Explore Your Style

Which kitchen cabinet style matches your style?


Get familiar with some of the telltale visual cues and recognizable design elements of five common kitchen design styles: traditional, transitional, Modern, 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

  • Reflects what’s on-trend and fashionable today
  • Influenced by many global styles and design eras  
  • A streamlined appearance – less is more
  • Warm colors and touches of texture keep things inviting
  • Can be defined as: monochromatic, open, uncluttered

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MODERN

  • A period-specific style that peaked in the 1950s-60s with Mid-Century Modern
  • Sleek, orderly look that emphasizes strong horizontal and vertical lines
  • Often features glossy surfaces, like glass, stainless steel and acrylic
  • Form follows function – shuns anything that’s purely decorative
  • Can be defined as: minimalist, bold, linear

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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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