Let’s face it. Cabinet colors go out of date. In the 1990s, the go-to cabinet style leaned towards a touch of country. Oak cabinets filled many kitchens. By the 2000s, the cabinet colors became darker as people used a dark cherry-stain on their kitchens.
In recent years, we have seen the trends begin to reject the dark colors of the early 2000’s, and look towards a more natural, botanical look. The softer, brighter kitchen cabinets pair well with organic material such as marble countertops.
Out with the old, in with the new
A quick glance through some of the popular paint companies will show a common trend. People want bright kitchens! The dark tones of the 2000’s are done. Today, people are looking to brighten the space, and add a touch of fun.
Gone are the days when people are afraid white cabinets. Although white cabinets need a little more TLC, we think that it’s a fair price to pay. White cabinets are all the rage, and will give your kitchen that beautiful, vintage air.
If you love the crisp, clean look of white, but are afraid of the wear and tear, Farrow and Ball featured the perfect color recently. French Gray is described as a soothing green-gray tone. Displayed in this beautiful french kitchen, we think you will agree that the soft tone is exquisite.
Gray, green and blue, oh my!
One of our favorite cabinet color trends is choosing two colors for the space. Benjamin Moore suggests that soft grey-blues and soft greens are the obvious place to start when choosing colors. With the desire to fill our kitchens with the colors of the earth, both blue and green are calm, safe colors to brighten your space.
Once you determine whether or not you would like blue, or green in your kitchen, you can then choose a neutral color to match, and do two tone cabinets! Another popular choice is to paint your kitchen island a color, and keep the rest of the cabinets a soft neutral. Either option will be a fun way to add a little excitement to your kitchen cabinets.
Not all dark colors are out. Earthy tones are not all soft pastels. Benjamin Moore’s Char Brown is powerful, and yet still organic. When choosing a bold color, it is important to decide what finish you want. As you may know, your bold colors will become more dramatic when you choose a glossy sheen. The elegance of a dark color will only be enhanced with a glossy sheen.