Spice up your kitchen storage spots with decorative colors, finishes, and hardware. Whether you prefer a traditional look or something more modern, these design ideas go far beyond plain-old cupboards. We've got inspo on inspo (on inspo) for you, so you can finally tackle that big renovation.
A classic white kitchen is timeless, but it can be a bit dull. To make it a little more interesting, add hidden details, like these diamond-patterned mesh cabinet inserts.
If your kitchen is open, airy, and full of natural light, add contrast with a bold color for the cabinets. That way, a deep gray or even black won't feel too dark.
Rose gold all day, every day. This feminine alternative to brass is perfect to update a farmhouse kitchen.
Grays can soften the contrast between black and white. It's also a complement to stainless steel in a kitchen.
Accent all-black cabinetry with brass countertop and hardware. It'll help warm it up and give it an antique feel.
To add to an already elegant space, add glass doors to kitchen cabinets. If you're afraid of the mess inside, choose a glass with a pattern to disguise the interior. Problem solved.
A bold color is ideal for a bar area. It's cool and sexy, but won't overpower your entire kitchen.
If you've got a rustic kitchen and want to add a modern touch, consider your cabinetry. White cabinets and stainless steel appliances help it feel clean and fresh.
There's nothing wrong with loving neutrals. The key to keep it from feeling sterile is to layer a few shades. You can paint cabinets in a darker white to contrast bright marble countertops, for example, which adds dimension.
For a homey feel, try an island with cabinets and shelving. You can store your kitchen tools in the cabinets, then stack books on the shelves.
Distress your cabinets to balance out a bold shade. To achieve this vintage blue, a blackened umber glaze was applied to the cabinets, then painted over with a turquoise glaze. Buffing, stippling, and scraping complete the timeworn look.
Pine cabinets work for anything from coastal to rustic to industrial decor. The gray undertones complement steel appliances.
Want the ultimate kitchen cleaning hack? Elevate your cabinets. Crumbs won't accumulate by the kick plates, and the space benefits from the extra shot of light.
If you've got a beach house and aren't afraid of a little whimsy in the kitch, you have to try porthole windows in your cabinets. Total nautical decor goals.
Shake things up by opting for two different materials. This kitchen used fir for the cabinets and installed stainless-steel drawers to match the metallic appliance fronts.
Combine fresh white paint and battered wood for a more relaxed look. Dreaming of our future farmhouse now.
To warm up a modern kitchen, it's all about adding light. A glossy finish on cabinets bounces light back into the room.
Using rustic materials heightens the sense of comfort. This look is part farmhouse and part industrial.
Whether you've got a country house or just decorate like you do, try chicken wire on the cabinets. It sounds shoddy but actually looks seriously cool.
Clear glass fronts can show off your dinnerware. Add a rolling ladder and you can access the top shelves way easier.
The handcrafted cabinet doors of this Japanese-style kitchen cleverly slide open instead of swinging out, taking up less room.
These traditional cabinets work in a rustic, traditional, or farmhouse-style kitchen. The cool color palette creates a calm atmosphere.
Gilded cabinetry is the way to help your kitchen live its most glam life. Accent it with a bold color on the walls.
Take stainless beyond appliances. It's a sleek and industrial look for cabinets, as well.
Get the best of both worlds with clouded glass — the semi-transparent finish feels light, but still offers concealed storage. No one needs to see what's behind those doors.
Vibrant blue cabinets complement a turquoise backsplash. Go bold or go home.
Adding contrast when you want to keep the color palette white is challenging, but that's where hardware comes in. Add dark rustic hinges to up the country kitchen vibes.
Skip knobs and hinges altogether. Drawers with cut-out handholds keep it simple while warm wood prevents it from feeling sparse.