You may think kitchen cabinets are nothing to get excited about. But that's because you haven't seen these kitchen cabinets: designs that elevate kitchen storage from a simple box with a door to something unusual and even incredibly beautiful. They are all evidence that good design can transform even the most humble of objects.
Above, a Warsaw kitchen in a 1930s apartment designed by Polish firm Colombe Design, via Yellowtrace. The owner doesn't actually cook, but that doesn't make those iron-framed cabinets any less spectacular.
If my kitchen looked like Pilar Guzman's Brooklyn one (via Victoria Elizabeth Barnes) I might never leave.
Unusual colors and beautiful detailing make the cabinets in this kitchen by Gisbert Poeppler a standout.
Shiny navy blue lacquer makes me long to run my hands over these beautiful, dark cabinets. I love how the dark background brings out the pale colors of the coral collection. Spotted on My Domaine.
It's not the shape, but the material that makes these cabinets from Carmody Groarke stand out. A minimal design means that the beauty of the wood grain takes center stage.
This humble one-bedroom apartment, spotted on Planete Deco, has one of the most beautiful kitchens I've ever seen. The combination of dark grey cabinets and brass hardware is especially striking.
A shiny gold island adds more than a littel bit of glamour to an otherwise well-behaved kitchen from Design by Us.
Beautiful blue cabinets (and a dramatic ceiling painted with zodiac constellations, a la Grand Central Station) make this kitchen from Veranda a standout.
Here's an unusual (but very intriguing) setup — a kitchen separated from the rest of the home by a wall of glass cabinets. From Pero Lav.
Colored panels combine beautifully with raw wood in a kitchen by Dries Otten.
Brass trim (on the toekick and the edge of the countertop) sets these cabinets from Pietro Russo apart.
A gorgeous blue kitchen from Københavns Møbelsnedkeri.
Mirrored cabinets reflect the perfect parquet floor in this kitchen from My Paradissi.
A vintage cabinet adds charm to a kitchen from House to Home.
Beautiful doorless upper cabinets in a kitchen from Homelife, with a unique brass rail detail.
Steel and glass doors give these cabinets from Desire to Inspire a little extra elegance.
A gold island makes a bold statement in an all-black kitchen from Trendland.
Bright colors — and a pegboard toekick — give these cabinets spotted on Pocket Witch a touch of the unexpected.
Beautiful, patinated old wood cabinets in a kitchen from Desire to Inspire.