Top 5 Cabinet Design Trends for 2022

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No kitchen remodel is complete without redoing the cabinetry. After all, the upper and lower cabinets carry significant visual weight and greatly affect your kitchen’s overall appearance.

The top trending theme this year is drama. The idea is to make a statement in the heart of your home rather than sticking to safer styles that have been around for years. Whether you decide to reface or replace your kitchen cabinets, here are the most popular cabinet design trends in 2022:

Two-Toned Kitchens

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Are you struggling to decide what kitchen cabinet color you want? Two-toned kitchen cabinets offer the best of both worlds! Pair light upper cabinets with darker-colored base cabinets to create contrast and visual interest.

Two-toned cabinets can also make low ceilings appear taller, so your kitchen appears more spacious. The most requested cabinet colors in 2022 are white, gray, and blue. Even so, canary yellow, mint green, and dark purple are also growing in popularity.

Glass Cabinet Doors

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Consider incorporating glass-paneled cabinetry if you’re not ready to give up your cabinet doors but still have fine China or barware you want to display. You can put your best dishes on display and create a feeling of openness to make your kitchen look larger and brighter.

The effect is particularly breathtaking if you install in-cabinet lighting. Depending on what door styles and hardware you choose, glass cabinets can be suitable for traditional and modern kitchens alike.

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Mixed Cabinet Styles

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Previously, the mixing and matching trend was limited to contrasting colors. However, homeowners are now venturing into mixed styles for upper and lower cabinets.

Consider open shelves above and traditional cabinets below or a complementary island. This trend makes the kitchen feel larger and provides a striking contrast, drawing the eyes upward.

Custom Cabinet Storage

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Any trend that adds more functional storage to your kitchen or bathroom is a good thing! Say goodbye to fake drawer fronts and wasted corner cabinet space. Instead, say hello to:

  • Extra-deep corner drawers
  • Pull-out cutting boards
  • Vertical spice racks
  • In-drawer outlets
  • Drawer dividers
  • And much more!

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Open Shelving

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Many homeowners opt for open shelving instead of traditional upper cabinets to showcase their beautiful dinnerware. Designers predict this trend will continue for at least a few more years, especially in small kitchens.

Open shelving can complement multiple styles, depending on how it’s executed. For instance, thick, wood-grain shelves with metal detailing are particularly popular in industrial kitchens, while floating white shelves set against shiplap walls are trendy in farmhouse-style kitchens.

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Custom Cabinet Installation From The Kitchen Master

The theme for 2022 kitchen cabinets is to take risks and be bold! Whether you opt for any of the trends here or prefer a more traditional kitchen cabinet, The Kitchen Master can help.

We design and install custom cabinets and countertops to suit your tastes and functional needs. We also offer kitchen cabinet refacing in the Chicagoland area as an alternative to cabinet replacement.

Whether you crave a traditional kitchen, modern living space, or anything in between, we will deliver stunning results!

Stop by our 4,000-square-foot showroom in Naperville to see our high-quality cabinets in person, or call at (630) 369-0500 to schedule your free consultation.

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