Kitchen Color Trends for 2018

by | May 25, 2018 | Signature Kitchen & Bath Blog | 0 comments

Here is a great article on  kitchen color trends for 2018 from design ideas.

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White and wood finish kitchen cabinets have dominated the kitchen design scene for the past decades. White, being considered as a fail proof color for kitchen cabinetry, became a staple in contemporary and modern designs because of their timeless appeal and ability to brighten up spaces. Wood kitchen cabinets, on the other hand, were a traditional staple because of their classic looks and the natural warmth that they bring into spaces. Although these two kitchen cabinetry colors have a unique staying power, more homeowners are drawn to unique palettes which help create a stunning overall kitchen design.

Kitchen color trends vary from year to year because of the inventive way color is used to create spaces. The best thing about kitchen design and color palettes is that it is ever evolving and dynamic. We have seen a lot of great kitchen color trends in 2017, from muted hues of hunter green to charming tones of duty pink. Olive green also made its mark while mixed metals such as brass, copper and gold dominated kitchen cabinet decors.
Join us as we have a look ahead at the hottest kitchen color trends for 2018. (Visit our ultimate design gallery of best kitchen paint colors for more ideas)

Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas

The color trend forecast for 2018 suggests a diverse range of colors for kitchen cabinetry which include two tone colors, natural neutrals like greige, gray and oak, palettes dominated by warm exotic earth hues like oranges and intense tonalities like navy blue and dark plum. Gone are the days were kitchen cabinetry is just in a single plain neutral color, but instead, expect to see unexpected color choices in modern kitchen palettes.

Below we go through an in-depth exploration of some of the up and coming kitchen cabinet color trends for the year 2018 and what makes them a fresh addition to your home:

Two tone colors – The conventional way of formulating color schemes for kitchens typically involve two contrasting hues, wherein dark cabinets are paired with light countertops or light cabinets are paired with dark countertops. However, the same “two tones” color approach can be used in picking colors for kitchen cabinetry provide visual interest and amp up its appeal.

Two tone colors have started to pick up steam this year and will continue to be the hottest kitchen cabinet color trend in 2018. It first started with the “contrasting island”, wherein the center island is painted with a different color that contrasts with the rest of the main kitchen cabinetry. Taking this color principle into greater heights, most kitchens nowadays tend to combine two colors for their overhead cabinets and base cabinets. By combining contrasting colors for kitchen cabinetry, depth and dimension is added to the space.

The modern palette of a two-tone kitchen cabinet color typically combines a strong neutral with a striking earth inspired color. This stellar combo will surely make any kitchen cabinetry stand out. Some hot color selections for two tone color kitchen cabinets are dark neutral hues like charcoal grays, blacks, taupes can be combined with warm nature influenced hues such as terra cotta, sage greens or mustard yellow. Other tasteful combinations for two tone kitchen cabinets are combinations like gray and green, cool, and warm gray, natural wood tones and black – anything is possible with this trend.