The kitchen is the heart of the home with the cabinets being front and center in them. If you don’t love yours, or they’re chipped, worn out, or damaged from use, consider kitchen cabinet refacing.
This will allow you to get a space that looks like new for a fraction of the cost of a complete cabinet renovation. At the same time, you’ll have access to a wide range of possibilities in terms of color.
So what are a few tones that are currently on trend and in demand? Here’s what you need to know so you can make a great choice that fits your kitchen and your vision:
You can’t go wrong with neutral colors, like white or ivory, for your kitchen cabinet refacing project. These are not only trendy now, but will never go out of style. You can therefore be assured you’ll love your new cabinets today and for years to come. That’s not always true for edgier colors that come and go.
In addition, in today’s cabinet refacing world, there are some exciting neutrals beyond the classics. These include light blue, mint green, and dove gray. You’ll still get a fresh, neutral look, one that’s soft yet striking.
Another benefit of neutral colors? Everything else in your kitchen will pop against them. If you have a dark floor color or granite countertops, neutral cabinets will enhance them. In addition, if you have a smaller kitchen, lighter neutral colors will make it appear larger.
Black or Dark Colors
If you’re more interested in drama, then consider black cabinets or dark-color ones, like espresso. These work well in larger kitchens where there’s plenty of square footage and lots of natural lights.
Another option for refacing if you prefer dark kitchen cabinets is deep or navy blue. Blue looks sharp, clean and offers an unexpected pop of color. You can also further enhance your cabinets with a jewel tone wall color or accent rug. If you have hardwood or natural stone floors, these too will pair especially well with dark blue kitchen cabinets. You’ll create a memorable space that’s still classic.
Whatever you do choose, the key when you have dark cabinets is using them in a way that creates balance. For instance, if you have dark floors, then black cabinets will make your space seem heavy. Instead, look for ways to create a contrast, so your dark cabinets stand out and don’t overwhelm your kitchen.
Jewel Tone Colors
If you want something out-of-the-box, consider cabinets that are jewel tone instead. These colors have been growing in popularity over the past year and include emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red, amethyst purple, and citrine yellow. Whichever best suits you, you’ll definitely make a statement when you opt for one of these colors.
You can also consider adding it to one small area in your kitchen, such as the cabinets in a built-in desk or a kitchen island. You’ll still create a playful look without fully committing to all jewel tone cabinets. It’s also easier and more affordable to change out if you don’t love it over time.
There are other, unexpected advantages to refacing your kitchen cabinets in a jewel tone. For instance, certain colors have been proven scientifically to positively impact mood. Colors like reds and oranges stimulate an appetite, while blues and greens tend to have a curbing impact on hunger, while offering more of a calming effect. Bright, sunny colors also create a happy, comfortable atmosphere that stimulates conversation and socialization.
Natural Wood Cabinets
If you have hardwood kitchen cabinets, consider highlighting their beauty and going with a natural approach when refacing them. While hardwoods lost ground in the past, they’ve recently made a big comeback with more and more homeowners striving for the rustic, warm look that only natural wood cabinets can provide. Some popular choices include walnut, as well as ash and oak. These all deliver a soft, classic look that can complement nearly any kind of home decor, from traditional to modern.
Two Tone Cabinets
If you can’t seem to make up your mind between a neutral and bold color, you can choose both. In fact, two tone cabinets have been in demand for a while now.
You can approach this in a couple different ways. One is to create an area with one bright or dramatic cabinet color, such as the kitchen island, and refacing the rest of your cabinets in a more neutral tone. You can also reface the upper cabinets in a neutral color, and the base, bottom cabinets in a richer or more eye-catching hue. The choice is truly yours and the possibilities are endless.
Get Expert Help with Your Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Project
Would you like to turn one of these color trends into a reality in your home? Connect with the team at N-Hance®. We will help you fall in love with your kitchen all over again with newly refaced cabinets.
Whether you decide to stick with hardwoods, or make a move to a bold, new color, we’ll walk you through every step of the process, so there are never any surprises. You’ll know costs and timelines upfront, so you’re confident in your decisions. You’ll also get all the design help you need, so you’re factoring in other elements, like counters, floors, and wall colors, achieving new life with old kitchen cabinets.
If you’d like a beautiful space you love coming home to, our kitchen cabinet refacing service is the answer. Call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today for a FREE estimate.