Here’s a renovation secret: the cabinets will make or break your kitchen design. Whether you’re a modern enthusiast, a fan of colourful interiors or passionate about retro looks, figuring out the style of your kitchen cabinets should be one of your top priorities when planning your home design.
If you’re feeling a little stuck, here are six marvellous designs for gorgeous, irresistible kitchen cabinets.
Nothing to liven up the kitchen like a healthy dose of colour! We’re loving the recent trend of bright and bold kitchen interiors, particularly yummy shades like salmon, coral, peach and subtle shades of pink.
For something a little more subdued yet still eye-catching, we recommend a variation of green or blue. Opt for a pastel variant to keep things soothing. A deep, dark hue will make for a rich and intriguing ambience.
Those who like vintage furniture and retro patterns will love the cosy vibe of shaker cabinets. As opposed to the flat surfaces of modern cabinet doors, shaker-style doors have a framed design that gives the kitchen instant character. These cabinets are especially suited for rustic and farmhouse interiors, particularly when white in colour.
Of course, shaker cabinets exist in lots of other colours too, ranging from bright blue to deep black. Most shaker cabinets come with prominent handles, so it’s important to consider what colour, texture and shape would suit your kitchen. Read to the end of this story for some tips on picking the perfect handles!
Wood-look cabinets have been increasingly popular in our local homes, and for good reason. There are countless shades and grains to pick from—you can even go for a chevron pattern, which is more commonly spotted across floors and feature walls.
Cherry wood is another vintage texture that has been making a slow but steady comeback. It adds a charming quality to any kitchen, giving it some warmth and a lived-in, welcoming vibe.
We are big fans of rustic design and so we cannot resist the look of distressed wood! While the real deal can be hard to clean and might even leave some splinters, you can opt for laminates with a distressed look for a low-maintenance kitchen.
Another growing trend: fluted surfaces! Such a minor detail can yet add such a luxurious touch to any room. This finish fares especially well on cabinets and around curved kitchen islands, where it becomes instantly noticeable even with a pared-back colour palette.
An old-time favourite that never gets old? The black, grey and white cabinets so prevalent in our local homes. Duskier tones often hide dirt more easily, while white cabinets help to brighten the kitchen and make it feel airy and expansive.
To keep things truly modern, make sure to opt for flat, smooth cabinet doors without any texture or indented features. Handles should be sleek and simple to match the overall design, although you can throw some bolder knobs into the mix if you want a more unconventional look.
Once you’ve picked the fronts for your kitchen cabinets, there is one more feature that shouldn’t be neglected: the handles. Your choice can make a great impact on the overall look of the kitchen.
For instance, you can choose knobs in a contrasting colour to make them pop against the cabinet doors, or opt for handles that match the overall look for a seamless, pared-back aesthetic. Sharp edges can be softened with rounded knobs and matte cabinet fronts can be contrasted with a pair of shiny handles.
Gold is a foolproof colour in almost any kitchen—it stands out without clashing and always lends a classy, luxurious touch to the surroundings.