4 Trending Colors to Paint Your Cabinets in 2019

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Kitchen cabinet color trends become outdated pretty fast –back in the 1990s, most kitchen cabinet styles in Omaha, Nebraska leaned towards a touch of country. Oak cabinets were commonplace back then. Color preferences then shifted to darker hues in early 2000s.

In the recent years, trends have been moving away from darker colors and today many homeowners are looking towards more natural, botanical looks. The softer, brighter kitchen cabinets tend to pair well with organic material such as marble countertops.

In this article, we will discuss some of the color trends you can expect in 2019 and how to take advantage of them.

  1. Multiple Finish Colors

Technology has made it easy for homeowners to access an endless list of cabinet finish techniques and colors. From weathered grays to warm browns, the options can be overwhelming.  One of the upcoming trends in 2019 involves mixing different finish colors for a completely unique look.

One way to do this is by painting the upper cabinets white while the base cabinetry is a natural wood look. The bottom line is to create an interesting design by combining different bits and pieces. You can also give the island a different finish color than the perimeter cabinets.

Since the island is more like a piece of furniture, feel free to paint it bold: black, navy, and chocolate brown are quite popular, but you don’t have to limit yourself to these options. Additionally, darker options on cabinets or islands may require neutral colors for the countertop, walls, and flooring.

2. Color Customization

Today, homeowners are no longer satisfied with the cabinet colors chosen by cabinet manufacturers. They want unique cabinets that build personality and character or showcases a bold statement. The easiest way to add a bit character in your kitchen space is through kitchen cabinet colors.

A different color of paint on your cabinets can make all the difference and separate you from the pack. Cabinet manufacturing companies are taking notice of this trend too, and they’re now teaming up with paint companies to provide a limitless array of colors that will inspire you right off the shelf.

Generally, homeowners are favoring customized colors that perfectly fit their kitchen spaces. We predict that neutral colors will continue to be big favorites in 2019 with tones like grey, yellow and soft greens taking the lead. But as earlier mentioned, don’t count out the darker color pallet.

You have three main color categories to choose from; dark, medium and light. Light tones are mostly the neutrals mentioned above. They are loved for their simple, soft clean look. Most home owners are continually preferring neutrals because of their timeless style and how they perfectly complement other elements in the kitchen.

Medium tones are probably going to be the most common, with standard shades of blue, grey and yellow taking the lead. While dark tones are less popular, you will still notice the likes of inky black, emerald green, navy blue and jeweled plumb tones on kitchen cabinets. So if you want to create unsurpassed luxury and a little bit of drama in your cooking space, then bold darker shades might be the best for you.

3. White –crisp clean

A quick browse through the galleries of popular paint companies reveals that bright kitchens are a popular rising trend. The dark tones that were once fancied in the early 2000s have now taken the back seat. People are no longer afraid of white. While white cabinets need a little more TLC, I think that it’s a small price to pay if you want to give your kitchen that beautiful, vintage air. If you don’t want absolute white, you can always go for its close variants such as cream white.

4. Bold earthy tones

Well, not all bold tones are out in 2019. Earthy tones are not all soft pastels. For instance, Benjamin Moore’s Char Brown is powerful and can make a bold statement while still remaining organic. When you chose a bold tone, the finish you want for your kitchen cabinets becomes very important. If you want to make your dark colors a little more dramatic, choose a glossy sheen. This enhances the dark color and reflects a bit of light to tone down on the darkness.

Bottom line

We predict more reserved kitchen cabinet color tones to dominate in 2019, with neutrals and medium tones taking the front seat. Many homeowners are now preferring making their kitchens unique by combining multiple finish colors. We don’t expect dark colors to take the frontline in 2019, but you will still see a few dark earthy tones as well as the likes of emerald green, navy blue and jeweled plumb tones.