Modern Kitchen Trends of 2016: A Three Part Series
Part One – Designing a Transitional Kitchen: Blending Traditional and Modern
As you begin to plan for your kitchen design, consider a transitional kitchen. This unique design blends traditional and modern styles to create a distinctive design that will stand out and add a flare to your home. Transitional kitchens mix natural and man-made materials, and often blend components from different eras including brackets, legs, molding and doors. One primary benefit to a transitional kitchen is that it will fit into any home. The design is very broad and can be left open to interpretation and to your own style and creativity. As you design your kitchen, look for new materials and use them on old furniture or cabinetry to liven up your kitchen’s style.
There are some key elements that are incorporated into most transitional kitchens:
- The first key element to a transitional kitchen is the blend of natural and manufactured materials. Materials such as wood, glass, stone and marble are used in the same space to craft a creative and attractive aesthetic in your kitchen space.
- Transitional kitchens generally highlight neutral colors of varying shades. For example, many neutral kitchens include classic black and white. Gray and white is also becoming very popular. Often varying shades of the same color will be featured in a transitional kitchen, such as different shades of brown in the floor, cabinetry and furnishings. Neutral colors allow for eye-catching pops of color throughout your kitchen space as you continue to decorate.
- While transitional kitchens are subtle with regard to color, they are striking with regard to their texture. Tiles throughout the kitchen, on the floor and on the backsplash are full of texture. Countertops are often made of unique materials and are also rich in texture. Additionally, cabinetry in a transitional kitchen is streamlined and does not include a great deal of intricate design.
- Finally, and perhaps the true definition of a transitional kitchen, is the blend of the old and the new, the modern and the traditional. This allows you to bring elements of all aspects of your personality into your kitchen design, making it a true representation of your style in such a cornerstone space of your home.
As a design/build company with professional experience in providing design assistance, Rendon Remodeling & Design is ready to help you begin the process of designing your transitional kitchen space. Call today for a complimentary consultation.