Kitchen Cabinets 101: Styles


With styles ranging from contemporary to country, you are sure to find a style that fits you perfectly.

Today you need more than two hands to count the number of styles you can choose from to create your dream kitchen cabinets. With styles ranging from contemporary to country, you are sure to find a style that fits you perfectly.

One kitchen cabinet style that can be old or new is the antique look. You can either renovate an outdated kitchen to a more elegant vintage feel or travel back in time and seek out vintage materials. To get the antique look go for old wood, aged paints and finishes, darker hardwood floors, and kitchen cabinets that radiate that “old furniture” look to help bring the whole look together. Take your antique style to the next level and decorate your walls with old artwork and dishes and choose antique chandeliers and chairs.

If you are looking for a more contemporary kitchen cabinet style, opt to stay away from excess decorations. The style is simple and most contemporary kitchens use a combination of black, gray, and white to help the kitchen appear extra sharp.

Looking for something a little homier? Country kitchens are down-to-earth and invite you to whip up a good meal. Some trademark country kitchen elements are farmhouse sinks, bead board panels, and open shelving. The appearance is often natural with wooden floors and brass hardware. Some colors to help complete the country kitchen look are butter yellow, light blue, or cream.

If you are looking for a timeless look go with the traditional kitchen cabinet that encompasses European and American architecture. The detailed molding and rich wood cabinetry allow the cabinets to appear formal and elegant. Complete the look by carefully selecting lighting, faucet, knobs, and hardwood or tile flooring.

No matter what kitchen cabinet style you choose, be sure to make it you! Add your personal touches and don’t be afraid to mix and match two styles you love into one that is uniquely yours.

This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.