15 Kitchens With Shaker Cabinets

Kitchen with light gray shaker cabinets surrounding oven and range hood

The Spruce / Christopher Lee Foto

When it comes to kitchens, Shaker cabinet doors are arguably the most popular. If you are not sure what they are, here is a quick explainer. The fronts consist of five flat pieces—a recessed center slab surrounded by a four piece frame. It is an incredibly simple design that works beautifully in any style cooking space from farmhouse modern to traditional. To prove our point we selected 15 different kitchens that all feature Shaker style cabinetry.

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    Two-Tone Kitchen With Shaker-Inspired Glass Fronts

    Shaker style farmhouse kitchen
    Heidi Caillier Design

    Clean and modern are two words that describe this two-tone kitchen by Heidi Caillier Design. Both the upper and lower cabinets are Shaker-inspired. The glass front options add a massive dose of visual interest by putting pretty dishware on display. 

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    Shaker Style Cabinets With Beadboard Panels

    white kitchen with beadboard shaker cabinets
    Bibby and Brady

    Fans of modern farmhouse style will love this pretty idea by the interior designers at Bibby and Brady. They dressed up these Shaker-inspired cabinets with beadboard inserts. They lend a comfortable and homey touch to the modern cooking space.

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    Pair Shaker Cabinets With Slab Drawer Fronts

    colorful shaker kitchen with blue and yellow accents
    Sustainable Kitchens

    It is not unusual to see slab drawer fronts in kitchens with Shaker cabinets. This colorful cooking space by Sustainable Kitchens is a wonderful example. Note the simple black cabinet knobs that beautifully punctuate the blue cabinetry. The yellow oven and colorful appliances are a great way to personalize a cooking space.

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    Use Shaker-Inspired Fronts for Concealing Major Appliances

    gray soapstone countertop
    Frank Shirley Architects

    Many people love Shaker kitchen cabinets for their crisp, clean lines and enduring looks. This monochromatic kitchen by Frank Shirley Architects features Shaker-inspired base cabinets. On the left, a clever front that resembles a cabinet door conceals the dishwasher.

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    Vintage-Like Shaker Style Cabinetry

    Robin egg blue kitchen cabinets
    Glamour Nest

    Paint can really take Shaker-inspired cabinetry to any level you please. Jess at the Glamour Nest gave her cooking space a retro-flavored twist with a paint shade by Benjamin Moore called Scuba Green. It is identical to one of our favorite colors ever, Tiffany Blue. Chrome hardware is a staple in mid-century modern-inspired cooking spaces. The brushed nickel cabinet pulls coordinate nicely with the vintage oven's chrome accents.

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    Pair Shaker Base Cabinets With Rustic Shelving

    Retro kitchen blue cabinets with shelving

    Shaker-inspired furniture is much loved for its minimalist designs made with utility in mind. In this transitional cooking space by Arciform, vibrant blue shaker-style base cabinets are paired with rustic, wall-mounted shelves. The combination is a stylishly modest and super practical idea. The best part? Shelves are typically much cheaper to buy and install compared to upper cabinets.

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    Modern Small Kitchen With Traditional Features

    small kitchen with blue kitchen cabinets
    The White Arrow

    For many people, the best small kitchens feel bright and uncluttered as shown in this example by interior design firm, The White Arrow. The two-tone room features royal blue Shaker style base cabinets with bright white walls. While the cooking space is packed with traditional features including an apron front sink and marble countertops it feels incredibly modern because of the simple color scheme and minimal cabinetry. We think every kitchen should have at least one incredibly chic feature. Here it's the polished copper sink fixtures.

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    White Kitchens Are Forever

    Bright white kitchen with chrome lighting
    Grant K Gibson

    We love bright kitchens. But when it comes to enduring style, our hearts truly belong to crisp, white kitchens. It's a winning idea that will stand the test time compared to a trendy remodel. This pitch-perfect kitchen, for instance, by interior design Grant K Gibson, features Shaker-inspired cabinet doors, another classic with real staying power.

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    How to Create a Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen

    Kitchen with gray-blue cabinets and white counters
    Studio McGee

    Scandinavian design typically focuses on cool color schemes, clean lines, and stylish functionality. Shaker cabinetry in a steely gray helped interior design firm Studio McGee capture the essence of Scandi style in this ample cooking space. To preserve the understated look of the cabinets, the design team went with gunmetal hardware instead of something more blingy in polished brass.

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    Shaker Cabinetry in a Nautical-Inspired Kitchen

    nautical kitchen with white cabinets
    McKinley Architects

    Blue tile, white Shaker cabinetry, and gorgeous wood floors are the yummy ingredients in this nautical-inspired cooking space by McKinley Architects. Stylish drawer and door pulls made of brass and wood give the cabinets seaworthy flair. See the large cabinet door on the right? It conceals the refrigerator.

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    Create an Upscale Cooking Space With Shaker Cabinets

    black and white kitchen with wood floors
    Dove Design Studio

    You can create the upscale, traditional kitchen of your dreams with Shaker style-cabinets. Dove Design Studio did just that with black lacquered cabinetry topped off with crown molding. Brass accents including the pendant lights and cabinet handles add a layer of luxury. But wait there's more—the crowning jewel in this cooking space is the spectacular black oven hood with gold trim. It is a standout feature that screams luxury.

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    Shaker-Inspired Cabinets in a Contemporary Kitchen

    Kitchen with lime green cabinets and textured walls
    Kropa Interior Design

    Of course, you can get mighty creative with Shaker cabinetry. In this eclectic kitchen by Kropa Interior Design, simple white base cabinets throw focus to the acid green upper cabinets with glass fronts. The pop of bold color is what gives this cooking space its contemporary appeal.

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    Black and White Traditional Kitchen

    Black and white kitchen cabinets
    Kat Lawton Interiors

    This drool-worthy kitchen by Kat Lawton Interiors certainly has plenty of storage space. Floor to ceiling Shaker-style cabinetry covers most of the space. To create a little separation between the different food prep areas the cabinets against the wall were painted black.

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    White and Charcoal Gray Shaker-Style Cabinetry

    gray and white Kitchen with mixed metal hardware
    Grant K Gibson

    Sure, warm color schemes are about to have a big moment, but we are still suckers for a bright white and charcoal gray palette as shown in this chic kitchen by interior designer Grant K Gibson. The white shaker cabinets appear to be floating against a subway tile wall. The darker base cabinets anchor the cooking space.

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    Spice Up Shaker Cabinets With Glass Fronts

    Decorative glass front mullion cabinets
    Tucker Thomas Design

    Dress up glass-front Shaker cabinets with mullion molding as shown in this white kitchen by Tucker Thomas Design. Mullions are basically decorative accents ​that go over glass panels. You can find them in a broad range of styles including the simple "X" pattern displayed here.