Here is an interesting article I found on www.forresidentialpros.com.
“Kitchen Cabinets Favor Transitional Styling, Painted Finishes
When it comes to kitchen cabinets, consumers continue to favor clean lines and timeless design, with transitional styling, painted finishes and well-organized interiors in high demand right now.
Interest in eco-conscious products seems to be declining in today’s more cost-conscious climate, however consumers remain willing to spend on interior fittings that maximize space and increase accessibility, as these are seen as adding tangible value to the product.
Below are some of the latest trends in kitchen cabinets right now:
–Sleek and simple styles remain hot, with distressed and glazed finishes declining in popularity, along with ornate door styles and heavily carved moldings.
–Painted finishes are trending, with color choices favoring neutral tones and shades of white, though bold pops of color are being used sparingly as accents.
–Gray is the hot color of the moment, but it’s anything but drab, with kitchen cabinets showcasing myriad richly textured shades of grey with plenty of depth and dimension.
–Maple and cherry remain the most popular wood choices, though beech, bamboo, lyptus and alder are also gaining ground in some areas.
–The interior of the box remains a key concern, with consumers willing to spend to increase accessibility and ease of use, and maximize interior space.
–The green trend seems to be slowing when it comes to kitchen cabinets, as homeowners are less willing to pay a premium for these products in today’s more cost-conscious climate.”
I am seeing these same trends in my own business and is pretty much the way I design, anyway. You just can’t go wrong with clean lines and well designed spaces.