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Elegant Approaches to Mixing Kitchen Cabinet Materials From the Experts in San Diego

by Elias Deukmajian | KitchenKitchen Remodel

Designing a new kitchen or remodeling an existing one can be a fun, yet seemingly overwhelming process. However, working on one section at a time can help ease the anxiety you may feel when beginning the project. One of the most influential components of your kitchen redo is the kitchen cabinets. Your cabinets set the overall theme or mood for the entire room. Their size, space, and color set the tone for the other components. Due to their significance, choosing the perfect mix of cabinetry can create the kitchen of your dreams.

The cabinets in the room don’t have to follow a specific plan or pattern. Stop the outdated thinking that all the pieces have to be identical or match in color or material. Mixing cabinet materials can add character and personality to your cooking space. In fact, “breaking the mold” of matching cabinetry will allow you to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen for you and your guests to enjoy!

Helpful Tips for Mixing Kitchen Cabinet Materials

  • Mix textures when choosing cabinets. For example, think about using traditional wood cabinets in one area of the room and metal pieces in another or install frosted glass pieces above wooden bases. This can add flair as well as a modern design element to the project.
  • Don’t stick to uniformity. Try installing completely opposite designs for the upper and lower cabinets. This adds definition to a space while sometimes making a small space seem larger.
  • Create a focal point by mixing materials. A perfect way to achieve this design is by creating a focal point out of the kitchen island. Use the same set of cabinetry throughout the kitchen, but an entirely different set on the island. This creates an eye-catching, accent piece that will compliment or highlight the center of the room. For example, you could break up an all white kitchen by installing a dark, rich, wooden cabinet set around the island.
  • Pop up a popular cabinet combination. A popular and aesthetic combination includes using a different material for the bottom cabinetry than the top. Remember to keep the upper cabinets a lighter color. If they are darker, they will look to heavy and disproportionate for the space. Keeping the lower pieces the most dark will ground the overall design.
  • Mix finishes. The options are truly endless when it comes to mixing various finishes for your kitchen design. You can mix painted cabinets with those that are stained or one paint color with another. Popular choices include white and dark stain or black and gray color combinations.
  • Remember that stains can be tricky. If you choose to mix various stains, they need to complement each other. Also, if your kitchen has hardwood flooring, you will need to keep this in mind when choosing a specific wooden finish for the cabinets. Too many stains can be conflicting and too much for the space.
  • Quick stain reference. Overall, caramel colors tend to exude warmth while walnut stains add a hint of elegance. White will lighten a space while gray or black adds sophistication.
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