Color Trends for Kitchen Cabinets

The heart of the home, kitchens are where functionality and appearance are equally important. Cabinetry is an essential component to a kitchen and is required to not only be aesthetically pleasing but meet the specific needs of a homeowner. From cooking and hosting meals, kitchens must be simultaneously stylish, functional, clean, and comforting, which leads many homeowners to default to all-white kitchens.

Change is here and kitchen trends are shifting, especially in Arizona, where the East Valley Phoenix suburbs of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Queen Creek, Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, and Scottsdale are experiencing a hot housing market. This is leading many people to update their homes. In new builds too, kitchen cabinet trends are changing.

More and more homeowners are looking to spice their cabinets up with bold, dramatic shades, or taking a two-toned approach, while others are opting for unexpected neutral shades. Here are the kitchen cabinet colors that are trending for remodels and new builds:


Nature-inspired hues in a kitchen bring a sense of calm to a space. Green cabinets evoke feelings of relaxation, refreshment, and safety to a kitchen. An incredibly versatile color that ranges in shades that border both yellow, grey, and blue, it’s easy to incorporate earthy greens into a variety of kitchens. Bonus, since green is so versatile, finding accent color to match is a cinch.


Two-toned cabinetry adds depth to a kitchen design and can help bring together different elements in a home to help you achieve a cohesive design versus a plain, all-white kitchen. With many different options, from mixing in a green island with natural wood cabinets along the perimeter, or going white for the top cabinets and a darker color for bottom cabinets, kitchens can be elegantly elevated with contrasting cabinets.

Wood Grain

Hiding wood grain behind coats of paint is a thing of the past. Many homeowners are now opting to embrace the rustic vibe inherent in natural wood grain kitchen cabinets. With an incredible range of different species, as well as colors and grain patterns, natural wood cabinets range from the lightness of white oak, the handsome reddish hues of cherry, to the deep browns of walnut. You can further add versatility with horizontal or vertical wood gran and low or high sheen.

Black and Navy

Black and navy kitchen cabinets remain a popular choice for kitchen cabinets. Paired with white countertops, white tiled backsplashes and natural wood shelves and accents, dark cabinets offer a dramatic backdrop. Black and navy also pair well in two-tone kitchen, especially when the darker color is used on the bottom.



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