10 Kitchen Styles to Consider for Your Remodel

1. Traditional

With roots in 18th and 19th century homes, traditional kitchens have a formal and ornate style. “This style I would describe as elegant, sophisticated, and a very timeless aesthetic,” says Sierra Hess, realtor at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Central, West Virginia.

2. Modern

When it comes to kitchen design, the words “modern” and “contemporary” are often used interchangeably, but they are actually two different styles, and it’s worth highlighting both. “The simplicity of the modern style is what stands out to me,” says Becky

Signature elements of modern kitchens include:

– Neutral color palette – Low contrast – Straight lines – Basic materials and forms – Midcentury modern accents

3. Contemporary

Signature elements of contemporary kitchens include:

– Saturated colors in a bold color palette – Contrast – Flat-panel and shaker cabinet doors – Smart technology and appliances – Bold stone patterns

4. Transitional

Signature elements of transitional kitchens include:

– Light, neutral color palettes – Abundance of cabinetry – Stainless steel appliances – Modern lighting

Transitional kitchens combine traditional and modern styles for a look that is simple and relaxed. These kitchens are not as formal as traditional styles or as sleek as modern kitchens. Transitional design elements are currently very similar to contemporary style, but these kitchens aim for balance rather than contrast. While contrast in color and shapes is part of the aesthetic, it’s less dramatic than in a contemporary kitchen.

5. Scandinavian

Signature elements of Scandinavian kitchens include:

– Predominantly white, neutral color palettes – Light wood accents and flooring – Clutter-free countertops – Open and airy layout – Interior cabinet storage solutions

6. Organic

Rooted in modern and Scandinavian styles, the organic kitchen is bright, clean, and minimal. “Organic kitchens capture classic lines and remind you of soft features you would find in nature—simplicity and natural beauty are the base for this style,” says Hess

Signature elements of organic kitchens include:

– Earth-tone color palettes – Connection to the outdoors – Open shelving – Natural materials – Textures as accents

7. Industrial

Industrial kitchens are a low-maintenance style that looks and feels large and unpolished. The inspiration comes from industrial spaces, like factories and warehouses. “An industrial-style home has tall ceilings, lots of windows, and is normally an open floor plan,” says Dana

8. Cottage

A cottage style kitchen is sweet and bright, featuring antique and vintage-inspired details. “Because it mixes features of old and new, it always looks homey and comfortable,” says Hess. Vintage-inspired appliances and antique faucet and sink styles are common sources of cottage charm.

Signature elements of cottage kitchens include: – Color palette of pastels and neutrals – Beaded board – Open shelves – Vintage-inspired plumbing fixtures

9. Farmhouse

“Farmhouse is homey, bright, and sunny. I see fresh flowers and a tray of homemade goodies on the counter,” says Schiebout. While traditionally, farmhouse-style kitchens leaned more country and rustic, today’s modern farmhouse style is an aesthetic all its own.

Signature elements of farmhouse kitchens include: – A neutral color palette – Shiplap paneling – Exposed wood beams – Farmhouse sinks – Shaker-style cabinets

10. Country

“Country kitchens are cozy and inviting, and that’s created by the warm color scheme and casual selection in lighting,” says Hess

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