The Sunday Mail
Veneer wood cabinetry
THE use of wood veneer slab cabinet doors is a trend that adds warmth and depth to a modern kitchen. Veneer doors have been growing in popularity over the years for several reasons. One may suspect this is propelled by the growing trend towards natural products and bringing nature back into the home. Veneer slabs showcase wood grains in a magnificent manner.
The grain patterns seem to tell a tale of the tree it originated from, so, of course, nature lovers would enjoy this aesthetic.
Add the sleek style of stainless steel to your kitchen.
Nothing says sleek and modern more than stainless steel. Most homeowners are opting for stainless steel appliances. In order to make this trend completely contemporary, try adding steel kitchen cabinets. Your kitchen will be a stylish modern mecca when outfitted with stainless steel cabinet doors.
Lacquered kitchen cabinets
Lacquered kitchen cabinets are like a newly painted car parked in your kitchen — bright, shiny and rich in colour. Lacquer cabinets are manufactured by a process of applying numerous coats of lacquer, followed by polishing and waxing.
If done properly, lacquer finishes can be durable and scratch-resistant. However, most people would say this type of finish is not the perfect choice for busy families with children because lacquer has been known to chip.
Floating shelves can replace kitchen cabinetry
The epitome of modern design is clean lines. What better way to achieve a clean, open floor plan than by doing away with kitchen cabinets and installing floating shelves, instead! Floating shelves add straight lines that pair well with any modern or contemporary decor. Most homeowners opt for this style for the upper cabinets, and then have closed cabinet doors for the bottom half of their kitchen.
This allows for storage of all those unsightly appliances and utensils. A few wooden floating shelves, in combination with a glass backsplash or shiny subway tile backsplash, will take your kitchen from blah to breathtaking!
Modern kitchen cabinets can still have colour
When most think of a modern kitchen, their minds immediately envision a sleek white or black kitchen void of bright colours.
However, colour can be modern, too. Why not have cherry red lacquer or laminate cabinets? Or bright cobalt blue? Or even try teal on for size?
All of these colours can be used in conjunction with contemporary decor.
This is particularly so when it comes to mid-century modern decor — well-placed colour and pattern are king for this epic era of style. If you want to add a flourish of colour to your kitchen, then consider coloured cabinets.
Modern white kitchen cabinets
Maybe the idea of brightly coloured cabinets sends frightening chills up your spine. If so, then a simple white kitchen may be the best choice for you. What could be better than glistening white cabinets that reflect the sunshine into your home!
White kitchens are popular for a very good reason, no matter the style of the home — they keep the kitchen looking clean (even when the dirty dishes are piled sky-high). This look can be achieved via numerous finishes such as paint, glossy lacquer, melamine or veneer.
Stained wood kitchen cabinet
Pickled white cabinets are not exactly all the rage right now, but you can still stain wooden cabinets with a tint of colour to achieve a unique contemporary design. They are sleek, clean and unique.
With just a touch of colour, the historical grain of the wood seems to be brought to the forefront, allowing the cabinets’ texture to take centre stage. This stained style almost seems to be a mixture of back-to-nature with extreme modernism. Solid wood slab doors can be tinted to match any colour scheme of your choice — just be careful to discuss your style with the cabinet maker.
Take out the upper kitchen cabinets for a modern space
Skipping the upper kitchen cabinets entirely may seem a bit risky to some, but by doing so, you can really achieve quite the open, modern space. In place of upper cabinetry, you can add an amazing back splash that goes up to the ceiling, or you have room for an ultra-modern stainless steel hood over the stove.
Mix up your kitchen cabinet styles
After admiring all of these unique cabinet styles, you are surely having trouble deciding what appeals to you most? Why not try a mixture of all of them? Even in a minimalist interior, you can mix up the palette a bit.
Why not try lower wood cabinets in combination with upper white lacquered ones, or veneered walnut cabinet side panels with shiny lacquered faces, or stainless steel floating upper shelves with painted lower wood cabinets? The combinations are endless and you are certain to achieve a style that is uniquely you. — mymove.com