It's time to talk about what's trending! We know, it's hard to keep up, but we love seeing the creative design that catches on, and well, some that doesn't. This year's list does not disappoint - it's all about bold personality, mixing old with the new and more!
Below are the top trends we are seeing in cabinetry for 2023.
While neutrals were trending for a while, it's now all about bold colors. These are coming in all shades, but especially dark and moody green and navy, which are letting homeowners cozy up and show a bit of personality.
Navy Cabinetry in a laundry room.
Dark, moody green in the finishing department in our shop.
If you’re timid to do bold colors on your cabinets, think about adding pops of color with wall paint or furniture.
Neutral cabinetry paired with a pop of green.
Painted cabinetry was all the rage for a while, but we've been seeing a trend for the last couple of years back to stained cabinetry especially in browns and wood tones.
Projects currently in our shop - overwhelmingly most are stained finishes.
Mixing Stain with Painted Cabinetry
We're also seeing customers get creative by mixing stained cabinetry with painted finishes.
Above: A bathroom and kitchen with Ironwood Homes mixing painted and stained cabinetry.
ANTIQUE / VINTAGE VIBES
Think transitional cabinetry with a rustic flair - again, it's all about personality and bringing in those special pieces that make a space unique to you.
This laundry room mixes an antique vibe with modern touches and bold patterns.
FURNITURE-STYLE CABINETS OR ADDING AN OLD PIECE TO A NEW KITCHEN
Again, it's all about mixing different styles and adding a little bit of character! Furniture style elements throughout your cabinetry or just to one piece can add the finishing touches to a design.
Top left: decorative toe kickout throughout; top right: antique style legs to the island table; bottom left: a furniture-style island mixed with modern cabinetry; bottom right: old world style island
Wallpaper is everywhere right now and we're seeing it even on kitchen backsplashes. You can go bold or stay with a neutral pattern, but either way, you'll make a statement.
A bold but neutral wallpaper print serves as backsplash in this back kitchen / scullery.
PLAIN-SLICED WHITE OAK
Our most common request is for white oak, and lately it's for plain-sliced white oak. To learn more about the different types of oak for your cabinetry, visit our Cabinetry 101: Oak post.
Plain-sliced white oak - a classic choice.
There's something fun about sitting in a booth vs a table at a restaurant, so why not take that same vibe to your own kitchen? It's fun, it's functional and it's super stylish.
A banquette/booth with custom table.
See the theme? Mix and matching metals is also trending! Black, gold, stainless steel, nickel, or chrome, it's ok to mix it up!
Left: bathroom mixing black and gold finishes; Right: kitchen with black, gold, silver and stainless steel
FULL SLAB BACKSPLASHES
It's bold. It's beautiful. And with the right slab of marble or granite, its a show stopper!
This slab backsplash has the Wow factor!
Prep kitchens, back kitchens, sculleries - no matter what you want to call them, we are seeing so many clients working them into their designs. You can read all about them here>>
From simple to elaborate, a prep kitchen needs to fit your lifestyle.
As everyone knows, trends come and go, but we're really liking some these! They encourage personality, mixing styles and ultimately making a space your own. Our advice is always to research and plan ahead, know what you like and what you don't, and ultimately choose a design that you'll be happy with for years to come.
Need some inspiration? Visit our galleries.