesn't mean there isn't room for other styles and trends in cabinetry to make their debut in the design world and hold some sort of position of preference!
You all knew this was coming from Pinterest but cabinet colors are evolving even within the standard door front styles. Instead of your typical white, espresso, grey, and medium-toned wood, colors like blue (in a variety of shades) are becoming popular too! Some are being mixed with a neutral tone like white but in other kitchens, all of the cabinets are blue!
Two-tone cabinets are becoming very popular too---just the mix of different color uppers and lowers or an island that's a completely different color than the rest of the wall cabinets. It all goes back to the discussion about making the kitchen (which is really a common gathering place) feel more like furniture in a family room.
Aside from blue, people are willing to take the risk and go even darker with their cabinets by using black. This could be a matte black which goes more rustic modern or even a glossy black which is much more contemporary. Either way, it's a huge statement and we love the impact it makes! It can also easily be warmed up by mixing in a warm, natural wood tone.
Going back to the discussion on door front styles, a new trend called embossing will become more and more prevalent. Embossed cabinets are slab front doors with an overlapping pattern. Usually the pattern is the same color as the slab so it's more of a tone-on-tone look but can really add some interesting depth to cabinets.
Instead of alternating solid fronts and glass inserts, mesh is becoming a popular cabinet front style. It still provides coverage so what's in the cabinet doesn't have to look so pretty, but it's a way to add more texture to your cabinets and create something different. Mesh doesn't have to be silver either, it could be a black, gold or copper mesh in a variety of weave thicknesses. It just all depends on your style.
None of these things are earth shattering but they are just an example of the ways that kitchens are evolving. As we've said over and over again, the kitchen is the heart of the home and the design of it should really be addressed with a lot of love and attention.