Transitional kitchens have been increasing in popularity, as mentioned in our 2019 Kitchen Trends blog. A question you may have is, “What the heck is a Transitional Kitchen?” We’ll show some examples from our friends at Medallion Cabinetry along with our opinion of what makes the design a Transitional Kitchen.
When designing a kitchen it’s important to determine which style is the best fit for you. When considering a Transitional Kitchen, which is a blend of Traditional and Contemporary design elements. You’ll need to determine the blend you want. Do you wish to be toward the Traditional or Contemporary sides, or right in the middle?
Our examples will show, in our opinion, designs that fall in the three major sections of the Transitional Kitchen design continuum.
Bahamas and Venice
The blend of these two styles (Bahamas for Contemporary and Venice for Traditional) tends to be towards the Traditional side of the spectrum. The Bahamas’ maple White Chocolate Classic cabinets have a nice, bright, clean, contemporary look, while the Venice Raised Panel knotty alder Harvest Bronze Ebony Glaze speaks in Traditional tones.
Note: you can also anchor your kitchen design in one camp or the other by the selecting appropriate cabinet finishes and color, window or wall coverings, lighting fixtures, cabinet hardware, or flooring materials.
Bahamas and Brookhill
This is a good example of how, by increasing the relative visual weight of the contemporary Bahamas style, in comparison to the more traditional Brookhill, raised-panel look, the designer achieved a nice balance between Contemporary and Traditional. The light colors (Cottage White Dry Brush and Castle Rock Sheer) make this kitchen quite light and airy. The traditional elements of the dark beamed ceiling, floor, and craftsman-style picnic table add visual interest and frame the space.
Loxley and Bayside
This is one of our favorite designs. We really like how this two-toned kitchen uses color (White Icing Classic and a custom color Old Navy) to update a traditional cabinet style. You’ll also note how the designer has integrated a contemporary vent hood, open shelving, and lighting fixtures to move this design squarely to the Contemporary side of the Transitional Kitchen range.
Nice added touches are the Old Navy-colored cabinet frame accents, cookware and pantry door.
The above three examples are only a fraction of the Transitional Kitchen suggestions that we have. We’ll be happy to provide design assistance or work with your trusted partners to make your dream kitchen a reality. Contact us.