Keeping up with Kitchen Cabinet Trends

When it comes to kitchen upgrades in Wilmington NC and the surrounding area, custom granite countertops, marble countertops, quartz countertops and concrete countertops are excellent ways to make a statement in the heart of your home, but have you also considered updating your cabinetry? No longer exclusively seen for the mere utilitarian function they hold, custom kitchen cabinets can add personality, flavor and even a dash of elegance, if that’s your thing. Let’s take a look at where to start and some of the latest cabinetry trends.

Color scheme

It should come as no surprise, you should first consider your color scheme. Whether selecting a wood finish or painted finish, as a major focal point in a kitchen, you’ll want to make sure your cabinets complement the countertops, the flooring, the walls, backsplash and appliances. What are some of the hottest picks right now? Well, with farmhouse style still a top design trend, playing with neutral pallets can be a great option that provides flexibility. As this HGTV article says, while classic black and white is always in style, “Gray is the New White” and can even be paired with richly stained wood…which is another another current kitchen trend.


You can keep it simple or you can have a lot of fun with hardware! Modern, vintage, rustic or neutral, depending on the elements you’d most like to stand out in your kitchen, there are so many directions you can take to add additional personalization during your kitchen upgrade. While these are all current trends, there’s always folks forging their own way, breaking the rules with confidence and doing their own thing. If this sounds like you, embrace your creativity and pair those vintage knobs with your sleek, modern cabinets!


Multi-tiered drawers, space-maximizing corner cabinets and hidden pull-out spice racks are great ways to get even more out of your upgrade. Want to go big? Consider reconfiguring walls to allow for cabinetry additions. A kitchen island is another great way to add additional space and functionality in your kitchen as it creates a space for additional storage, prep and serving space and even seating. Check out one of our previous blog posts for more on functional additions for your new kitchen cabinets.

From downtown Wilmington to Ocean Isle Beach, Southport, Oak Island and all throughout the Cape Fear Region, The Kitchen Man’s name is synonymous with not only custom granite countertops, marble countertops, quartz countertops and concrete countertops, but also beautiful custom cabinetry. Our design team can help you plan your new custom cabinets and ensure they fit your vision for both form and function so your kitchen can work harder for you. Give us a call today to schedule a FREE in-home estimate.