Mark Ruffalo makes a classic kitchen cabinet color look brand new with this trendy metallic addition

The Poor Things actor upgraded this timeless kitchen cabinet shade with designer-approved gold accents

Mark Ruffalo
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When he's not getting nominated for Oscars, Mark Ruffalo likes to relax at home with his cat. Lucky for Mark (and his cat, Rabbit), home is a beautiful place to relax. 

We were already fawning over his mid-century modern living room, and now, we're obsessed with his contemporary kitchen. The actor shared a photo of his cat perched on his metallic, gold countertops against the backdrop of his white matte cabinets. It's a celebration of interior design trends and timeless colors.

What makes the space so chic? First, the white, matte kitchen cabinets make Mark's kitchen feel classic and grounded. Barry Gant, kitchen expert at 7 Day Kitchens, states: 'White matte has a kind of quiet sophistication. It doesn’t scream for attention but has this calm, cool presence that makes your kitchen feel both modern and welcoming.'

barry gant from 7 day kitchens
Barry Gant

Barry Gant is the founder of 7 Day Kitchens, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based company specializing in swift kitchen remodeling. His years of experience in the kitchen industry have given him a unique outlook on creating timeless, stylish, and high-quality kitchens.

Furthermore, the look is absolutely a timeless kitchen cabinet idea. Barry continues, 'White matte strikes this neat balance between trendy and timeless. It's been around, but it’s also picking up steam in modern design circles. Given how it blends with different styles and its low-maintenance nature, it’s safe to say white matte isn’t just a fad. It’s practical, looks great, and adapts well to changes, which is what you want in a kitchen that lasts.'

However, the seamless blend of classic design and contemporary kitchen cabinet trends in Mark's space isn't just from the white matte finish: it also comes through in the gold metallics throughout his space. Luxury kitchen company Davonport predicted that metallic splashbacks would be one of the biggest kitchen trends of 2024, and the look shines in Mark's kitchen.

'The bold, golden countertops, backsplash, and cabinet hardware in Mark Ruffalo's kitchen help create a contemporary, luxe feel,' says Jennifer Ebert, digital editor of Homes & Gardens. She adds, 'The visibly high-quality fashioning of the metallic accents renders the look timeless.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

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There's no combination more timeless, and currently trendy, than gold hardware with matte white cabinets. Mark Ruffalo's kitchen shows that this is a look that will withstand the tests of time.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.