Top 10 Home Design Trends & Movements for 2011: Ying Yang Cabinetry

We considered our own insights, researched and talked with North American Interior Designers & industry professionals to bring you the Top 10 Home Design Trends & Movements for 2011. This week we’re sharing why we love to mix dark & light colors.

#9 Trend – Ying Yang Cabinetry

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor doggie a bone,
When she got there
The cupboard was bare
So the poor little doggie had none…

If Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboards were espresso colored, at least they would have been empty and trendy instead of just empty.

All jokes & rhymes aside, the integration of more than one color finish on cabinetry (especially the combination of light & dark) really made an impression throughout 2011. Flat cabinets featuring very little embellishment are perfect for modern spaces. Bid farewell to the ornate cupboard knobs and welcome to low profile finger pulls & streamlined hardware. The focus is not necessarily on hardware anymore, but the cabinetry itself.