When selecting the cabinetry for your new kitchen, there are plenty of options.
From flat to shaker style, bead board, glass or heritage style cabinets, there are a variety of options that will help you create the aesthetic you’re looking for. However, there’s one option that has probably caught your eye while perusing your favourite home design magazines or scrolling through popular kitchen renovation hashtags—tongue and grove, or ‘V groove’ kitchen cabinetry.
If you’re considering a V groove kitchen but first want to know how to make the style work for you, here’s everything you need to know…
What we love most about a V groove kitchen
There are two main reasons why everyone is loving V groove joinery so much right now—it adds loads of character and interest, while being versatile enough to suit everything from cosy country-style kitchens, through to Hampton’s designs, and even the latest cutting-edge contemporary styles.
V groove joinery makes a real style statement. It’s bold, yet understated. Clean and modern, yet never bland. It adds subtle detail, without competing for attention. V groove cabinets have the ability to elevate an otherwise average kitchen into something truly exceptional.
Another benefit of the style is that it can be easily extended throughout the rest of the home with VJ panelling. If you have an open floorplan with a connected dining or living zone, think about how good your V groove kitchen cabinets could look when echoed with VJ panelling on a nearby feature wall in the dining area, or surrounding the entertainment unit in the living room.
Choosing the right colour scheme
Your colour choice will have a big impact on the finished look and feel of your kitchen. Fortunately, V groove cabinetry can comfortably handle some bold colour options.
Black V groove joinery is all the rage in contemporary kitchen design right now. Pairing it with some timber, concrete and brushed brass tapware is a guaranteed recipe for success.
Deep blues or sage green tones are also a very popular option that are ideal for channelling a more classic or traditional aesthetic without seeming dated, while whites or soft greys also work beautifully if you’re wanting to create a relaxed Hamptons coastal vibe.
If you’re really adventurous, V groove cabinets are also fantastic for emphasising mid-century style by opting for bold pastel pink or mint coloured joinery—yes, it’s a bit out there, but when done well, it can be a real showstopper!
Selecting your fittings and fixtures
It’s also important to think through your fittings and fixtures when working with V groove joinery.
When considering cabinet handles, as V groove joinery already adds a lot of detail, your safest bet is to opt for something relatively simple. Leather pulls or modern circular handles in a timber or metallic fixture look fantastic and are very on trend right now. Many homeowners also choose to go without handles entirely, instead opting for innovative touch-to-open technology.
When it comes to selecting your tapware, both traditional and modern styles can work well—just make sure whatever you choose is in keeping with your overall style direction, and that it will echo and complement the fittings used in the rest of the space.
We’ll make the process a breeze
Want to create a perfected V groove kitchen? At Mint Kitchens, we make the entire process easy.
Simply drop into one of our showrooms located across Melbourne, and we’ll walk you through the various design options to help you create your dream kitchen.