The 100+ Year Old Style That’s Suddenly the Hottest Thing in Kitchens

updated May 3, 2019
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(Image credit: deVOL)

You can’t swing a stick on Pinterest these days without hitting a photo of a kitchen with Shaker cabinets. And to be more specific: painted Shaker cabinets. This style, with its distinct stile and rail design, adds architectural definition without detracting too much from the rest of the room. As trends go, this one is pretty timeless.

Above, a London kitchen with open shelves above and solid cabinets below, all painted a deep gray-blue.

Cabinet Source: deVOL

(Image credit: Chris Loves Julia)

When Chris Loves Julia redid this kitchen in six days (six days?!?), they went with IKEA cabinets and semi-custom doors in a matte gray finish.

Cabinet Doors Source: SemiHandmade

(Image credit: Room for Tuesday)

Sarah of Room For Tuesday doubled down on the classic when she went with white Shaker cabinets. It’s safe to say her kitchen won’t go out of style.

Cabinet Source: Kraftmaid

(Image credit: Gerry Smith)

The kitchen cabinets in this Park Slope home, designed by Gerry Smith, were painted Benjamin Moore’s Deep Silver on the outside and the drawer insides (surprise!) are a deep teal.

Cabinet Source: Custom

(Image credit: Grit & Polish)

Grit & Polish renovated this classic kitchen in timeless blue and white.

Cabinet Source: GS Building Supply

(Image credit: The Jungalow)

Justina’s Jungalow kitchen shows how well the style works in multiple homes. She paired these cabinets with vintage hardware to play up the uniqueness of the space.

Cabinet Source: Lowes

(Image credit: Plain English)

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