I adore the style of the dark kitchen cabinets that the interior decorator used in this awesome model home. In preparation for our new home, I have been looking into unique kitchen cabinet ideas that brought a slightly different style than most of the contemporary designs of today. The piece that originally drew me to this home, was the awesome vaulted ceiling, amplified by the unique tall range hood with window pane detailing. These dramatic architectural features draw attention to the height of the space, and make the entire room feel very dramatic and luxurious. I think that this charcoal shade was the best paint for cabinets in here because it anchors the soaring feeling of the room with a bit of depth and darkness.
We were so excited when our clients requested dark kitchen cabinets for their small home makeover project. Most of the time that people are working with limited square footage, they believe that they need to keep everything white (or at least very light) in order to keep things feeling large and open. While this is certainly a good technique, you can also incorporate trendy pieces like black kitchen cabinets in a way that will not overwhelm smaller spaces. For this particular home, we kept the bases in the dark ebony color that the homeowner requested, but used white cabinets for the upper units so that it did not feel too enclosed.
I am loving that home design trends for 2020 are shifting away from all white and grey everything to using more bold color palettes and dark kitchen cabinets. It has been awhile since homeowners and designers have been interested in bringing darker elements in the kitchen, because the focus has been on developing very open and airy designs. A lot of people don't realize that you can, in fact, still achieve looks like that using dark wood kitchen cabinets. The key there is keeping your paint palette very neutral and subtle, and using a light floor covering rather than a rich dark wood. This creates the trendy contrast that is now being chosen over classic white cabinets -- and I for one am so excited about this shift.
For a long time I thought that I wanted very dark kitchen cabinets to make our traditional style home feel like a reproduction of a colonial home. However the more I looked at wood samples and color palettes, the more I realized that the dark cherry stain that I had originally been gravitating towards, may not be the best kitchen cabinets for our space. Rather than moving to white units on the other end of the spectrum, we decided to compromise on this gorgeous honey stain. I think the new cabinetry gives the same classic feel as dark wood cabinets, but are not as bold and oppressive. The room still feels very bright and open, but with that elegant and historical feel that I love so much.
I have never been an all white color palette type of person, so dark kitchen cabinets were a must when we were designing our new home. Before even speaking to the interior decorator that we hired to design the space, I knew that dark kitchen cabinets with light floors was the direction I wanted to go. I loved the idea of using a bold contrasting color scheme to give a very dramatic style to the main living ares of our home -- something that would show that we are not your average cookie cutter family. In my opinion, popular kitchen colors 2019 have been so drab and boring with all of the white and grey shades that everyone is using.
In my opinion, dark kitchen cabinets are always the way to go if you want to achieve a dramatic style with contemporary flare but do not want to go ultra modern in decor. Some may disagree, but I believe that dark kitchen cabinets with light countertops and coordinating flooring rides that line between modern and traditional perfectly. This particular home, with the marble floors, light grey solid surface countertops, and black paneled cabinets is a more contemporary take on your classic traditional homes. It is the kitchen cabinet colors that updates the look of the space and makes it into something special and memorable that friends and family will be raving about long after they leave.