2023 Trend Watch: Dark Woods Bring Traditional Warmth to Modern Kitchens

In their annual predictions for design and remodeling trends this year, our design team pointed out that dark woods for kitchen cabinetry are having a moment. Connected to the trend toward more traditional elements in the home, dark woods can feel refreshingly bold and substantial. A focus on the texture of natural woods and custom craftsmanship brings this trend to life. Here are some examples for inspiration!

Contemporary Perspectives
Designed to capture views of a stunning backyard and mountains beyond, this expansive contemporary kitchen is ideal for a retired couple who love to cook and enjoy healthy homemade meals. Blue limestone under the island and soft organic lighting above bring a sense of artistry to a thoughtfully planned design with abundant counter and storage space.

Old World Inspiration
This timeless kitchen for a couple with two children is a charming blend of old and new. Cozy buffet seating, their central hub for homework and casual family meals, makes the space feel like a bright and airy bistro. Glazed ceramic tile and antique brass hardware balance with modern white countertops in a space that is now dramatically more full of light and energy.

Mid-Century Appeal
Sharing a strong affinity for Mid-Century Modern design, a young professional couple wanted their kitchen to reflect their love for an authentic expression of the style. New cabinetry stands out for its bold juxtaposition of three colors and textures while a vintage 1960s pendant light brings character to the space. This striking kitchen is now an energetic rendition of a Mid-Century classic.

The details of the kitchen design for your new home or whole home remodel are what make your home feel like an authentic expression of your personal style. Working with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you’ll explore the possibilities for your home with creativity and vision.