Just like the latest fashion fads, home decor trends come and go. Plan your kitchen remodel with cabinet designs that account for a updated – yet timeless – style. Plus, enjoy a look at lighting styles that best pair with today’s most popular cabinet choices.
Light, bright and white
White or off-white cabinets contribute to a country chic atmosphere with an element of simplicity and brightness. The white kitchen has been around for decades, and is not going out of style anytime soon.
Lighting Tip: Pair white cabinets with Brushed Nickel or Polished Nickel fixtures for a bright and modern appeal. Or, for a bolder look, a dark finish such as a rich Oil Rubbed Bronze provides striking contrast.
Efficient and task-oriented
Today’s multi-functional kitchens are well equipped with efficient storage options. Pull out trays, breadboxes and narrow spaces are designed to enhance the functionality of your cabinetry.
Lighting Tip: Enhance efficiency with under cabinet lighting to assist you in completing tasks such as chopping vegetables, preparing meals or reading recipes.
Another popular trend for kitchen cabinets is to outfit the front of cabinets with clear glass. See-through cabinets offer a light and airy look, as well as endless design possibilities. Display your favorite dishes, or dress up the back of your cabinets with a bright accent color or pattern.
Lighting Tip: Mimic the look of your peek-a-boo glass cabinets with clear glass fixtures with exposed bulbs – a popular look for today’s interiors.
Embellished to perfection
Today’s most interesting cabinet styles mimic the designs of adorned furniture – complete with moldings and cutouts – that contribute to a sophisticated, yet stylish, disply.
Lighting Tip: For cabinetry that is heavily embellished, pair with simple lighting choices that accent – rather than overcomplicate – the cabinetry design.
Source: Better Homes and Gardens, Top 10 Kitchen Cabinetry Trends