Installing floor to ceiling cabinets may be intimidating for you who have a small kitchen. The size and dimension of the cabinets can overwhelm a tiny space.
Moreover, wall cabinets with such proportions are not quite accessible for most people standing on the floor. They need a least a short stepladder to reach the highest storage.
However, in recent years, the popularity of floor to ceiling cabinets spikes up.
In addition to delivering a modern kitchen style, the cabinets that run all the way to the ceiling can provide more storage. So contrary to popular belief, tall cabinets will not overwhelm your small kitchen. Instead, it helps with the space saving.
Installing a floor to ceiling cabinetry is not easy, though. More often than not, you need a cabinet maker to build your custom-made cabinets. It is because a number of factors play a part in your installing wall cabinets. It includes ceiling details, ceiling height, design preference, and of course, the budget.
Keep in mind that when it comes to cabinet height, it simply depends on your personal preference.
There is no right or wrong. The decision you make needs a good consideration for the storage you need, the space you have, and the entire look you want to achieve.
If you have made up your mind, though, and really want to install the cabinets running to the ceiling, here are some ideas that you may want to consider.
- Ebony-colored Floor to Ceiling Cabinets Made out of Maple Wood
- Maple White Floor to Ceiling Cabinets in a Mountain Style Kitchen
- Elegant White Shaker Floor to Ceiling Cabinets in Benjamin Moore Dove White
- Gray Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Satin Nickel Hardware
- Inset White Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Open Shelving Design
- Hampton’s Classic Wm Ohs Recessed Panel Floor to Ceiling Cabinets
- Wood Shaker Cabinets Floor to Ceiling Painted in Velvet White
- Valspar’s Blue Ribbon Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Glass Front Floor
- Custom-colored Beaded Inset Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with a Brown Glaze
- Floor to Ceiling Raised-panel Cabinets in Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise Color
- White Oak Shaker Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Light Wood Finish
- Slab Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Sleek Stainless Steel Handles
- Milky White Glass Front Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Flemish Glass
- Cherry Stained Natural Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with a Clear Coat
- Medium Tone Wood Flat Panel Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with White Backsplash
- Caramelized Bamboo Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Stainless Steel Appliances
- Black Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Solid Surface Countertops
1. Ebony-colored Floor to Ceiling Cabinets Made out of Maple Wood
This spacious cabinets are perfect for a large kitchen as well. However, small kitchens can also adopt this tall cabinet design too.
Custom floor to ceiling cabinets can mix harmoniously with the rest of your kitchen space.
You can also have a lot of interior room, because tall cabinets like this are space-saving.
This flat-panel cabinets are made out of dark wood. To be exact, the wood on the cabinets is a maple with engineered quarter cut. It is also finished in Ebony color.
This cabinetry was made from Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry. The cabinets are combined with paneled appliances to make it more stand-out.
Black and white kitchen like this never fails to resemble modern and stylish design.
If you want to mimic this custom cabinetry, you can also use this white oak floor in beige finish to contrast the cabinets. Polished white granite countertops like this are also recommended to be combined with ebony-colored cabinets.
2. Maple White Floor to Ceiling Cabinets in a Mountain Style Kitchen
This is a great example of a mountain-styled kitchen design. It features white glass-front cabinets, a farmhouse sink, dark countertops, and stainless steel appliances.
The most striking thing in this kitchen is the cabinets. It is floor to ceiling cabinets made out of maple wood. Later, it was painted in Pratt and Lambert Pure White.
The pure white cabinetry blends seamlessly with the wall and the ceiling as well. The white paint color in the wall and the ceiling is different from the one in the cabinets. The walls and ceiling were painted in Benjamin Moore – White Heron. However, it appears a bit more gray in this picture. The ceiling was tongue and grove paneling, if you are wondering.
The backsplash is also white. It is chevron mosaic carrera marble. The floor, on the contrary, is dark. It is the same with the countertops. The floor is actually a porcelain tile 12×24. And the dark countertops are basalt.
3. Elegant White Shaker Floor to Ceiling Cabinets in Benjamin Moore Dove White
This white and elegant kitchen has 10’ ceiling and two-story windows (cannot be viewed from this angle). It makes this kitchen bright during the day.
The kitchen also features wood floor, floor to ceiling shaker cabinets, an undermount sink, paneled appliances, white glass-tiled backsplash, and gray countertops.
The floors are engineered distressed maple wood. Its medium tone looks perfectly nice with the white cabinets and gray countertops.
The tall and huge cabinets here are also made out of wood. Later they were painted in Benjamin Moore – Dove White. It has satin conversion varnish too, to match the Dove White color.
The cabinets are also completed with modern knobs in Dakota style with Pewter finish. The knobs are from Top Knobs.
The wall color is similarly white, though it uses a different paint color. The wall paint is Benjamin Moore – Stingray with flat finish. And the gray countertop is a 3cm White Kashmir Granite. Above that, there are two pendant lights. They are Darien Metal Pendant by Hudson Valley, with 11” in diameter.
4. Gray Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Satin Nickel Hardware
This traditional u-shaped kitchen is completed with gray floor to ceiling cabinets, subway tile white backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and a single-bowl sink.
The cabinets are beaded inset ones. They are a grey lacquer with a white glaze. So it may look white or cream, but it’s actually gray. It is painted in Duron color Patina #8075.
The cabinets blend seamlessly with the wall color. The wall is painted in Sherwin Williams Martha Stewart color, the name is Tatami #8143 which was cut in half.
The countertops are also polished white. They are marble countertops. To be precise, they are a honed marble, Botticino Florito.
The grey-colored floor also looks striking here. They are a heart of pine floor, with custom gesso finish. FYI, the gesso was diluted with water first. After that, the floor was mopped on and left to dry. There was some thicks in several areas, but they are smoothened out. Last, the floor was sealed with a sealer from Bona Kemi. The result is a grey-washed floor.
If you are wondering, the backsplash is a Cache Matte Classic Bone 3×6 subway tile. It is laid in a running bond tile pattern. The beautiful stools here are from Mayland Court, and the minimalist pendants hanging above the island are from Schoenbek Geometrix Collection.
5. Inset White Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Open Shelving Design
This bright and beautiful kitchen is equipped with beaded inset white cabinets, open shelves, white countertops, drop-in sink, and white subway tiles.
The kitchen also features paneled appliances to keep the furniture feel formal but still cozy and welcoming.
The all-white furniture kitchen is helpful to create a larger space. This color scheme is perfect for you if you have a small kitchen. However, to create a beautiful contrast, the floor is made dark. It is a 4” oak floors with custom stain.
The cabinets and open shelving are painted in Benjamin Moore – China White. They are 40% sheen too. The trim here also share the similar color.
The cabinets are completed with knobs and pulls fro Restoration Hardware. The knobs are from Restoration Hardware Maddox and the pulls are from Restoration Hardware Asbury. Both knobs and pulls are finished in nickel.
The white countertops here are Calcutta Gold in a honed finish. The polished white wall is painted in Benjamin Moore – Emerald Vapor. The sink is a large 48” one, from Kohler Harborview. It is accentuated with two sets of Rohl faucets.
6. Hampton’s Classic Wm Ohs Recessed Panel Floor to Ceiling Cabinets
This sweet and feminine kitchen has a classic open concept. It features recessed-panel white cabinets, paneled appliances, a marble white backsplash, and a set of floral chairs.
The most striking part of this open kitchen is the custom cabinets from the Wm Ohs.
The cabinetry is from the line of “Hampton’s Classic”. It is the signature line from Wm Ohs, the designer of this kitchen. It is painted in white, but there is no exact paint color used here, because the designer used a custom paint.
The white featured in these cabinets are also used on the trim of the kitchen. The cabinets are also hand glazed by the designer.
The blue ceiling is matched perfectly with the set of floral chairs. it is painted in blue. There is no detailed information about the paint used, but if you like it, you can try Valspar – Ebb Tide. it has a similar color. And for the chairs, the fabrics are Susan Floral from Crewel Fabric World by MDS.
7. Wood Shaker Cabinets Floor to Ceiling Painted in Velvet White
This is and example of a mid-sized country kitchen in L-shaped. It features medium-toned wood floor, a farmhouse sink, white shaker cabinets, white ceramic backsplash, an island, and stainless steel appliances. All of them resemble an ideal kitchen with a farmhouse design.
The white floor to ceiling cabinets here are made out of wood.
The cabinets, trim, and ceiling were painted in the same paint color, it is Porter Paints – Velvet White. The white cabinets, trim, and ceiling mix harmoniously with wood countertops and white backsplash.
The countertops are reclaimed beech. FYI, it came out of a horse barn.
The countertops are later finished with a tung oil to create a glossy natural look. It looks matched with the white oak medium-toned floor too.
The backsplash is a subway tile with a slight crackle in its finish with a bisque color.
8. Valspar’s Blue Ribbon Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Glass Front Floor
Basically, this is not a kitchen. It is a Butler’s Pantry.
In a classic English design, Butler’s Pantry primarily used for storing the table linens and fine china. This also acts as a transition space connecting entry hall with the kitchen and dining room.
This large and elegant room features a medium-toned wood floor with blue walls and cabinets.
The cabinets were custom-built and custom-designed. They are made out of wood.
The blue paint used in the cabinets and the walls are Benjamin Moore – Blueberry. However, you can also use a similar paints for the alternatives, like Benjamin Moore – Dark Royal Blue and Versace – Royal Blue. The paint was done in a high gloss finish to create a shiny and shimmery look.
The lacquered finish needed a coat of primer and around 2-3 coats of high gloss and high quality paint. However, the number of coats required depends on the condition of the surface, the intensity of color desired, and the quality of paint used.
9. Custom-colored Beaded Inset Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with a Brown Glaze
This is inspiration for a timeless kitchen featuring beaded inset cabinets, a farmhouse sink, and stainless steel appliances. It is also completed with medium-toned wood floor. The floor is made out of Brazilian cherry seal and varnish.
The cabinets are fantastic here! It has several drawers and openings. It is a custom-designed and custom-built cabinet. Yes, it has a shallow opening for TV. Because this is a custom-made cabinet, the opening was specifically built for the exact TV model. It is equipped with a false back panel. The TV is mounted then on a bracket that is attached to the false back.
The color of the cabinet is a custom-paint too, with a glaze. However, if you want to achieve a similar color, you can try Valspar – Caribbean Walk.
The wall is painted in Benjamin Moore – Chestertown Buff. The countertops are granite, polished Madurai Gold. The backsplash tile is glazed tiles and hand painted. They are sourced from Discover Tile in Boston Design Center.
10. Floor to Ceiling Raised-panel Cabinets in Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise Color
This is a classic kitchen completed with white raised panel cabinets, marble countertops, a farmhouse sink, and white backsplash. It also has an antique limestone floors in Dijon color.
The limestone floor is what makes this kitchen a classic one. It looks gorgeous combined with the creamy white cabinets and polished dark island’s countertops.
The huge and tall cabinets were custom-built. They were painted in Benjamin Moore – Mayonnaise. The light glaze on them are there to give definition to the drawers and the doors.
The cabinets are also completed with vanilla marble countertops. It is called French Vanilla. it was used on perimeter countertops. It is the same with the backsplash. And on top of the large window, there is a beautiful accent of the soft English floral fabric for valance by Hodsoll McKenzie.
The large island in the center of the kitchen is equipped with teak countertop. It comes with the classy rattan bar stools in creamy leather seats. They are Barbara Barry Script stools from McGuire. Above the island, there are the beautiful double pendant shade island light fixtures to shine the whole room.
11. White Oak Shaker Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Light Wood Finish
This farmhouse kitchen is a nice example of a cottage design. It features a medium-toned wood floor, completed with light wood shaker cabinets, an island, a farmhouse sink, stainless steel appliances, and white countertops.
This large kitchen appears bright, thanks to the huge windows in the walls.
The floor to ceiling cabinets are made out of white oak. They go perfectly well with the white granite countertops.
The light shade of wood delivers a bright space, especially when combined with white color. The floor is made darker than the cabinets. The tone is medium instead of light. And it provides a great contrast with the white countertops.
The large island in the center of the kitchen is the focal point here. It is equipped with a set of metal bar stools which makes the whole look more contemporary and stylish. And above the island, you can see three decorative pendants to give more light to the room.
12. Slab Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Sleek Stainless Steel Handles
This clean and contemporary kitchen has a white oak slab cabinets, which stands from floor to ceiling.
The cabinets are equipped with white countertops, Chroma Crystal White. There are stainless steel handles in them too to create a sleek look. The stainless steel hardware are matched with the appliances. The pulls can be found in coolknobsandpulls.
The flat-panel cabinets were made out of white oak solid wood. The stain is a custom blend.
However, if you want to achieve a similar color, you can try Minwax – New Gray. Keep in mind that it has to be used on a white oak to get this exact color. It may appear different if you use the paint on a different surface. These cabinets are also equipped with elegant quartz countertops.
The flooring looks like a hardwood, but it’s actually a tile! It has a texture and color that mimics a hardwood floor. It is Italian ceramic planks, to be exact. It looks nice combined with the white walls. The wall paint is Sherwin Williams – Useful Gray.
The glass backsplash setting off the floating bar cabinet and around the window is Vihara Irridescent glass in Puka, 1×4. The entire kitchen has a lighting that is recessed. It is meant to keep the light minimum, which can maintain the crisp clean look.
13. Milky White Glass Front Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Flemish Glass
This contemporary kitchen provides a perfect idea if you want to remodel your kitchen with glass-front white cabinets, granite countertops, and white mosaic tile backsplash.
This large kitchen combines three neutral color as its palette: white, black, and brown. This creates a chic and stylish look.
The cabinets are custom-built. One of the cabinet makers is Premier Custom Built.
There is no detailed information about the mixture of the paint color. However, it is a traditional milk paint, which can be easily achieved if you mix several shades of white color. It is also finished in pewter. The glass used is called flemish glass.
The ebony kitchen island provides a beautiful contrast with the cabinets and the herringbone pattern backsplash. It is set with two matching dark Nassau Bar Stools from American Heritage.
The flooring is wood. It is pre-finished Italian Alder wood, which is hand planed and looks awesome. You can find it in Paris Ceramics at Boston Design Center.
14. Cherry Stained Natural Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with a Clear Coat
This room is a butler’s pantry that leads to the door in the background. It features a small sink with a wall-mount faucet and a coffee prep.
The interesting point in this room is the floor to ceiling cabinets. They are glass-front cabinets in wooden tone. The cabinets are also completed with mosaic tile multi-colored backsplash.
The backsplash is from Golden Ray Mosaic, in 12” sheets. It is available in stonemart.com.
The cabinets, on the other hand, is custom-built.
The ones in the butler’s pantry is a cherry wood cabinets stained with a clear coat to achieve a natural look. They are equipped with oil-rubbed bronze pulls.
There are also cabinets in the kitchen, the ones you see in the background. They are made out of French White Oak wood and stained with a fumed process. The process itself includes a whitewash and bleach. This would look beautiful if you want to achieve a beach style room.
The floor in this picture is a Noche Travertine chiseled edge in a Versailles pattern. It looks nice combined with the wall paint, which is Benjamin Moore – Pismo Dunes.
15. Medium Tone Wood Flat Panel Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with White Backsplash
The combination of a light wood floor and medium tone wood cabinets is fascinating here. They both create a trendy and modern look.
This kitchen presents an open concept design, which is perfect for a smaller house. It features flat-panel cabinets, an island, subway tile backsplash, white countertops, and stainless steel appliances.
The cabinets are made out of maple wood. It is stained in natural coat, to deliver a natural look. The island has a similar look too.
The white countertop of the kitchen looks matched with the white backsplash in the cabinets. The cabinets are also completed with hardware from Top Knobs. And the island is beautified by the chic hanging pendants from West Elm.
16. Caramelized Bamboo Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Stainless Steel Appliances
This is inspiration for a modern kitchen remodel. The kitchen looks polished and crisp, even it doesn’t use too much white color in it. It proves that even with wood tone, you can create a stylish modern and clean look. To top it off, this kitchen also features stainless steel appliances to give some extra polish looks.
The cabinets here are tall up to the ceiling. They are custom-built cainets, made by the custom cabinet shop cabinetsbyhorizon.com. The material is caramelized bamboo. It was not painted, the natural color was only highlighted with the clear coat. It looks nice and elegant combined with the quartz countertop. The countertops are Caesartone Quartz in color #4350.
The backsplash is a porcelain tile named Helsinki Dusk 3×12 by Walker Zanger. It is available in any Walker Zanger dealer. Its cream color is meant to soften the dark wood tone of the cabinets.
17. Black Floor to Ceiling Cabinets with Solid Surface Countertops
Instead of white, having a dark black kitchen is considered more trendy and stylish. White is used too much. It’s time to change to another neutral color to achieve a similar contemporary look. This kitchen combines black and white, but as you see, black is the more dominant color here.
This large kitchen area was designed in an open space and combined with a dining room. It features a huge kitchen island, double glass doors, and black ebony cabinetry lining the wall of this kitchen. The black cabinets are mixed with white walls and white glass sheet backsplash to balance the look and to deliver an airy, open feeling.
These raised-panel cabinets are custom-made. Unfortunately, there is no detailed information about the material and paint used here. However, you can ask your cabinet maker to build a similar cabinet out of wood and paint it in Sherwin Williams – Black Magic or Farrow & Ball – Pitch Black. The white solid surface countertops are there to tone down the dark tone of the cabinetry.
So, should you go for floor to ceiling cabinets for your kitchen remodeling? From the pictures above, it seems to be a nice idea to allocate an entire wall in your kitchen to install floor to ceiling cabinetry. This is a great way to build a lot of storage, especially if you have a small kitchen. Installing a huge cabinet will be space efficient.
Here are some useful tips if you want to install a floor to ceiling cabinetry:
- You can have an incorporating integrated appliances, like refrigerator, wall oven, and even TV.
- If the wall you’re going to fit the cabinets is next to a window, you have to plan carefully. Make sure to have a gap beside the window. It is to avoid blocking the light. Yes, it can lead to an area of a wasted space. If you don’t want any wasted space, you can try installing a shelving unit there. The open shelves won’t block the natural light from the windows, but it can be storage space too.
- Don’t forget to create contrast. For instance, if you have an ebony black cabinetry, it will create a striking contrast with a polished white subway tile backsplash.
- Try to incorporate work space. If the countertop in your kitchen seems to be insufficient for you, you can break up a cabinet’s solid block. Therefore, you can create enough of a surface for an extra prep space and a sink.
- For a more elegant look, you can include a niche in the cabinet wall. It can be used as a storage for wine bottles and glasses, or you can use it as a wine bar. It can make a beautiful focal point as well.
Good luck with your kitchen remodeling!