Mixing and matching cabinet styles can give a new, unique look to traditional, contemporary, vintage and cottage-style kitchens.
Embrace period style.
A brand-new kitchen references long-ago eras with cabinets sporting painted finish in handsome green, white porcelain knobs and beaded-board accents. Leaded-glass doors on upper cabinets further the vintage vibe and provide breezy counterpoints to solid base cabinets.
Make it pretty and practical.
Metal-screen inserts that mirror the gray tones of stainless-steel pro-style appliances and marble countertops brighten dark-finished base cabinet doors. An idea borrowed from antique pie safes, the mesh panels let air circulate through the cabinets to keep produce fresher and musky odors at bay.