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2018 Kitchen Cabinet Trends

kitchen cabinet trends mccarley cabinets 2018

It’s no secret that your kitchen is one of the most valuable rooms in your home. In the last several decades, kitchens in the United States have become the heart of the home and the central gathering place for eating with the family and entertaining guests. Today’s most valuable kitchens are high in style and functionality, and this year’s kitchen cabinet trends offer no shortage on either of those qualities. Take a look at what’s trending in kitchen cabinetry for 2018.

The Colors

As always, classic white cabinets never go out of style and will continue to be seen in newly constructed or renovated kitchens this year. Also rising in popularity this year are grey and dark jewel tones. Top interior decorators are encouraging homeowners to think outside the box when it comes to choosing a shade of grey. Greige has been the go-to tone in recent years, but in 2018 homeowners are getting bolder and going for green-grey, grey-blue, and purple-grey tones.

If you want to go even bolder with your cabinet colors, a dark jewel tone may be more your style. Shades of green, blue, purple, and yellow began popping up on kitchen cabinets in the U.S. in 2017, and the trend continues to gain momentum as we move forward through 2018. Emerald, ruby, amethyst, sapphire, and yellow topaz are increasingly popular choices for cabinet colors. Choosing one of these shades to cover all of the cabinetry in your kitchen may be too bold for some homeowners which is why many are incorporating this trend by way of a feature wall of cabinets or the kitchen island.

Two-tone cabinets are also rising in popularity, and though this trend is not exactly a new concept, interior designers and decorators are re-imagining this style by mixing materials to get the look. For instance, white cabinets may be paired with wood facings for a warm neutral look while others may combine stainless steel with traditional cabinetry for a contemporary industrial style.

The Style

Shaker style cabinets are THE cabinet style trend for 2018, according to Houzz’s 2018 Kitchen Trends Study. An overwhelming 57% of homeowners surveyed in the study said they’ll choose timeless shaker style cabinets for their 2018 kitchen reno project while flat-front cabinets are just beginning their rise to popularity this year. Homeowners looking to be ahead of the curve in design trends will likely favor flat-front cabinets over shaker and raised-front styles.

Minimal or no upper shelving is a trend that only grows hotter as we move through the year. While some homeowners are choosing open shelving for an upper storage solution, others are nixing the use of upper cabinets all together.

In the last few years, eliminating the use of cabinet hardware all together has been a hot trend among homeowners. This year, hardware is quite literally back in black as we see black fixtures rise in popularity throughout 2018. Brass and gold materials will also remain popular.

The Function

Today’s kitchen cabinets are more functional than ever. An empty space inside cabinets and drawers is no longer a sufficient storage solution for modern homeowners. Instead, cabinetry outfitted with storage and organization solutions are a nearly mandatory inclusion in new kitchen designs.

Making the most of storage space is just one way kitchen cabinets are becoming more functional in 2018. Integrated appliances, in which appliances are “integrated” into the kitchen’s cabinetry by placing matching facings to the front of built-in appliances, are all the rage this year as are single-level, multi-functional islands that combine eating space with prep and storage solutions.

If you’re ready to bring your outdated kitchen into 2018 with a kitchen renovation project, let McCarley Cabinets help you design kitchen cabinets customized to fit your style and needs. Request your free quote today.

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