By Myrtle Van Dijk. Cabinet Styles. Published at Friday, March 08th, 2019 - 09:44:42 AM.
The use of black-painted beadboard cabinets on this massive kitchen island gives it a very retro industrial vibe that would go well with any current design style. The dark finish of the cabinets makes the stainless steel appliances and pulls stand out, and also gives it a more sophisticated look. Beadboard cabinet doors and carcass was used for worktop kitchen island of this classic country style kitchen. The vertical grooves adds a subtle texture detail to the surface, making it stand out without taking too much of your attention.
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 simple yet elegant design features recessed panel cream kitchen cabinets, cornices, plate rails, and a large double door refrigerator with crisper done in the same style. The light tones of the cabinets are offset by the warm beige backsplash tiles and dark wooden panels and scroll-shaped brackets used for the kitchen island base. The countertops are in a Calacatta gold marble, an accent to the plainer off-white tiles used for the flooring.
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.
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