No one wants a kitchen that’s out of style before a new home build or remodel is even completed, but that can happen if you select an outdated kitchen cabinetry color. “If the kitchen is outdated … it becomes a bargaining item. The offer will be significantly less than an offer for a stylish kitchen that prompts the buyers to ask, where have you been all my life?,” says Richard Grant, a Realtor with Keller Williams in central New Jersey, in a Kitchen Magic feature.
This is why, in addition to selecting the best type of wood for kitchen cabinets, picking a cabinet color or finish that will appeal to potential homebuyers should be a consideration. What’s still viewed as off-trend beyond golden oak finishes? Avoiding traditional cherry-colored cabinets is a good idea, according to HomeSmart agent Jeremy Porter (via Apartment Therapy). That’s not to say that some of the lighter cherry colors available wouldn’t appeal to today’s homebuyers, but taking darker cherry off the table is Porter’s advice. Try to pick a color you will enjoy in the meantime — while steering clear of hues that are obviously outdated — all while understanding that no matter what you select, you won’t be able to please every buyer.