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Top Kitchen Cabinet Design Trends for 2016

Last Updated on January 22, 2020

As we embrace a new year, some homeowners are already thinking of new ways to improve their kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchen remodeling is one of the top home renovation projects on the minds of today’s consumer, and cabinets are usually one of the biggest, costliest parts of the project. Selecting the perfect kitchen cabinets can be daunting when looking at all of the styles and colors available, but you’ll be able to narrow your choice down if you know some of these top cabinet design trends that experts say will carry through 2016.

Here are some of the top cabinet trends for 2016 to inspire your kitchen renovation:

Clean Lines

A more simple, clean and subtle look is becoming a new trend in cabinet door styles. Modern design styles continue to remain popular for homeowners for who are looking to upgrade their kitchen cabinets.

Cabinets with clean lines

Shaker Style Cabinets

This nostalgic cabinet style has been around since the 1800s and has been reinvented into more attractive versions in recent years. It remains a classic, clean style for those looking for a more traditional, timeless look.

Shaker style cabinets

Neutral Colors

Although white kitchen cabinets remain popular, their neutral counterparts (like gray) and more refined earthy tones are taking center stage for the warmth they add to your kitchen, along with their adaptability to blend with bold color accents and accessories.

Neutral Kitchen Palette

Cabinets that Extend to the Ceiling

What’s the point of having dead space between the top of your cabinets and the ceiling? Homeowners now realize that extending cabinets to the ceiling provides more storage space and creates an opportunity for beautiful crown molding.

Ceiling height cabinets


Of course we want our new cabinets to look great but the inclusion of clever cabinet additions – like hidden drawers, built-in shelving and sliding garbage containers – can make our kitchens more organized, function more smoothly and accommodate any additional storage needs.

Functional cabinet organization

Horizontal Cabinetry

Traditional square and vertical cabinets remain the preferred kitchen cabinet design with an increasing demand for horizontal cabinetry. Horizontal cabinets are wider and eliminate the need to stack cabinets (providing you have enough storage space). They allow for easier access and give your kitchen a more refined look.

Horizontal cabinetry

High-Tech Options

Today’s kitchen designers are staying ahead of the technology curve by creating kitchen cabinets that have built-in charging stations, hands-free functionality and cabinet tablet mounts. In a world where we are constantly connected, these high-tech options allow us to function easier in our kitchens while providing 24/7 access to information.

Kitchen cabinet tablet mount

Granite Transformations offers cabinet refacing, which can save you nearly half of what you’d spend to replace them. We offer a variety of wood styles, colors and finishes to suit your any need or want. Check out our selection today and schedule your free in-home design consultation where you can see the samples take shape in your very own kitchen.


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