Transitional kitchen cabinet style

So you want something timeless-but-on trend and elegant-but-simple? Then you’re probably after what interior designers call Transitional Style (also known as “classic with a contemporary twist”).

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It’s about blending traditional and contemporary styles and incorporating lines that are less ornate than traditional designs, but not as crisp as contemporary lines. As a result, transitional furniture designs are classic, timeless, and clean.

What does transitional style look like for kitchen cabinetry? We popped some pictures of IKAN projects featuring a transitional cabinet door style that’s very popular right now.

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You can see how easily a door style like this can be changed with various hardware, backslashes and other design features. It’s incredibly versatile. Above is an off-white Bodbyn cabinet from IKEA.
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Whether in the kitchen, the mudroom, the walk-in closet or bathroom–even the living room–these cabinets will blend in and complement most people’s decor styles.

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Simple and sophisticated.

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Unlike contemporary furniture, transitional style focuses on comfort and practicality and often draws on neutral tones as the main colour palette.

For a contemporary look, check out this post on flat-panel cabinet door styles.