Cutting Edge Kitchen Cabinet Trends For Your Remodeling Project

This kitchen displays unique storage features. The desk is sized for printer and paper shredder. A herb growing cabinet is placed on the end of the island. A paper towel dispenser is situated in one of its drawers, and spice drawers are concealed in the island.

Kitchen Cabinet Trends For Remodeling

If you're planning a kitchen renovation in Greater Madison and you're looking to make a unique statement, start by considering the important elements in your design. One of the key elements of any kitchen design is your cabinets. Today, you have more choices terms of style, color, and materials than ever before.

Designers are taking advantage of this by creating new kitchen cabinet designs that are not only functional but offer a stylish approach to this most functional element in your kitchen. From innovative storage functionality to exciting aesthetic choices, here are some of the kitchen cabinet trends to watch for in 2018 and beyond.

Unleash Your Creative Vision!

In a well-designed kitchen, your kitchen cabinets are not just for storage. They perform an essential function as a major focal point and can establish the style of your entire kitchen. Your cabinetry is the crown that brings your design together. While kitchen cabinet design has not evolved much over the past several years, manufacturers are beginning to produce bold new cabinetry options, covering both form and function, and designers are incorporating them into stunning new kitchen designs.

Today, while there is a growing trend toward a minimalist streamlined look in the kitchen that focuses on simplicity, designers are adding these customized elements to make a unique statement. To design your perfect kitchen you need to first work with your designer to understand and define your functional needs and then unleash your creative vision and incorporate the latest kitchen design trends!

Top Kitchen Cabinet Trends For 2018 and Beyond

From new materials to innovative new approaches for traditional ones, manufacturers are pushing the boundaries and producing exciting bold options for modern kitchen designs. Here are some exciting kitchen cabinet trends to watch for and consider for your remodeling project.

Multi Color Cabinet Design

Two-Tone Cabinet Design

This kitchen remodel uses two-tone cabinet design, with the stained crown moulding capping the upper cabinets in the same color as the base cabinets. The glazed painted upper cabinets perfectly compliment the coloring of the granite countertops.

Two-Tone Cabinetry

The trend for 2018 is to mix it up. Choosing two tone cabinets can add depth and a focal point to your kitchen. Often, this is done with the upper cabinets in a lighter color and the base cabinets a darker hue. You can mix two neutrals, or two shades of the same color to mix and match.

Great combinations include white and gray, or gray and navy. Natural wood tones are also trending as well. They soften any white being used in the room and can bring in a cozy, earthy feel to your kitchen.

Glass Front Cabinet Doors

This one has been trending for a while, but glass front doors are getting even more popular as homeowners are seeking a more open look and glass front doors add to that effect. It's a great way to show off your favorite dishes, glassware, and cookware.

Mesh Inserts

Glassdoor and open shelving can make the kitchen feel more open and airy, but some homeowners like to keep their storage a bit more discrete. Metal mesh inserts are the perfect middle ground between glass inserts and solid cabinet doors. It's a great look that works in both traditional and contemporary designs.

Embossed Doors

We tend to think of modern style cabinets as having flat minimalist doors and drawers, but today many manufacturers are taking this to a new level with embossed patterns. This feature adds texture and personality, while still maintaining a modern look. Embossed doors look especially stunning in a dark glossy finish. It reflects the light and makes the pattern really pop!

Jewel Toned Colors

While white or neutral colors have been a popular color for kitchen cabinets for quite a while, many homeowners and designers are beginning to introduce bold color choices into the kitchen.

Classic jewel tones like amethyst, sapphire, and emerald introduce stunning color that can really shake up the kitchen and add a sophisticated, timeless and luxurious look to any kitchen style.

Cookbook Storage

End of Island book shelving is used for function and decor at this kitchen remodel in DeForest, Wisconsin.

Cabinet Storage

Innovative storage is a must-have in any kitchen. With the trend towards sleek clean lines, homeowners are investing in custom storage solutions like extra deep drawers by the range and drawers with vertical slots for silverware. Another big homeowner request is for appliance garages to keep items like the coffee maker and toaster accessible but out of sight for an uncluttered look.

End of Island Storage

Another great use of space is adding storage to the end of the island. Some homeowners are opting to include under counter refrigerators or beverage centers into the end of the island. It's a handy way to keep juice boxes or other kid-friendly beverages handy and accessible so the little ones can serve themselves.

The photo at the top of this article shows a completely unique use of island storage. It contains an herb growing cabinet at the end of the island. The photo at right shows book shelving. 

Today, you have more options to customize your kitchen than ever before. By taking an approach of first defining your needs and then establishing your style it's possible to create a truly unique kitchen that is the perfect reflection of your personal aesthetics and can meet all of the needs of your household.

At Degnan Design-Build-Remodel our Wisconsin based design-build team is up to date on all of the latest design trends as well as the latest kitchen technology available. If you're considering a kitchen renovation, give us a call and let us help you design your dream kitchen.

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This article was updated by Abe Degnan on 8/2/2018.

About Degnan Design Build Remodel
Since 1981 Degnan Design Build Remodel has provided home improvement and construction services to customers throughout Greater Madison, Wisconsin. Our goal is to WOW you with a "Designed For Your Life" solution using a process that will transform your home into a beautiful living space, delivered on time, and on budget. We are known for our communication, respectfulness, and a commitment to our customers and our community. Contact us to speak with one of our designers about your home improvement project.