Discover Your Design Style

Discover Your Design Style

Identifying your design style creates the framework for your kitchen remodel. At Prime Cabinetry, we believe your kitchen should reflect your unique personality. Having a clear design goal sets you up to make the best decision for your cabinet type and finish.

Let us help you hone in on what your true kitchen design style is and then choose what cabinets best suit your newly found style.

Coastal and Cottage

Coastal kitchen design refers to a beach inspired aesthetic with soft colors like tan, blue, green, and pink. It is common to see practical wicker furniture in a beach side home, and nautical themed decor.

It is true that this design style is more commonly seen in locations that have a market for beach front properties, but the gentle and soothing hues of a coastal theme can be relaxing enough for any home. We suggest using our Rochester Weathered, Rochester White Wash, or Tampa Grey cabinets in your coastal kitchen. These textured melamine slab doors include the beautiful soft tan and white hues a coastal kitchen thrives off of. You might also include some grounding hues in the space like natural stain wood furniture and white shiplap walls.

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Similarly, the cottage style makes use of bright and airy hues, soft colored cabinets, and decor. The biggest difference between coastal and cottage is the lack of aquatic decor and the location. Cottage kitchen design is casual and welcoming typically with a farm animal theme incorporated. Regardless of the specific theme, these two styles have been known to be interchangeable. Our Pearl door style is the perfect fit for those who love the more cozy cottage vibe. Appliances might be white or more retro colored, but definitely include some bead board and space for your personal collectibles.

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Coastal

Cabinet Style: Tampa Grey

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Contemporary-Cottage

Cabinet Style: Rochester White Wash

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Designer: Lauren Finale

Design Style: Cottage

Cabinet Style: Yukon Antique White

Contemporary/Modern

Contemporary and modern design styles are commonly mistaken for representing the same characteristics. While there are multiple similarities between the two, there are, in fact, some notable differences.

Modern design specifically arose in the 20th century and refers to eras previously established, such as mid-century modern. This style exhibits a sleek, sophisticated, and high-end look that follows strict design rules. Prime Cabinetry recommends the Plaza White high gloss cabinet to convey the modern style in your own kitchen. A modern kitchen will feature flat surfaces such as slab door cabinets, defined angles such as waterfall countertops, little to no hardware, and maybe a graphic pattern through tile or wallpaper.

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Contemporary design refers to a combination of new and old, casual but polished, and sleek finishes amidst stone and wood elements. This style is more flexible and agrees to some rule-breaking. Contemporary design plays off the foundation of eras such as mid-century modern, blending its design basics with a simplistic esthetic. Our Tampa Dark cabinet is an excellent choice for a contemporary kitchen. The dark textured melamine cabinet will bring warmth to a kitchen, while other elements like floating shelves, white marble countertops, and stainless steel hardware will balance it out. You can even throw in some bold artwork for a pop of color.

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Mid-Century Modern

Cabinet Style: Shaker Driftwood

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Contemporary-Coastal

Cabinet Style: Tampa Dark

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Designer: Heather Cross

Design Style: Transitional-Contemporary

Cabinet Style: Tacoma White

Craftsman

Craftsman style kitchens are all about handmade decor and quality furniture that is built to last. This style has been given the nickname “old fashioned”, and has a vintage aesthetic. Dark wooden cabinets, sturdy handles, and practical countertops are often used in a craftsman kitchen.

Prime Cabinetry’s Nutmeg, Chestnut, or Columbia Antique White cabinets are a great staple to any Craftsman home. Most Craftsman kitchens include darker cabinets with slight ornate features to them, but lighter cabinets can be used as well.

Craftsman design evolved from the ornate style of Victorian homes at the end of the 20th century. If you are lucky enough to find a house built in the 1860s, this style is likely incorporated. Utilizing the original style of your home as the foundation for your kitchen’s design is a great way to bring life back to a house and also make it your own in the process.

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Designer: Lauren Finale

Design Style: Cottage-Craftsman

Cabinet Style: Columbia Antique White

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Traditional-Craftsman

Cabinet Style: Columbia Saddle

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Industrial-Craftsman

Cabinet Style: Kenwood (Disc.)

Eclectic

If you enjoy taking decor from a broad range of resources then this is your style! So long as you do not get carried away with how diverse your findings are, the eclectic style will have it’s own unique feel to it that can easily be all your own.

Eclectic style includes use of bold color, high energy pieces, and the ability to mix and match things together like a pro. We suggest Prime Cabinetry’s Destin White Shaker or Admiral Blue cabinets for this aesthetic. Combine the two cabinet colors in one space or use them separately. Either way you go, you can have a winning eclectic kitchen. You have the most freedom to color outside the lines with this style. So, you can really use almost any cabinet we offer and match it to your personality.

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Designer: Heather Cross

Design Style: Mid-Century Modern/Eclectic

Cabinet Style: Plaza White

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Designer: Heather Cross

Design Style: Mid-Century Modern/Eclectic

Cabinet Style: Tampa Grey

Farmhouse/Rustic

Farmhouse and Rustic design styles are often seen as one and the same. But, they, too, have some fundamental differences. Rustic design refers to decor and furnishings that appear aged, natural, primitive, and even rough around the edges. Many rustic homes include a mixture of other design techniques such as Modern and Farmhouse styles.

The well-known farmhouse style is defined by practicality, convenience, and comfort. This style delivers warmth from the often used wood tones and white, grey, or beige paint colors to maintain its minimalist appeal seen in many homes today.

Despite their differences, our Shaker Driftwood and Stepped Stain Grey cabinets fit perfectly with both farmhouse and rustic styles. The Shaker cabinet has become increasingly popular over the last fifteen years. The simple recessed panel design translates that same character into both farmhouse and rustic homes.

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Rustic-Farmhouse

Cabinet Style: Stepped Grey

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: ustic-Transitional

Cabinet Style: Shaker Charwood

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Designer: Heather Cross

Design Style: Rustic-Farmhouse

Cabinet Style: Stepped Oyster

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: ndustrial-Farmhouse

Cabinet Style: Shaker Charwood

Industrial

We accredit industrial style to old factory life, producing a stripped-back design that many homeowners find appealing. Features such as exposed pipe and raw textures, like metal and brick, deliver this style to any kitchen. Industrial style kitchens often need a very open floor plan to succeed because of the dark hues and large scale decor elements. This style, found naturally in old warehouses and factories, is the source of converting such buildings into liveable apartments and lofts.

If you love this style but do not have the option to live in such a location, you can certainly bring these same elements into your home. Prime Cabinetry's Shaker White cabinets allow you to create your own industrial style kitchen when paired with accents like concrete countertops, metal hardware, and deep paint colors to help the white cabinets stand out.

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Designer: Lauren Finale

Design Style: Modern-Industrial

Cabinet Style: Shaker White

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Designer: Darla Duncan

Design Style: ndustrial-Farmhouse

Cabinet Style: Stepped Stain Grey

Mediterranean

The Mediterranean design style derives from the effortless, charming, and whimsical aesthetics of Southern European countries. If you have a love for hand painted tile, flared hoods, beamed ceilings, arched doorways, warm tone cabinets and colorful hued decor, then this style is for you.

Prime Cabinery’s Java Shaker, Yukon Antique White and Columbia Saddle fit wonderfully with this style. These dark hues of the Java and Columbia really bring out the heart of Mediterranean style whereas the Yukon allows the decor and structural features to shine.

Mediterranean design is also known as being the Spanish Style. So, you might include natural materials like ceramic pottery, wood, wrought iron, and cotton in the colors and decor of the space.

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Designer: Heather Cross

Design Style: odern-Mediterranean

Cabinet Style: Rochester Weathered

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Designer: Heather Cross

Design Style: Mediterranean

Cabinet Style: Yukon Chocolate (Disc.)

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Designer: Heather Cross

Design Style: Contemporary-Modern

Cabinet Style: Tampa Grey

Transitional

Transitional design is known as the in-between style, showcasing a mixture of contemporary and traditional elements. You have the luxury of making this style your own because no two transitional kitchens are alike. But, it is essential to follow a few basic guidelines to properly pull it off. Transitional style creates harmony between cream and taupe hues, minimal or glass accessories, old-world accents, and round profile furnishings.

It is especially fitting if you have existing furniture and decor you wish to incorporate. If your contemporary and traditional components are seamlessly blended, a transitional kitchen will feel classic, timeless, and sophisticated. Our Shaker Antique White and Tacoma Driftwood cabinets are the perfect match for a transitional kitchen. The Shaker cabinet's simplicity contributes to a clean look, whereas the raised panel Tacoma cabinet offers embellishment. Include features like granite countertops, large crown molding, and geometric pendant lights to bring it all together.

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Transitional-Modern

Cabinet Style: Newman

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: ransitional-Industrial

Cabinet Style: Townsend

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Transitional-Rustic

Cabinet Style: Southern Brown (disc.)

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Modern-Transitional

Cabinet Style: Destin White

Traditional

Traditional design is the root of all other styles. It is defined by its attention to detail, well-known charm, and love for embellishment. A traditional kitchen's primary characteristics include ornate cabinets, arches and valances, decorative legs and corbels, and intricate moldings. Prime Cabinetry's Nutmeg or Columbia Antique White cabinets pair perfectly with the traditional esthetic. Being some of the most elaborate cabinet door styles we offer, they will give your traditional home the flare and update it needs to look like new again.

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Designer: Heather Cross

Design Style: Traditional-Modern

Cabinet Style: Pearl and Nutmeg

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Designer: Jordan Pulley

Design Style: Traditional-Industrial

Cabinet Style: Nutmeg

No matter what your design style is, having an understanding of what you like and dislike before starting is always beneficial to your project. When you bring a clear and direct concept to your kitchen designer the process is smoother for both parties. Not only will it save you time during your remodel, but having a plan can help you properly budget and save money too.

Determine what you love, and start shopping today! Explore great inspiration resources like Pinterest, Houzz, and articles found at primecabinetry.com. Once you know your design style the next steps in the remodel process will be that much easier.

Still not sure which style best suits you? Take our short quiz and match your kitchen design style with the ideal cabinet type for your kitchen.

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