Homeowners who are looking to remodel their kitchens often ask us about the latest colors and door styles we are seeing. White and gray continue to be the most popular combination for kitchens with Shaker style cabinets being the top door style. We see white cabinets with gray walls or gray cabinets with white walls. Countertops and backsplashes are most often white or very light. But color is starting to make a comeback. We are beginning to see a swing towards using a contrasting cabinet color on the islands such as navy blue or dark gray.
The owners of this older inside-the-beltline home wanted to create a retro look in their newly remodeled kitchen. They chose to match the color of a much loved antique trunk. WW designer Kathy Walker was able to have KraftMaid cabinets do a custom match to the trunk to use on the Shaker style cabinets. Black countertops and hardware provide a great contrast. The result is a beautiful kitchen that is fresh and young with a nod to the past, making it a great place for this family to enjoy for a long time.