Design and Culture: Top Kitchen Trends


Reeseanddempsey Curvedhood Kitchen 5 1500x1000White Oak Cabinetry and dark countertops are on trend right now and we are here to guide you on the best options for cabinetry, countertops, and tile to get this look!

Quarter-sawn White Oak is a strong, beautiful hardwood with a straight and consistent grain pattern, making it a top choice for kitchens right now. DuraSupreme Cabinetry now has quarter-sawn white oak cabinetry available in a variety of new and fresh stains such as Alabaster and Coriander. For those of you not familiar with DuraSupreme Cabinetry, they are one of the top custom cabinetry companies. They have been awarded “Best of Houzz” nine years in a row. They are located out of Minnesota, and they are committed to excellent craftsmanship, innovation, durability, and design. Featured in this kitchen design by DuraSupreme, quarter-sawn white oak in the Coriander stain is utilized on the island featured in the Avery inset door style and on the finished interiors of the glass cabinetry. The cabinet doors with glass have an onyx aluminum frame door style, a charming accent for this kitchen. The painted cabinetry is the Reese inset door style in the color Dove. Cabinetry to the ceiling with a stacked crown, the black painted wood crafted hood, and the bronze hardware finish off this beautiful and captivating cabinet design.

There are a variety of options when choosing dark countertops to get this look. Featured here is Cambria Blackbrook quartz. Caesarstone Empira Black, Vicostone Nero Marquina and MSI Marquina Midnight are a few other quartz options for this look. The natural stone, Negro Marquina Marble that has inspired these quartz colors also would be a beautiful choice for this application. Black Mist Granite is another stunning natural stone for darker countertops. The veining is softer, and it is also available in leathered or honed.

There are some beautiful design elements that should not go unnoticed in this kitchen. When designing your new kitchen, it is important to have all your samples with you wherever you may be going. The choice of flooring in this kitchen is perfect, a dark warm hardwood with subtle dark and light hues. The dark wood grain works well with all the other hues and textures in the space. The simple mosaic backsplash tile going all the way to the ceiling is a great design element. Remember you can do a matching grout so it will not be so distracting. This wall is subtle and stunning, not taking away from the beautifully crafted hood. Floating shelves stained to match the flooring are an added touch to bring everything together. Appliances panels are a great way to create a streamlined look in the kitchen. This kitchen features a built-in with applied panels to blend into the cabinetry.
When purchasing appliances, this requires a specific style of refrigerator and freezer so be sure to discuss this with your kitchen designer.

You can visit to view all the new quarter-sawn white oak stains or you can stop by our showroom located at 17801 Ashley Drive to view samples. Granite Plus is the local dealer for DuraSupreme Cabinetry and we have free design services. You can stop by our showroom at 17801 Ashley Dr., Panama City Beach Monday through Saturday, or call our showroom at (850) 236-6363 and a project manager will come to you! Visit