More than any other element, cabinetry dictates a space’s design style and functionality. Aesthetics of any room are important, including the choice of cabinets and style. So how do you choose the right style for your new space? Here are our best tips.
Define your style
What design style speaks best to you? Traditional, farmhouse, modern? The list of styles and sub-genres to those styles are endless. We recommend exploring multiple avenues for inspiration and try to find a common denominator in your favorite images. Sites such as Houzz and Pinterest are great places to start. Our room gallery is also an excellent source for inspiration. Need a bit more assistance? Your trusty authorized kitchen designer is a leading expert in the industry.
Looking for something traditional? Start with a raised panel door, with an elaborate molding or decorative motif.
Shown above: Needham 325 D style, Alder, Cabernet, Brown Glaze
Modern more your style? Peruse a chic and smooth slab style door.
Shown above: Estridge style, Sequenced Flat Cut Walnut, Natural
Is transitional style more you? See what you think of our simple shaker doors, which feature straight lines and minimal embellishment.
Shown above: Jackson A style, Paint Grade, Graphite
Are you a fan of farmhouse? Bring out subtle rustic details without going over the top with a bead board center panel.
Shown above: Glasgow 275 B style, Knotty Alder, Natural, Black Glaze, Beaded Inset
Make use of materials
Greenfield’s myriad of material offerings will help influence your choice in style. Most of our non-wood alternate materials are only available in a slab style, but this type of style doesn’t always dictate modern. Our wood doors can give an added depth or texture to contribute to your preferred styling. Mix and match materials, like wood, acrylic, paint, and veneer to create a high contrast look.
Shown above: kitchen bases, Farmington style, Paint Grade, Jack Pine by Benjamin Moore®; kitchen walls, Augusta A style, Alder, Fawn, Brown Glaze
Enhance your style with your finish and other design details
Once you have settled on a door style and material, you can begin your finish selection. From wood tone naturals and stains, paints, and pre-finished alternate materials, everything can be finished just how you desire. If you’re a bit more traditional or rustic, think about adding a glaze or distressing treatment to your finish, which will highlight the depth and detail of your door style.
We highly recommend contacting your authorized designer to order a door sample, so you can see how your cabinetry will look on a smaller scale. A door sample is also handy when it comes to choosing hardware, faucets, backsplash, and countertops.
Shown above: Baldwin 275 D style, Paint Grade, Slate, Black Glaze, Weathered and Worn
Use cabinet construction to your advantage
Considered a premium look, inset construction features the cabinet doors and drawer fronts set inset the front frame, creating a flush, handcrafted appearance. Greenfield Cabinetry offers FOUR inset choices. There is no difference in the performance of these inset types; it’s all about how you want your cabinet fronts to look. Beaded and Coventry inset types can lean more traditional and ER (eased) and SR (square) can still carry a transitional type of look.
Shown above: Beaded inset, Deerfield 275 D, Paint Grade, Glacier, Grey Glaze
Cabinets are a lasting investment in your home, and your door style can help bring your design vision to life. The possibilities are limitless.
Find the perfect door style for you, by contacting one of our authorized dealers here.