You might not have heard of transitional style, but it is very likely that you have come across interiors that are a perfect example. What makes this concept so appealing is that it is a harmonious blend of the old and new, hence the use of the word transition. Lines are usually kept streamlined and new materials are introduced for a polished finish. Let’s take a closer look at some transitional kitchens with crown mouldings to get a better idea of how this style works.
Blending in with Crown Mouldings
In this kitchen, crown molding styles provide a smooth and seamless join from the cabinets to the ceiling. Since there are no apparent holes and the colour is the same as the cabinet itself, this gives off an integrated and light feel. Add to that a contrasting black granite counter and beautiful pendant lights, this kitchen is definitely an icon of transitional style.
A Grey and White Scheme
The original dark-toned rafters of any space can match splendidly with the new addition of light grey metallic cabinets and off white concrete counter. A smooth curved crown moulding can provides a gentle slope that creates a softer touch to an otherwise heavy and cold surrounding. With the transitional style, you don’t have to go over the top with ornamentations.
The Right Amount of Intricacy
This inviting kitchen and co-joined dining space is the perfect blend of light warm tones. Since the furniture is kept minimalistic, this gives the detailed crown moulding a chance to shine. Although it is the same colour as the surrounding walls and cabinets, the level of detail is truly outstanding. Add to that a complimentary colour scheme and an understated elegance is born.
A Marvellous Divider
For a warm pop of colour at the uppermost parts of your wall, you can always paint the crown moulding but leave the cabinets in a lighter shade. The custom-made hood range can serves as a shining centrepiece that blends in beautifully with the crown moulding and white cabinetry and the concrete kitchen island provides a hard, yet warm surface for both work and dining.
Two Types of Crown Moulding
This transitional style kitchen portrays the smoothness of tiles and the warmth of wood. There are two types of crown moulding apparent, a white one on the uppermost part of the walls and a glazed one on the cabinets. The crown moulding on the white cabinets also features tiny, delicate details that provide a traditional air without feeling overbearing.
A Simple Cove Crown Moulding
This simple, yet elegant kitchen features a classic cove crown moulding. Its inverted design arches upwards, providing a hint of depth to the ceiling. Since the floors are already made of wood, the warm tones are offset with slightly colder ones with the use of a white granite island counter and stone -coloured cabinets. Features are kept to the minimal and the materials themselves shine through.
An All White Ensemble
Although crown moulding can be slightly more elaborate, painted it white can be match it’s similarly with bright surroundings. The use of Danby marble for the counters and backsplash can provide a natural pattern that’s pleasant to the eye. With island counter, you can create a gentle ogee edge that softens the entire look. Just add a quirky embellishment with the lights and you’re good to go.
Combining the New and the Old
These cream-coloured cabinets and crown mouldings on the walls are a newer addition to the kitchen. Because its design is kept simple, it blends in perfectly with the overall surroundings. With the addition of the older wood cabinetry with a crown moulding of its own, the end result is a homey and cosy blend. Sometimes it’s not about starting from scratch but enhancing the available things around you.
If you’re still unsure if this style if for you, no worries. The use of crown mouldings in your kitchen will suit any style you eventually settle on. From complicated details to the simple slate crown mouldings, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy.