Published at Thursday, August 03rd 2017. by Hettie Morin in Cabinets & Drawer.
Some cabinet styles work better for contemporary than others. Same goes for traditional. Transitional styles can bridge them both. Do you want a few fancy accent cabinets or a more streamlined consistent look? Once you can answer these questions you'll be able to focus on the kitchen cabinet door style that is right for you.
That said, there are "transitional" styles that can work for any size space—for example, Shaker-style cabinetry can be made to feel modern, traditional or style-neutral simply by choosing cabinet hardware, paint or stain that reflects one of those styles. Your kitchen cabinets are the centerpiece of your space, and the style you choose is a reflection of your personality.
What kind of style do you prefer, classic and traditional or modern and contemporary? What about glass doors? And are you prepared to go all out for custom? These are all very important considerations when choosing which cabinet doors are right for you.
Cabinets accented with classic molding and furniture-style details lend timeless traditional style to this elegant kitchen. A dark glaze layered over the creamy white perimeter cabinets conveys a sense of formality by enhancing the cabinetry's fine fluting, shapely legs, and intricate crown molding.
The substantial island underscores the look, with a deep walnut-finish base that tips it hat to both warm traditional and sleek urban styles, while scrolled bar-counter supports balance the clean-lined quartz countertop. Infused with bright light and crisp linear design, this kitchen is a model of modern-Scandinavian inspiration. Slab-front cabinets often speak of industrial style, but a thoughtful selection of materials and finishes gives these a softer appeal.
Ultra-contemporary glass designs like river ice, spun fiber and deco add an artistic flair and convey a sense of drama. I really like this look on just one set of tall cabinets in one place to reinforce or contrast the tone and color scheme of a room. Glass cabinets can also be used in conjunction with solid cabinetry for a bigger impact, especially with an interesting design pattern, such as net or leaf.