By Vonda Finn. Cabinet Styles. Published at Thursday, January 10th, 2019 - 23:28:47 PM.
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.
This cream-toned kitchen takes on a more modern look, with its stainless steel dual-door refrigerator with chiller and stainless steel hanging range hood with glass. In addition, the clear glass French windows to the site, the large-cut white porcelain tiles and modern-style brown leather-upholstered barstools add to the modern look. As an homage to the more traditional kitchen, a crystal chandelier is hung above the white quartz countertop of the white raised panel-based kitchen island.
If replacing you current kitchen cabinets would require too much work or cost, you van also consider applying beadboard cabinets on the kitchen island. That way it will serve as an accent piece for added detail in the kitchen. Placed in an open plan space, the kitchen island not only serves as an additional worktop and small dining space, but also as a “divider” between spaces. The use of beadboards on the counter face gives the kitchen island an added texture and pattern, emphasizing the separation of the areas without having to use partitions. The cool white palette used on the kitchen cabinets and counter help make this kitchen more flexible & easier to match with more modern furniture pieces.
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.
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