1. GO FOR GREEN GLOSS TO MAKE SMALL KITCHEN FEEL BIGGER
The jewel in Belgian designer duo Muller Van Severan's home is a homely kitchen area boasting kitchen cabinets in glossy green enamel. The high-shine cabinets help to reflect light, making it one of those perfect small kitchen ideas to help a room feel larger than it is. And, along with the green, it adds a sense of playfulness to the scheme.
2. USE DELICATE PINKS TO WARM A LARGE KITCHEN
In larger, or open plan kitchens, color is a way to make those potentially quite cavernous spaces feel softer and more welcoming. Pastels and muted shades are perfect for doing just that. Experiment with these barely-there shades, like pale pinks and sage greens, that just add a little more warmth than say a neutral grey or cream.
3. THINK ABOUT COLOR BLOCKING FOR FUNCTION
Going bold with your kitchen cabinet color ideas, can not only be a style choice but a practical one too. Color is a distraction and can be ideal for when you need to disguise some awkward (but unavoidable) part of your kitchen design – uneven walls or flooring, quirks in your layout, or, in this gorgeous green kitchen's case, irregular cabinetry.
4. TEAM SMART GREYS WITH TONGUE AND GROOVE
Despite the trend for being bolder with color, who isn't still enamored by grey kitchens? We love this grey kitchen created using contemporary tongue and groove cabinet fronts by Stockholm-based brand Superfront. The company use Ikea's Bestå, Pax, Metod, and Faktum cabinet frames as the base and offer a composed selection of patterns and colors, handles, and legs.
5. USE PASTEL HUES TO ADD MID-CENTURY CHARM
Simple, sleek, mid-century style kitchen cabinetry as used here, really lends itself to those muted, slightly retro hues like olive green, pale pinks, and rusty oranges – a combo we are seeing more and more of and very keen to test out. The pink on the walls do risk being slightly too... sugary if not paired with the right colors, but the green of the cabinets instantly balances out the saccharine tones.
6. GO SOMBER AND STRONG ON HISTORICAL ELEMENTS
When it comes to more traditional kitchens, often the go-to colors are more demure, more classic, to suit the shapes and styles of the cabinetry. But we love it when we see that clash of classic kitchen and bold hue, like this stunning deep red deVOL kitchen. And going bolder really makes every design element of the kitchen stand out, nothing just blurs into the walls or goes unnoticed.
7. TEAM A SEASIDE HUE WITH RETRO CABINETS
Blue kitchen cabinetry is so versatile, it's hardly surprising it's such a popular kitchen color. Go deep and moody with an almost black blue for a more dramatic look or keep things fresh with a light and breezy grey-toned mid-blue as you can see in this space.
WHICH COLOR IS BEST FOR KITCHEN CABINETS?
Grey is still the most popular color for kitchen cabinets - the color is contemporary and smart and allows a neutral backdrop giving the opportunity to add color and personality through other elements.
WHAT COLOR CABINETS NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE?
Grey, white, and navy blue have the most longevity. The colors provide good canvases to whatever evolving trends that will come and go in your home through the years. If you wanted to be adventurous but still play it safe go for a black kitchen which is edgy and dramatic but still neutral.