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5 Popular Looks in Color & Wood Species

Painted cabinets are still leading the way in cabinet finishes. In fact, a recent Houzz report titled “US Houzz Kitchen Trends Study” illustrates that 43% of remodeling homeowners prefer painted white cabinetry, 25% prefer wood, and 11% favor grey. As design for the kitchen and bathroom becomes more contemporary, incorporating fresh and bold elements into the room will keep your space feeling up to date. Pictured here are unique looks for both painted finishes and unconventional wood species.


1. Painted: Classic White

Classic, white kitchen cabinets have been incredibly popular over the last few years and continue to reign supreme. You can’t go wrong with these Arctic White painted cabinets that have a fresh and clean look. Pair white cabinets with light countertops as seen in this kitchen, or choose a dark countertop for more of a contrast.

"Arctic White" Ultracraft cabinetry in the "Charlotte" door style. Photo by Chrissy Racho.

2. Painted: Pop of Color

A bold colored island is an effective way to integrate a pop of color into your kitchen without committing to the entire space. Shades of blue and green are particularly popular right now. This “Ash Blue” island pops against the crisp white perimeter cabinetry and quartz countertops.

This island features "Ash Blue" Ultracraft cabinetry in the "Avon" door style. Photo by Chrissy Racho.

3. Painted: Grey

Grey has become the second most popular color for painted cabinetry, after white. Grey cabinetry remains neutral and calming, yet feels out of the ordinary compared to the classic white. This kitchen features Lunar Grey frameless cabinetry.

Grey cabinets, like the "Lunar Grey" cabinets pictured above, are steadily rising in popularity. Photo by Chrissy Racho.

4. Unconventional Wood: Hickory Veneer

Some may think that wood cabinets have more of a traditional feel, but that is not always the case. Unconventional woods can provide a modern, high end look. Hickory veneer cabinetry with a grey stain and metal accents are bold elements in this contemporary kitchen.

The custom hickory veneer cabinets with grey stain gives this kitchen it's contemporary edge. Photo by Chrissy Racho.

One of our showroom displays features a vanity with Zebrano Horizontal wood veneer. Photo by Chrissy Racho.

5. Unconventional Wood: Zebrano Horizontal Veneer

Another unconventional wood veneer is showcased on this vanity display featured in our showroom. This cabinetry is high on style in an exotic wood finish called “Zebrano Horizontal” with a vessel sink and wall mounted faucet.


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