There is no single style of cupboard that stands out from all others as the best; the best kitchen cabinets for your home depend on many individual factors, including and not limited to your own personal taste and design, whether your kitchen adheres to traditional or contemporary home decor styles, and the physical dimensions of the space in which the cabinets will reside. Below we have listed some of the general elements of kitchen cabinets that work best in many homes.
White, cream, or off-white cabinets will brighten any kitchen, and shaker style cabinets are versatile enough to work in either traditional or contemporary kitchens. Take the rest of your color palette into consideration when choosing a shade of white for your cabinets; shades of cream and off-white are warmer than stark, pure white, and even the subtle difference among each of these shades will translate to a very visible prominence when used on something as large as kitchen cabinets.
Not all of your cabinets have to be traditional cabinets, per se. Rather than using false cabinet fronts to fill space, cabinets that have been made to custom sizes can hide everything from a breadbox to cookie sheet and muffin tin storage to pullout trays. These custom sized cabinets also lend uniformity to the look of a kitchen, as the various types of storage will all have the same faces.
Adding glass fronts to some or all of your cabinet doors breaks the monotony of wall-to-wall cabinets, as well as the additional perk of creating easy display cases for glassware, collectibles, and other eye-catching dishes. If your kitchen cabinets are double-sided, glass cabinet doors can allow for much more light to pass through and flood your kitchen with gorgeous natural light.
Extremes in design are one of the easiest ways to create a unique, stunning look for a space, and floor-to-ceiling cabinets are a fun and functional way to achieve an extreme. In kitchens that have the space, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry pairs well with oversize windows and the occasional glass-front cabinet doors. Because of all the added storage of such large cabinets, many homeowners opt to keep things from other areas of the house in their floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinets, including linens and small appliances such as irons.
Purposefully mismatching decor is the name of the game when it comes to using accents as a method of adding depth and dimension to a space, and kitchen cabinets are the perfect vehicle to do so in design. Using a few glass fronts in an otherwise opaque, flat paneled kitchen is a great way to take advantage of mismatching styles, as is painting a few of your cabinets in a flat, lacquered black and leaving the rest a bright, natural stain.