Distinctive kitchen cabinet details–from layered finishes and hip hardware to architectural embellishments–stylishly boost interest in traditional, contemporary, vintage, and cottage kitchen designs. A brand-new kitchen references long-ago eras with cabinets sporting painted finish in handsome green, white porcelain knobs, and beaded-board accents. Leaded-glass doors on upper cabinets further the vintage vibe and provide breezy counterpoints to solid base cabinets.
Metal-screen inserts that mirror the gray tones of stainless-steel pro-style appliances and marble countertops brighten dark-finished base cabinet doors. An idea borrowed from antique pie safes, the mesh panels let air circulate through the cabinets to keep produce fresher and musky odors at bay.
Stainless-steel cabinet drawers add an unexpected contemporary touch to a primarily traditional kitchen. The drawers duplicate the range and hood’s shimmer, standout from gray cabinet frames, and sleekly contrast with molding-trimmed upper cabinets. Carved legs give this island a furniture-like profile, while also supporting the island’s overhanging marble top. Simple drawer pulls and a stained finish that lets the wood grain show through further distinguish the island from the more formally finished perimeter cabinets.
Exposed strap hinges rendered in a high-impact shape and a modern material partner with softly curved chrome pulls to beautifully update white-painted cabinets in a cottage-style kitchen. Note the recessed dual-paneled design that brings a handcrafted look and eye-catching depth to this pair of cabinet doors. Upper cabinet doors equipped with glass panels handily balance lower cabinets’ solid forms, but can be a little too transparent for some tastes. These textured glass panes handily blur cabinet contents, while introducing a subtle undulating pattern to the streamlined kitchen.
Layers of glazes, paints, and stains create cabinet finishes seemingly worn by time and touched by generations of cooks. Here, black, red, and blue finishes stack up beneath a crackled topcoat, which creates a glazed finish that allows each color to be seen and appreciated. Bin-style pulls underscore the cabinets’ vintage essence. Appearing to have been pieced together over time, this new kitchen combines different cabinet profiles in various weathered finishes. Skirting and leg elements, distressed finishes, and furniture pulls give base cabinets the look of freestanding chests of drawers. Antiquing glaze ages small cabinet doors enclosing the lower section of a corner niche and brings a wall-mounted cabinet into the old-world scheme.
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