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What Kitchen Style Do You Prefer?

Posted by Krista Payne on Sep 1, 2010 3:51:02 AM

Last week we asked you to take the “What’s My Style” to determine your kitchen design style. So now we want to know what is your style? Do you prefer the clean lines of a modern kitchen or the cheery colors of a country kitchen?

Read through the descriptions of the different styles and then vote on your favorite style.

Contemporary kitchens tend to be modern, minimalist and geometric. Typical common characteristics are horizontal lines, asymmetry with stainless steel, laminate, glass, concrete, chrome or lacquer fixtures.
Country kitchens have an antique or hand forged look with light and/or bright colors, painted and glazed cabinets and decorative molding.
Old World kitchens can trace their look to pre-17th century Europe. These kitchens tend to have deep, rich colors, hidden appliances and distress stone wall and/or floors.
Rustic kitchens
often have a regional American flair: Adirondack or Pacific Northwest, or it might remind you a log cabin. Expect to see lots of knotty pine, hickory, and alder woods, and warm, rich earth tones and reds, greens and yellows color schemes that reflect nature.
Traditional kitchens tend to be more formal, elegant than other style. They have characteristic of American and European homes of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Popular trends for traditional design include; crown molding and other ornamentation and trim, raised panel cabinet door styles. And utilizes natural materials like wood and stone.
Transitional kitchens are eclectic in nature, and include elements of both traditional and contemporary design. Transitional kitchen mix natural and man-made materials as well as finishes and textures.
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Topics: Design Inspirations