Shaker vs. Raised Panel: Which Style is Best For Your Kitchen?

Posted July 29, 2019 by Megan Corsano

The first step when designing your dream kitchen is going to be deciding what style you want to create. Central to that decision is the style of cabinet you choose. The style and color of your cabinets will set the tone for the entire room. We love shaker and raised panel cabinets; but which one is best for your vision? Keep reading to learn more about the difference between these two popular cabinet styles. 

Explore Our Shaker Cabinets 

Our most popular cabinet style, ideal for that perfectly rustic feel. Full of charm and renowned by designers for its timeless elegance, shaker cabinets are versatile and suit any kitchen. Shaker cabinets are distinguished by their simple door front featuring a recessed flat panel surrounded by a solid band. Cabinets To Go carries shaker cabinets in a variety of colors to match whatever style you are trying to create. Keep reading to learn more about a few of our favorite shaker cabinet styles! 

White shaker cabinets with dark wood butcher block countertops.
White shaker cabinets are a crisp and timeless option.

Malibu White 

Crisp matte and fresh white, classic and contemporary come together in the traditional style and clean lines of this Malibu White shaker cabinet. White shaker cabinets are some of the easiest cabinets to style because of their versatility and timelessness. 

Grey shaker cabinets from the 2017 HGTV Dream Home.
Grey cabinets offer a sleek and sultry option.

Platinum Grey 

The soft Platinum hue is a perfect platform for expressive kitchen décor. Coupled with quality craftsmanship, this shaker cabinet is the answer to any living space. Our Platinum Grey shaker cabinets were even featured in the 2017 HGTV Dream Home, a stunning waterside oasis located on St. Simons Island, Georgia. 

Off white shaker cabinets in Nantucket.
Nantucket cabinets add warmth to an all white kitchen.


Drawing inspiration from its namesake island off Cape Cod, our shaker cabinet in seashell Nantucket makes any home feel like an ocean getaway. 

Explore Our Raised Panel Cabinets 

Looking for something a bit more old-school? Raised panel cabinets are the perfect choice for a traditional kitchen. With a more formal appearance, these cabinets will elevate the sophistication of any room in your home. Raised panel cabinets feature a classic door front lined with a molding trim around the edges. Check out our raised panel styles to find the right color to match your dream kitchen.  

white raised panel cabinets in Aspen White
White raised panel cabinets are perfect for a more traditional kitchen.

Aspen White 

The crisp white of Aspen White raised panel cabinets opens and brightens any room. These cabinets are the perfect finishing touch on any kitchen style. 

Dark gray raised panel cabinets.
Raised Panel cabinets in Kensington Mist add a royal sophistication.

Kensington Mist 

The rich, gray-stained Kensington Mist raised panel cabinets evokes royal sophistication and modern elegance. This well-crafted cabinet will bring a dramatic presence to any room. 

Dark brown raised panel cabinets.
Dark brown cabinets will match almost any decor.

Palm Beach Dark Chocolate 

These raised panel cabinets stained with rich and smooth Palm Beach Dark Chocolate create a decadent kitchen. Enhance your kitchen with a deep brown color that adds a sultry yet inviting feeling. 

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Still not sure what style is right for your kitchen? Stop by your local Cabinets To Go for a FREE 3D kitchen design with one of our experts. We are here to help you every step of the way through your kitchen remodel, including making the dream kitchen you have in your head come to life with our high-quality, premium cabinets.