If you can’t decide between classic or contemporary decor, transitional design is the perfect blend of both. Transitional design pairs the sleek, trendy look of modern decor with the warmth and welcoming detail of traditional style.
A remodel of a small city kitchen into a transitional styled space was a joy to create. Here are some tips to consider if you are planning a transitional style for your kitchen:
- Wood is an excellent choice for a transitional-style kitchens as natural materials are the perfect option for an interior that blends traditional and modern decor. The white, painted cabinets in the “before” picture are replaced with custom cabinets in a warm, neutral, maple-accented color with black ebony inserts and contemporary chrome pulls.
- In lieu of the standard white appliances, brushed stainless steel appliances add a contemporary feel to the kitchen with the sleek black granite countertops. Both of these selections add a layer of texture, reflect light for brighter kitchens and are popular choices.
- In addition to being functional, lighting should also add to the decor. The outdated chandelier in the original kitchen is replaced with a high-wattage, tight-to-the-ceiling, oversized fixture. This modern and bright light fixture provides brilliance to the whole kitchen and keeps with the transitional decor.