By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Cabinet. At Thursday, August 29th 2019, 08:15:23 AM.
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.
Cabinets accented with classic molding and furniture-style details lend timeless traditional style to this elegant kitchen. A dark glaze layered over the creamy white perimeter cabinets conveys a sense of formality by enhancing the cabinetry fine fluting, shapely legs, and intricate crown molding. A black-matte finish on the generous island compliments the scene with striking contrast. To prevent today is traditional style from feeling stodgy and unlivable, add a thoughtful dose of casual embellishments, such as the beaded-board panels and wire-mesh door fronts that hint towards English country ambiance in this kitchen.
All-white kitchens have been extremely popular, but to keep them from feeling like sterile boxes, beautiful millwork is key. Sticking with straightforward yet traditional elements such as raised-panel cabinet doors, recessed-panel drawers, and architecturally correct use of moldings ensures timeless good looks. Here the paneling and molding create highlights and shadows that add texture to the room.