Opt for New Functionality.Not only is the colour of kitchen cabinets changing — hardware manufacturers, like Blum, are altering the way cupboard doors and drawers function. These hydraulic, easy-close doors fold up and out of the way with all the touch of a button making them ideal for kitchens where space is an issue.
Classic Black and White PaletteAs styles evolve, the look may change, but the appeal of a black and white kitchen never dies. It's all about high contrast — this layout from IKEA juxtaposes white lacquer cabinets (from IKEA's LIDINGÖ line) and Absolute Black granite countertops, but it also profits from the tension between state and modern. Warm rustic hardwood floorings are an effective counterpoint to glossy cupboard materials.