If you’re trying to decide on a direction to go with you’re kitchen design but can’t seem to align yourself with just one style, look no further than transitional style. According to Houzz research, transitional design has become the most popular among renovating homeowners.
What is Transitional Style?
Transitional style can be hard to define being that it borrows from a combination of design styles. By combining the warm and inviting elements of traditional design with the modern materials and sleekness of contemporary design, you end up with a style that feels both welcoming and stylish.
Achieving The Look
Warm Neutrals & Textural Elements
Most transitional homes feature colors such as grey, white, sand, cream and taupe to create a clean atmosphere. Due to the simplicity of the color scheme, add textural elements to create contrast among the cabinets, countertops, backsplash and appliances. Popular textural elements include stainless steel, mirror or reflective finishes, wood, metal and fabric.
Curves and Straight lines
This style consists of a balance of clean lines and soft curves that avoid being too much of either style. Using the straight form of contemporary design, add ornate curves resembling traditional design to keep the balance. Although it may sound similar to eclectic style, transitional design is a balanced and purposeful blend of styles creating an understated elegance.
Less is more in transitional style. Keeping your accessories to a minimum and making sure that they don’t attract a lot of attention will help you to pull off the look. Clutter will easily detract from the transitional style, so tuck clean out or tuck away items that don’t have to sit out on your counters or tables.
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