Explore Your Style


Which kitchen cabinet style matches your style? Get familiar with some of the telltale visual cues and recognizable design elements of four common design styles: traditional, transitional, contemporary and rustic.

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TRADITIONAL

  • Takes inspiration from the past
  • Emphasizes details – generous moldings, raised panel doors, carved elements
  • Rich dark stains and understated paint colors (often white) create an overall elegance
  • Includes natural materials – wood, granite, slate, copper
  • Can be defined as: formal, classic, refined

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TRANSITIONAL

  • A blend of traditional and contemporary style
  • More relaxed than traditional, softer than contemporary
  • Tailored appearance with clean lines, nothing fancy or frilly (think: Shaker-style cabinets)
  • May include sleek elements like glass mosaic tile or a stainless steel range hood
  • Often features a palette of warm neutrals – creams, tans, greys, chocolate browns
  • Can be defined as: casual, understated, informal

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CONTEMPORARY

  • Less is more
  • Rooms have a clean, orderly appearance and an open-space feel
  • Minimal ornamentation, many designs will feature streamlined slab door styles
  • Typically has sleek, glossy finishes and man-made materials – glass, chrome, lacquer
  • Can be defined as: streamlined, simple, bold

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RUSTIC

  • Influences vary from country farmhouse to Tuscan villa to log cabin lodge
  • Simple designs that celebrate raw, rugged and natural materials – hand-hewn beams, exposed brick walls, unfinished wood floors, wrought iron
  • Often includes reclaimed items with an aged patina or new-made-to-look-old pieces with distressed finishes
  • Texture is an important design feature
  • Can be defined as: organic, cozy, muted

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