A sophisticated urban color palette of browns, grays and whites gets a shot of glamour from the shine and sparkle of select surfaces: high-gloss foil cabinets on the island, a mosaic of horizontal "stick" tiles on the backsplash, and gleaming polished quartz counters. The engineered oak veneers of the cabinets have a horizontal grain and integrated pulls to avoid disturbing the kitchen's sightlines with hardware. A downdraft ventilation hood, sleek electric cooktop, and integrated refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher serve the same discreet purpose. In keeping with the loft's openness, the kitchen has just one wall: A stand-alone "pod" encases the ovens and pantry storage. Behind the pod, a floating staircase with cable railing leads up a tiled feature wall to the second-story balcony, which overlooks the dramatic dual chandeliers.
Cabinet Door Styles
Options for Cabinet Door Styles
Besides door type, you'll want to consider different door shapes and styles. One cabinet manufacturer may offer hundreds of door styles in an endless array of finishes.
Search for shapes and materials that contribute to, rather than detract from, your overall style preference. If your kitchen has a minimal stainless steel look, consider a slab door. If ornate details cover your kitchen, take a look at a raised cathedral panel to complement this style.
Your options for cabinet door style include: