Kitchen Cabinet Color Trends 2020

by | Jul 6, 2020 | Kitchen 101, Project Planning | 0 comments

While an all-white kitchen has been popular for the past several years, many designers and homeowners are changing direction when it comes to kitchen cabinet color.  When choosing your kitchen cabinet finish everything from the style of the cabinetry, color schemes in adjacent rooms, and the amount of natural light your room receives should play into your decision.

Kitchen Cabinet Color Trends in 2020 and beyond

Here are some of the kitchen cabinet color trends we are seeing for 2020 and beyond:

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Mixed Wood Tones

While we have seen this trend for the past couple of years, mixing natural shades of wood with painted cabinetry is becoming more popular. This may occur between the upper and lower cabinets or between the perimeter cabinets and an island. A contrast in finish brings a beautiful architectural detail that can warm up a room or add a splash of excitement.

Intense Hues

2020 has been touted as the year for intense color in one or more kitchen elements. Dark red, forest green, or cobalt blue are all colors we are using in islands, wall and base cabinets, as well as in plumbing and lighting fixtures.  Even appliances are joining the mix being offered in various colored finishes.  From the stunning cobalt blue of a Viking range to the trademark red knobs of a Wolf range, a vivid splash of color can bring a bright pop of eye candy to your kitchen.

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Muted Shades

For some homeowners who are ready to move beyond a white and gray or all-white kitchen feel the safest stepping into more muted colors, like an English country kitchen focusing on a restrained color palette. This may include navy, charcoal or ivory tones, used all over or as an accent.  This color palette is soothing to the eye and provides a warm gentle aesthetic in the room.


Black Tones

Some homeowners and designers are leaning towards the use of black cabinets for an edgy yet classic look. Again, mixing some black cabinetry with another finish and completing the look with crisp white countertops and backsplash can be impressively dramatic.

As in previous years, an all-white kitchen continues to be extremely popular and will most likely remain so for years to come. If you are exploring other options for introducing color into your kitchen, I hope this inspires you to look outside the box.

We’d love to talk with you about how we can help design and build the kitchen of your dreams, whether it be soothing shades of wood and ivory or eye-catching fire engine red on your island.  For inspiration check out some of our kitchens at https://corinthianinc.com/kitchens/

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