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Choosing a cabinet color for your kitchen is arguably the most important decision you have to make. And it’s something we here at Semihandmade think about often. So much so that we’ve asked the experts for the colors they’re loving now, but what about you? Our customer!

We were curious what the most popular cabinet color is—according to YOU—so we did the math and here are the top five contenders.


1. White

White shaker kitchen with black accents


Photography and design by @mysimplysimple

White cabinets are classic for a reason. They pair well with many different styles and create a welcoming, neutral base for the most-used room of the home. Inspired? Explore a few of our favorites to get started on your own project and check out our Supermatte White Shaker, Supermatte White Slab, and White Quarterline fronts.


2. Navy

Navy kitchen with wall of cabinets and dark backsplash


Photography by Nick Sorrentino, design by and home of Celine Ord

Navy, or as we call it, Night Sky, is a natural second most-popular shade. Blue cabinets, especially navy, tend to act as a more visually interesting neutral that brings a bold, but still soft aesthetic into the kitchen. Shop Supermatte Night Sky Shaker (featured in Kismet House’s kitchen!), Supermatte Night Sky Slab, and Night Sky Quarterline fronts to get the look.


3. Choose Your Own

Green kitchen with black counters and backsplash


Courtesy of Rockwell House

Our paintable DIY Shaker and Slab fronts are beloved—a top three choice for Semihandmade customers—as you can quite literally choose your own adventure and paint whichever color you’d like. As expected, this takes semi-custom kitchens to a whole new level. And while we respect the super colorfully-inclined, we have to say, green kitchens are gaining on blue as the new “neutral”. You also can’t go wrong with almost-white, but not quite, cream cabinets. Choosing your own grey paint color (though we also offer many front options in various shades!) is a great way to put paintable fronts to use. And just in case you’re considering this option for your space, here are tips on how to paint our fronts yourself!


4. Cove

Wood floor to ceiling cabinets in a white kitchen


Courtesy of Chris Loves Julia

Turns out the fourth most popular color isn’t a “color” per se, but a functional and beautiful wood-tone front. Our collaboration with designers and bloggers Chris Loves Julia brings us the Cove front, a classic Shaker style in a light, but still warm wood-like textured thermofoil. The design works across styles and rooms, seamlessly fitting into various sizes of both kitchens and bathrooms.


5. Black


Photography and design by Yellow Brick Home

The fifth most popular color is bold, sure. But committing to black cabinets doesn’t have to be a statement—these kitchens prove it. You can go two-tone and let the lowers standout, like you see here in Yellow Brick Home’s kitchen renovation. Or balance the dark hue with a lighter counter surface and backsplash. No matter what vision you pursue, consider our Supermatte Black Shaker, Supermatte Black Slab, and Black Quarterline fronts.

Comments (1)

  • Melinda Fishman says:

    I’m reading about the Ikea shortage on Instagram and that Semihandmade is now manufacturing doors beyond the Ikea sizes. Is that true? I wasn’t able to find it on the website. Looking to do this in our house: kitchen, bathrooms, great room, mud room. Thanks. Melinda

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