Discover the captivating hues that PANTONE, Sherwin-Williams, and Benjamin Moore have selected as their 2024 Color of the Year. From walls and cabinets to decor and accessories, these stunning shades are set to take center stage as we head into the New Year!
PANTONE 2024 Color of the Year—Peach Fuzz
PANTONE has revealed Peach Fuzz (PANTONE 13-1023) as their 2024 Color of the Year. Perfectly nestled between pink and orange, this soft peach fosters a sense of calmness, tranquility, and rejuvenation. Whether enjoying the closeness of family and friends or basking in a moment of solitary stillness, Peach Fuzz creates a nurturing sanctuary that invites you to slow down and simply feel. With references in both vintage and modern design, Peach Fuzz embodies the oh-so-sought-after timelessness that makes it an instant classic.
Sherwin-Williams 2024 Color of the Year—Upward
Sherwin-Williams has announced Upward (SW 6239 (224-C1)) as their 2024 Color of the Year. A blissful blue-gray, Upward is like taking a breath of fresh air on a sunlit day. Symbolizing forward momentum and growth, this color creates a serene atmosphere that fosters a sense of calmness and clarity. Aptly named, Upward is a visual invitation to reach for the sky and embrace transformation.
Benjamin Moore 2024 Color of the Year—Blue Nova
Benjamin Moore has chosen Blue Nova (825) as their 2024 Color of the Year. Hovering between blue and violet, Blue Nova exudes a luxuriousness reminiscent of a bygone era. Its deep, opulent tones channel a sense of regality and sophistication, transporting you into a space filled with allure and intrigue. A color that transcends time, Blue Nova is perfectly poised to transform any space into one of modern elegance.
Your Color of the Year
Kountry Kraft offers custom paint matches for the 2024 Colors of the Year. Or, explore more paint options with Kountry Kraft’s Color Studio. Contact one of our design experts for guidance in choosing your own personal Color!
The old way of choosing a color for painted kitchen cabinetry is gone! After seeing our clients struggle with traditional paint swatches, we created the Kountry Kraft Color Studio so you can easily see different paint colors on virtual cabinets at the click of a button. Here are three simple steps to follow in order to find the perfect color for your painted kitchen cabinetry:
Choose the Cabinet Style You Like Best
Before heading over to the Color Studio, take a moment to browse our Custom Cabinet Door Style Options to see which one you like best. Kountry Kraft offers a wide array of traditional, transitional, and contemporary cabinet door styles with inset and full overlay options. The door style adds just as much character as the paint color, so make sure to take full advantage of our custom cabinet door styles!
Brick Kitchen with White Cabinetry Located in Madison, New Jersey designed by Justin Sachs of Stonington Cabinetry & Designs
English Walnut Farmhouse Kitchen in Lambertville, New Jersey designed by Wydian Kitchens & Design; photographed by Designer Appliances; edited by Wydian Kitchens & Design
Select a Finish
Today’s focus is on painted kitchen cabinetry, but we love a beautiful stain finish as well! That’s why we’ve created a tool for the Color Studio—the Paint Swatch Tool. Simply decide which finish you prefer and select the appropriate one. For now, let’s continue on to the Paint Swatch Tool to find the perfect color for your custom painted kitchen cabinets.
Pick Out the Perfect Color (or Two!)
Finally—we’re ready to find the perfect paint color (or colors!) for your custom kitchen cabinets. The Paint Swatch Tool will help you visualize how each of the 65 different colors available will actually look on your cabinets. It also allows you to mix and match different colors on the wall cabinets, base cabinets, and island so you can try over 150 different color combinations.
The tool is super simple to use, but check out our previous post “Introducing the Kountry Kraft Color Studio” for a quick tutorial. View our Gallery to get inspired by our past clients’ custom painted kitchen cabinets!
Have fun and take some time to play with the tool! You never know what color or combination of colors will surprise you.
When you’ve settled on the color(s) for your painted kitchen cabinetry, please contact us so we can discuss bringing your custom kitchen cabinets to life! Additionally, follow Kountry Kraft on Instagram and like our Facebook page for more kitchen design inspiration.
Kitchen by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs | Photography by Chris Veith
Today I’m singing the blues—Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy blue, to be exact. This beautiful shade of navy continues to be a favorite amongst designers because of its incredible versatility, especially when it comes to kitchen cabinets (seriously, it goes with everything). Let’s take a look at why this color will work for almost any design and explore some different options for hale navy custom cabinetry.
Warm or Cool?
One of the biggest reasons Hale navy is so versatile is because it’s a transitional color. This means it has both warm and cool undertones. Additionally, it will look just as at home paired with nickel and Coventry Gray as it will with brass and White Dove, both listed as hale navy coordinating colors by Benjamin Moore.
Works with Any Design
No matter what type of design you’re going for, hale navy will fit right in. Its merits for a modern or transitional kitchen are pretty obvious, but it would also look stunning in a traditional design. Hale navy’s deep, rich jewel tone was inspired by the luxury of England’s royalty during the Victorian Era, so it can be used in a more traditional design without looking out of place.
Kitchen by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs | Photography by Chris Veith
Now that we understand why hale navy kitchen cabinets will work for almost anyone, let’s talk about some different design options. If you choose to paint all your kitchen cabinets hale navy, I’d recommend contrasting them with a white countertop and backsplash. Continue the contrast with a light paint color for the walls to keep the room feeling open and bright.
If committing to all navy cabinets seems too overwhelming, a subtler option is a hale navy accent island paired with a neutral color for the rest of your cabinets. Remember to check out the coordinating color list when going over your options!
Need a Second Opinion?
Let one of our design experts review colors with you so you can feel confident in your selection! Find a Kountry Kraft dealer near you. For more design inspiration, follow us on Instagram @KountryKraft.
When I made a case for green kitchen cabinets this past September, I recommended displaying large paint swatches against your existing cabinets to help you select the perfect shade. And while that was good advice at the time, now there’s an even easier option.
Allow me to introduce you to the new Kountry Kraft Color Studio Cabinet Color Visualizer.
Let’s Get Acquainted
The Color Studio was designed to enhance and simplify the cabinet color selection process. Choose from 65 different paint color options to see displayed on a virtual showroom kitchen. And you can select different colors for your base, wall, and island cabinets in case you want to mix and match. That’s 195 different color combinations for you to choose from!
How Do I Use the Cabinet Color Visualizer?
The paint swatches are displayed beneath the virtual showroom kitchen so you can easily scan the colors for ones that catch your eye. When you find one you like, click on the swatch and it will flip over to reveal the color, sheen, and wood type.
As I mentioned, you can select different colors for the base, wall, and island cabinets. Select your paint color from the drop-down menu for each option, and then click the “VIEW” button. The virtual showroom kitchen will then apply your color selections so you can see what they would look like.
Click “Clear Selection” and repeat the Cabinet Color Visualizer process until you find a combination you love!
I Could Use Some More Guidance
Of course, you’re always welcome to stop by and one of our Kountry Kraft experts would be happy to help you find the perfect paint color! Find a Kountry Kraft dealer near you.
“It’s time to flip the script on kitchen cabinet color.” – 2022
We’re predicting that colored kitchen cabinets are going to explode in the coming year. After all, what better way to make your cabinets stand out than to color them against a neutral wall? Keep reading for the 2022 kitchen cabinet color trends and paint colors to keep your eye on.
Mother (Nature) Knows Best
It’s no secret that earthy, nature-inspired colors have skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years. But now, these shades are traveling off the walls and onto kitchen cabinets.
PPG and Glidden paint brands have declared two different shades of green as their top paint color of 2022 and, really, it’s not hard to see why. Green is a great choice for kitchen cabinets because it’s light enough to help open the space but still bring that warmth that can be lost with white cabinets.
In addition, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2022 is October Mist, Evocative of the stem of a flower, this gently shaded sage anchors and uplifts. Sherwin Williams announced their 2022 Color of the Year is Evergreen Fog SW 9130 – a versatile and calming hue, a chameleon color of gorgeous green-meets-gray, with just a bit of blue.
The forest isn’t the only source of nature designers are drawing inspiration from. Behr traveled to the beach to find its top paint color of 2022, Breezeway, a light, silvery green that mimics sea glass. Also look for cool ocean blues that bring a pop of color while still invoking the relaxing, beachy vibes.
When Life Gives You Lemons…
Paint your kitchen cabinets to match. There’s been a huge trend towards homeowners expressing their unique personality in their kitchen design, and we are HERE for the bright, joyful, bubbly person that wants their kitchen to reflect them. My advice? Go for a bright citrus shade like yellow or green that will exude positive energy.
A Nod to White
The all-white kitchen hasn’t entirely lost its hold. However, expect to see a shift towards warm, creamy whites in 2022 Kitchen Cabinet Color Trends instead of whites with cool undertones. With cool whites, it’s just too easy to miss the mark and leave your kitchen feeling cold and sterile. By choosing warm whites and incorporating other warm elements into the design, like a butcher block counter or raw edge shelves, it will make your white kitchen feel like a home again.
Find Your Shade
If the prospect of picking out your perfect paint shade seems a bit daunting, our Kountry Kraft experts are here to help! Click here to find a Kountry Kraft dealer near you.
A Case for Green Kitchen Cabinets
With more and more people looking to bring the relaxing feel of nature indoors, green kitchen cabinets
are skyrocketing in popularity. It makes us feel like we’re surrounded by lush greenery, even if we don’t
have the green thumb to keep houseplants alive. Bonus: it’s super easy to design with because it goes
with other natural elements like wood, stone, and metal.
Green in the Kitchen
A lot of people will jump on board to paint their kitchen walls green, but many will balk at the idea of green
kitchen cabinets. Why? If you love the color, why not paint the most prominent feature of the kitchen
green? If we’re using green, I say use it to its full potential. I say, go with green cabinets.
Green or Green?
Deciding on green kitchen cabinets is only step one. Step two: picking a shade.
With Kountry Kraft’s completely custom cabinets, every shade of green under the sun is available for you
to choose from. If you’re going for a softer, subtler look, consider something like a washed-out sage or
light mint color. That’s what we did for this AMS Kitchen, using Farrow & Ball’s “Cooking Apple Green.”
Or, make a statement and go bold with a deep forest green or warm olive. If you’re drawn to light and
dark shades, have the best of both worlds by going with dark green bottom cabinets and light green upper
I Can’t Decide!
A great tip for choosing a paint shade is to display large paint swatches against your existing cabinets so
you can get a feel for what the color will look like in that space with that lighting.
And, as always, our Kountry Kraft experts would be happy to help you find the perfect shade, whether it
be green or otherwise. Our custom cabinets offer every shade, but also every shape and size to give you
exactly what you’re looking for. Click here to find a Kountry Kraft dealer near you!
Nothing defines the look and feel of your cooking space quite like your cabinets, which is why many of trends for the new year focus on kitchen cabinets. From pops of color to floor-to-ceiling storage to the triumphant return of warm-tone woods, here are 2021 kitchen cabinet trends.
2021 is bound to be bright with the colorful cabinet trend. Balance the boldness of the bright color of your choice with a neutral backsplash, countertop, or wall color. Also, a major color trend this year are warmer color palettes, like creamy yellows and sage greens.
In 2020, many of us embraced our inner chef while spending more time at home. During this time, you may have noticed keeping tools and gadgets organized is key to a functional kitchen. Thus, the trend for floor-to-ceiling cabinets, where storage feels endless, and organization is celebrated.
Glass Front Cabinet Doors
Glass front cabinet doors create an airy feel in a kitchen and a stage to show off your favorite items. From coffee mugs to your grandmother’s heirloom china, glass front doors can be incorporated into nearly any kitchen design.
Warm Wood Cabinets
Warm wood finished cabinets return this year, but with a twist. Keep the look up to date by incorporating contemporary finishes within a sleek, clean design. Another popular way to incorporate warm woods is by adding wood accents, like a range hood or floating shelves.
Integrated appliances with fronts that match the surrounding cabinets create an all-in-one look that we are loving this year. The appliances most often integrated are the refrigerator and dishwasher.
For more 2021 kitchen cabinet trends, follow @kountrykraftcabinetry on Instagram.
Interested in updating your kitchen cabinets? Click here to find a Kountry Kraft dealer near you!
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If there was one design trend that defined the past decade, it was the all-white kitchen. The look is timeless, cohesive, and clean, and has a miraculous way of making even the tiniest kitchen look airy and spacious. But the new decade brings with new trends, and designers say there’s a new color in the kitchen that you should try: black.
Whether you want to dip your toes into the black cabinets trend with just a few features or want to go all in, you are bound to gain some inspiration from our round up of a few of our favorite designs.
Kitchens with Black Cabinets
Jessica McAllister of Kountry Kraft designed this modern kitchen to feature black cabinetry along the perimeter. The cabinetry features a sleek, simple door design. The wood grain shines through the black finish, giving it a unique textural appeal.
Black can be used in transitional kitchens, too. One of the easiest ways to incorporate black cabinets is to pair them with white. Stonington Cabinetry & Designs featured a black kitchen island among the white perimeter cabinetry in this transitional style design.
Black cabinetry designs are trending for rooms in the home beyond the kitchen.
Architectural Kitchens of Annapolis designed black cabinetry for this laundry room design. Paired with the gold hardware, laundry is no longer a chore but a luxurious escape.
Stonington Cabinetry & Designs added a black wet bar into this living room design, with storage for glasses, wine bottles and more.
Visit our website, kountrykraft.com, to see more rooms and designs that use custom black cabinetry. Do you want black cabinets for a room in your own home? Click here to find a Kountry Kraft dealer near you!
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According to Jennifer Ott of Houzz, the new ‘it’ color for kitchens is navy, and we couldn’t agree more. Navy Colored Cabinets are like dark denim jeans — dark denim blue never really goes out of style. In fact, after white, wood and gray, blue is often the top color that homeowners choose for their cabinets. Navy is an elegant color choice that pairs well with any color hardware, from silver to copper to gold.
Though the color itself sounds simple, there are many different shades of navy blue. From Benjamin Moore to Sherwin Williams and other national brand paint manufacturers, there is a plethora of shades to choose from. The beauty of designing custom cabinets is that you can select any shade you like and Kountry Kraft can custom paint match your cabinets to that shade. Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore, for example, is a deeply saturated shade of navy. Naval SW 6244 by Sherwin Williams is very similar to Hale Navy, but appears darker and bolder.
Designs with Navy Colored Cabinets
Integrated Kitchens LLC designed this modern kitchen for a home in Walnut Creek, California. A cross between darkest gray and navy, these cabinets were custom painted to match Benjamin Moore’s French Beret color.
Modern farmhouse meets glam in this kitchen designed by Aly Glavin and Dara Barber of Pure Design Works. Navy blue cabinetry was custom crafted to fit this u-shaped kitchen design, complemented by silver hardware and stainless appliances.
Ken Pascal of True North Cabinets, LLC designed this butler’s pantry for a home located in Darien, Connecticut. The beautiful blue cabinets were custom painted to match Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy color. Creating a crisp design, the blue pops against the white backsplash and countertops. The silver hardware and beverage fridge complement the saturated navy shade.
This transitional kitchen was designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs for a home in Bay Head, New Jersey. The cabinets were custom painted to match Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy color. By designing blue cabinetry for the kitchen and dining room, this open floor plan feels cohesive and elegant. Open shelves painted to match the cabinetry add an extra touch on either side of the back wall in the kitchen.
Visit our website to see more kitchen designs with navy colored cabinets!
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New year means new kitchen cabinet trends. Kountry Kraft is always staying up to date with the latest and greatest trends to provide our customers with exclusive kitchen design ideas.
2019 Kitchen Cabinet Trends
Wood on Wood
When you think of using wood in a kitchen your mind automatically goes to hardwood flooring. But the versatility of wood allows for it to be used in many more ways. Featured above are custom cabinet boxes showcasing wooden shelves inside as well. The custom walnut cabinetry is finished with a natural 25° stain, creating a warming and welcoming environment.
Design by Integrated Kitchens LLC
In 2019 were not letting any space go to waste. Storage walls are on the rise due to their functionality and ample amount of storage. Add pantry pull outs to incorporate easy accessibility, as shown above.
Open shelving has been a popular trend since 2018 and continues to rise in 2019. But this year glass shelving is on the rise as well. Glass shelving creates a new dimension while allowing your exquisite dishware to be portrayed. We can see why glass and open shelving are becoming more popular due to the similarity between the two.
Dark Dramatic Colors
Design by Samantha Petzrick Chinn of Petzrick Chinn Designs, LLC
This year is all about dark and dramatic colors. By incorporating dark cabinetry, you can add some flare to an all-white kitchen. Adding depth and personality to your space.
Design by PKsurroundings Photography by Mike Barron, Tech Simple, LLC
Adding natural touches in a kitchen is becoming more popular due to the unique and unfinished look it creates. Featured above is Kountry Kraft’s weathered grain cabinets that bring a warm and rustic feel into this kitchen.
Kountry Kraft wants the best for your home, which is why we are constantly keeping up with the current kitchen cabinet trends. Visit our website to gain kitchen inspiration on how to incorporate these trends during your next kitchen remodel! You can also check out our Houzz page to view our recently completed designs!
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