Cabinet Design

Some cabinet designs are timeless – white shaker immediately comes to mind – and will always appeal to homeowners and apartment dwellers. But other styles come and go as the years pass by and preferences evolve.  As designers, we travel the world working on projects, regularly attend trade shows to stay up to date on the latest innovations, and scour the internet in search of inspiration and the newest trends. Drawing on our global perspective, we’ve compiled a list of five cabinet and countertop trends that will have staying power in both residential and multifamily kitchen design in the new decade: Blonde Woods Homeowners and renters alike have been growing more fond of lighter woods for several years, but we feel that blonde tones will gain in popularity. They bring a warmth to a space that black and gray tones simply cannot.  Natural walnut, in particular, is being used more frequently by luxury developers for cabinets and built-in furniture. Thermally fused laminate (TFL), a more durable material, allows for replication of the grain and color tones of woods at a lower price point with rigorous consistency. While some walnut species are dark, the actual colors range from a light tan to chocolate. TFL replicates the...

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Laurey W. Glenn

Recently we wrote a blog post on multifamily developers turning to black as a new neutral for kitchen cabinets, so we’re not surprised to see this versatile color ranking among the favorites trending for 2020. Whether it’s putting a fresh coat of paint on existing cabinetry as part of a renovation or designing new storage solutions for a ground-up multifamily development, we’re all for experimenting with different shades that make a statement without being too trendy. See which other paint colors made the cut in this article from Southern Living....

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We couldn’t agree more with this article. There are so many choices that must be made when choosing kitchen cabinets – from cabinetry color and material to how they’re configured and accessorized using hardware. One of the up-and-coming trends we’re seeing is the use of display cabinets with metal grate fronts instead of traditional glass, as described in this article. The look adds a layer of sophistication to the space and matches the industrial aesthetic we are seeing in the many multifamily properties we work on. Read the full article here....

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