By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Cabinet. At Thursday, September 12th 2019, 06:42:58 AM.
Simple Shaker-style cabinetry lets color do the talking in this kitchen. Colored stains rubbed into the wood allow the grain to show through; the surfaces have more texture and depth than painted cabinetry would. The addition of an overall glaze tones down the color to further compliment the simplicity of Shaker style. The islands creamy finish matches the old-world styled cast-iron range (not shown), while the soft blue-green cabinets mix in colorful interest, resulting in a crisp, clean feeling with the warmth of wood without being too cabin-y
Distinct finishes and details are necessary to send new cabinetry back in time. Here, the cabinets needed to compliment the rugged wood and sturdy stone architecture that transformed this new-construction kitchen into a vintage country French retreat. The classic country French color - blue - was the starting point, distressed and washed down to a faded tint that suggests the passage of time. Heavy scrolled hardware and prominent old-world hinges add authenticity. A modest and rugged farmhouse-style table sits in lieu of a modern cabinetry-constructed island.
Arts and Crafts style is a study in earth tones, geometry, and fine craftsmanship. The cabinetry recessed panels framed with flat faces resemble classic Shaker style. But where simple Shaker style leaves off and Arts and Crafts begins is in the added details. Warm cherry wood is indicative of the finely handcrafted cabinets, as are glass-fronted upper cabinets detailed with wood muntins, arched details beneath the cabinets, and hammered-copper pulls.