If you’re about to start your new kitchen journey and starting to think about your colour palette, we’ve put together some of the top kitchen cabinet colours and matching benchtop combos for you to consider in 2019.  From classic cabinetry colours to on-trend tones, to organic textured surfaces like timber, here are some colour combinations to get you inspired.

Matt Black Kitchen Cabinets

Matt black kitchens are right on trend for 2019.  However using a dark tone can be overwhelming for some spaces – it works best when broken up with another tone with some texture, like the timber flooring and marble tile slash back in the kitchen below.

The cabinetry is Kinsman’s Somersby in Matt Black, and when used as a whole wall of cabinetry extending to the ceiling, this sophisticated colour creates maximum impact.  The choice of pendant lights match perfectly with a matt black sheen of their own, capping off this contemporary look.


Grey Kitchen Cabinets
Mid-tone grey is definitely big for 2019.  It works wonderfully as a modern neutral, and makes a bit more of a statement than the lighter greys that were trending before it. However it’s a good idea to note that grey is a shade that can look very different in different types of lighting, so make sure that your kitchen gets a lot of natural light if you want it to look true to its tone during the day.  At night, your pendants or task lighting will impact how it looks, so be sure to consider the colour temperature of your bulbs.

The colour used in the kitchen below is Kinsman’s Somersby door in Strata Grey. Adding to the classic country style, a section of glass doors have been incorporated, putting the charming crockery on display.  Pair cabinets of this colour with a fresh white benchtop and you can’t go wrong – it’s a top combination that will look great for many years to come.


Neale Whitaker Country Modern Kitchen Renovation


White Kitchen Cabinets
White cabinets are a classic that will never go out of style. The first kitchen below was designed by Shaynna Blaze’s design company Blank Canvas Interiors, and it maximizes the benefits of using fresh white tones as a base, with Kinsman’s Somersby door profile in White Matt chosen for its modern yet classic appeal.

Complementing this classic style, the marble-look benchtop is Caesarstone’s® Statuario Maximus , featuring beautiful light grey veins for added interest.

This colour palette works well for anyone that wants a light airy feel, with matching white walls in the kitchen and adjoining spaces.  The blank canvas allows you to inject colour and personality through your décor, and is also a fabulous contrast to highlight architectural elements like the dark timber staircase, as well as the dark tiled splashback.

This second white kitchen below uses the same style cabinetry and benchtop, but works in more contrasting elements with the use of black handles, window frames and pendant lighting.


Kinsman Kitchen Modern Design Ideas
shaker style white kitchen


Colour Blocked Kitchen Cabinets
Love a fresh white kitchen but want to make more of a design statement?  Colour-blocking your cabinetry can give you the best of both worlds. 

When deciding which colours to apply to which areas, take into consideration where your light sources are – is one side of the kitchen naturally darker than the other?  This would be a good place to use lighter toned cabinets to help bounce light, leaving other areas for the darker tone.

The kitchen below features Kinsman’s Essendon White Satin cabinets for its base, with an adjacent wall and overhead cabinets in Super Matt Black

Contemporary small kitchen design in black and white


However, you need not limit yourself to just black and white either: colour-blocking can look amazing using other trending colours like various shades of navy, slate green, or timber.


Learn more about our Somersby and Essendon door ranges for your kitchen cabinets or download our latest catalogue HERE for more inspiration on how to transform your own kitchen with fresh cabinetry.
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