Elegant Transitional Kitchens
These transitional kitchens combine the elegance of traditional design with contemporary style trends for a look that is fresh and refined.
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November 25, 2014
©Design by Thomas A. Conway.
This spacious transitional kitchen mixes traditional white cabinetry and a maple-top island with modern stainless steel appliances and fixtures. The result is a crisp, clean kitchen with simple yet stylish appeal. Design by Thomas A. Conway
Ideal for hosting parties or cooking for two, this functional kitchen features an arched vent hood, detailed cabinetry and alcoves built in above the stove to hold spices, oils and other flavorings for convenient cooking. Design by Gail Drury
The dark wood cabinetry, neutral tile backsplash and beige walls help make this cozy kitchen a warm and inviting atmosphere. A built-in wine refrigerator is the perfect accompaniment to bar seating and provides additional countertop space for entertaining. Design by Beth Haley
Designer James Howard turned a small, cramped kitchen into a sleek and pleasing space by adding an earth-toned splash of color. The tan and cream backsplash complements the light cabinetry while adding an additional element of warmth. Both under-cabinet lighting and recessed lighting reflect off the backsplash and cabinetry, creating a vibrant and lively kitchen.
Sage, orange and yellow serve as a pleasing color combination in this tropical kitchen. To spice up the country, rustic wood furnishings and balance the two varying design styles, designer Amy Bubier added a sleek and contemporary dining table with simple upholstered chairs, as well as modern light fixtures and accessories to create a dynamic and vigorous atmosphere.
From the ceiling to the chair upholstery, designer Shelly Riehl David successfully showcases a sunny lime hue throughout this charming kitchen. To tone down the bright lime, she matched it with soft shades of ivory and gray.
Designer Ken Kelly didn't leave out a single detail when creating this kitchen masterpiece. The ceiling's peacock feather detail draws in the room's hues, from the colorful tile flooring to the eclectic backsplash and bold blue walls.
Dark wood cabinetry and tan tile flooring are immediately brightened by a flourish of natural light and neutral beige walls. For a crisp, clean look, designer Velvet Hammerschmidt cleared off the countertops and kept the decor to a minimum. This allows the contemporary light fixtures and colorful breakfast nook cushions to claim the spotlight.
To spice up the cherry wood cabinetry in this sophisticated kitchen, RMS user kasint integrated customized tin inserts on the range hood and island soffit. An oversized island provides just the right amount of space for setting up a small buffet during a party or casually dining on bar stools.
This earth-friendly kitchen features Lyptus cabinetry, a sustainable tropical hardwood, and concrete countertops for a natural look that's also good for the environment. RMS user sandradinohio added stainless steel appliances, chairs and accessories to modernize the space while still providing familiar traditional elements.
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