Houzz Editor Shares Kitchen Cabinet and Color Trends

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Houzz Editor Shares Kitchen Cabinet and Color Trends

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, editor Erin Carlyle highlights three key takeaways from the 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. See which cabinet styles remodeling homeowners prefer, as well as top color choices for cabinets and walls. Plus, find out if opening a kitchen layout to other rooms is still a common remodeling move.

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M L

I love white cabinets! I just don’t care for the dirt and grime that easily shows.

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M L

The stove is close enough to the refrigerator so I wouldn’t have far to walk to get items out to cook.
And the island is a perfect distance from the stove and refrigerator for probating food.

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M L

Preparing food. I just live spell check... don’t you?

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lwilmo55

I'm over the white on white! Neutrals with some pieces of color would be my choice.

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Castle Construction of Santa Barbara

White is a big player like she said however I have 4 kitchens right now planned and 2 completed that will contain or do contain blue in some or all of the cabinets. One entire kitchen in a Teal blue, several in aSmokey Blue and 2 in Navy Blue. Its amazing the request we are getting for Blue!

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Ginger Varner

however, regarding white cabinets I find it more advantageous to see the dirt & grime, it just makes it easier to see it & clean it

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Christine Botti

I still like stained wood cabinets just a lot warmer feeling.

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Kuche+Cucina

White always works, especially if you are not willing to take a chance with other colors.

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nemond

Totally agree, with white, you see it and wipe it. Building our third home and going for perimeter all white third time around. With black island. Give a wipe down to all cabinets every week and after 18 years in this house, they are looking like brand new

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Renee Ainsworth

I love white cabinets in small dark kitchens...but if you're lucky enough to have loads of natural light and open space I'd rather have the warmth of an oiled white oak. The paint can stain and even when cleaned leave yellowed spots and touch up painting white cabinets all the time due to that and chipping is something I'd rather avoid. I'd rather have a wood that can age gracefully where worn areas are seen as character instead of worn out.

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tallgirl1123

I just finished my kitchen renovation (including floor, cabinets, sink and appliances - first time for d/w in this house!) and wanted a fresh, clean look (slab-front cabinets, tab-pull hardware, white quartz countertop) but still have a design "pop" and more storage options. It's a small kitchen in a small cottage, so open plan really not feasible in my budget, but I opted for color in the cabinets - a cornflower blue - and a fun monotone backsplash to bring some movement into the design. It makes me happy :)

Sharing before and after photos - not the entire footprint, but you get the idea.


I also exposed the brick chimney, which was hidden behind no less than 3 layers of sheetrock to create an open shelving niche with the same backsplach.

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Nuala Power

where can I find the striped rug in the first picture? Can't find it under the rugs in the Houzz website. Thanks

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Aldridge Design Group

We painted our wood cabinets white prior to moving into this 11 year old home. The granite was Uba Tuba, dark wood cabinets, and a very beige and brown backsplash. We left the granite but also painted the backsplash tile in white. It brightened the kitchen beyond my expectations. I left the black cabinet pulls and handles to tie into the Uba Tuba granite. Complete transformation.


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Janice Lavoie

I love that rug too.

   
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fay135787

My stove is a professional chef stove in black& gold so white cabinets go really nice with these combined with gold faucet and door pulls.

   
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Elena Chernysh

Aldridge Design Group, would you mind sharing the pictures of your kitchen? I think I have the same dilemma with wood cabinets, meh-beige color walls and backsplash and black granite. We want to lighten up everything, and your transformation sounds exactly what we need. Thanks much!

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bondia

Aldridge Design Group, can you post a photo? Sounds great!

   
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Mimi

Has anyone used two types of wood cabinets In one kitchen. I have cherry and need to finish one wall want to add a wet bar was gong to use maple. My cabinets are wood color not white. Can I use a white maple.

   
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M L

Elina, I have brown cabinets and brown and tan granite our walls were beige. I found this wonderful blue on the Benjamin’s Moore website, it’s called Breath of Fresh air. It has really made the brown cabinets and our brown wood floors look classy.
I’ve had many compliments. Although having white doors and molding gives the room extra light and airy feel.

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Mimi

What about using different wood types I ask because didn’t know if I should mix cherry with maple

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M L

Mimi, in my opinion having two different kinds of wood, one used for floor and another for cabinets can make your home have a cabin like feel.

Cherry, Mahogany, and Hickory. These woods will work well together, even if they vary in darkness and grain.

   
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Aldridge Design Group

I've tried to upload photos of the before and after but for some reason, it's not working. Advice anyone.

   
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Seating Innovations

The cabinets are beautiful!

   
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Mimi

I meant different wood types on wall cabinets and island. Want to add more cabinets not sure if white would look good I included a picture

   
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M L

Mimi, I think if you added white cabinets you should change the wall color. Right now you have three colors in your room, black/grey, brown and white.

If you changed to white cabinets a different wall color would make those white cabinets look even more gorgeous. And your white molding would pop out also! I’ve done this in a previous home and it was stunning!

Balance is the key to great design, Dominate, Subdominant and Subordinate.

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M L

My kitchen with brown cabinets.

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M L

My last homes with white cabinets.

   
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Meredith West

I would LOVE to know where the lighting comes from above the island at minute marker 0:45 of this video. Thank you!

   
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Suzanne Seale

I see in Ikea lots of green cabinets and the colors of the year for 2022 are greens. I wondering if you are seeing this influencing kitchens you've seen.