How to Mix Kitchen Cabinet Materials

Why stick with just one type of cabinet in your kitchen? See how to combine materials, colors and designs with tips from this kitchen that masters cabinetry mixing.

Spice up your kitchens design by mixing cabinet materials. Here's how. Decide on a subtle color like white or gray for your perimeter cabinets. Those are the ones along the wall. Since these cabinets are the most predominant its best to let the finish hang back a little. If you want a little variation, mix different types of hardware. A central island is a ideal spot to go bold. A deep vibrant color turns the island into a focal point. Use the same color, in smaller doses, in spaces nearby for a cohesive look. If you want to go the extra mile, incorporate a third finish. Wood is often the best bet. Pick a finish that matches the other woods in your space. Like this hutch. Or try a unique feature, such as this built-in buffet at the end of the island. To make your collection of finishes feel even more unified, repeat them in the cabinetry and nearby spaces, like a pantry or mud room. Or even built-in shelves. If new cabinetry is on your horizon, Consider mixing up your finishes for a custom look that's anything but ordinary. [MUSIC]

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