Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Discover the different kitchen cabinet styles available, and choose the look you want for your renovated dream kitchen.
White Transitional Kitchen With Modern Island

White Transitional Kitchen With Modern Island

In this transitional kitchen, German-manufactured cabinetry clads both the nearly 8-foot-long island and a unit that houses the refrigerator and pantry-style storage bins. Ecru pine cabinets complements both countertops and stainless steel fixtures.

By: Amy McEvoy

Kitchen cabinet styles come in a wide variety and appeal to homeowners with design tastes ranging from the most traditional to the most modern.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash


Yellow Kitchen Cabinets and Stainless Steel


From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Contemporary Kitchen


From: Debe Robinson

Photo By: DANNY MITCHELL ©Danny Mitchell Photography

White Traditional Kitchen

Tuscan Style Kitchen


Photo By: Photographer: Harvey Smith © Photography by Harvey Smith

Contemporary Kitchen with Green Granite


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Cream Color Country Style Kitchen

Modern Stainless Steel Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash

Kitchen with Pendant Lighting

Red Kitchen Cabinets


From: Kim Alexandriuk

Photo By: Edward Addeo ©Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo

White Cabinet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Backsplash

Contemporary style kitchen

Stove Top and Backsplash with Blue Gray Cabinets


Photo By: Eric Rorer

Black and White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen Design


Photo By: Picasa

Retro Yellow and Green Kitchen with White and Brown Cabinets


Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Modern Kitchen with Red Pendants

White Contemporary Style Kitchen Cabinets


From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Kitchen with Antiqued Cabinets


Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Large Kitchen with Island


From: Celebrity Communities

Photo By: Courtesy of Denver Parade of Homes; Photo by Jeffrey Aron Photography © Denver Parade of Homes

Kitchen with Island Seating


Photo By: Photo Credit: HDR Homes ©Denver Parade of Homes

Brown Contemporary Kitchen


From: Nomita Joshi Gupta

Rustic Kitchen Island


White Traditional Kitchen Cabinets


White transitional kitchen


Contemporary Kitchen

Island Seatinv in Blue Gray Kitchen


Urban Oasis Kitchen


Neutral Kitchen

White Kitchen


Photo By: Gina Samarotto

Creamy Kitchen Cabinets


White Kitchen with Dining Table


White Kitchen with Wood Island


White Cottage Kitchen

White Cottage Kitchen Cabinetry

White traditional Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Red Hood


From: Dave Stimmel

Kitchen with Blue Backsplash

Cottage Kitchen with Black Cabinets

White Glass Front cabinets

Blue Kitchen Cabinets


Blue Kitchen with Glass Countertops

Stainless kitchen with white cabinets


Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Black Cabinetry

Contemproary Kitchen with Large Table

Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island


From: Cheri Wentworth

Contemporary Kitchen


Contemporary Kitchen with Elaborate Display Cabinetry

Black Cabinets in Galley Kitchen

Depending on what decor style suits you and your home, you can find a kitchen cabinet style that reflects your design interests and lets your personality shine through.

Most kitchen cabinets styles fall in the traditional or modern category, with many subcategories within these styles to choose from. Traditional cabinet styles can incorporate a variety of looks from cottage to country, old world to Shaker. Traditional cabinets tend to have decorative doors with raised or recessed paneling. They may also use special finishes or distressing techniques to bring about a more comfortable and inviting design aesthetic. Their color palette tends to be neutral or take advantage of historical colors that will provide a warm and cozy feel in your home.

Modern kitchen cabinet styles may incorporate contemporary materials such as European-style sheet-glass and lacquered wood. This style may also use bold pops of color in cabinetry to express a homeowner who isn't afraid to show his or her vibrant side.

There are also some kitchen cabinet styles in the design world that don't really fit into a traditional or modern category but rather express a unique design view. Some of these styles include vintage or retro kitchens, which provide a historical or nostalgic vibe to your home by using cabinets with decorative moldings and beadboard or bold colors to suggest the look of past decades.

Another unique kitchen cabinet style is seen in the log home look where rustic woods and natural colors are used to bring the outdoors into your home. Wood beams and exposed wood grain are key features in this unique kitchen style that isn't quite traditional but definitely does not fall into a modern kitchen category.

Finally, homeowners with global design goals may choose to feature a kitchen cabinet style seen in specific regions of the world. French country, Tuscan, Italian and Mexican cabinet styles are all unique to the regions they originated from and can be translated into a unique style in your home as well.

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