I'm curious on everybody's thoughts on painting cabinets white in a room of this size and this decor scheme. I have always been partial to light and airy kitchens with white cabinetry and a cheerful color palette. So when we moved into this house, I will admit that I did not love the kitchen. It is a bit too modern and grey for my liking. The space does have a great layout and plenty of kitchen storage cabinets, so I am pleased with that but the color scheme just has to be changed. Would it be a horrible idea to paint the cabinetry white? We had one designer come in who definitely did not understand what I am going for because they suggested replacing these units with black kitchen cabinets to update the space. While that would probably look good with the flooring and wood panelling on the ceiling, it is definitely not the look I am want to create. I am definitely open for suggestions on how to make the room seem more airy and cheerful without changing the cabinet finish as well.
A black and white kitchen is a great decor theme for anybody who wants to mix classic traditional elements with a more modern twist. I especially love this look in a period home or a more urban setting because it creates a very unexpected twist on what guests may assume will be inside. The easiest way to achieve this style is by starting with a white base then adding in dark kitchen cabinets as a large center island or as hutches on the outskirts of the space. This keeps the space bright and open, and prevents the bold contrasting color combination from being too overwhelming. Of course, if you love the look of black kitchen cabinets and the size and layout of your floorpan can handle it, swap out the white units. Regardless of the cabinetry color, I highly suggest accenting the uniques with a marble (or faux solid surface variety) countertops and polished nickel hardware and light fixtures. This is the perfect combination to blend the traditional touches with more modern color palette.
I huge trend for 2022 is mixing and matching kitchen cabinet paint colors to give your home a wonderful eclectic look. This is obviously a bold design that many may not feel comfortable committing to, so there are a few techniques you can use to bring this popular look to your home without being too bold. The easiest way to work this trend in, is by installing or refinishing a kitchen island in a contrasting paint color to your main cabinetry units. I personally love the look of white cabinetry with a dark brown or even navy blue island (like in this beautiful kitchen) so that would be my immediate suggestion for color schemes. Alternatively, if you have black kitchen cabinets in your home already, you could incorporate a more modern twist by making the island a bright color or even covering it in a solid surface material like marble or granite. This will result in a similar contrasting look, while keeping the contemporary style characteristic of black units.
Our company specializes in custom kitchen cabinets so I wanted to show off one of our latest designs that I am particularly proud of. This client asked us to create sleek modern style units that would blend in beside their attached living room and almost appear as if they are floating within the solid surface countertops. In order to give a nice color contrast between the units and the countertops we opted for grey kitchen cabinets with a very minimalistic design that seem to hover over the marble floor (even though they are firmly attached). We began buy building the actual storage units, then pieced them inside and against the countertops to give this unique abstract look. Originally we were going to do black kitchen cabinets of the same style, but felt that the contrast in hues would be too much and take away from the subdued look of the rest of the space. Awesome under the counter accent lighting finished off the look. I think that the whole space has such an incredible futuristic vibe and could not be more happy with how it turned out.
My husband and I found a fantastic deal on unfinished kitchen cabinets in a local home design shop and want to take advantage of the pricing. However, we are not avid designers and were unsure of how and what colors to finish the pieces with. Since we have such design freedom, I wanted to do something a bit unique and unexpected. I really like how this rustic country style kitchen incorporates cabinetry with multiple colors and finishes in a way that still seems cohesive and well put together. I especially love the dark kitchen pantry cabinet installed alongside the natural pine finished units because it looks like an heirloom piece of furniture. My husband really wanted black kitchen cabinets (even though I think that would be too bold for our home) so this may be a good technique to compromise our two design preferences. If any contractors or interior decorators have any advice on the best ways to finish the cabinets ourselves, please reach out.
I have never been afraid to play with color or bold interior designs in my home, and the modern kitchen design ideas we decided to use for our remodel were certainly no different. So many popular home designs that I have been seeing lately feature the same boring white cabinets and solid surface countertops. For some reason, people tend to shy away from espresso kitchen cabinets even though their rich hue and distinctly modern design are a great accent to any contemporary style home. We decided to gut the entire kitchen and add in these gorgeous units that blend perfectly with our wood and tile flooring. I know a big risk of using dark shades like this in such a large piece is that the room may feel dark and small so, to combat this, we kept the rest of the color palette quite neutral and simple to let the cabinets be the star. Simple bronze light fixtures and chrome knobs were the finishing touch to this modern yet warm kitchen redesign. I would definitely encourage anybody on the fence about using dark brown or black kitchen cabinets, to take a decor risk and use them in your home.