How to Style the Most Popular Kitchen Cabinet Colors of 2019

Posted July 22, 2019 by Megan Corsano

Are you starting to feel like your kitchen is getting stale? We understand. Trends come and go, and sometimes you just want something neutral that will transcend the years. If you are considering remodeling your kitchen, one of the first things you will need to consider is the colors of your cabinets. Cabinets are often the star of the show: they are the first thing you see when entering the room and set the tone for the entire space.

It can be hard to find the perfect color for your cabinets, especially when taking into consideration the need to match them to other elements in the kitchen, like flooring and countertops. Our go-to strategy is a neutral cabinet color palette that allows for more exploration, creativity, and risk taking with décor and design. Neutral color cabinets serve as the centerpiece of a stunning kitchen while not stealing the show from the rest of the room’s design elements.

Embrace the Minimalism Trend

A rising trend in home design reflects a growing trend in general lifestyle and wellbeing: minimalism and simplicity. Kitchen design is no exception. Keep on reading to find out why we love a minimalist, neutral palette for a timeless kitchen design.

White shaker cabinet with open doors in minimalist white kitchen.
White minimalist kitchen cabinets.

White Cabinets

White is the classic color for a timeless kitchen. Clean and versatile, this color selection gives you flexibility with accent décor and allows for a wider selection of flooring and countertops to choose from without colors clashing. This is your chance to try out that bright yellow kitchen wall or dark blue backsplash you’ve been dreaming up. Plus, it brightens up the room especially when there is light flooding into it.

By choosing white cabinets, you can rest easy that your new kitchen will never go out of style.

Grey shaker cabinets in a open bright kitchen.
Grey cabinets add a level of sophistication to a neutral color palette.

Grey Cabinets

This cabinet color benefits from the neutral palette and ability for creativity in design and décor, while adding a touch of sophisticated elegance. Add inviting warmth to your kitchen with our second favorite cabinet color selection: grey!

Experts have discovered that more and more homeowners are choosing grey for their kitchen color scheme because it allows other elements of décor to stand out without fading into the background itself. The color palette is simple and adaptable, but it creates a feeling of classic style and luxury. Choose grey cabinets for a unique take on the neutral kitchen!

Grey cabinets in a white and grey kitchen.
Mix it up by combining two cabinet colors.

Mixing Cabinet Colors

You read that right! One of our favorite trends of 2019 is the mixed kitchen look. It’s the perfect solution for color indecisiveness. Mixing your cabinet colors adds a level of intrigue to an otherwise one-dimensional space. Our favorite combination is simply combining the other two popular cabinet colors. White and grey mix perfectly for a bold look that doesn’t clash too violently. Plus, by combining neutral tones you maintain the flexibility that comes with a white or grey cabinet.

Our Favorite Design Trends for White and Grey Cabinets

You’ve selected your cabinet color of choice; now what? Here are a few of our favorite design styles for the most popular cabinet colors.

Farmhouse-style white country kitchen. with white shaker kitchen cabinets.
A farmhouse-style white country kitchen is the perfect design for white shaker cabinets.


A classic white shaker cabinet is ideal for the farmhouse kitchen, which has seen a crazy growth in popularity over the past year (thanks Joanna Gaines!). Design your own rustic country-inspired home with a classic subway tile backsplash, a large butcher block countertop, and white shaker cabinets to tie this clean and classic look together. Our Malibu White shaker cabinets are ideal for the traditional style and clean lines that make this kitchen style so appealing.

Grey cabinets in elegant coastal kitchen design.
Elegant coastal kitchen with grey cabinets.

Coastal Getaway

Our Platinum Grey shaker cabinets, featured in the 2017 HGTV Dream Home, give off a dreamy vacation-vibe that is perfectly accented by green and blue décor and design pieces. Transform your kitchen into a seaside oasis with sultry grey cabinets, which stand out on their own but aren’t overshadowed by nautical décor or maritime themed accents.

Still trying to find the perfect cabinet style to match your vision? Our collection of high-quality, customizable cabinets includes a color-saving, scratch-resistant surface protectant that is easily painted over. So, get as creative with your cabinet colors as you want by embracing the DIY spirit. We promise that you can get crafty with your paintbrush with the peace of mind that the quality and style of your cabinets will not be compromised by a little paint job.