Adapted from Share the Love by Formica Group
Can’t decide between natural wood and painted kitchen cabinets? In today’s kitchens, it doesn’t have to be either/or. Similar to how matched furniture sets have fallen to the wayside, more and more designers are opting to mix rather than match cabinet colours.
Since cabinets are large financial AND design investments, here are a few tips to ensure your colour choices look intentional rather than piecemeal.
1. Choose consistent cabinetry styles (i.e. all contemporary, transitional, etc.).
2. Cabinetry in light colours such as white and cream often mixes well with darker wood tones.
3. When mixing woodgrains, keep tones consistent by using all warm or cool colours, or by pairing a warm or cool colour with a neutral colour.
4. Use different cabinetry colours to designate zones. For example, use one colour for the upper cabinetry and another for the bottom cabinetry. Or, keep the primary cabinets one colour and choose a different colour for the kitchen island base cabinets.
5. Unify the cabinetry colours by using the same family of cabinetry hardware.