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 incorporated a black wet bar into this living room design, equipped with storage for glasses, wine bottles and more.
Visit our website, kountrykraft.com, to see more rooms and designs that incorporate custom black cabinetry. Are you interested in 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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Ever wonder the reasons clients remodel their kitchen? It could be for a majority of reasons, but we narrowed it down to a few.
Top Reasons Clients Remodel
To Improve Function and Layout
When it comes to designing the layout of the kitchen you need to think about how many people will be cooking in the kitchen. If it will be one single chef, then you can create the traditional work triangle. This will ensure the kitchen has the best work flow and functionality. If you have more than one chef, you will need to create a larger work space which may mean moving one of the appliances out of the typical work triangle. This will create an easier passage way for more than one chef to move around. You will need to think about how many cooks will be prepping in the kitchen at a time to create the ultimate work space. When a kitchen does not function properly it can create a messy and unorganized area.
The kitchen is the main area where everyone gathers, and if your someone who always entertains then you may want a larger space. By adding a kitchen island into the mix, you will not only be adding functionality, but more seating space for guests as well. Kitchen islands can be used for so much more than storage and prep space.
Design by Kountry Kraft, Inc.
To Change the Color Scheme
After looking at the same kitchen every day, the color scheme can tend to feel old and dated. You may want to change the appliances, wall or cabinetry color. The benefit of cabinetry is having the ability to use more than one color in a single space. Two-toned cabinets are constantly trending and can be great for an updated color scheme. The kitchen featured above showcases Winter White and Gauntlet Gray cabinetry color, creating a perfect balance between the colors.
To Incorporate More Storage and Organization
Another reason clients remodel their kitchen is due to a lack of storage space. Custom cabinetry innovations continue to improve, as there are endless ways to customize them to fit your storage needs. Your kitchen may contain a small space that currently has no use, but with custom cabinetry, you can incorporate an accessory like a spice rack or pull out shelf.
To Update the Design Style
Wanting to upgrade your space could have you thinking about changing the entire design style of your kitchen. Maybe you’re tired of your farmhouse kitchen and would like to go more contemporary.
The beauty of remodeling a space is you can change the whole value or look of a home by simply upgrading one room or area. The kitchen is the heart of the home where many gather, which makes it important that you love your space. Whatever the reasons clients remodel may be, get started on creating your dream kitchen today!
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Living Coral was chosen as the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year. For the past 20 years Pantone has been choosing one color that is influential in all industries.
Pantone Color of the Year – Living Coral
Pantone is known for its color matching system, a tool to allow consistent and accurate color everywhere. This means you can make sure any color matches without having to lay them out next to each other, all you need is the numerical color value. To go further in depth with color, Pantone created the Pantone Color Institute to identify global color trends.
The Pantone Color Institute goes through a selection process every year with their color experts. Looking for a specific shade that is on trend in the entertainment industry, films in production, fashion, design and many more. This year they chose Living Coral, a vibrant yet mellow shade.
Using the Pantone Color of the Year
Our designers decided to make our own unique color based on the color of the year. We created a paint match to Sherwin Williams Animated Coral and created this beautiful coral shade shown above. This shade will create a refreshing pop of color, creating a luminous glow to any space. This piece was later placed in a beautiful beach house bathroom.
Pure Design Works kept this beach bathroom light and bright with pineapple wallpaper and coral cabinetry. The same cabinetry that was previously shown above! The impact of the lighting can change the whole look of this color. Previously this color showed a bright pale pink whereas here it showcases a darker hue.
Pantone Living Coral is a unique shade that can be used in all types of spaces. Whether it is in a beach house or your everyday kitchen. Knowing how to correspond this shade with your surroundings will result in a beautiful design.
Kountry Kraft offers a wide variety of custom pain match formulas. Allowing you to get the exact color you want for your home. Visit our website to view all the current custom paint matches to gain inspiration. Contact us to incorporate the Pantone color of the year into your space!
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A popular kitchen trend of 2018 is incorporating non-neutral cabinet colors into your design. Not only do colored cabinets add personality to your space, but they are also a great way to create a focal point. According to Houzz, the go-to non-neutral cabinet colors are blues and greens.
Green and Blue Non-Neutral Cabinet Colors
Houzz conducted a survey that conveyed 7 out of 10 of the most-saved kitchen photos uploaded in the past 3 months featured blue and green kitchen cabinets.
As you walk through the Kountry Kraft shop you will see a variety of green cabinetry. Featured on the right is kitchen cabinets finished with Sherwin Williams Green Hazel. This color provides subtle color to any room that is versatile and attractive.
Designed by Ann Unal Kitchens LLC
Ann Unal Kitchens LLC designed this kitchen to feature Whisper Green painted kitchen island cabinets and Tuscany painted perimeter cabinets.
Cabinets painted in shades of blue are also trending in today’s kitchen designs. A multitude of designs run through our facility throughout the day, such as the butler’s pantry featured on the right finished with a light shade of blue. Featured on the left are kitchen cabinets crafted with an ample amount of detail, yet so simple, and finished with the right shade of blue.
Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs
This all blue kitchen was crafted in a deeply saturated shade of navy blue designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs. The backsplash has hints of blue which pops against the blue cabinetry and matching floating shelves. Encompassing all the accessories together in this kitchen created a timeless classic feel with exploits at sea.
Shades of blue and green- and anything in between – are available at Kountry Kraft Cabinetry. Visit our website to see all the paint finishes that Kountry Kraft has to offer! Also check out our Houzz page to see our recently completed designs.
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Each year there is always current kitchen trends on the rise. Whether it’s old styles that are becoming popular again or introducing new styles altogether. Kountry Kraft offers endless options to keep up with the current kitchen trends.
Current Kitchen Trends
Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs
Effective storage solution cabinetry is one kitchen trend that Kountry Kraft has crafted an abundance of times. By incorporating this design into your kitchen, it can create an organized look by keeping storage items concealed.
Designed by TRK Design Company
Another kitchen trend is incorporating single level multi personal kitchen islands. By adding under counter appliances to your kitchen island you allow for more storage and space to add more cabinetry around your kitchen.
Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs
Open shelving is becoming a huge trend in kitchen design this year. By adding open shelves, it can be visually pleasing and creates a unique aesthetic in your kitchen.
Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs
Navy blue is becoming a trending color for kitchen cabinets in 2018. By incorporating a decorative backsplash against the navy-blue cabinets, it can create a contrast that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Designed by Stonington Cabinetry & Designs
And lastly, gray is the new go-to neutral shade. Warm shades of gray offer neutrality to a kitchen while also adding a splash of color unlike the color white. Gray is also flexible in terms of matching appliances and accessories to the color. Incorporating gray into your kitchen will portray a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Kountry Kraft is always looking out for the latest kitchen trends and using their fine craftsmanship to bring them to life. Visit Kountry Kraft’s Devon Showroom to speak to a design professional about incorporating the current kitchen trends into your kitchen.
Custom bath cabinets can make your bathroom an oasis of functionality and organization, as well as enhance the relaxation of your bathroom space.
When determining custom bath cabinets, you must regulate what you will need the cabinets for. Whether it’s for storing towels, toys, or a makeup station. Custom Bathroom vanities can include built in drawers of all shapes and sizes to clear the clutter and provide you with a clean and open space.
Custom Bath Cabinets
Designed by Thomas R. Kelly of the TRK Design Company
This bathroom features cabinetry crafted with a CRP10161 Hybrid door style and 3001 cabinet style. The cabinetry is made from Hard Maple and finished in Decorators White 45° Benjamin Moore paint color. A makeup station was also created to match the vanity with seating to soak in the beautiful view outside of the home.
Designed by Jessica McAllister for D&B Elite Construction Group
This master bath features cabinetry crafted in Penn Line Style out of Hard Maple Wood. The doors are CRP10 Hybrid style with an Ogee Framing Bead. These custom bathroom cabinets are painted in Graystone 25° Paint.
Designed by Shawn Preis of Kountry Kraft, Inc.
This white bathroom vanity features cabinetry crafted in French Inset style with CRP10 Hybrid door style. This bathroom vanity achieved a furniture-style appeal by featuring decorative legs and the clever use of mirrors to expand the space.
Whether you have tons of space or are trying to build custom bath cabinets to enhance the storage in a tiny bathroom space, Kountry Kraft can create custom cabinets that suit your family’s style. Visit our bathroom inspiration page to gain a better perspective on what custom bath cabinets you may need! Check out our Houzz page to see some of our recently completed designs by our designers.
Mixing kitchen cabinet styles and finishes is common in today’s home. Many people are hesitant when it comes to redoing their cabinetry because of it not matching the rest of the house. Many believe that if they redo their cabinets in one room, they must redo them everywhere. This isn’t necessarily true. A house has one style; however, every room can uniquely reflect that style. Different colored cabinetry is common throughout a house, primarily because each room is going to have its own color scheme. Cabinetry doesn’t always have to match; there are many ways to meld different colors and styles together.
Most homes have a consistent trim system for door and window case molding, baseboard and other accessory trim but that doesn’t require all cabinets to be the same manufacturer and style. Mixing kitchen cabinet styles and colors is common both throughout the home and in the same room.
The kitchen above has one style of cabinetry made of two different woods and two different finishes. The perimeter cabinets are an inset cabinet style made of hard maple wood and finished with a simple white paint. The island cabinetry is an inset cabinet style as well but made of walnut wood with a natural 25-degree finish. Both of these cabinet finishes blend perfectly with the floor color and overall color scheme of the kitchen.
Check out what professionals on Houzz have to say different cabinet colors. You can also view an article by HGTV on mixing cabinet styles and finishes. Visit our paint colors page to see what colors you can combine in your kitchen!
Many people struggle with choosing a kitchen color scheme, mostly because so much goes into planning a kitchen remodel. You must think about cabinetry, floor color, countertops and appliances when choosing your kitchen color scheme.
When choosing the colors of your kitchen, you should start with any of the main components. Floor color, countertop color, or cabinetry color. Depending on what you are passionate about the most, your color scheme can be based off what you begin with. Some people have a passion for one unique color and that may be the base of their color scheme.
How to Make your Kitchen Match
Choosing your kitchen cabinetry is a great first step. Complement your cabinets with the floor color and use your countertop color as an accent piece (or vice versa). Kountry Kraft offers many unique cabinet colors to choose from – which allows you to bring personality into your kitchen. Deciding your budget is the first step to choosing your cabinetry, this can be used as a guide to selecting your style. White cabinetry pairs well with dark wood floors and an accented countertop. Natural wood cabinetry pair well with neutral colored countertops and an accented backsplash.
Once you choose your cabinetry color, you can move onto your floor color. Hardwood flooring is a great choice for your kitchen space because it is warm on bare feet, absorbs sound and kinder to a long-standing chef. You may choose from light, medium or dark wood for your flooring. Once you choose your floor color, it is time for your countertops. You can get very artsy when it comes to countertops. Countertops vary in color, pattern and style making it sometimes difficult to match with your existing cabinetry and flooring. Whether you choose granite, tile, wood, etc., your countertop will become a signature piece in your kitchen – maybe even the focal point.
Kitchen Color Scheme
This colorful kitchen by Stonington features navy blue cabinetry complimented by a light wood floor and marble countertops. All three components complete the color scheme of this kitchen. Incorporating a unique backsplash along with floating shelves to create a symmetrical look on the back wall.
White cabinetry with dark wood accents create the color scheme in this kitchen. The grey subway and paint balance the white and dark wood to complete the look of the kitchen.