Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles

The design style you choose for your kitchen cabinets determines the tone and style for your entire kitchen.

Modern Chef Kitchen With Commercial-Grade Appliances

Modern Chef Kitchen With Commercial-Grade Appliances

Your kitchen cabinets are the centerpiece of your space, and the style you choose is a reflection of your personality. So before considering the different kitchen cabinet door styles, you need to know what your overall personal style is.

Kitchen Cabinet Inspirations

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Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets and Stainless Steel

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John Colaneri

Contemporary Kitchen

Tuscan Style Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Green Granite

Cream Color Country Style Kitchen

Modern Stainless Steel Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash

Red Kitchen Cabinets

Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo Edward Addeo View original photo.

White Cabinet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Backsplash

Stove Top and Backsplash with Blue Gray Cabinets

Black and White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen Design

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Retro Yellow and Green Kitchen with White and Brown Cabinets

White Contemporary Style Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen with Antiqued Cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island

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Kitchen with Island Seating

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Rustic Kitchen Island

White Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

White transitional kitchen

White Kitchen with Round Island

Island Seatinv in Blue Gray Kitchen

Urban Oasis Kitchen

Kitchen with Ladder

Creamy Kitchen Cabinets

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Ben Herzog

White Kitchen with Dining Table

White Kitchen with Wood Island

White traditional Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Red Hood

Kitchen with Blue Backsplash

Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Stainless kitchen with white cabinets

Contemproary Kitchen with Large Table

Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets

Pale Kitchen cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen

White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Elaborate Display Cabinetry

White Cabinets

Some cabinet styles work better for contemporary than others. Same goes for traditional. Transitional styles can bridge them both. Do you want a few fancy accent cabinets or a more streamlined consistent look? Once you can answer these questions you'll be able to focus on the kitchen cabinet door style that is right for you.

Flat-panel cabinet doors have a center panel that is flat, with the outer edges raised. These cabinet doors are preferred for a clean, sleeker, modern look, but they work well with traditional, transitional and contemporary looks as well. Raised-panel cabinet doors have a raised center panel with a surrounding profile or contour. They look really good for traditional or transitional designs. Slab cabinet doors are most often used in contemporary designs, as they are simply a flat slab of wood—smooth with no panels, contours or accents. Accent cabinet doors are more decorative than functional and are not used on all of the cabinets. They can be made of glass doors, louver doors, mullion doors, leaded glass doors and aluminum frames, among other styles. In the right setting, accent cabinet doors can blend in easily with any design style.

Cabinet doors can be made from many different wood species and the design style you want will have to be considered when choosing what material you want your cabinet doors to be made of in order to make sure the style is compatible. A knotted pine or hickory wood is not going to work with a contemporary or modern design, especially if you are going to stain it instead of paint, but it is a beautiful choice for an outdoors-like rustic or country look. This type of wood works really well for a casual, lived-in look, too. Oak is a popular wood choice for a more traditional or transitional cabinet style. Cherry wood ages into a beautiful dark wood to give your kitchen a warm regal classic look. Another consideration for your kitchen cabinet doors is laminate or thermofoil, which come in a larger variety of colors and styles and are more versatile than wood.

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