Conversation Starting Kitchen Cabinetry

When designing a kitchen, one of the most important things to consider is the cabinetry. After all, it makes up the majority of the kitchen and can really make a difference in the style and atmosphere of the space. Additionally, cabinets play a huge functional role in the kitchen by providing storage and organization. Although cabinets are a huge part of the kitchen, don’t be afraid to make a statement with your choice. Cabinets can make a boring, everyday kitchen into an interesting, conversation-starting space. Here are a few ideas for some conversation-inducing kitchen cabinets:

Bold Colors

White and wood-tone cabinets are always in style which means that they can be extremely overdone. Instead of following the crowd, opt for a bold, unexpected color on your cabinets like a bright blue, deep green, or even a luxurious purple. Adding color to your cabinets not only will surprise your guests but also lets them in on your personality right away. Adding this large amount of color to your kitchen space is sure to make the room a focal point of the home.

Open Shelving

If you enjoy more of a modern, minimal, or industrial look, consider the idea of open shelving instead of cabinetry. This trend has been growing in popularity over the last decade and is a great way to showcase even more of your personality by putting your dishes, glasses, and cookbooks on display. Perhaps you have an antique China set from your grandma, or a collaborative cookbook of family recipes from generations past. Talk about conversation starters!

Mixed Materials

Why stick to just wood cabinets? Consider mixing and matching multiple materials of cabinetry for a highly contrasted look. Maybe you do wood perimeter cabinets and a cool, industrial metal kitchen island. Glass doors or shelving can also add depth and texture to the space and is sure to catch your visitor’s eyes and curiosity.

Unique Hardware

Don’t underestimate the power of your cabinet hardware to make a statement. Traditional knobs and pulls definitely have their space in some homes, but if you’re looking to quickly add personality and pizazz to your kitchen, the hardware is a great place to start. Use unique materials like leather, rope, clay, or even antler if you’re designing a cabin or are an outdoorsy family. There are endless possibilities of things you could use as cabinet hardware that will for sure tell a story of who you are and get a conversation rolling.

Custom Artwork

If you are really wanting a one-of-a-kind look for your kitchen, consider commissioning an artist to create custom pieces for your cabinets. A local artist could do hand-painted designs or even intricate mosaic tile work. With this route, you can fully personalize the cabinets to fit you and your family’s personality and story to a T. Who wouldn’t want to hear why you chose what you did—it would definitely start some intentional conversation at your next dinner party.

Whichever conversation-starting cabinetry you decide on, going against the grain is a great way to add personality and style to your kitchen. Whether it’s a bold color, a unique material, or custom artwork, the sky is the limit for your kitchen design. If you’re ready to start dreaming, give your local Kitchen Solvers a call to set up a free in-home consultation. We can’t wait to design a new space that is both functional and unforgettable.