Powder rooms have become homeowners’ design playground, with bold color and material choices giving a fun, moody or elegant appearance to small spaces.

Floating bathroom vanity in Saba green with wood floating shelves and black herringbone tile

Burrows Cabinets’ Saba and Greystone paint colors create a dark backdrop for bright white walls and countertops, or vibrant and fun tile colors and wall patterns.

Powder room vanity in greystone with shaker door

Our warm, rift-white-oak-look Biscay floating vanity pairs well with soothing blue-green wall tiles in a herringbone pattern, and playful black and white check flooring for an updated, nature-inspired powder bath.

Floating bathroom vanity cabinet with 2 drawers in Biscay

Beautiful work by homebuilders’ design teams!

Combining painted cabinets with stained, natural wood cabinets is an excellent way to visually break up the space, add a second color, and infuse personality into the room. This kitchen grounds the room with dark green, Saba paint on the base and island cabinets, paired with beautiful, barely there Savaii stain on Maple upper cabinets.

Burrows Cabinets’ deep-green, Saba cabinets are a perfect, nature inspired hue that is calming, inviting and has a classic, established home look.

The dark green cabinets pair well with light wood tones, as well as cream, grey, black, tan and white paint.

Kitchen cabinets in Saba green with Shaker doors and vent hood

According to the The National Kitchen and Bath Association 2024 Kitchen and Bath Trends Report, buyers are looking for muted, natural colors with green topping the list.

Green was selected as a popular color choice for kitchen cabinets by 32% of designers, topping wood and white for the first time.

The NKBA polls over 600 industry experts and “provides a comprehensive look into key aspects of kitchen design with the goal of revealing anticipated trends for the next three years in styles, colors, products, materials and finishes.” Nature inspired hues topped the NKBA’s list of color preferences.

Kitchen in Saba green with shaker cabinet doors, huge double slab island and custom Saba green vent hood

When asked to list popular kitchen color trends, 28% of designers chose wood, while 26% chose white.

Natural wood, and colors found in nature, like wood tones, greens and blues, instantly bring warmth and unique characteristics to a room.

Burrows Cabinets Maple Savaii is a beautiful, light stained wood that pairs well with our Saba green cabinets.

Tall built-in oven kitchen cabinets in Saba green with Shaker doorsKitchen perimeter cabinets in Maple Savaii with Shaker doors

 

 

 

Laurent EVRGRN 1, 3 and 5 piece doors

Burrows Cabinets new Laurent EVRGRN color has a straight-grain, rift-sawn, white oak look that is timeless and seen frequently in high-end homes.
Laurent is a light, neutral woodgrain color that pairs well with everything from farmhouse interiors and pared-down Scandinavian aesthetics, to transitional and edgy, modern designs with contrasting, dark accents.
Laurent’s woodgrain color flecks include creamy white, light grey, dark grey, black, tan and taupe, creating endless possibilities for design pairings. The 3-D matched woodgrain texture creates a true wood look and feel.
Laurent is available in 1-piece, 3-piece and 5-piece door styles in our Frameless, Full-Overlay cabinets. Contact Burrows Cabinets today to see and feel a sample for yourself. Pictures don’t do this one justice!

Laurent EVRGRN 1, 3 and 5 piece doors

Burrows Cabinets is a builder-direct cabinet manufacturer. If you are a homeowner, please contact your home builder or visit their design center for specific information on the cabinet options, door styles, wood species and finish options specific to your community. Some options are available only in select communities.

Driftwood gray combines the beauty of natural wood with a perfect gray stain, and is available on Alder, Maple and Beech. The differences in the underlying wood color and grain change the look of the finished cabinets, from the warmth of Driftwood on Alder and cool gray of Driftwood on Maple to the rustic look of Driftwood on Hickory.

Check out the Driftwood photo gallery to see our Driftwood gray stain on a wide variety of cabinets for interior design inspiration.

After being introduced, our new, rich-brown Kona color has become a very popular choice for homeowners, and we’ve gotten great feedback on the finished product!  Below is a gallery of different cabinet door styles and wood species in Kona as well as several photos that show the end product in the home for design inspiration.

Burrows Cabinets bathroom cabinets in Kona with separate his and hers vanities Burrows Cabinets' Beech wall cabinets in Kona stain with glass door inserts Study with built in bookshelves with Kona finish by Burrows Cabinets Burrows Cabinet's kitchen in Beech with Kona stain and glass upper cabinet doors Burrows Cabinets' kitchen cabinets in Beech with Kona stain and glass upper cabinet doors Burrows Cabinet's kitchen in Beech with Kona stain and glass upper cabinet doors

 

Most new homes have matching kitchen, bathroom and laundry room cabinets mainly because making all of the cabinets the same is the most cost effective method. Each time materials, finish and paint colors are changed, it adds complexity and time to the job which also increases costs.  The fact that most homes have matching cabinets throughout does not mean this is the most appealing or best method.  Professional designers regularly mix both cabinet materials and colors.  This is really a matter of personal taste.

Changing materials and colors can create a custom, high-end look if done right and the colors and styles compliment each other.  You do need to be careful not to create a cluttered, mismatched or half finished look, especially where baseboards and crown molding meet cabinets, and in transitional areas where you can see cabinets from more than one room. The same design guidelines that are true for wall colors, furnishings, accessories and flooring are true for cabinets.  You don’t need to match every piece of wood furniture in your home or make every wall the same color and you don’t need to do so for cabinets.  However there should be some elements of color and style that tie everything together.

One way to add variety to a home’s cabinets while tying everything together is to use a different material, style or paint color on the kitchen island and use that same material, door style or paint color in the bathroom or other rooms.  It is common for the kitchen island to be different color from the surrounding cabinets and for the kitchen to have a custom, built in hutch made by the cabinetmaker that is a different color than the rest of the kitchen cabinets.

Another option is to use the same cabinet or door style throughout the home and change the paint or stain color, or use the same wood species throughout the home and change up the door styles.  We also have customers who use knotty alder material in one room and select alder material in others to add variety.

As far as door style goes, many customers create variety by using raised panel doors on lower cabinets and flat panel doors on uppers or raised panels in the kitchen and flat panel in the rest of the home.

Homeowners want their home to be a representation of their taste and personality and changing cabinet designs and colors is a great way to express personal style.  Here are a few more examples of rooms with cabinets by Burrows Cabinets, that use different colors and materials in close proximity for design inspiration:

According to Google search trends, online searches for white kitchen cabinets have increased 200% over the past 5 years (July 2009 to July 2014).  All white kitchens with white cabinets and white countertops but usually a contrasting floor such as medium or dark hardwood, have become increasingly popular as well.  White kitchen cabinets are a classic design that has been popular off and on for over 100 years, with short periods of decline when colors or dark finishes took the spotlight.

If you love the bright, clean look of white kitchens, we have some design inspiration for you.  We put together a gallery of kitchen cabinets by Burrows Cabinets featuring white cabinets so you can look at how different flooring, paint colors, kitchen decor, cabinet configurations, countertops, appliances and backsplashes look with white cabinets.

Kitchen wall cabinets- EVRGRN Biscay rift-white-oak-look lowers, Luxe uppersBurrows Cabinets kitchen in knotty alder with Verona finish and appliance end panelsitchen island with modern SoCo doors in paint grade material by Burrows Cabinets

Choosing flooring that compliments your kitchen cabinets is key to achieving an appealing design, and the nearly endless color combinations make the decision time consuming.  Below are some tips on choosing flooring colors that will compliment your cabinet paint or stain color choice:

1.  Contrast – don’t match.  Make sure the flooring is not the exact same color as the cabinets.  If the cabinets and flooring blend together, the effect is not as appealing.  Notice the kitchen photo on the right has stained cabinets and stained wood floors but the floors are darker than the cabinets which makes the kitchen look grounded and appealing and the dark stain on the flooring picks up the color from the darkest parts of the knotty alder cabinetry.

2. Choose a cool or warm color family and stick with it throughout the room.  The kitchen on the far left above has wood flooring with cool brown and grey/brown hues that complement the cool grey wall color and the black and white in the kitchen.  The kitchen in the middle photo has a warmer tan wall color and a reddish-brown island stain that is complemented by the warm red-brown wood tones in the floor.

3. Take it easy on the pattern combinations.  While these days we are seeing people pair different patterns like plaids and florals or stripes and florals in clothing, a shirt and shorts or skirt are inexpensive and quick to change.  Kitchen materials, on the other hand cannot be easily changed out.  So before you commit to the checkerboard flooring or herringbone pattern wood floor, mosaic tile back splash and knotty hickory cabinet combination, give it some thought and try to pick just one detailed element so the eye isn’t overwhelmed.  If you want more texture on the cabinets and in the floors without looking too busy, a great combination is stained knotty alder cabinet material paired with wood flooring that has a lot of color variation such as natural red or white oak or hickory.  The stained knotty alder has texture and subtle color differences due to the knots but it is monochromatic enough to pair with a busy floor.

4. Look at product samples next to each other. Look at a sample of your flooring, cabinet material/color, counter top and wall color next to each other in similar lighting to what you will have in your kitchen and make sure you like how the colors and textures work together. Lay the flooring flat with the cabinet material at a 90 degree angle to the flooring as it will be in the finished room and stand back to look at it. You may want to pick a few cabinet and flooring color options to look at next to each other in case your first choices don’t compliment each other.

5. Find online or magazine photos of kitchens or bathrooms using a similar color, material or pattern combination to give you an idea of the overall final look without making your home and your budget the Guinea pig.  Burrows Cabinets website and Houzz pages have dozens of recent kitchen, bath, study and other room cabinet photos and are a great place to start.

Burrows Cabinets kitchen cabinets in stained perimeter cabinets and gray island, Craftsman range hood and Terrazzo doors Burrows Cabinets kitchen cabinet 7 at Travisso with painted cabinets in umber Kitchen cabinet 2 by Burrows Cabinets at Travisso with painted cabinets in Bone with black glaze on perimeter cabinets and Ash on the island

Burrows Cabinets' full overlay kitchen with SoCo doors - island view Burrows Cabinets' kitchen cabinets with raised panel doors in Maple Toffee Burrows Cabinet's kitchen in Beech with Kona stain and glass upper cabinet doors Burrows Cabinets kitchen in knotty alder with Verona finish and appliance end panels

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