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The modern trend is sweeping through Napa County.  Despite their classification, modern kitchen cabinets are actually not as modern as you would think, in fact, this style is often called “retro.” However, modern, state of the art  manufacturing and materials have helped to revive this clean and simple design style, which has become a popular request here at Humanity Home & Cabinetry.
The History of Modern Design
Modern design has been around for almost a hundred years, making this design style anything but modern. It began taking hold in the 1920’s, as homemakers became attracted to simple clean styles, and peaked in the 1950’s. The addition of modern day kitchen appliances and the need to incorporate their new shapes and lines into the area birthed what we now know as modern design.
Key Traits of Modern Design
While there is a wide interpretation of what modern design is, there are key traits that make this design style stand out, which include:

  • Open, airy features
  • Clean, uncluttered appearance
  • Mixed, natural materials
  • Bold color elements next to neutrals
  • Molded curves and stark lines
  • Hints of polished metal

When you consider how cluttered a kitchen can become, it’s easy to see why this clean featured design has grown so popular.
Using Modern Design in Kitchen Cabinets

Updating your cabinets is one of the best ways to revitalize a tired kitchen without resorting to drastic remodeling. Typically, modern kitchen cabinets in Napa County are smooth-faced slab doors with simple lines and understated hardware. A rising trend is to mix materials, such as natural wood frames with frosted glass fronts and  metal accents. Exaggerated wood grain panels on boldly colored cabinets are also popular design features.
On Accessories and Hardware
Improving function without adding clutter is a huge motivator for choosing modern kitchen cabinets in Napa County, and one way to do this is with the use of the newest components. The most commonly requested accessories include:

  • Pull out corner cabinets
  • Built in cutlery trays
  • Pull out trash cans, recycling bins, and compost buckets
  • Pull out or drop-down shelving
  • Behind the door storage solutions
  • Built in spice racks

The hardware, such as drawer and door pulls, tend to be simple and understated. Recessed pulls are also popular.
For more information on upgrading to modern kitchen cabinets in Napa county, please contact the design team at Humanity Home & Cabinetry, or stop by our showroom to see great styles for yourself.