Mixed Cabinet Finishes By: DuoBuilding

July 13, 2012
Kitchens, Uncategorized

We’ve all seen the sleek modern kitchens with dark central islands and white surrounding cabinets, but what if your home is more traditional? We have recently completed both modern and traditional kitchens with mixed cabinetry and countertops, and they really emphasize the custom look. Here are 3 examples:

1. This traditional kitchen has a successful balance of light and dark. Notice how the dark countertop on the island accents the distressed matte black finish of the shallow pantry unit. Also, despite being produced in a custom cabinet factory these cabinets have the feel of hand-built furniture.

2. Not just for cabinets, mixing and matching finishes also can apply to your countertops. This kitchen in Old South has a beautiful fossilized riverstone top on the island and cappuccino Caesar Stone tops on the surrounding work spaces. For our clients on this project, mixing and matching countertops worked not only aesthetically but also for the budget. Restricting the granite to the island and not installing it everywhere saved
money.

3. In this modern kitchen we paired teak cabinets and white cabinets. You can see the white lower cabinets used in the surrounding work spaces and teak used in the island and floating uppers adjacent the range hood. The muted grey countertops really bring the two different finishes together.