Home trends continue to change and will continue to adapt to homeowners’ wants and needs. The kitchen is one of the most popular areas where cabinets are used and natural wood cabinets are coming back in style in 2023.
Rasmussen Custom Cabinets specializes in wood cabinetry and can create a stunning design in any room. Our designers have the skills to make cabinets fit the current or dream design of your home. This blog will discuss what wood looks are trending and how our team can help keep your home aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Natural Warmth In Your Kitchen
The biggest reason that wood is popular in a kitchen is its ability to add natural warmth. Unpainted wood can bring natural elements inside your home and help a space feel more refreshing.
Dark woods can help bring warming effects to your kitchen which is relaxing and in fact, doesn’t weigh down your home. The wood of all color varieties can add a modern flair to your home while still looking timeless.
Bringing The Natural World Inside The Home With Natural Wood Cabinets
Protecting the earth and not taking its natural beauty for granted is important to many younger generations. We are starting to see more natural-style choices inside homes that remind people of the earth or are more sustainable. Wood cabinets are more eco-friendly than synthetic materials so including them in your home is a more cost-effective and greener option.
Standout grain is a popular trend for natural wood cabinets in 2023 where the types of wood with darker grain or that are stained to make the grain more prominent are the top choice. The grain of wood is unique, so many homeowners will opt to show it off to make their space different from anyone else.
Recycled wood is another option to make your home more sustainable while still getting the natural wood look. Recycled wood can last for just as many years as recently made cabinets as well. Choosing recycled options can be cheaper without sacrificing quality.
Popular Types Of Wood
What if you have determined that wood cabinets are for you, but you’re not sure what wood to choose? Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry offers multiple wood options that come in different colors to suit your home. Here are some of the most popular wood options we see for custom cabinets.
Maple has a fine grain and is usually lighter colored. Using maple will help you get a cohesive look through your space and is very durable for places like kitchens and bathrooms. Natural wood cabinets made of maple will stand up well to temperature and humidity. They are also easy to paint or stain.
If you’re looking for a smooth grain, walnut is the wood choice for you. Many walnut cabinets have swirls or wavy lines that make your home look more dimensional. Walnut comes in darker colors like chocolate brown or a redder gray. Putting walnut in your kitchen is a popular choice for wood cabinets.
Straight grain comes from alder wood. This is a more lightweight hardwood that comes in a lighter color palette and is eco-friendly. Alder has red undertones which makes it a great choice for those wanting to bring more warmth into the space through custom cabinets.
Warmer woods like red oak coordinate well with many different cabinet accessories and other finishes in your home. The grain of red oak can vary between curvy or straight depending on the manufacturer. Since the grain is so prominent, even stained or painted red oak can still show the grain through.
Are Painted Wood Cabinets Also On Trend?
Natural wood is the most popular option for cabinets right now, but light-washed cabinets or stained wood still hold onto some homeowners’ designs. Many of the woods mentioned above can be stained to multiple colors while still showing the wood grain and looking natural.
Any design that looks like natural wood will help your space stay on trend. Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry is happy that natural wood is back in the spotlight. Our team loves working with wood and making durable and visually appealing cabinets. If you are looking to remodel your home to stay on trend, or are currently building a home, our designers can help. Contact our team to get started today!