Why are Transitional Style Kitchens so Popular? 

If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen, but you don’t want to go all-in on the modern look and want to keep elements of a traditional kitchen style, you’re in luck. Your style is called “Transitional,” and it’s a style of traditional and modern kitchen elements that give it a completely different look and feel without giving up some favorites.

There are a few key indicators in a kitchen’s design that shows it is transitional. 

  • Simple cabinetry styles, such as a cabinet with a painted or stained finish or Shaker-style cabinetry.
  • Natural and neutral colors, reflecting light. Creating an inviting and bold atmosphere.
  • Clean, practical, or geometric lines in countertops, crown molding, cabinetry, and other decor elements.
  • A mix of traditional lighting fixtures on the ceiling or above the countertops and industrial lighting throughout
  • A blend of man-made and natural materials, usually in natural colors or earth tones
  • Very little decoration on the walls

cabinet-express-G-Shape-Kitchen-Apartment-Therapy-1Every transitional style kitchen is unique. The transitional kitchen can be creative and fun, with each homeowner bringing their ideas to the style. It is also very versatile, drawing from and feeding into surrounding rooms. It is a good layout for homes with an open concept.




  • The transitional design is not overpowering. Your entire kitchen doesn’t need to be transitional. You can opt for a more traditional cabinet with contemporary elements in the lighting and countertop or the other way around and a mix of everything.
  • The transitional style also relies heavily on storage to keep it clutter-free.
  • The visual impact of the cabinetry is still essential. The cabinets are everything from wood or wood grain to having a painted finish. White is still the most popular transitional color, but if you’re looking for bold, blue has moved into a bold-neutral category.
  • Transitional style countertops are very sleek and streamlined. They must be low maintenance but be beautiful. Quartz and quartzite fit the bill when it comes to no-frills countertops.

Transitional kitchens are great if you have a large family with different design ideas. You can have a little style of input from everyone and still have a beautiful kitchen. With it’s flexible style, low-maintenance and ease of cleaning, it’s not hard to understand why it is gaining ground with homeowners.

Visit our showroom for inspiration for your transitional style kitchen.