Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Greenbrook Design, managing day to day operations, marketing, sourcing product and keeping the showroom beautifully designed. Stacey also does interior design & home styling for a select number of clients. Find out more about Stacey here.
One of the main questions asked when moving through the design meeting is what color the owners are wanting for their kitchen cabinets. Were they looking to do a natural wood or a color instead? While many will opt to do the wood many enjoy adding a splash of color to their kitchen or mix and match. It is a great way to break up the area and create a focal point, but with so many options available how to do you know which one is right for you? While it is up to you in the end, there are three colors that have stood out for some time and will most likely continue to do so. White, gray, and blue remain high on the selection chart so let’s talk about them and why they may be the right fit for you.
White Kitchen Cabinets
This is a true minimalist color and one that will go with any color combination or highlight. It also adds extra light to a space especially when natural light is allowed inside. It can also make the space feel larger as well. White can immediately brighten up a space and is a great choice when you have an area that has few windows. It is also a color that goes with any style whether it is farmhouse or contemporary since it is timeless and elegant. It is a versatile color that can easily be decorated with simplicity or ornately depending on the owner’s tastes. It is also the perfect color to create a beautiful contrast with, such as dark countertops or backsplash. There are a couple of cons when it comes to having all white cabinets with the first being a little harder to keep clean and left without a few accents it can look too crisp and cold. When done right, white is a great color of choice for kitchen cabinets and will be sure to last the test of time.
Gray Kitchen Cabinets
There are many shades of gray that range from a cool palette to a warm one. It remains a popular color due to the elegance and relaxing atmosphere it provides. Since it is calmer than the white but still brighter than some wood tones it is a happy medium for kitchen cabinets. This color also works well with certain combinations such as wood and white making it a great choice for two-toned kitchens. Gray also carries with it a feeling of a more high-end cabinet color and gives the space a more luxurious ora. It is a great option for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and the home office. It invokes a sense of calm and warmth, both of which are great for places where we remain for long periods of time such as the kitchen and office. Remember that there are multiple shades of gray so be sure to ask for a sample before finalizing the color.
Blue Kitchen Cabinets
From dark to extremely light, this color can add a hint of fun or sophistication to your space. It is a color of many tints and hues and can accomplish a multitude of design purposes. Blue of course is often associated with a relaxed vibe making it a great choice for bathrooms and kitchens. The dark navy is a great contrast to the white and makes a bold statement in the kitchen while the soft tones of sea blue make the bathrooms all the more inviting. It is also a versatile color that goes great with wood flooring or tile not to mention stainless steel appliances that work well with this color palette. It also showcases a variety of design styles so it can be used in a french kitchen or sleek modern style. So if you are looking for a relaxed feel with a stylish look, blue is a great choice for kitchen cabinets. Look at this beautiful two-toned kitchen in an inviting mountain style home.
Is it for you?
Just because these are the most popular choices it does not mean you must choose one of them. If you are, however, looking for a tried and true kitchen cabinets color these are great options for you. Each goes with multiple styles and gives your home a sense of warmth and an inviting atmosphere. See all of the options we offer in our showroom or ask for a specific sample when meeting with your designer. Color on cabinets is a great choice, click here to schedule your appointment with us today, and let’s get started.