Kitchen design goes through trends and phases as with any other type of design. One of the most trendy elements is the cabinetry. Your kitchen cabinets are obviously very useful for storing and organizing your items; they’re also usually right at eye level or just above it. That means that they catch the eye of anyone who walks into your kitchen and help to create the design look. For these reasons, the right cabinets can make all of the difference. Here are a few trends in kitchen cabinetry to keep an eye on in the coming months.
1 – Simplicity
Simple cabinets have been growing in popularity for years. Oftentimes, these are cabinets built in the shaker style. The shakers are a religious sect founded in the 18th century. They emphasized simplicity in their designs. Therefore, their designs are not very ornate or embellished. That simplicity can be very striking and appealing.
2 – Light Colors
Light colors are neutrals and pastels that help a room seem brighter and more open. If you have windows in your kitchen, light coming into the room will bounce off your cabinets and help brighten the entire room. Furthermore, it will make a room seem larger.
3 – Customized Drawers
In the past, a cabinet or drawer was typically just an empty box. If you wanted to store your silverware or something specific, you needed a special insert. Now, kitchen cabinets and drawers are often built with the specialization in mind. Cabinets are being built with cubbies for silverware, racks for plates, and narrow pockets for cookie sheets. There are other elements that have become popular as well. These elements are popular because they reduce the amount of things you need to buy.
4 – Appliance Cabinets
Another popular trend is to hide your appliances. As they become more modern and useful, appliances tend to look more attractive as well. However, if you don’t want your refrigerator and your dishwasher to stand out against your design scheme, you could hide them being cabinet doors. That will create a more unified look to your kitchen.
5 – Floor to Ceiling Cabinetry
Floor to ceiling cabinets are popular as well. As stated earlier, cabinets are typically at or above eye level. However, if you install floor to ceiling cabinets, you’ll be able to utilize wall space that is normally wasted. You’ll be able to store more items, get more things off the floor, and hide more of your kitchen items behind doors.