Most popular kitchen colors and materials

According to the 2016 Builder Practices Survey combined with data from Houzz, here is a snapshot of findings on what today's new kitchens look like.

Kitchens2016-2Most popular colors for cabinets…

  • 34% white
  • 20% medium toned wood
  • 9% gray
  • 7% dark toned wood
  • 6% multi-colored

Most popular appliance colors…

  • 79% stainless steel
  • 6% black
  • 4% white

Most popular countertop materials…

  • 64% granite
  • 14% laminate (least desired, but most affordable)
  • 9% engineered stone and solid-surface

Most popular countertop colors…

  • 30% multi-colored
  • 26% white
  • 18% black

Most popular backsplash colors…

  • 26% white
  • 13% beige
  • 12% multi-colored
  • 6% gray

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results

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