Kitchen in mitered maple with MW6 frame and FP3/8" panel by TaylorCraft Cabinet Door Company with custom gray stain by customerWhite remained the #1 most common finish shown at KBIS this year, with natural or stained wood coming in at #2, and gray paint the third most common finish shown.

Products shown at KBIS are considered a good indicator of what cabinet companies believe will sell most in the near future.

One finish that hits two of these top trends is a gray stain on light to medium woods such as TaylorCraft’s Beech, Alder, Hickory, Soft Maple or Hard Maple (shown).
Gray stains are versatile and can be used in modern, transitional, traditional, rustic and coastal interiors. Whitewashed wood also fits this trend.

Kitchen Cabinet 17 shown with C201 OE5, IE2, FP3/8 in Soft Maple, Paint Grade with MDF panel cabinet doors

Another pairing of top finishes combines white, painted cabinets with stained wood (shown in TaylorCraft Cabinet Door Company’s mitered maple doors with MW6 frame and FP3/8″ panel with custom gray stain by customer) for a custom, furniture appearance. The bonus is customers get both white and stained wood so they don’t have to choose between the two.