Anyone who has spent more than 10 minutes thinking about remodeling or designing a kitchen has come across the term “transitional.” It’s a buzzword in the design world, but what exactly does it imply?
Transitional designs fall somewhere between traditional and modern styles, bridging the gap by incorporating elements from both. It results in a warm and inviting environment that is unfussy while still incorporating classic elements.
The majority of my designs are transitional: some are very modern, while others are more traditional, and yet they are all wildly different from one another.
While almost everything in a transitional kitchen is negotiable, here are some of the style’s hallmarks, as well as some recent examples of how I’ve interpreted the look.
1) A combination of natural and man-made materials
The style’s cornerstone, if you will. Wood, steel, glass, and stone or marble are frequently combined in a transitional kitchen. This is a kitchen I designed for a Tribeca loft; you can see how wood cabinets, concrete floors, marble, and stainless steel all work together to make a beautiful whole. I wanted the space to be warm and inviting while also paying homage to the building’s industrial past.
2) Use a neutral color scheme.
While a splash of color here and there is welcome, transitional kitchens are dominated by neutral colors in various shades. The end result is usually a sophisticated and timeless appearance. The kitchen I designed for a Florida high-rise, which features different tones of brown in the floor, island, cabinetry, and furnishings, is a good example of this.
3) Extensive texture
While transitional kitchens are frequently subdued in color, that doesn’t mean they’re uninteresting! Using everything from interesting tile surfaces to polished or rough stone to provide visual interest, transitional kitchens are often delightful explorations of texture.
4) Cabinetry that is more streamlined
Transitional kitchen cabinetry is typically low-profile. Transitional cabinetry isn’t known for its ornate carvings or ornate hardware. The material is what keeps it from looking too modern: To keep it transitional, I usually use wood rather than glass or lacquer. This kitchen, which was designed for a pre-war high-rise, has recessed handles and minimalist cabinetry in a warm rich wood. I like how the clean lines and natural material complement each other, creating a clean but inviting effect.
5) Combining the old and the new
This is how a transitional design is defined in the broadest sense. A transitional kitchen takes elements or references from previous styles and combines them with modern features to create something new and exciting. The beauty of it is that you can mix and match the past with the present to create a kitchen that truly reflects who you are and how you live!
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