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Popular Wood Stain Colors from Brighton Cabinetry

Submitted by DovetailMarketing on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:21

Brighton Cabinetry understands the importance of having the wood stain finish colors that homeowners are looking for on the woods they want. In response to consumer requests, they have introduced several new wood stain colors for kitchen cabinets with prominent grain patterns. 

Brighton introduces new translucent stain colors

Brighton’s New Wood Stain Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

  1. Autumn Haze on Walnut
  2. Zinc on Quarter Sawn White Oak
  3. Gunpowder on Quarter Sawn White Oak
  4. Flagstone on Quarter Sawn White Oak
  5. Gunpowder on Hickory & Rustic Hickory
  6. Flagstone on Hickory & Rustic Hickory
  7. Gunpowder on Cherry
  8. Flagstone on Cherry
  9. Gunpowder on Walnut
  10. Flagstone on Walnut
  11. Terrain on Walnut

Translucent Stains are Not “Trendy”

No one wants a cabinet finish that is “trendy” and will look dated in a few years. Brighton’s new stains are ideal for staying within the parameters of “current favorites”, but not “trendy”. The folks at Brighton understand the importance of offering finishes that are “classic” and “timeless”.

Mix Things Up

In the past, designers were told that clients must have cabinets that match in their kitchens. It’s tradition! However, today the old rules no longer apply. Different styles, colors, and woods can be mixed and matched. Homeowners love that they can can personalize their kitchens by combining contrasting elements, including finishes.

There are some traditional design guidelines that should be followed, that’s true, but many of the rules are being put aside. This means that today’s kitchens show off the owner’s personality and are more than a room filled with white cabinets.

And mixing things up can work in any style of kitchen.

Scandinavian Style

The Brighton stains lend themselves very well to a Scandinavian style kitchen. White is the predominant color in a Scandinavian kitchen, but just because it’s white doesn’t automatically make it “Scandinavian”. For a true Scandi kitchen design, in addition to white, you need soft wood tones finished in translucent stain with a hint of color and lots of natural light that does away with dark corners.

Scandinavian style kitchen

How to Use Brighton’s  Stains to Best Advantage

A creative way to use one of the new Brighton translucent stains is to mix it with another stain or paint color.  

A very popular combination right now is white painted cabinets paired with a stained island. It's a beautiful look that blends modern with traditional, creating a classic, timeless look.  

A mix of light and dark colors is popular for today’s kitchen design, as well. Painted cabinet finishes remain popular with homeowners, and Brighton delivers a range of colors from light to dark, along with a variety of stains that let the beauty of the wood shine through. New kitchens are doing combination looks with stained islands, beams, furniture built-ins and hoods.

stained island painted cabinets

Although white and grey paints and stains continue to be hot colors for kitchen cabinets, stain colors are moving to lighter, translucent shades. Brighton’s Zinc and Gunpowder are shades of gray. Their Flagstone is a very light gray, almost white. Autumn Haze and Terrain are in the brown family.


These new stains are available now. If you have questions about any of them, contact Bob Aungst at Dovetail Marketing. Phone 717-629-6596.