By Hyun Meijer. Cabinet Styles. Published at Saturday, March 09th, 2019 - 00:10:11 AM.
The retro kitchen style is a mix of decades of old styles and it is influenced by the trends in the past. In essence, retro style kitchens are like “throwbacks” which generally evoke a nostalgic feel. It sometimes reminds us of a “diner like” ambiance. Retro kitchen cabinets are the perfect marriage of classic flair and contemporary vibe. It also puts emphasis on a sturdy build and functionality. The most popular design for retro kitchen cabinets are mid century modern. This kitchen cabinet style is characterized by a sleek appearance, streamline design, angular lines and geometric forms. The design is more seamless, plain and simple. And just like the modern style, it does not make use of ornamentation such as decorative details, mouldings, cornices or carvings. Materials may either be solid wood, laminate or veneers. Colors and finishes for mid century retro kitchen cabinets include light to medium stained woods.
Depending on pre-existing conditions, beadboards are mainly applied on cabinet doors. The drawer faces and main carcass are usually plain or uses another paneling style. In this kitchen design, the cabinet doors are are beadboards, but the drawers and main carcass are plain/flat. Because of the dark charcoal paint used on the cabinetry, this kitchen has a totally different vibe compared to white beadboard cabinets – it has a more masculine, rustic-contemporary feel.
Before you do whatever, think of the elements you’ve already implemented in your kitchen: is the cabinetry is bold, keep the shelves simple, and decorate with few monochromatic elements that won’t look or feel overwhelming.
Hunter green is dark neutral green shade with a slightly mysterious vibe. It is subtle enough to blend in with any existing cabinet colors, but also bring in enough personality to set your kitchen apart from the rest. Hunter green would be perfect to use on accent cabinets on country-style kitchens like the example above. The use of Olive green paint on the kitchen cabinets of this French provincial style kitchen helps break the dull, flat look of all-white kitchens, while maintaining the versatile subtlety of white.
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