Traditional kitchens have a formal, elegant look characteristic. Crown and rope molding, fluting, corbels and other ornamentation and trim Cabinets in cherry, walnut and mahogany Raised panel cabinet door styles. Antique fixtures and appliances. Wood, stone or other natural materials.
Country kitchens are cheery and welcoming, with light and/or bright colors, painted and glazed cabinets, woven baskets, floral motifs, and decorative shelving and molding.
Modern kitchensare sleek and simple looking style doors, cabinets and hardware. Strong horizontal lines and a lack of ornamentation, with the natural beauty of the materials shining through.
Tend to be described as modern, minimalist and geometric. The characteristics include horizontal lines, asymmetry and a lack of molding and other ornamentation. Materials often are man-made rather than natural: stainless steel, laminate, glass, concrete, chrome and lacquer.