Cabinets determine how well your entire room comes together. But you don’t have to be a professional designer to select the perfect cabinet color for your bathroom or kitchen! RTA cabinets are available in a variety of colors you can choose from to customize your space.
We’ve compiled a few simple tips to help you in the decision making process so you can create the dream kitchen or bathroom you’ve always wanted.
Define Your Style
Draw inspiration from something in the room, like curtains, rugs, or other accessories. If you’re going for a more classic or traditional design, choose neutral cabinets like creams or whites. Then you can experiment with pops of bright color in your accessories. For a more contemporary or modern design, bright colors with a lot of contrast is more popular. You can experiment with bright red, yellow, blue, or green cabinets.
Consider the Size of Your Space
If you have a small kitchen or bathroom with limited lighting, dark cabinets will make the room look smaller. Open up your space by choosing lighter cabinets. Bigger spaces are more versatile. Darker mocha or espresso as well white or cream cabinets look stunning.
Coordinate Your Cabinet Color with Appliances
White kitchen cabinets or stainless steel appliances will almost always match with everything. But for black appliances, you don’t want your space to feel too dark. Try a lighter wood, then accessorize with greys or reds. You can still pick a darker stain with black appliances, but try to break up the dark colors with light countertops or flooring.
Focus on Contrast
Contrast is key for catching the eye in your kitchen or bathroom. If you have white or cream cabinets, add pops of color or darker accents in your decor, appliances, paint colors, hardware, or countertops. Pair black, grey, or dark brown cabinets with a light colored backsplash, appliances, or countertops.
However, a very popular trend lately is an all-white kitchen. This may not be everyone’s preference, but it does create a fresh, bright ambiance in your bathroom or kitchen.
Can’t decide between two colors? Mix and match. A hot trend is to pair two different cabinet colors in the same space, like dark brown with white or a bold color with a neutral.
Match Cabinet Colors to Your Walls or Backsplash
Select contrasting colors that are still in the same color palette. Looking at paint swatches from your local hardware store can be very helpful for this.
In bigger, wide open kitchens, match your cabinets to the color of your backsplash. Focus on selecting a cabinet color that blends well with your paint color but still stands out. For example, beige walls look beautiful against darker, rich stained cabinets. Grey walls coordinate well with white or cream cabinets.
Create Your Own Style
Most importantly, use your imagination! Have fun with it. Trends come and go, so there’s no need to stay within the box here. Don’t be afraid to create your own unique style.