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Do your cabinets match the rest of your kitchen?

Having a beautiful kitchen does not only include cabinetry, you need to be specific when picking your kitchen paint color, countertops, and flooring, these are the major components of the style and color theme in your kitchen.

Properly matching cabinets, countertops, flooring and color paint, will not only give your kitchen a peaceful tone but also increase your home’s aesthetic value, otherwise you might want to know which of these components to change!

Keep on reading for some ideas on the kitchen matching process..

Kitchen Styles:

It’s possible to create a look that’s contemporary, traditional, transitional, farmhouse-style and more.

Choosing between different cabinetry styles is crucial to getting the desired aesthetic.

  • Traditional kitchen style incorporates painted cabinets with or without glass front doors, simple granite or laminate countertops, and hardwood floors.

Think of painted or stained cabinets with glass-front doors, white tiles, arches, decorative moldings and corbels mixed in with industrial elements such as steel appliances and vintage-look light fixtures.

  • Transitional style is more of a clean and simple minimalist design element from contemporary with the warmth and welcome of traditional.

  • Rustic, is simplicity and practicality with a strong use of nature reminiscent of log cabin interiors.

  • Farmhouse kitchens balance functionality with comfort often offering open shelving, wide sinks, classic flooring, a big kitchen island or a kitchen table, vintage door handles, and a pale color scheme such as yellow with hues of red or blue.

  • Modern is a streamlined, minimalistic look which boasts bare expanses of polished countertops, frameless cabinets with unadorned doors, and sleek, chrome hardware. High-quality materials are central to a modern kitchen such as exotic woods, stainless steel.

  • Contemporary kitchens prioritize structure and grid to create a sleek and flawless look, contemporary still highlights sleek and minimalistic with a lot of open space.

  • Classic kitchens are designed to be timeless, simple and fresh, rather than dark, complicated, think of white or cream kitchen cabinets, an overall neutral color palette, and a subdued design with simple architectural details. This then makes it easy to update with small and colorful accents or to add in contemporary.

  • Cottage kitchen exudes cozy, comfortable, happy, and carefree vibes. With light neutrals, a bit of trim, and smooth textures, this design is simple yet refreshing.

Choose your Colors :

When it comes to kitchens, white, gray, blue, red, yellow, and green really shine.

Warmer colors such as red are an excellent option for kitchens. Red is incredibly versatile and there are multiple shades that would really pop in a kitchen, either on the cabinets or the walls.

white can really energize a room. It feels fresh and clean, and an all-white kitchen, you can also have more fun with your countertops and backsplash in an all-white kitchen and choose brighter colors or designs for those.

Gray is a neutral that's been taking center stage lately in many homes. It often gets categorized as being too cold, but with the right shade, it can work wonders in a kitchen. Best of all, it pairs beautifully with a wide array of other colors and is the perfect base to build upon in a kitchen. It also works well as a countertop or cabinet color.

Yellow is a good option for small spaces, it can make rooms feel bigger and brighter.

Blue is another color that works well in kitchens. When lighter shades of blue are used, they can create a crisp, clean look and are recommended for walls, cabinets, or even the ceiling.

Blue is an invigorating color and works best when used sparingly. Dark blues also work well in kitchens, but it's important to accent the rest of the room with hints of white, gray or other neutral tones to keep it from feeling too intense and dark.

Try to consider using a simple color palette for cabinets and a bolder color for the accent. Keep the major items such as cabinets and flooring simple but use accessories and appliances to make your kitchen pop if you want something more colorful.

For instance, instead of getting green cabinets with yellow countertops, try choosing a simpler color combination such as black and white and making smaller things like accessories vivid.

Kitchen Cabinets Styles:

  • Contemporary cabinets are marked by an absence of ornamentation and a simplicity of form, and can come in a range of materials.

  • Slab or flat panel cabinet. Streamlined, easy to clean and visually undemanding, mass produced versions are often made from MDF and covered in melamine.

  • Glass front cabinets are often used sparingly in combination with solid cabinets, sometimes backlit for extra drama as showcases for the good china, vintage Champagne flutes, cobalt glass collection or other decorative dishware

  • Rustic country-style cabinets are characterized by a focus on the raw qualities of wood, often with an emphasis on wood grain

  • Urban Raw wood can also be used in a more sophisticated way to add texture and a focus on natural materials to contemporary kitchen

  • Louvered kitchen cabinets made with horizontal wood slats provide texture and interest

  • Traditional cabinetry looks dated to some and classic to others, with features such as raised panels, beadboard details and other flourishes

  • Open shelving is making a comeback as a kitchen cabinet support player used to break up the monotony of a wall of identical cabinets.

How to match it all?

It’s easier to match your floors and cabinets to your counters rather than the other way around. Consider what materials and colors you’d like to include in your countertops, depending on your lifestyle and design preferences.

Choose two dominant colors that complement each other. Then, choose a third color to act as an accent. The dominant colors should be simple, while the third should look great with the complementing colors and add interest. If you have chosen granite countertops or another stone material, your accent color should be one of the colors in the counter, choose classic colors that will age well. Use accessories that are less of an investment and are easier to replace to add some trendiness and fashion to your kitchen. Towels, small appliances, wall paint, curtains and other décor items are an easier way to revitalize your kitchen with bold prints and trendy colors Once you have your three accent colors and have a general sense of how you’d like your kitchen to feel, consider texture and finish, as well. The same colors will look very different if you choose matte or high-gloss finishes or choose a rustic look or a sharp-edged modern design.

Your floors don’t have to be the same colors and materials as your countertops, but you should have cabinets, countertops and flooring that work well together to enhance the overall look of your kitchen.

Before you dive in with your kitchen decor, always do your research. Flip through magazines, check online decor resources and visit trade shows in your area.

Because the right combination of colors and textures can make the space more stylish and welcoming. In some cases, coordinating colors and materials can even make your kitchen seem larger, and you wouldn’t want to miss that!

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