Just how popular are white cabinets?
I decided to conduct a very unscientific poll using the kitchen section of Houzz. I looked at the first 50 pictures of long views of kitchens sorted by most popular today and here is what I found out: Of the 50…..
8% were natural wood or stained wood
There was a mix of stains…
….from this very dark espresso like colour …
…. to a mid value cherry….
Most of the cabinet were lighter colours so this black kitchen stood out. I think it works in dark because it is open to a much larger space and there is a liberal use of light creams and white. Working with dark cabinets has to be a balancing act or you end up with a cave.
Yellow was perhaps the most unusual colour choice of the fifty surveyed kitchens and you would really have to love yellow to live in this kitchen.
You can never go wrong with a soft colour for kitchen cabinets. This creamy green is light enough to open up the space, but you can still define it as a colour. I think it was a good solution in this Craftsman style house where the traditional finish would have been stained wood.
Who would ever think of a grayed lavender as a cabinet colour, but it really works in this atrium kitchen. The wood tone in the medium stained island is repeated in several places throughout the space to create visual harmony. Grays with purple undertones actually work really well with mid toned woods, but it not a colour everyone likes.
22% were white/cream with dark islands
I think the darker island concept with white kitchens works really well to add drama to a space. This dark colour also grounds the room and integrates well with a darker hardwood floor. Oh, to have all those drawers!
Of the darker islands, the most prevalent colour was a deep stained brown.
2 % were white with a lighter coloured island
I think the soft blue/green works great with the wood tones in this very Mediterranean styled kitchen.
54 % were white or off white
Of the kitchens I showed did you notice what the most popular floor treatment was?
And there you have it. What’s your favourite cabinet finish?