Style Selector: Finding the Best IKEA Kitchen Cabinet Doors for Your Style

Style Selector: Finding the Best IKEA Kitchen Cabinet Doors for Your Style

Janel Laban
Jan 27, 2014
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Saying "I'm doing an IKEA kitchen" is roughly equivalent to saying "I'm going to wear a Bloomingdale's coat". It describes your plan, but not what it's going to look like - the style options are just too varied. The amount of "looks" you can get from using the available IKEA options is huge, and nearly unlimited if you start bringing in custom elements. Here is a quick guide to some popular kitchen design styles and the IKEA cabinet door choices that help support those looks...

French Country

If you like traditional French Country, like this example from HGTV...

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...go for the Lidingo cabinet doors, in regular and glass front styles.

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If you're considering a less formal Cottage look, like this custom kitchen by Plain & Fancy...

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...Lidingo works well too, if you just change out the pulls...

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...and consider the gray colorway for a fashion forward choice.

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Contemporary Italian

If you are a fan of sleek contemporary Italian style like the Magika by Pedini...

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...try the Rubrik Applad for a similar, glossy, colorblocked room.

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Arts & Crafts Inspired

If an Arts& Crafts/Craftsman-inspired kitchen is more your style...

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...the Lixtorp is a good choice.

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Happy Modern

If you love the sunny look of a "happy modern" kitchen with light cabinets and open shelving such as this wonderful high-end example by Bonesteel Trout Hall...

...then look no further than the Adel cabinet doors and Ekby Jarpen shelves.

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Contemporary Scandinavian

And, naturally, if the look you love is simple Scandinavian minimal chic like this example from real estate site Stadshem...

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...then Applad doors are the way to go.

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If you have an IKEA kitchen, tell us - which cabinets did you choose and how would you describe your overall kitchen style?

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