2024 Kitchen Cabinet Trends: Islands, Shelves, Texture

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the most notable trends that many expect to be present for kitchen cabinets in the year 2024. Kitchen cabinets are one of numerous home design elements that tend to go through various trends and cycles, and this can impact everything from the aesthetics of your choice to product availability and more. 

At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we’re here to provide a huge range of high-quality kitchen cabinets to clients around Salt Lake City, including base cabinets, wall cabinets, vanity cabinets and many other options. While part one of our series went over trends like warm color palettes, natural material use and a mixture of classic and modern styles, today’s part two will dig into a few other big trends to expect from kitchen cabinets this year. 

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Continued Island Popularity

Not all major cabinet trends for 2024 are new, and one that’s simply a continuation of current trends is the increasing popularity of kitchen islands. These installations have become a staple in modern homes, and they offer various practical benefits while also adding significant aesthetic value to the kitchen space. 

If you’re looking to update your kitchen cabinets this year, consider incorporating an island into your design for added storage space and functionality. It will also provide an opportunity to mix and match cabinet styles, whether you choose a different color or material for the island cabinets compared to the rest of your kitchen. 

Open Shelving

Another trend that’s been gaining popularity in recent years is the use of open shelving within kitchen design. This involves replacing some traditional upper cabinets with open shelves, which can be used to display decorative items or frequently used dishes and utensils. 

While open shelving may not be practical for all homes, it can add a unique touch to your kitchen cabinets. Consider using this trend in combination with some of the others mentioned in our blog series, like natural materials and warm color palettes. 

Eco-Friendly Design

As sustainability continues to be a major focus in the home design world, we expect to see more eco-friendly kitchen cabinet options hit the market. This includes cabinets made from sustainable materials like bamboo or recycled wood, as well as those with energy-efficient features like LED lighting. 

If you’re interested in incorporating eco-friendly elements into your kitchen design, be sure to inquire about environmentally friendly cabinet options when working with AWA Kitchen Cabinets. Our team is dedicated to providing eco-friendly options for our clients and can help you find the perfect sustainable cabinets for your new kitchen. 

Increased Use of Texture

Finally, expect to see more texture incorporated into kitchen cabinet design in 2024. This could include using different textures and finishes for cabinet doors, or adding unique elements like wood grains or metallic touches. 

Adding texture can be a great way to add depth and visual interest to your kitchen cabinets, particularly if you’re working with a monochromatic color scheme. Don’t be afraid to mix and match textures to create a unique look that fits your personal style. 

At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we’re excited to see how these trends will continue to shape the world of kitchen cabinets in 2024 and beyond. Whether you prefer bold colors and materials or classic, timeless styles, our team can help bring your vision to life with our high-quality cabinet options. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services for homeowners in Salt Lake City and beyond!