Stained Wood Cabinetry

2019 Kitchen Cabinet Trends

The kitchen and bathroom are the hubs of every home. They’re used multiple times throughout the day by family members and even guests! The more time you spend in these spaces, the more you need them to functional! Because every homeowner’s needs and styles are different, it’s safe to say that no two homes are alike. If your cabinets seem to stick out like a sore thumb, this might be the year for an upgrade.

Changing your cabinets can help make a dramatic change to your home. It’s a good idea to know what’s trending before making such a big investment. Here are the top cabinet trends for 2019.



Matte Black

Both elegant and practical, matte black is the hottest trend of 2019. In terms of functionality, matte black cabinetry is very easy to keep clean and is not going to go out of style any time soon. If you think a black kitchen is going to feel too dark in your home, combine it with warm chestnut wood and gold finishes, you have an instant update the eighties classic look.

Stained Wood Cabinetry

Stained Wood Cabinetry

If your outdated wood cabinetry is still in good condition, but in need of an update, staining it is an easy and cost-effective alternative to painting or even replacing the cabinets.  Staining allows the natural grain of the wood to still show and comes in a variety of colors besides natural wood.

Two-Tone Cabinetry

Two-Tone Cabinetry

While this trend was just finding its footing last year it is hitting its stride in 2019. There are some fun ways to play around with this trend to really make your space stick out from others. You’ll find this most often with the top cabinets in one color and the bottom in another, likely darker, hue. You can either choose two shades of the same color or go bold with a pop of color to create a focal point. Two-toned cabinetry is going to be around, so find your style expression and go with it!

Glass Front Cabinet Doors

Glass Front Cabinet Doors

Glass front cabinet doors are the grown-up version of open shelving. You can still showcase your dishware, but they’ll stay clean behind the glass. That being said, you can’t just put anything behind the glass doors. Think of this trend as another version of home décor. Only worthy dishes and glassware should be shown. That means no Tupperware or chipped dishes. If you’re not tidy, but love this trend, mix and match your glass door cabinets with some that are full doors.


What’s Out In 2019

Updating cabinets and countertops is an investment back into your home, so you’ll want to be sure that you’re making a sound decision with any changes you’re making to your home. While trends do change, kitchen and bath trends change slowly and overlap throughout the years. These trends might out in 2019, but have no fear, what’s old is always new again.

All-White Kitchens

While a white kitchen will never go out of style, now is the time to update your kitchen with some color. The daily upkeep of an all-white kitchen can be exhausting and time-consuming. By bringing in some colored cabinets or countertops, you will find that daily upkeep will be much less, so you can actually enjoy your kitchen or bath without your mind wandering to the dirt.

Subway Tile

Once popular subway tile is now becoming less popular. While it will always have a timeless appeal, more homeowners are opting for other tiles as a basksplash.

“Traditional subway tile is not as popular as it once was,” Hoefler said. “While it’s always a classic look, I’m seeing a lot larger format subway style tiles that are more the size of 4 inches by 12 inches or even longer at 16 inches. These sizes require less grout and, in the right application, can make a space feel larger.”


Updating your cabinetry and countertops is an investment, one that you want to get right the first time and feel timeless year after year. Whether you’re completely remodeling your home or just need an upgrade, consider these current trends to keep your home in style.

Contact us if you’re considering updating your cabinets today!

Custom Contracting, Inc.
1267A Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476

Phone: 781-648-2835
Fax: 781-648-0907

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