Kitchen Design Styles
There are about as many kitchen design styles as there are people, because the kitchen is where you , your family, and guests will spend most of their waking hours. How can you tell the difference between the most popular styles? That’s the purpose of this blog.
In our opinion, there are five basic kitchen design styles: Farmhouse, Light Contemporary, Modern, Traditional, and Transitional kitchen design. With the help of our friends at Medallion Cabinetry, let’s dive into the main components of each style. Of course, you will probably pick-and-choose things you like and combine them into what looks and feels best for you!
This inviting kitchen is a combination of elements associated with Farmhouse design: flat-panel cabinet doors and drawer fronts, light earth-tone finishes, dark and simple fixtures and flooring. The owner’s crockery collection is definitely in-theme.
Understated clean lines come together with rustic accents inspired by historic rural homes. Using simple Middleton full-overlay, flat panel doors in Classic Safari and Eucalyptus Classic paint, allows the three finishes to take center stage.
Shiplap is a key element of Farmhouse styling—add texture and detail to your design with a shiplap panel, now available in strips as well as prearranged panels for hoods, bookcases, end panels and more.
The center island is enhanced a with a geometric x-end. that is paired with shiplap, to add a classic Farmhouse look.
Clean lines and simplicity are the hallmarks of this open and airy galley-style design. Stainless steel appliances and vent hood add to this look and the two Bella straight-grain maple cabinet tones of Natural and Sandalwood subtly differentiate the work and storage areas. This is one of our favorite kitchen design styles.
At first glance, and probably due to the color palette and finishes, this kitchen appears lean towards Farmhouse. Upon closer inspection, the Bella quarter-sawn oak Cobblestone; Mission Flat Panel maple Chai Latte Classic (lower cabinets), and Bellagio stainless steel with Frosted glass (upper left-hand corner of the photo).
For the tall cabinets and alcove bench seating, the designer chose Medallion’s Mission door style in Chai Latte classic paint. Chai Latte’s subtle, warm taupe hue is a perfect complement to the Cobblestone finish. By selecting this neutral paint color for the tall cabinets, their bulky appearance was reduced. In choosing a similar wall color, we keep the focus on the Cobblestone finish (cabinet in lower right-hand corner) and further enhance the relaxed atmosphere throughout the kitchen.
Think that the Traditional kitchen design style is dark and heavy? Some may be, but not this one. Medallion’s Madison Raised Panel maple with a Cottage White Dry Brush finish greatly reduces the visual weight of the expansive cabinets. The island is made from cherry and is finished with Peppercorn Ebony Glaze and Highlight.
You can see the Traditional design elements in the raised panels of the drawer fronts and doors, along with the custom-created vent hood, pillars, beams, and island legs.
The Transitional kitchen design style is great for people who like a mash-up of both modern and traditional elements. Although the cabinet door and drawer fronts are leaning towards Modern they are pulled towards Traditional with the raised beading and custom Old Navy paint color.
Medallion’s Loxley Flat Panel cabinet style, from their Gold Collection, and Bayside, from their Platinum Collection, are both crafted from maple and finished in White Icing Classic. This is an example of how cabinetry from multiple Medallion product lines can be combined into a unified look.
Thank you for reading this blog! If you would like to find your own style, especially if it isn’t shown above, give us a call – We Love To Talk! (and listen, too!)