These Are the Most Popular Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Styles Right Now

Does your kitchen match these top trends?

Kitchen Cabinet Trends 2019, white Shaker style cabinets in kitchen
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Even when we're not planning a complete kitchen renovation, we're still always curious about the right way to refinish a cabinet and the best kitchen cabinet colors. And when we are talking about total kitchen remodels, our curiosity about the most popular kitchen cabinet trends only increases. So when Houzz recently released its 2019 Kitchen Trends Report, we flipped right to the section on top cabinet trends. As it turns out, the 2019 trends are timeless choices that have been popular for a while now. So whether you're making over your entire kitchen or just want to update one element, these are the cabinet trends to follow if you want an in-style look that won't look outdated in five years.

Most Popular Kitchen Cabinet Colors for 2019

According to Houzz's survey of more than 1,300 U.S. homeowners who are either in the process of, are planning to, or recently completed a kitchen project, 78 percent updated their cabinets as part of the remodel.

And no surprises here—most homeowners are still choosing white cabinets (43 percent), which have held onto the top spot for the past three years. In second place is wood cabinets (25 percent), followed by gray cabinets (11 percent).

While the popularity of white cabinets has remained relatively steady since 2017, wood cabinets have fallen 3 percent and gray cabinets have risen 3 percent. Choosing cabinet colors may be difficult, but picking out hardware shouldn't be: Matte nickel is still the top choice for all three cabinet colors.

Most Popular Kitchen Cabinet Style for 2019

Among the homeowners who chose to upgrade their kitchen cabinets, the majority opted for custom or semi-custom cabinets (40 and 34 percent, respectively). And when it comes to cabinet style, Shaker cabinets (including recessed-panel doors) won in a landslide, pulling in 57 percent of the vote. Trailed by flat-panel doors (19 percent) and raised-panel doors (16 percent), Shaker style is the clear favorite for 2019.

Known for a simple, clean look, Shaker cabinets are also common in farmhouse-style kitchens, another trend the Houzz report called out. Farmhouse style (14 percent) has gained in popularity over the past three years (thanks, Joanna Gaines), and while it trails behind transitional (21 percent), it nearly ties with contemporary (15 percent) as the second-most popular style. If you had worried about the longevity of the Fixer Upper-inspired trend, don't worry, it doesn't seem like farmhouse style is going anywhere. For stylish kitchen cabinets that stand the test of time, you can't go wrong with simple white Shaker-style cabinets.

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