61 Creative Cabinet Ideas to Spice Up Your Kitchen (2023)

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Sky-High Cabinets

Sneak extra storage into your kitchen by not only installing cabinets above the counters but also snaking the cupboards around the room, like over the fridge. (Just don't forget the step stool.) Take a cue from this tiny kitchen designed by Anthony Dunning.

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David A. Land

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Metal Grate Cabinets

Display cabinets with metal grate fronts instead of traditional glass enclosures are a happy medium between closed and open storage. "With glass, everything lining the cabinet shelves needs to be just so because you can see straight through. But with metal grates, you don't have to worry about packaging your essentials in a pretty way since you can only get a peek inside," explains House Beautiful's market director, Carisha Swanson.

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Robert Radifera Photography

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Build Into the Island

Get more usable space out of your kitchen island by customizing it with extra cabinets and drawers. This can help keep walls clear and elongate high ceilings, as exemplified in this kitchen designed by Andrea Pietragallo of Britt Design Studio.

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Nicole Franzen

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Double-Duty Cabinets

Want to hide your dishwasher? Add a cabinet front, so it doesn't break up the line of cabinetry under the counter. Even better, hide it with something as gorgeous as hardware-free cabinets in a blush pink paint.

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romanek design studio

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Use Furniture

Instead of spending on built-ins, invest in furniture you can move around and take with you like Romanek Design Studio did here. A shelving unit or china display cabinet will do the trick.

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Anna Malmberg

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Skirted Cabinets

If you have exposed cabinets and don't love the way they look, a simple hack is to DIY a curtain to cover them. Opt for cafe curtains or measure and cut your chosen fabric accordingly and then hang it from the bottom of the counter with a rod.

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Jared Kuzia Photography

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Alternate Hardware

Karen Swanson of New England Design Works chose alternating hardware to accentuate certain shapes and play with details. The upper cabinets and drawers feature smaller, understated brass knobs while the larger ones feature handle pulls. If you look closely, you can see she flipped the same handles vertically for the cabinets in the corner to play up their height and complement the proportions.

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Pastel Cabinets

For a neutral hue that still has some personality, try a pistachio green. It's light and fresh but injects a little more character than other neutrals.

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JESSIE PREZA

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Create Flow With Consistent Cabinets

If your kitchen bleeds into your living, dining room, mudroom, and/or home office, create consistency by using the same paint color and hardware on the cabinets throughout. This black paint and gold hardware combination in a kitchen designed by Fitz Pullins strikes the right balance between approachable and glam.

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Emil Dervish

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Metal

Designed by Emil Dervish, this eclectic kitchen is both highly functional and style-forward. The stainless steel cabinets are resilient and durable as are the wooden worktops (that's why they're so popular in professional kitchens) but they also add an industrial edge while the modern lighting and pop of red paint feel fresh.

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Brie Williams

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Alternating Enclosed and Display

Display cabinets are a smart way to lighten up a black kitchen. Not only will you be able to display your pretty tableware and decorative objects, but the glass also makes it feel more open and spacious, as seen in this kitchen designed by Ariene Bethea.

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Dries Otten

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Floating Cubbies

For a fresh kitchen storage idea, try a floating cubby that blends into the wall instead of floating shelves. Here, Dries Otten mixes whimsical style with industrial features in this unique kitchen. The stainless steel hood and exposed piping pop against the navy walls, while the striped blue fabric lightens the mood.

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DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN

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Fancy Cabinet Hardware

"The whole room has a sexy, smokey vibe," interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer says of this kitchen. Every last detail contributes to the luxe look of the space. And while swapping out hardware can be the easiest upgrade to make in a kitchen, it can also be transformative, as evidenced here with the hardware from Nussbaumer's own line for Addison Weeks.

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Nathan Kirkman

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Chicken Wire Cabinets

A classic white kitchen is timeless, but it can be a bit dull. To make it a little more interesting, add hidden details, like these diamond-patterned mesh cabinet inserts.

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Emil Dervish

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Lower Cabinets

With such a statement hood, interior designer Emil Dervish decided to forgo upper cabinets—this prevents visual clutter on the wall space and allows us to focus on the hood alone. Black lower cabinets take care of the storage needs while also grounding the kitchen.

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Douglas Friedman

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Glossy Floating Cabinets

Lacquer, marble, tiles, oh my! This fabulously over-the-top kitchen designed by Michelle Nussbaumer is the definition of maximalist. For a similar look, choose a backsplash that corresponds with the kitchen island, use tile on the floors, and make your floating cabinets pop with a glossy paint finish.

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Ryan Garvin & Tyler Hogan

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Dedicate One Corner to Cabinets

Dedicate one corner wall to super high cabinets to free up adjacent vertical space for warming lamps. Breegan Jane outfitted this kitchen with three right above the counter to keep food warm until it's ready to be served.

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Jonny Valiant

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Whitewashed Cabinets

Grays can soften the contrast between black and white. It's also a complement to stainless steel in a kitchen. Opt for an ash wood or whitewash existing brown wood cabinets.

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Arent & Pyke

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Interior Painted Cabinets

We love the idea of painting the interior cabinets a color that corresponds with an accent piece in the room, like this orange cabinet designed by Arent & Pyke to match the carpet—what a fun surprise! It's also a great way to experiment with vibrant colors if you're nervous to paint the whole room.

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Thomas Loof

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Emerald Cabinets

Draw inspiration from this Ashley Whittaker-designed kitchen and paint your cabinets this bold viridescent shade. One look and your neighbors are sure to become green with envy!

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PHOTO: Felix Forest; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke

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Metallic Cabinets

There's nothing quite like metallic to make your interiors pop. Opt for a brushed gold finish on the kitchen cabinets and introduce more down to earth materials like jute to make sure it isn't too flashy.

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Leanne Ford Interiors

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Locked Cabinets

If you're worried about dishes and heirlooms falling out of cabinets, add a lock to the doors. It looks polished and ensures safekeeping.

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Corner Cabinets

Customize your cabinets to fit into the corners. They'll come in handy when you need extra storage space. If the odd shape doesn't suit you, opt for two slimmer cabinets on each side for items like cooking sheets and trays.

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Nicole Franzen

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Open Cabinets

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Skip the doors and keep your cabinets open. This will make cooking easier and will also allow you to keep your pretty cookware and tableware on display.

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Stephen Karlisch

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Make Them Formal

If you have an open floor plan in which the dining room and kitchen share a space, take note of this one designed by Jean Liu. The cabinets are super sleek and understated and the hardware complements the pendants over the dining table perfectly.

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Francesco Lagnese

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Lacquered Cabinets

Go glam with a high gloss in a deep, dramatic color like this wine red. The robust, full color adds so much depth and glamour in this kitchen by Nick Olsen, where geometric tiles pump things up to the next level.

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Karyn R. Millet

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Simple and Sleek Cabinets

If your kitchen is open, airy, and full of natural light, ground the room with a dark color on lower cabinets, like the black ones shown here.

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Nicole Franzen

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Mixed-Material Cabinets

Shake things up by using a unique material or opting for two different materials. Here, OSB cabinets bring in a nice nature-inspired feel and pick up on the blush tones of the backsplash.

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Fantastic Frank

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Raised Cabinets

Want the ultimate kitchen cleaning hack? Elevate your cabinets. Crumbs won't accumulate by the kick plates, and the space benefits from the extra shot of light.

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Jennifer Hughes

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Glass Door Cabinets

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To add to an already elegant space, add glass doors to kitchen cabinets. If you're afraid of the mess inside, choose a glass with a pattern to disguise the interior. Problem solved.

FAQs

What is the kitchen cabinet trend for 2022? ›

From 2021 to 2022, Shaker-style kitchen cabinets jumped 8 points, with 64 percent of home remodelers now opting for this mainstay of transitional home decor style. The second-most popular style, flat-panel cabinets, trails way behind with 17 percent.

What is the most popular kitchen cabinet color for 2022? ›

White is still the most popular kitchen cabinet color in 2022 and beyond. However, we are seeing a shift towards warmer and more natural tones. We cover the best colors for cabinets from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams like Simply White, Dove White, and Chantilly Lace.

What is the most popular kitchen countertop for 2022? ›

The most popular and trending countertop for 2022 is a marble countertop. Closely trailing behind is concrete countertops and butcher block countertops. What countertop edge is in style 2022? Waterfall edge countertops have been on the come-up for years now.

What is the most popular appliance color for 2022? ›

2022 Trending Kitchen Appliance Colors
  • Stainless Steel. Stainless steel is never out of fashion because this color can fit into all kinds of decorations. ...
  • White appliances are clean-looking, bright, and crisp, which makes it easy to fit into any wall color theme in your home. ...
  • Black kitchen appliances.
4 Jan 2022

Does 2022 have two tone kitchen cabinets? ›

KITCHEN DESIGN WHITE CABINETS

We'll also continue to see the two-tone cabinet color trend in 2022. Pairing a primarily white kitchen with a contrasting (trending) color on your kitchen island will still be popular into 2022.

What is the kitchen trend for 2023? ›

All-White Kitchens

For the past decade, we've been seeing white walls, white tile, and Carrera marble. People are tired of these muted palettes, and designers are bringing in color— which we love.” Most designers also agree that white-on-white kitchens will look dated in 2023.

How can I make my kitchen look fancy? ›

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive
  1. Update hardware. ...
  2. Use lighter colors. ...
  3. Replace cabinet doors. ...
  4. Change lighting. ...
  5. Use artwork. ...
  6. Paint your appliances stainless steel. ...
  7. Add window treatments. ...
  8. Style your breakfast nook.
26 Nov 2014

What is the cheapest way to update kitchen cabinets? ›

If your goal is to update the look of your existing cabinets, the cheapest route is to simply reface them. This process involves either stripping the stain or paint from the existing cabinets and adding new stain, varnish or paint; in some cases, you might even want to refinish the cabinets with a stick-on veneer.

What is the wall color of the year 2022? ›

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams selected the subtly soothing Evergreen Fog SW 9130 as its color of the year 2022.

What is the new wall colors for 2022? ›

"Over the past few years, we've seen neutrals start to warm up and sustainability and organic living emerge as key design trends. This will culminate in 2022 with tones like taupes, beiges, biscuits, and mushrooms taking center stage, along with nature-inspired hues, particularly greens," says Wadden.

What color should you not paint your kitchen? ›

'Colors to absolutely be avoided are darker colors and shades of green, blue, red, and purple, which will cast a shadow on food and darken the space. Green and orange, in particular, should be avoided in kitchens,' she warns.

What is the most timeless kitchen cabinet color? ›

The two most timeless colors of all, are white, and black. No one can deny the appeal of bright white cabinets streaming across a kitchen, they lighten the entire room and give it an airy, refreshing ambience. Likewise, black cabinets are equally timeless.

What color cabinets are in for 2023? ›

Warm Colors Are In

Of the push towards using more color in the kitchen, Fallon says that she sees lots of organic and saturated colors being big in 2023 in all areas of the kitchen. Expect to see all-white cabinets switched out in favor of warm, natural wood tones in both dark and light hues.

What color are Joanna Gaines kitchen cabinets? ›

The cabinets are coated in a featured color from the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines® paint line, Locally Grown, which is a deep hunter green dusted with olive tones.

What color countertop is timeless? ›

Gray. Gray is a classic and timeless choice for a quartz or granite counter. Due to its splashed and unpolished nature, this can be a great choice for a rustic style, but it can also suit any modern style.

What is the most popular countertop color? ›

Before you decide on a new countertop, make sure you know which color options are available for each material and some creative ways to implement those hues. Homeowners install countertops with hues across the entire spectrum, but the most popular colors are off-white and dark gray.

What countertop edge is in Style 2022? ›

This year, it seems that the countertop edges that are rounded will be the edge of choice. If you decide that you want to have a rounded countertop edge, here are some choices that will work well: Round. Full bullnose.

What is the number one color for 2022? ›

Pantone's 2022 Color of the Year is making history with its best reveal yet: an entirely new hue created, for the first time ever, to serve as Color of the Year. They call it Very Peri (17-3938).

What is the main color for 2022? ›

Pantone said the periwinkle blue with violet red undertones is a “symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through." Pantone announced on Wednesday its new color of the year for 2022: Very Peri — the first hue the company has created for its annual color of the year.

What kitchen trends are going out of style? ›

Insider asked interior designers about the kitchen trends you should expect to see in 2022. All-white kitchens and double ovens are on their way out due to their lack of practicality. Smart appliances, unpainted cabinets, and darker colors in kitchen designs are gaining popularity.

What kitchen cabinets are outdated? ›

Dark Wood Cabinets

Just like the raised panel cabinet doors, darker wood tones on cabinetry are on the way out. Darker wood stains have been an outdated kitchen trend for several years. Even though dark wood tones are outdated, some dark colors have grown in style and will continue to in 2022.

Is honey oak Coming Back in Style 2022? ›

“No, [these aren't] your honey oak cabinets from the 80s and 90s–[that look is] most definitely not coming back,” says designer Melissa Welsh.

Are white kitchens out of style 2022? ›

White kitchens are here to stay…in 2022 and beyond.” The simple truth is, the best white kitchens never go out of style. They provide a clean, fresh, versatile background onto which you can infuse a variety of décor preferences.

What is the most popular kitchen cabinet color for 2023? ›

Blues, Greens and Sandy Tones are especially popular. Ocean blues are being used as a strong feature kitchen colour. In 2023 we'll be seeing the comeback of Royal Blue (which never really went away) and lighter Baby Blues. Mint and Sage Greens are a popular choice for a calming colour palette.

What do 2022 kitchens look like? ›

Expect to see colorful cabinetry, more tile, and upscale details. Expect to see colorful cabinetry, more tile, and upscale details. The kitchen has always been an integral room in our homes.

What is the most popular color for kitchen walls? ›

What is the most popular color for kitchen walls? Gray is the most popular color for kitchen walls as it's bold and modern while remaining clean and versatile. It also allows a neutral backdrop, so you can add your own personality with colored cabinets or kitchen accessories.

How can I jazz up my kitchen? ›

Budget kitchen ideas
  1. Spray paint hardware on kitchen cabinets.
  2. Install vinyl flooring.
  3. Consider adding a kitchen rug.
  4. Swap cabinets for open shelving.
  5. Upcycle an old window frame.
  6. Label your containers.
  7. Mount baskets on the wall.
  8. Add a wooden splashback.
26 Jul 2022

What are the six most popular kitchen layout? ›

The six most common modular kitchen layouts are the L-Shaped, Straight Line, U-Shaped, Parallel or Galley, Island and Peninsula – each of these has it's own advantages and makes use of the work triangle differently.

Should kitchen cabinets be darker or lighter than walls? ›

There are no strict rules as to whether painted kitchen cabinets should be lighter or darker than the walls, essentially it comes down to personal preference and the look you're trying to achieve.

What can I use to decorate the top of my kitchen cabinets? ›

Tall, artful vases and ceramic art can visually reach upward toward the ceiling, filling up the bareness above the cabinets and making for a modern feel.

How do I update my outdated kitchen on a budget? ›

15 Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen on a Budget
  1. Exercise Your Green Thumb. I love greenery inside the house. ...
  2. Install Open Shelving. ...
  3. Create a Coffee Bar. ...
  4. Update Your Backsplash. ...
  5. Add A New Light Fixture. ...
  6. Pick a Piece Of Artwork. ...
  7. Add An Herb Wall. ...
  8. Hang a Sliding Pantry Door.
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Are wood cabinets making a comeback 2022? ›

Going into 2022, wood-stained kitchen cabinets will still be popular in more traditional kitchens. but people are becoming bolder when adding pops of color to their kitchens. Cool-toned cabinets are dominating the trends this year and white, gray, two-toned, blue, and even green cabinets are on the rise.

Are white kitchen cabinets out of style 2022? ›

The short answer to this question we've been hearing a lot recently is: “Absolutely not! White kitchens are here to stay…in 2022 and beyond.” The simple truth is, the best white kitchens never go out of style. They provide a clean, fresh, versatile background onto which you can infuse a variety of décor preferences.

Will cabinet prices go down in 2022? ›

Given the supply chain challenges and labor issues that are affecting the country as a whole and the remodeling industry, experts say it's not likely that the steep prices for cabinets are going to decrease any time soon.

What is the most popular countertop for 2022? ›

The most popular and trending countertop for 2022 is a marble countertop. Closely trailing behind is concrete countertops and butcher block countertops. What countertop edge is in style 2022? Waterfall edge countertops have been on the come-up for years now.

What is the most popular backsplash for kitchen? ›

Ceramic tile is the most popular option for a kitchen backsplash. Ceramic tiles are incredibly versatile—they come in many shapes, sizes and colors and can be installed in numerous patterns.

Are granite countertops out of style 2022? ›

However, thanks to its natural beauty and properties that make every piece unique, granite consistently found its way into American kitchens over the course of the twentieth century and is still a top choice in 2022.

Are oak cabinets Coming Back in Style 2022? ›

For 2022, you will probably see a return to oak wood for kitchen cabinets as vintage becomes designer, and homeowners go back to the real wood of time past. Oak has the texture and look of subtle elegance with its neutral color and design versatility.

What is the average cost of a kitchen remodel in 2022? ›

Based on national averages, for a typical, medium-sized space (120 sqft), a full, rip-and-replace kitchen remodel will range from $21,000 to $84,000 and up, depending on finishes. This estimate includes all materials, labor, overhead, and a standard general contractor margin.

How often should cabinets be replaced? ›

Most kitchen cabinets last between 15 to 20 or 25 years under certain conditions like wood type and how often you use them. However, frequent use will significantly decrease their lifespan.

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