For the last several years painted, white cabinets have been the top trend in the kitchen and bath industry. The all white room with white shaker style cabinets topped by Carrara marble counter tops , and white subway tile back splash has reigned supreme, gracing covers and taking up center spreads of countless kitchen and bath design magazines. That trend is now starting to shift.
With the rise in mid-century modern design popularity, products made from real, natural wood solids and veneers have become sought after. Clear finish or very subtle, light stains are showing up more in furniture showrooms. While furniture is easier to change out than cabinetry, where the furniture industry goes, the kitchen and bath industry tends to follow when it comes to color trends.
We’re starting to see it in the products our customers are asking about and ordering, the products generating the most interest on our website and the products being pinned and saved from our Pinterest and Houzz pages. The designs are simple and modern and the finish lets the natural beauty of the wood color and grain show through.
With this up-and-coming shift in mind, below are a few cabinet door styles and materials that lend themselves well to a natural finish and a modern room design.