The Best Kitchen Cabinet Ideas for Your Dream Kitchen

If you are thinking about building a custom home, arguably the most important room in the house is the kitchen. Think of all the memories your family and friends will create within these walls! All the meals you will have together. All the laughter and good times.

The kitchen sets the tone for the entire home because it is the nerve center, hub, and heart of your home.

In a custom home, most home buyers invest the greatest amount of money here because they want to enjoy the best luxury with their families while they live there. But also, the kitchen dramatically impacts a home’s resale value. Having a spectacular kitchen is a powerful selling point for future potential buyers.

Your future dream kitchen

Aside from designing a functional, modern kitchen, you’d like to show off your unique personality and taste. A custom home kitchen is a blank canvas!

One of the most exciting ways to make your mark in your custom kitchen design is in your choice and use of kitchen cabinetry.

Kitchen cabinet ideas

In the 2010s, white kitchen cabinets have been the most popular, by far, and they are still holding strong as one of the top choices for consumers. But some changes are happening now that you may be interested to investigate.

The most popular kitchen cabinet colors:

  • White
  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Green in muted shades or sea green
  • Warm colors like buttery yellow
  • Natural wood tones
  • Mixed wood tones

Popular kitchen cabinet materials:

  • Natural wood
  • Reclaimed wood
  • Cerused wood
  • Glossy
  • Chalk/matte

Popular kitchen cabinet styles

  • Shaker style
  • Open frame cabinet doors with glass inserts
  • Rustic natural wood
  • Flat-paneled cabinet doors (slab)
  • Industrial styles
  • Retro styles

Kitchen hardware options

  • Popular options for cabinet knobs
  • Black
  • Brushed nickel
  • Bronze
  • Rubbed bronze
  • Chrome
  • No kitchen cabinet handles at all
  • Unique cabinet hardware like
  • Hand-painted knobs
  • Crystal
  • Metal sculptures of animals
  • Industrial styles
  • Different cabinet hardware on the cabinets on the kitchen island vs. the other cabinets

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Kitchen ideas for the 2020s

  • Unmatched top and bottom cabinets (less uniformity)
  • Painting kitchen cabinets in two-tone, or having two or three different colors for cabinets
  • Mixing painted cabinets with natural wood tones.
  • Open shelving on top and cabinets under the counter
  • A kitchen island that looks like furniture and is painted a different color or is a different material from the cabinets
  • Pops of bright color for cabinets, the island, appliances, ceiling, or other places
  • Plate racks instead of upper shelves near the kitchen sink
  • Cabinets that come all the way down to the countertop to hide microwaves and other countertop appliances.
  • A pet feeding station or pet bed in an alcove in a bottom cabinet.
  • A hidden litter box for the cat in a custom cabinet with a cat door.
  • Custom cabinet facings to hide appliances
  • Extra deep drawers
  • LED under-cabinet lighting
  • A pantry room/larder with cabinets or open shelving and pantry door with additional storage on the back
  • Additional kitchen storage cabinets to expand pantry storage or for home office use
  • A home office in the kitchen with a countertop for a desk or a built-in table-height desk
  • Monochromatic kitchens that have the same vivid color for walls, kitchen cabinet doors, backsplashes, and ceilings
  • Kitchen cabinet organizers to maximize the use of deep spaces and shelves.

Kitchens don’t have to be all white and uniform anymore. Have fun with your dream kitchen planning and explore all the options available to you. Check out Pinterest and keep track of your favorite kitchen cabinet inspiration to share with your custom home builder.

Check with your home builder, interior designer, or architect about new kitchen ideas and trends and see which ones would be perfect for your family’s busy lifestyle. Just imagine coming home to your gorgeous new kitchen one day and getting to enjoy the fruits of your design labor for years to come.