Samples—the Best Way to Match Cabinets

cherryville_kitchen_cabinetsIt’s not easy making sure new cabinets will match existing cabinets, or that the new cabinets will match the rest of your kitchen. Ideally, we’d be able to see it firsthand, but that’s not always possible. Luckily, there are samples. Samples are the best way to match cabinets because they are examples of the cabinets themselves. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for cheap cabinets or expensive ones, there are samples available that you can use. White cabinets, black kitchen cabinets, cherry, oak or whatever you need, there is a sample available to you.

How to Get Samples

When you begin your cabinet search, you’ll find that eyeballing colors and materials isn’t an easy thing to do. If you’re buying online, which provides the most variety, then there is no way you can see how the cabinets will look without a sample. There are various types of samples available. You can get door samples that show you various materials and stains and how they will look. These are the best way to match cabinets because you’re receiving an actual piece of the cabinet and can do a direct comparison. You do have to pay for a door sample, but many places allow you to return the sample when you are done and receive a portion of your money back. There are also glaze block samples that are smaller, but let you see how the glaze looks on wood and color samples. These are just cardboard swatches of color that you can compare. You can order these from the site from which you plan on getting the cabinets.

How to Use Samples

sample_kitchen_cabinetsWhen you receive the samples, they can be used to match the cabinets. The best thing is the door samples in the color you want. You can place the door next to the existing door or wall and compare how they look. Color can subtly change through the years due to sun exposure, pollution, etc., so getting a sample is important. You may get the exact same color as the existing cabinet, but a side by side comparison may show a stark difference. If you get glazing blocks or color samples, then the comparison can be a bit more difficult, but not impossible. What’s great about a color sample is if the color you want is off a little, then you can try and find the color that best matches it.

Returning Your Samples

While it may seem like an afterthought to return the sample doors from your cabinets, the reality is that it can really make things easier for you and the cabinet company. It’s a win-win situation. You get some of your money back, and the cabinet company doesn’t have to order another door from the manufacturer. Instead, the next time someone wants a door of that stain or color, they can ship an existing one. It saves everyone time and money.

RTA Cabinet store can get you the samples you need. Contact us today and we’ll get them sent out as soon as possible.

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Design Ideas, kitchen cabinets, Kitchen Design Ideas, RTA Kitchen Cabinets

Get Your Dream Kitchen Designed for FREE!

The staff at will provide you with a FREE, no obligation professional kitchen design consultation with one of our expertly trained designers (a $500 value).

Free Download

Design Ideas & Buyer's Guide

Free Kitchen Buyer's Guide

When you sign up, you'll also receive information about our free Kitchen Design Tool! It's the easiest way to design your dream kitchen.

I'm interested in cabinets as a…

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Online Kitchen Design Tool