Skirted Cabinets in the Kitchen: Do or Don't?

Skirted Cabinets in the Kitchen: Do or Don't?

Nancy Mitchell
Feb 18, 2015
(Image credit: 79 Ideas)

I spend all day looking at interiors, watching trends cycle out of favor and then back again, so I shouldn't be surprised by anything that bubbles to the surface of the design brew. But just the same, I've been a little caught off guard by a new kitchen trend: skirted cabinets. And not just in country kitchens, either: suddenly I'm spotting this look in the most unlikely of spaces.

Above: skirted cabinets in a kitchen from 79 Ideas. The rustic feel of the skirted cabinets and wooden island is a nice contrast with the super-modern oven.

(Image credit: The Village)

Above: skirted cabinets in a quite modern Russian home from The Village.

(Image credit: Nuevo Estilo)

Toile curtains bring a bit of pattern to the kitchen of a home in Madrid. From Nuevo Estilo, via Planete Deco.

(Image credit: Marie Claire Maison)

A mix of skirted and doored (is that a word?) cabinets in a kitchen from Marie Claire Maison.

(Image credit: Kikette Interiors)

I usually think of skirted cabinets as a bit twee, but these black ones actually contribute to the moody feel of this space. From Kikette Interiors.

(Image credit: Cote de Texas)

And finally, skirted cabinets in a kitchen spotted on Cote de Texas.

If this is your cup of tea, I could see it being an interesting fix for a rental kitchen. Removing cabinet doors and replacing them with fabric could be a great way to bring a little color or pattern to a boring kitchen. What do you think — do you love the look? Or is this a 'no, never' for you?

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