In my opinion, the best kitchen cabinets are functional, beautiful and versatile. The custom kitchen cabinets in this designer home are exactly what I am talking about -- they are sleek and contemporary, yet with enough charm to attract those who love a traditional style home. Not only are they gorgeous, but they are laced out in such a way that provides a ton of storage space for items that you want hidden away as well as those you want put on display behind the glass cabinet doors. The best kitchen designs achieve this balance and are neutral enough that anybody could put their own unique stamp on it.
I know that some may disagree, but I think that the best kitchen cabinets for any home are rich dark designs like this. Most flooring and countertops are light colored so I think that installed darker modern kitchen cabinets creates a fantastic contrast against these elements. It makes the design more interesting and eye catching -- two things that you certainly want if you plan to sell your home in the near future. My first choice would be to stain the cabinets like we did in this grey and beige kitchen, but you could certainly paint them if you want to achieve a similar look for less. I find that the Sherwin Williams moisture resistant paint is the best paint for kitchen cabinets because it is the most durable and can stand up to constant cleaning.
I have always been under the impression that white styles are the best kitchen cabinets because so many people seem into it these days. However, our interior designer told us that kitchen design has become a lot more open to using unconventional materials like this sleek wood finish we choose for our home. I am glad to hear that because traditional white cabinetry is just not my thing -- I much prefer edgy modern looks with a twist (like what we accomplished at our home). I thought that pine would make the best wood for kitchen cabinets because it can be stained or simply polished to bring out the natural shine.
When we started converting the bonus room over our garage into a mother in law apartment for my mom, I was struggling to find the best kitchen cabinets that would be petite enough for the small space while not looking silly. I knew we needed white kitchen cabinets because it would keep the relatively dark space looking bright, airy and open. When I spotted these bead board units at our local Lowe's I fell in love immediately. They have a cozy cottage feel that is absolutely perfect for my mother, yet are neutral enough to attract buyers if we ever decide to sell our home. I definitely think that a neutral white like this is the best paint for cabinets because it allows you to pair it with just about any wall color (we chose a nice taupe), flooring and countertop style.
A lot of designers say that the best kitchen cabinets are white units but I have to disagree -- I absolutely love the look of natural wood because it brings a warm and cozy feeling to a space. Kitchen cabinet design can really make or break a space because it is the single largest decorative element in the space. As you can see from this gorgeous modern country kitchen, the rest of the decor is kept quite simple so that the gorgeous cabinetry and coordinating beams can be the star of the show. I think rustic kitchen cabinets like this could be paired with sleek countertops and an all white paint palette to create a modern look, or installed alongside more traditional color schemes and materials for that lovely "down home" design that so many people love.
When it comes to kitchen design, there are a lot of trends to keep up with this year. If you are struggling to find the best kitchen cabinets you can search through online reviews or visit your local home improvement store for advice. A popular trend this season is to have an island painted in an accent color, different than the rest of your cabinets. It is very popular to have blue kitchen cabinets for the island, as it creates a warm and welcoming environment. This can be a great way to pull in different colors, while keeping the rest of the design simple. These are often paired with white cabinets throughout the rest of the room and varying colors of countertops.