Painted cabinets are some of the most popular and beautiful cabinets on the market today, they can give you different looks that stained cabinets just can't. There are elegant clean whites, contemporary blue or red, retro orange, or as a Cranberry or Sage island to accent rustic cherry or alder cabinets.
Custom cabinetry is a term used for a wide variety of cabinet products. Years ago when I represented only semi-custom lines like the ones carried at homecenters, I would occasionally lose a project to a local custom shop. The term custom denoted a false sense of high quality to the customer, much like the words plywood construction instills the idea of quality into subpar imported cabinets.
Inset cabinetry is one of the hottest new styles available for cabinetry. The popularity of inset cabinetry is unsurpassed. You see it everywhere from home magazines to Hollywood movie sets. This is actually a very old style that has been rebooted for a new elegant and modern look. When done with decorative hardware and refrigerator latches you can get a modern retro look that gives a unique and beautiful look to a kitchen project.