When doing a kitchen remodel, you might have realized that there are so many different cabinet design styles out there. Do you know the style of your current kitchen? Do you know what style you are looking for in your new kitchen? Can you name any styles other than traditional or modern? In this overwhelming world of cabinet designs we spell out the most popular styles and help you figure out what cabinet design fits your dream kitchen. When you have hundreds of options in front of you and a limited budget, knowing the style you want will help make the decision process easier for you and your kitchen designer.
Traditional cabinet designs are elegant, inviting and reminiscent of a not-so-distant past. The styling is best summed up as ornate, rich and decorative. Usually embodying the golden age of Europe, traditional design styles use a variety of colors, elaborate motifs, and a blend of materials to breathe new life into century-old styling. In today’s hurry-up world, this design style maintains order and refinement through symmetry and balance.
Contemporary cabinet designs walk a fine line between current trends and modern style. Sleek and minimalist, contemporary kitchens thrive on straight lines, sharp corners and simplistic style. They are sparingly decorated with large-scale, bold embellishments and are usually dominated by more natural tones creating a modern level of elegance.
Transitional cabinet designs combine the best of traditional and contemporary styles to create a timeless design with a classic charm and a modern flair. This style has grown in popularity over the years. A Transitional design has subtle and clean color palettes that create relaxing and uncomplicated spaces. To add warmth in your space you can add accents of rich wood. Clean lines and rounded profiles keep the room feeling fresh and comfortable.
Modern cabinet design is based on Mid-Century Modern design elements. It features clean styles, sleek lines and sharp corners. Use of natural materials such as wood, leather, teak and linen are seen most often in this style. Hints of color are used in moderation and should be used more as accents to the overall design and style of the space.
Modern design is sometimes considered the same as Contemporary but there are differences between the two. Modern design refers to a period of time, it is a design style that was created around World War I, and doesn’t change. Contemporary design is ever changing with moments of trends and barrows from different styles.
Rustic cabinets build on the simple idea that everything in the room has been lived-in. This style gives you a raw and weathered or softly distressed look to your cabinets. Rustic’s warm and relaxed design style brings the charm of the outside in using natural materials, carved woods, heavy copper or iron. This mixture of textures comes together to tell a rustic country story.