Kitchen cabinets are made for more than just storing plates and cups. These days, cabinetry is an essential element in your overall kitchen design. Though the specific design of your kitchen will depend on your sense of style, there are some design trends that seem to transcend people’s differences in taste. Here are some of the most popular kitchen cabinet trends of 2019.

Clean and Modern Design

Over the past few years, modern design has become the norm in the kitchen. Most people are gravitating towards minimalistic cabinets with clean lines and simple designs. These modern cabinets don’t have the ornate details that were often found in designs of the past, but rather have low-profile doors and smooth-edge profiles. This sort of cabinet works best in an already modern kitchen that features contemporary countertops, backsplash, and flooring.

Matte Finishes

Matte finishes on both cabinets and appliances are coming back. Not only does matte look great, but it’s also much easier to clean than other types of popular finishes. Plus, you won’t need to worry about your kitchen going out of style anytime soon because of matte’s timeless appeal.

Chic Black Cabinets

In the past few months, black and other dark colors have been popping up in kitchen showrooms and trendsetter’s homes around the country. In 2019, people are expected to embrace darker color palettes. Black cabinetry creates a more sophisticated look in the kitchen. Consider using contrasting neutrals like lighter shades of gray, taupe, rich browns, or gold in the rest of the kitchen.

Rustic Wood

Wood is always a popular cabinet material, but in 2019, people are leaning toward bare wood surfaces. Oak and walnut are rising in popularity due to their rich tone and texture. In your kitchen, try mixing rustic timber with classic materials like quartz, granite, or other stone-finish surfaces.

Kitchen island

Oversized Islands

The kitchen island has been a popular feature in kitchens for decades. However, it’s now at the forefront of kitchen layouts, the central and most prominent feature of contemporary kitchens. Oversized, rectangular islands combine deep base cabinets, an island cooktop, and the majority of countertop space in the room. Oversized islands dominate the visual and practical space in a home kitchen, and also include plenty of seating for in-kitchen dining and cooking for guests.

Two-Tone Cabinet Finishes

Another popular trend for cabinets is using multiple finishes in one kitchen. This trend really allows homeowners to express their originality and personal style. Choose one color for the upper cabinets and a different color for the lower cabinets or kitchen island cabinetry. Try pairing white with natural wood, black and white, or virtually any color combination you can think of. For this look to truly succeed, leave the rest of the walls, counters, and flooring neutral colors.

Drawer Storage

You can never have too much storage space in a kitchen. Homeowners are choosing to install drawers in most base kitchen cabinets to give themselves more usable storage space. Forget stooping down to rifle through a low cabinet. Drawers allow you to pull your storage outward for easy access and less lost utensils and other items. Be sure to speak to a professional kitchen designer to figure out the best way to add more storage to your kitchen.

Under-Cabinet Lighting

This trend first emerged a few years ago and continues to be popular. Under-cabinet lighting is not only great aesthetically, but it also increases the functionality of the kitchen. It provides necessary lighting for preparing and cooking meals and it can boost the overall atmosphere of the room, too.

Contact Preferred Kitchen & Bath for more information about kitchen remodeling in Orange County. Cabinets are always fun to choose for your kitchen remodel, but it’s even better if you have professionals assist with the design and remodel. Give us a call!