Published at Saturday, August 26th 2017. by Edgard Faure in Cabinets & Drawer.
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.
Simple Shaker-style cabinetry lets color do the talking in this kitchen. Colored stains rubbed into the wood allow the grain to show through; the surfaces have more texture and depth than painted cabinetry would. The addition of an overall glaze tones down the color to further compliment the simplicity of Shaker style. The island's creamy finish matches the old-world styled cast-iron range (not shown), while the soft blue-green cabinets mix in colorful interest, resulting in a crisp, clean feeling with the warmth of wood.
Even the most basic remodel or upgrade for your kitchen cabinets can get expensive and time-consuming, so make sure you have a clear vision of what you want for your kitchen before you make any other decisions. Do you want to completely replace the cabinet doors with a whole new style, or would refacing do the trick for you?
Beveled moldings and ledge accents give standard upper cabinets a vintage-cupboard look, reinforcing the farmhouse feel. Beveled cabinetry frames inspired by a 1950s breakfront respect the blended-era style of this home, a melding of Craftsman and contemporary design. The white oak cabinets finished with a warm ebony stain bring cozy texture in a timeless statement. Sleek chrome hardware and sandblasted glass doors add an updated contemporary effect.
Stainless steel recessed drawer pulls and toe-kicks compliment the sleek appliances. Glass-front upper cabinets mix in a personal display touch. Cabinets with simple beaded molding around a flat inset panel are nearly style-neutral the finish and the hardware can push them toward almost any look you choose.
Gracefully lilting S-curve moldings and cabriole legs are hallmarks of French design, rooted in Louis XIV furniture. Here the relaxed S curve shapes the mullioned doors of upper cabinets. Carved cabriole legs support the farmhouse sink as if it were a piece of furniture and help blend it in with the base cabinets. The island boasts characteristic French accents as well: Reeded molding bands the top edge, and the sinuous corner corbels are carved with traditional shells and bell flowers. The island's soft blue paint was sanded, crackled, and glazed with raw umber for an antique patina.