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Cabinet Color Trends

Colorful influences in kitchen and bath design

Whether you're upgrading a current home or renovating a newly purchased one to fit your long-term needs, we've assembled some current cabinet color trends for inspiration. Many of these color trends reflect a shift toward rooms designed in more purposeful ways, pairing great style with smart function.

Refined Neutrals and Earth Tones

Kitchen cabinets with a neutral color palette

As homeowners decide to stay in one home for a longer period of time, many of them are choosing neutral cabinet colors for their ability to work well with a variety of design elements. Seamlessly blending with the rest of the house, these new earthy, neutral color palettes create a visual warmth in any space. Mineral tones evoking graphite, ore and slate bring a sense of strength and depth to kitchens and baths.

Cues From Mother Nature

Larsen kitchen cabinets in Maple Cloud finish

She's unmatchable in her flair for color, and today's cabinet color trends reflect her lasting sense of style. Kitchen and bath color palettes created to reflect Mother Nature's best, from variations of fresh foliage green to the colors of golden wheat fields. To evoke a natural calm in interior spaces, use atmospheric cabinet colors and finishes influenced by clouds, fog or mist.

Color Blocking

Kitchen cabinets with black and white color blocking

Striking color blocks in combinations of bold, classic colors will create a sense of luxury in a space. Icy white and lustrous black; stand-out red and creamy camel; ageless navy and deep chesterfield green. Color blocking created with contrasting cabinetry colors is one way to achieve this look of luxury.

Depth of Color

Caprice bathroom cabinets in a dark green Forest Floor finish

Color goes to a deeper level than ever before, laying a solid foundation for a great range of palettes for kitchens and baths alike. Blues get deeper with inky-black and indigo influences. Classic grays intensify. Rich chestnut undertones create bolder browns. Dark monochrome designs occur in kitchen cabinets with dark, deep finishes and baths with glossy black surfaces.

Simply Gorgeous Grays

Cotter laundry room cabinets in dark and light shades of gray

Gray cabinets have become increasingly sought after, bringing an air of chic sophistication to kitchens and baths. A versatile neutral, gray highlights the desire for sleek and simple cabinet door styles without drawing attention away from the rest of the room. Lighter gray cabinets used with deep, mineral-tone gray cabinets add cool contrast.

Whites and Off-Whites

Amstead off white kitchen cabinets

White cabinets create design flexibility to last over time while showing the desire for serenity in the home environment. To provide an optimistic contrast to deep neutrals, homeowners are choosing off-white or white cabinets.

Cool, Comfortable Blues

Butler dining room cabinet in Maritime blue color

Blues soothe the soul, working well the neutral palette in kitchens and baths. Pale, spa blues and light colors of the sky and water make an attractive complement to cabinets that have a raw wood finish, creating a relaxing and comforting air.