Painted white cabinets have dominated kitchen design in recent years. Many homeowners considered it to be an easy choice. White kitchen cabinets have a certain timeless quality and always brighten up the space. As a neutral color, they play well with cool, blue walls, green pulls and knobs, even warm yellow counters.
We will likely never stop seeing painted white cabinets go out of style. However, a couple of new color trends have started to pick up steam.
First, we have started to see a slight shift away from white, and moving toward gray. Gray shares many of the properties that people love about white, but in a slightly more subdued tone. Lighter shades of gray will never brighten up kitchen in the same way that white cabinets do. However, many come close, such as CliqStudios Urban Stone and Harbor paint color. As a naturally neutral color, gray also looks good alongside warm or cool accent colors.
Dark blue or navy painted cabinets have also started to make waves this year. Practically unheard of only one or two years ago, navy kitchen cabinets have really taken off! Many find the dark blue color to be an unexpected and classy color choice. While not as flexible as white or gray, navy cabinets work well with many styles of decor. Navy-color kitchen islands have been especially popular when paired with white or light-gray perimeter cabinets.