Trend Study: Combining Mirrors and Cabinetry

Mirrors have been used as a decorative accent in home interiors for a long time.  They add a reflective quality and can make a room feel lighter and brighter and even more expansive. Let's explore the use of a mirror within cabinetry as a creative alternative to regular clear glass.

Interior design with neutral colors and trendy mirror decor.

Mirror used within cabinetry doors (behind mullions or simply in place of a glass door) is another wonderful way to add light and reflectivity within a kitchen.  For many homeowners, glass or mullion doors don't hide what is stored behind the doors, but a mirror gives the look and feel of glass and yet hides the cabinet interior.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry featuring the "Bronze" Mirror insert.

Adding Mirror to Bathroom Cabinetry

Mirror has an obvious use and function within a bathroom and can add an additional place to get ready in the morning, or near a closet, it provides an additional place to get dressed. Adding mirrors to bathroom cabinetry or to the back of a bathroom cabinet helps expand that functionality while also helping make the bathroom feel more expansive. Shown below are several beautiful bathroom examples with mirrored cabinetry by Dura Supreme.

A stunning all white master bathroom with beautiful mullion cabinet doors with mirror glass inserts.

Light to Medium stained bathroom vanity and linen cabinet with an X pattern mullion door with a tall mirror glass insert in the cabinet door.

The upper cabinets use mirror to create the look of a glass accent door without the hassel of having to keep what's behind the cabinet neat and tidy. A transitional styled all white bathroom with a white painted bath vanity with mirror cabinet doors.

Dark gray bathroom furniture and vanity cabinets with delicate mullion cabinet doors with a dark gray mirror cabinet door insert.

A double sink vanity with a tall tower in the center dividing the two spaces. The countertop sitting cabinets feature elegant mirrored cabinet doors and mullion designs.

A master bathroom with double vanities featuring a tall freestanding linen cabinet with a mirror in the back of the cabinetry.

The small cabinet above the toilet in this bathroom uses mirror to help reflect more light from the small bathroom window throughout the space. A bright white bathroom with mirrored cabinet doors on a small wall cabinet.

A wintery gray and white bathroom design with a leaded glass mirror cabinet door.

Incorporating Mirrors in the Kitchen

In the kitchen, a mirror can be used within a cabinet door, or as a backsplash, or in the back of a cabinet. Shown below are several great examples with Dura Supreme Cabinetry for using mirrors within the kitchen.

A white painted kitchen design with mullion cabinet doors and antique mirror glass insert.

A bright white and reflective kitchen design with antique mirror cabinet doors.

A light natural stained kitchen remodel with a white wood hood and trendy mirrored backspalsh is a bright and fresh design.

A straight on view of the kitchen remodel with light stained wood cabinets, white countertops, white painted wood hood, and dramatic mirror backsplash.

A modern industrial styled kitchen design with pipe floating shelves for spices, dark stained cabinets, and decorative bronze mirror cabinet doors.

These kitchens both incorporated mirror mullion door appliance panels to create hidden refrigerators with a decorative furniture style.

A grand kitchen design with mullion cabinet doors and a refrigerator with mirrored mullion doors to match the decorative cabinet doors.   Dura Supreme kitchen design by Aaron Mauk of Mauk Cabinets by Design, Ohio.

The mullion cabinet doors match the mirror mullion pattern on the fridge appliance panel.

A stunning white and bright kitchen design with mirror cabinet door panels with an X pattern on the refrigerator.

Mirrored cabinets with an X mullion cabinet door pattern. Mirrors on a large kitchen appliance, a kitchen fridge.

 A refrigerator with mirrored cabinet appliance panels. Close up of the large kitchen appliance with cabinetry paneling.

Expanding a Small or Dark Room with Reflections

Small, dark, and/or narrow spaces like entryways, basements, home offices, etc. can benefit from mirrored design elements.

An entryway hall tree with a a large mirror to make the space feel larger and provide a space to double check your appearance before you leave the house.

Mirrors can be used to help expand natural light further into a home or to help a room feel larger then it actually is. Like this hallway that is centered toward the middle of the home. With the reflective cabinets, the natural light from the kitchen window bounces additional light into this hallway space making the walkway feel brighter and inviting.

A beautiful hallway with a wet bar, mirrored cabinet inserts, and a barrel ceiling design.

This basement uses a mirrored backsplash to bounce the reflection of the detailed Moroccan lighting to create a beautiful lighting effect to the space. The mirror also helps the windowless basement feel more spacious. 

A home bar basement remodel with dark green cabinets and a mirror backsplash to bounce the decorative light patterns of the Moroccan pendant lights.

Floating shelves between 2 cabinets with a mirror backspalsh behind to reflect a beautiful light pattern. It makes this basement entertainment room feel like a nightclub.

How will you use mirrors in your next interior design project?

A trendy and modern black and gold home bar and wet bar design with a mirror backsplash.

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