Kitchen Cabinetry Trends
The experts at our Global Color & Design Center have identified the top stain and paint color trends for kitchen cabinets.
No longer seen as just a functional space, the kitchen has undergone a transformation and has become a true cornerstone for the home’s design. Today's homebuyers value self-expression, customization and maximizing the appeal of the rooms they spend the most time in—open formats, painted cabinets, mixed materials like metal, glass and concrete, and smooth, matte finishes are gaining prevalence. The ornate carvings, corbels and thick moldings of yesterday are giving way to the rise of the clean, European-inspired look.
Experts at the Sherwin-Williams Global Color & Design Center are immersed in the product development process, which includes identifying emerging color and style trends in the kitchen cabinet industry to help you ensure your palette is comprehensive, making it easy to go to market with the right finishes.
Here are the stain trends the color and design experts at our GCDC are forecasting for the next several years. Download the color card to see the 16 most popular SHER-WOOD SB Stains.
Natural Grain SB034
Chocolate Brownie SB014
Warm Tan SB028
Antique Barrel SB036
Black Forest SB016
Tea with Milk SB050
Warm Gray SB009
Soft Sand SB039
Warm Toffee SB004
Winter Sky SB005
Perfect Brown SB038
Sweet Honey SB035
Golden Sunshine SB024
Nostalgic browns continue to grow in popularity, skewing away from the yellow, orange, and red undertones of yesterday and toward more modern rich ebony and dark chocolate hues. These grounding finishes add a touch of understated luxury to the home.
As consumers become exhausted with technology, they seek to create a calming refuge in their home. Because of this, we’ve seen a shift to a simpler, more organic home design that contributes to a sense of serenity, with “barely there” finishes and authentic wood that magnifies nature’s imperfections coming to the forefront.
Texture is more popular than ever, with distressed rustic finishes, cerused materials, and geometric patterns leading the way. Charred finishes are also prevalent, and the industry is experiencing a shift from cooler to warmer tones. As personalization becomes more important, these one-of-a-kind finishes allow consumers to add a unique sense of flair to their space.
Minimalistic and streamlined. Scandinavian-inspired finishes serve as a great backdrop for airy whites and neutrals or pops of color. While grays are still very prevalent, warmer blonde finishes are gaining in popularity, as well, consumers look to bring a sense of subtle lightness and calmness into the home.