Kitchen Cabinet Colors
POSTED ON Wednesday, November 7, 2018 IN Kitchen
Take inspiration from the latest kitchen cabinet color trends and styles.
Today’s homeowners are expanding their palette when it comes to the color of their kitchen cabinets. Choosing a color has become about adding character or personality to the kitchen because the choice between one color or the other can make all the difference.
To accommodate the needs of modern homeowners when it comes to kitchen cabinetry, Bertch offers custom and stock options to fit any kitchen design, artfully crafted from high-quality materials to complete your kitchen. The customization of your Bertch kitchen cabinets extends to paint color, as you can not only mix solids and stains but also sheens.
One of our professional partnerships is with Sherwin-Williams®. Sherwin-Williams® has offered custom colors for more than 20 years, allowing homeowners to choose from a limitless array of colors to find the one that perfectly fits their kitchen.
If you’re exploring color options, here a few of today’s trends to help you find the right choice.
White Kitchen Cabinets
White is a simple but popular choice for a kitchen cabinet color because it represents a neutral canvas that can blend into any style, from traditional to contemporary. It is a bright color that generates positive vibes and reflects the light well to make even the smallest kitchen feel more spacious. More homeowners are also populating their kitchens with white appliances, rather than the long-favored stainless steel, to pair with white cabinets for a clean look.
Cream or off-white colors are also a great neutral choice for your kitchen cabinets. Both lend themselves to a more whimsical look and feel, casting a calming influence over what can often be a hectic space. Some homeowners will pair cream or off-white cabinets with an island or base cabinets of a different color to brighten the space and create a unique contrast.
Eggshell , nordic, and polar are all dynamic choices for your white and off-white cabinets.
Grey Kitchen Cabinets
Grey stands alongside white as one of today’s most popular choices for a kitchen cabinet color. It’s a color that lives on the edge, leaning back and forth between a relaxing neutrality and an invigorating warmth depending on the shade. It has been knocked at times as a dull color, but it depends on how you vary the other colors and textures of your kitchen space for contrast.
What makes grey such an ideal choice for your kitchen cabinet is its versatility. Choose between warm or cool tones. It can be used as a stain over wood to let the grain shine through or it can be painted, with solid shade options that include loft, graphite, and lighthouse.
Grey works especially well when paired with natural wood floors and light colored countertops.
Trendy Grey Kitchen with floating shelves in the Portland (Kitchen+) style.
Black Kitchen Cabinets
It’s no secret that white is a popular choice, but what about the opposite end of the spectrum? Black can be a bold choice for your kitchen cabinets. One factor that has contributed to its staying power over the years is the strong contrast it creates when paired with white. The brightness of white and the sophistication of black combine to create what is commonly referred to as “tuxedo cabinets,” perfect for a traditional two-tone kitchen.
The contrast isn’t quite as strong when black is paired with grey, but black with the warmth of wood can achieve a more industrial look and feel that flows into the rest of the home.
Matte black, specifically, is growing in popularity. Homeowners who favor a clean and contemporary kitchen favor matte black cabinets that offer a sleek and striking look.
Black cabinets also allow for homeowners to incorporate more industrial elements into their kitchen decor. Take, for example, the machine lighting in the kitchen pictured below, paired with leather traps for the pulls on the doors and drawers.
A Gathering Place in oak with a brindle finish.
Blue Kitchen Cabinets
Blue is becoming more and more popular among homeowners looking to add a splash of color to their kitchen. If you are partial to a nautical or coastal feel for your kitchen, you can’t go wrong with blue and white. For a starker contrast, navy blue commands more of a rich and sophisticated tone, providing the perfect pairing for brass and wood accents.
Consider the combination of blue and grey for your kitchen. Like a blue sky with grey clouds, the two colors are more of a mellow contrast compared to blue and white, but the result is an aesthetic that evokes the freshness and relaxing nature of the color blue.
Bertch has a growing selection of blues to choose from, including but not limited to cobalt, moon shadow and slate.
Green Kitchen Cabinets
You can leave the dark green of the 90s where it belongs: the 90s. But green is much too versatile of a hue to be relegated to the past completely, which is why more homeowners are coloring their kitchen with more shades of green, like olive and sage, for example.
Green is an unexpected, but also beautiful choice for kitchen cabinets because it can be both warm and cool at the same time. It pairs well with warm woods and brass finishes. Green can also soften the natural light in a larger kitchen, keeping the room from appearing too bright.
But if you’re going to go with the bold choice of green, consider keeping contrasting colors more muted. White walls and counters, for example, can help balance your kitchen.
Brown Kitchen Cabinets
Brown is a classic kitchen cabinet color choice. It’s not quite as popular as it once was, but brown can be paired with a variety of complementary colors and finishes. Typically, a brown kitchen cabinet is accomplished through a stain or a glaze. Small random nicks, dents, and dings are applied and profiles and corners sanded down, all for a worn edge appearance.
Espresso is a deep, dark shade of brown that has become another popular option among today’s homeowners. Blending a contemporary look with a lasting allure, espresso kitchen cabinets can be paired with just about any contrasting color or decor. These cabinets are stained, rather than painted, with options such as cocoa, truffle, and sable.
To complete the look and capture the natural warmth and texture that brown brings to your kitchen, consider the materials and finishes of your kitchen cabinets. Bertch offers a variety of wood species, finishes, and colors to meet your personal design style.
Red Kitchen Cabinets
It doesn’t get much bolder than red. Conveying energy and warmth, red is the perfect choice for homeowners looking to make a powerful statement with their kitchen cabinets.
Traditionally, kitchens have been home to more soothing colors in the past, but we’re seeing a trend toward bolder choices. Red cabinets are a natural fit for a functional kitchen because the color activates your appetite and encourages a passion for food. It can be accomplished with either paint or stain, as scarlet and cognac are stains available on different wood species.
But there is some risk inherent in choosing such a powerful color. To avoid overwhelming the rest of the kitchen, balance the tone and feel with more subdued colors and accessories.
Red kitchen cabinets are particularly popular with homeowners seeking a “modern retro” design.
Beige Kitchen Cabinets
Beige is about as traditional a neutral color as you’ll find for kitchen cabinetry. Considered somewhat of a safe choice, beige straddles the line between formal and casual. It is certainly an uncomplicated color, but it is ideal for establishing a more relaxing vibe in your kitchen.
Morel is a great example of a soft, neutral color that can add a touch of charm.
A more modern version of beige is referred to as “greige.” Greige is a combination of the colors grey and beige. The result is a neutral color that offers a richer hue than either of its main ingredients, capable of providing your kitchen with a balance of warm and cool undertones.
Greige can be tailored into different tones and values, depending on whether you want more of a warm or cool neutral. It’s also not difficult to find complementing colors and decor with greige. If you’re working with a shade of greige closer to grey, blue and white are contrasting colors that can offer a refreshing look and feel. Shades of greige closer to beige are best paired with dark countertops or dark woods for a better contrast.
The right colors for your kitchen cabinets will come down to the look and feel you want for your kitchen. Visit our nearest showroom to talk to a designer about our selection of color options.