Starting from her home in Waco, Joanna Gaines has established herself as a leader in rustic yet modern farmhouse style.
The HGTV designer is synonymous with a rustic color palette that highlights her home’s original architectural assets, such as wood beams and shiplap. But the color of her kitchen cabinets is much braver – and the trend forecaster says: of Top color trends for 2025.
Although much of Joanna’s kitchen follows her traditional rustic color scheme, the designer chose a noticeably darker shade throughout her kitchen cabinetry, which contrasts strongly with the soft green shiplap walls and cream countertops. Injected with deep dark blue. It is this color that trend forecasters at WGSN and Coloro predict will shape future design trends.
The color of the problem that forecasters have cited as a future classic is exactly this: twilight of the future, a “dark, moody, and interesting shade” that is said to be somewhere between blue and purple. It has a sense of mystery and escapism, and embraces themes of transition, making it perfect for times of great change, both within us and in our lives as a whole.
“Over the past few seasons, at Coloro, we’ve seen brands move towards palettes with long-lasting appeal. Future Dusk is an inspirational color that supports this seasonal approach.” commented Caroline Guilbert, Head of Creative Content at Coloro. “It appears warm and deep, giving it a moody, mysterious, and timeless feel.”
At first glance, Joanna’s cabinets may seem a bit of a surprising choice for the Magnolia co-founder, who associates bright creams, whites, and muted neutrals. However, despite their dark appearance, designers say that cabinets in these colors can be just as soothing as light cabinets.
“Blue is the new black. The boldness and warmth of blue will continue to shine through in our homes,” says Martin Waller, founder of global design brand Andrew Martin. commented that the tone was sober at first. And he’s not the only one celebrating the shade.
A survey by paint experts at Benjamin Moore recently revealed that blue is the “world’s most popular color.” Painting your cabinets like Joanna is the easiest and most effective way to experiment.
“Paint your kitchen’s accent walls and cabinets to bring your deep navy blue cabinets to a saturated ultramarine blue,” they say. “This creates a focal point that adds interest, depth, and personality to your home’s social hub.”
And while Joanna may have balanced out the blue with bright wall paint, the experts at Benjamin Moore suggest a bolder color scheme.
“With so many colors available, there’s no need to be afraid to go bold with an all-color look,” they say. This can occur through dark blue appliances and accessories or walls.
Start with this similar match available from Backdrop below.
And for more Joanna Gaines-inspired decor, check out her brand Magnolia, which is currently having a July 4th sale. See our top picks below.
This hand carved natural serving board is perfect for summer. Made specifically for Magnolia, Mango Wood is strong, durable, and maintains a high luster for many years.
Most people might not think of putting a lamp on their countertop, but this is a striking style choice. Add a warm glow and organic texture to your kitchen.
Proving as practical as it is to look at, this ceramic colander is perfect for rinsing, straining and draining. It has a handle so it’s easy to hold, and it can also be used as a serving plate when filled with fruit.