Cabinet manufacturers offer an almost endless range of colors and finishes. The first step to making your color selection for your kitchen cabinet is to think about the style, feeling and mood you are looking for. Dark colors tend to look more formal and a pair very well with bold or deep wall colors like khaki or brown. The lighter colors or shades of wood can be more country or informal, depending on the style. Indicate your goal and find the cabinets to get there.
How to Select Kitchen Cabinet Colors
- Evaluate what you already have in place in the kitchen, if you want to match it, or if you will change things like gadgets or wall colors and a new style is in order.
Choose light cabinets, such as pastels or clear ground tones, for rustic or country kitchens. Pale yellow is a solid choice with a Mediterranean touch. White cabinets give a bright, clean look, and retain maximum light. Some designs have a clearly modern edge.
Choose natural wood for a tolerant look. Bamboo is a contemporary choice, pine is more country and birch, if offered, is popular for Scandinavian-inspired designs. Dark woods such as mahogany or walnut can come in a variety of finishes, from mid tone to dark and rich.
Choose black for a more severe, contemporary style. Black is especially good for matching black or stainless steel or polished steel appliances. If the black is too dark, a deep gray tone offers a smooth alternative.