Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / by Blake Howell
Tips from Our Resident Designer | Unique Kitchen Update Ideas
How to Choose Your Kitchen Cabinet Colors
Before you choose the color for your cabinets, you should figure out what your kitchen color palette is going to be. You have got an idea of the trends, but how do you decide which one is right for your kitchen? You are going to be stuck with these colors for a while, so it’s important to give it some thought before making any purchases. Start by looking at the rest of your house. Each area should have its own palette, but every palette should fit into your overall theme to avoid looking tacky and thrown-together. Get some paint cards that match the other colors in your home and compare them to paint cards for the color trends you like. See where you can make smooth transitions from one to the other. If you are remodeling the whole house, that is not going to help much, so move on to the next step.
Check out your current kitchen style, or if you are renovating, your soon-to-be kitchen style. If it’s more Italian, consider sticking to earth tones, and don’t worry. Earth tones offer just as much variety as the more “synthetic” palettes. If your kitchen is more contemporary, you can get away with more vibrant pops of color. Identify your opportunities for accent color and imagine how different accents might look.
Once you have settled on a palette with a strong accent color, you can figure out which color is best for your cabinets by evaluating the layout of your kitchen one more time. Smaller cabinet arrangements are the perfect opportunity for a bold accent. Larger arrangements look more elegant in your base or neutral tones or in a nice natural finish. But wait! Before you finalize your plans, check out these cabinet color ideas that can upgrade your kitchen remodel without upgrading your budget.
Unique 2021 Cabinet Ideas: Two-Tone Cabinets and Coffee-Stains
Two-tone color schemes add a ton of dimension, which is a must for large cabinet arrangements. It works best on cabinet doors that already have some dimension to them, like custom raised panels, but two-tone colors can be applied in different ways that work for everyone. You can make your upper cabinets a different shade than your lower cabinets, make your cabinet doors a different shade than the “boxes” or “bodies”, or make the main panel of the doors and the boxes a different color than the raised panels.
Another gorgeous cabinet color trend in 2021 is a coffee-stained natural wood finish. DIY remodel pros are taking natural wood and literally staining it with coffee grounds to get a light stain that really shows the natural grain and texture of the wood. Don’t worry, you don’t have to stain your cabinets yourself to get this stylish new look. You can get the same finish from a light, ashy stain with low gloss, preferably matte, and it will probably last longer. Low gloss is another hot trend in 2021 for your kitchen cabinets, so check out some other matte finishes if you don’t like the coffee-stained look.
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