Cabinets are often the very foundation of a kitchen's design. They hold all the space for our necessary ingredients and utensils while keeping things organized and tucked away. But what happens when you get a little burnt out of seeing the same cabinets day in and day out?
Luckily, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to kitchen cabinet ideas. There is no limit when it comes painting or changing out the hardware—and both equally as helpful—but you can take your cabinets a step further by experimenting with wallpaper, geometric cutouts, and mixing unique color palettes.
Ahead, you'll find a plethora of ideas to frame your kitchen cabinets in a new light that you'll want to try ASAP.
Graphic Black and White
Black and white will forever be a winning combo. And in a kitchen, it modernizes and sharpens the atmosphere without needing to do too much with décor, which can lead to that cluttered feeling.
To break up any harsh lines your cabinets create, leave it to nothing less than a pretty pale mauve backsplash, like seen here.
Shades of Pink
If a monochromatic look feels a bit dull but you gravitate towards a certain color, explore within that palette for fresh ideas. Case in point: this lovely kitchen that features different shades of pink cabinetry mirroring one another.
Keep the foundation of your selected color present in your space, but try experimenting with the tone to spice things up.
Chic Open Shelving
The options for open shelving may seem restrictive, but in reality, there are a lot of unique ways to approach it. If light wood floating shelves aren't your cup of tea, this sharp and eye-catching version in black will outline your space while still giving you the liberty and spaciousness that comes with open shelving.
Unexpected Color Combo
Branch out from what's expected and treat your cabinets to a unique paint treatment. Teal and pink on their own aren't often seen in cooking spaces, but together, they're definitely a rarity. The risk is worth the end result, as you'll end up with a standout appearance that gives your kitchen cabinets new life.
When choosing two standout colors for a space, choose ones that are complimentary to one another in some way. There are classic color combinations that will never steer you wrong.
Scalloping is normally a technique reserved for paint and wallpaper, but this kitchen takes the idea to a whole new level. Rather than stick with classic cabinet tops, opt for rounded edges to create a unique pattern across the top of your kitchen.
This particular version feels like a gorgeous spin on a modern Art Deco space mixed with farmhouse touches—just take a peek at that backsplash.
Ode to Cottagecore
Shabby chic has made an updated resurgence through cottagecore styling. Forget the cold, sterile styles out there, and embrace the nuances and cozy comforts that come with this look.
Outlined cabinets, brass hardware, and glass panels instantly transform this petite cooking space into one any English cottage occupant would be pleased with.
All-black anything will always be statement material—especially in an unexpected room like a kitchen. Here, the black paint and hardware are a chic and edgy contrast to the white walls and silver appliances. But because it's reserved to just the cabinets, the space still feels open and fresh.
All of the Neutrals
You've seen all-white kitchens, all-black kitchens, cooking spaces doused in purely beige or gray, but what about a room that blends the best neutrals together? Beige, brown, gray, white, and a handful of metallics all make an appearance here, proving that maybe more is more when it comes to the quietest colors.