By Xanthe Bram. Cabinet Styles. Published at Friday, January 04th, 2019 - 19:04:33 PM.
Soft and neutral colors are always a perfect choice for any kitchen design scheme. This open concept kitchen features a classic look by incorporating an inset style doors using the simple and clean lines of the Shaker cabinetry. French style glass-front cabinet breaks the monotony of the design and gives balance to the stainless steel appliances which are built-in to the cabinetry.
This classic kitchen in the picture above features beautifully carved wood panel cabinets painted in cream. The large kitchen island even features beautifully engraved Corinthian columns at its corners and is topped by a Crema Marfil stone countertop and a large candle chandelier with rose ceiling detail. The French doors to the side bring in the beautiful winter scenery and the cool tones of the snow are warmed down by the cream-colored stone floor tiles and smaller cut cream stone mosaic tiles for the backsplash.
To stay true to Mission style aesthetics, these type of cabinets are complemented with decors such as stained glass lighting fixtures. Mission style kitchen cabinets are also incorporated with built in storage benches or breakfast nooks. Transitional kitchen feature a fusion of traditional and contemporary design styles to create a well balanced look for your home. It combines the simplicity of contemporary design and the warmth of traditional design. By incorporating details from the past with contemporary decor, a more fresh and updated setting is created.
A popular painting technique used to refurbish antique furnishings would be antique washing, also known as distressing. This technique are usually used on vintage pieces, giving it a more casual, rustic feel, while accentuating the classic features and natural imperfections of the piece. This old English style kitchen has well preserved Oak kitchen cabinets, but since the space is already full of wood finishes (both floor and ceiling has wood), antique washing the kitchen island was a great refurbishing decision as it helps break the heavy monotony of wood on wood.
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