kitchen design trends

Different Types of Kitchen Styles

A big kitchen design has to do with what kitchen style to choose. Sometimes it is an easy decision especially if you have an overall style for your home. In other cases, it is a difficult decision. However, we hope that with our kitchen styles we help you choose the best option for you.

As we all know that the kitchen is the heart of any home, there are no longer just hubs for cooking. Kitchens are a place where creativity is fostered and family comes together. Kitchens are utilitarian, functional, and deeply personal, it is the place where memories are made. 

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Types of Kitchen Styles

1. Traditional

Traditional kitchen style
  • Elegant and timeless aesthetic
  • Modern American look and feel
  • Clean, comforting, inviting
  • Traditional + contemporary elements

Defined by its clean, comforting and inviting aesthetic. A traditional kitchen makes use of classic design elements and of fresh colours. It creates a look that is elegantly timeless. For a crisp and clean contrast that provides visual appeal and a sparkling vitality, there are commonly used white tiles, paint and accenting in the traditional kitchens.  

By using and utilizing detailing like panelled or glass cupboard we keep the timeless style and appearance. Along with personally requisite details such as polished hardwood floors and coordinating backsplashes or modern steel appliances. 

While traditional kitchens exhibit a casually overall feel and elegant look. The details can vary immensely. Very often, the visually appealing and perfectly complementary colour of white and dark woods are employed. There are many details that can help to highly distinguish one traditional kitchen from the next, starting from smatterings of stainless steel and polished accents, vintage or period accents and tailored upholstered seats.

2. Contemporary

Contemporary kitchen style
  • Modern and minimalist components
  • Artistic elements
  • Straight and horizontal lines
  • Uniquely bold simplicity

The contemporary style kitchen is a highly popular design concept. It has been readily embraced by homeowners in masse. A contemporary kitchen style incorporates a mixture of new and old and casual yet polished elements, giving a sleek aesthetic. 

Traditional kitchens take advantage of classic design elements. Making it a more conventional and familiar appeal. While a contemporary kitchen is typically more artistic and minimalist style. These kitchens are unadorned and free of excess detailing. Rather, the focus tends to be on artistic and complementary between surfaces, colours, and materials. 

Usually, modern trends for contemporary kitchens lack symmetry. It aims for a more geometric look. Horizontal lines will create a straightforward and user-friendly appeal. On the other hand, the use of unexpected details like concrete flooring, brushed silver knobs and tiny pops of colour will offer an industrial vibe.

When decorating a contemporary kitchen there is no standard blueprint; rather its design is defined by a minimalist decorating, clean aesthetic and strong and bold colour choices. 

3. Transitional

Transitional kitchen style
  • Traditional and contemporary design elements
  • Clean and simple minimalism
  • Inviting and engaging traditional style
  • Best of both worlds versatility

Transitional style kitchens encompass the best from both styles. They bring together a design concept by both traditional and contemporary. Transitional kitchens show off the beautifully clean and simple minimalist design elements. While designs and elements from both styles are used in transitional kitchens, also elements from other styles are utilized sometimes as well. 

4. Modern

Modern kitchen style
  • Sleekly sophisticated
  • Exotic and high-end materials
  • Clean lines and timeless silhouettes
  • Minimalist styling

A modern style kitchen embodies sleek sophistication and attractiveness. Our beautiful and polished countertops are accented with pops of colour to emphasize high-quality material and design. High-quality materials are in fact distinctive features of modern kitchens. Usually, it includes exotic materials that are luxurious to touch and sight. Luxury is pervasive throughout the modern kitchen.  

5. Craftsman

  • Artisan Flair
  • Natural materials
  • Rustically appealing look and feel
  • Fine craftsmanship

Craftsman styled kitchen is unique, inviting, and comforting at the same time, offering an organic and earthy sensuality. This style was popularized by the early 20th-century movement during the industrial revolution.

Additionally, during this time in general, home design and architecture became very artisanal. Kitchen furniture, tablets and cabinets were built and designed to last a lifetime.

6. Farmhouse

  • Intimate and cozy environment
  • Highly decorative
  • Brimming with details
  • Natural and premium materials

7. Rustic

  • A multifaceted approach to decorating
  • An abundance of wood and stone
  • Eclectic styling with a nod to nature
  • Comfortable and earthy appeal

8. Mediterranean

  • Classical Grecian style notes
  • Intricate and high-quality details
  • Old-world opulence
  • Bold colours paired with earthy neutrals

9. Asian

  • Natural materials
  • Efficient use of space
  • A subtle use of decorative touches
  • Incorporates curves.

10. Industrial

  • Lots of brick, metals and wood
  • Open concept
  • Darker lighting
  • Common in loft condos and apartments

11. Mid-Century Modern

  • White with splashes of colour
  • Uncluttered
  • Straight lines
  • A hint of glam (chrome)

12. Southwestern

  • Similar style attributes to the Mediterranean style
  • Plenty of tile work – earth tones mainly
  • Brick and wood
  • Arches
  • Cavernous

Find a Partner for Your Kitchen Cabinet Maker and Design

If you are feeling confused and you haven’t gotten a partner for your kitchen design Unica Concept is here. The shade matters when choosing gray for your kitchen cabinet colour. If you’re the traditional type, darken it up with a smoky gray. Go light for a contemporary, chic style or a distressed barn wood to unleash the shabby-chic in you. Unlike some other cabinet colours, grays will offer the perfect balance of warmth and neutrality, working well for any size kitchen and style.

Feel free to call us at 416-746-2226 or to send us an email at supp[email protected]. We will help you to create a space very comfortable and attractive.

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