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2023 Kitchen Cabinet Design Trends

Kitchen cabinets are more than just practical ways to store dinnerware and pans. Your kitchen cabinets are a focal point of the room and can set the tone for the entire visual aesthetic.

If you’ve been considering giving your kitchen a facelift, you’re likely concerned about ensuring that your project aligns with this year’s trends and that your design choices will stand the test of time.

2023 kitchen cabinet design trends have shifted away from what has been popular over the past decade, so this is the perfect time to embrace a new kitchen style. This list summarizes the most popular kitchen designs and cabinet trends in 2023.  

Two-toned Cabinet Colors

Monochromatic cabinets are on their way out, being replaced by visually interesting color combinations. Tuxedo-style color themes are becoming increasingly popular, mixing white with another dark hue, like black, blue, or green.

You can also bring kitchen islands into this color scheme, as the cabinet and island designs can complement each other and bring the look together into a cohesive design.

More Color in General

Muted color palettes are being replaced by both dark hues and bold, saturated tones. As people spend more time in their kitchens, they’re looking for styles that match their preferences.

One of the best ways to embrace this trend of adding color is by painting or replacing cabinets. Other options are to paint a wall or apply colorful wallpaper.

Specialty Hardware

Homeowners in 2023 are looking for ways to make their kitchens stand out and reflect their aesthetic preferences. Though we don’t often think of cabinet handles and drawer pulls as distinctive kitchen features, they actually have a lot of influence on the overall look of a kitchen.

As hardware becomes more distinctive, homeowners have started to mix and match colors and styles to create a unique look.  

Stained Glass Panels


There’s no question that stained glass is beautiful, and in 2023, it’s going beyond churches and grandma’s sitting room to today’s modern kitchen. They add elegance to any room and can make your kitchen simultaneously feel formal and welcoming.

Designers are sourcing stained glass from vintage shops as well as buying it new from the factory. This trend started gaining momentum in 2020, and it shows no sign of slowing down in 2023 and beyond.

Natural Materials


Authentic wood is making a comeback. It’s warm and cozy, causing the kitchen to feel like the true heart of the home. Wood paneling is also being used increasingly on the faces of appliances, creating a uniform look that is both traditional and modern.

Wood paneling also mixes well with natural stone, giving kitchens a luxurious look that also feels accessible. By incorporating more natural materials, you can also enjoy longer cabinet lifespans as natural woods tend to hold up better than synthetic and manufactured materials.



Traditional Meets Modern

The overarching theme of 2023’s kitchen trends is a return to traditional elements set against a backdrop of modern design and technology. So, even though you’ll see more classic designs that remind us of what our grandparents’ kitchens used to look like, these elements will blend seamlessly with large windows, sleek appliances, and open spaces.

This blend of old and new world styles creates beautiful kitchens with an eclectic feel that is more personal than the all-white kitchens that have dominated style magazines for several years.

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