Popular Kitchen Style Trends | Transitional

transitional kitchens, kitchen trends 2021
transitional kitchens, kitchen trends 2021
Calacatta Marble Countertops Take Center Stage in this Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent Transitional Kitchen | AD | Photo: Nicole Franzen

Transitional kitchen styles top the list among the 85 percent of renovating homeowners surveyed by a recent Houzz survey, followed by contemporary and modern while farmhouse style seems to have peaked last year.

This popular style kitchen offers clean architectural lines and with often neutral finishes that speak to an ageless and classic style, borrowing the best of traditional and contemporary design. Transitional style kitchens also flow well into connecting spaces within the home.

transitional kitchens, kitchen trends 2021
Transitional Style Kitchen with Modern Stools | Ryan Hughes | Photo: Erica George Dines

There are many options to choose from when designing your transitional kitchen,an open floor plan (or ample flow) is critical to the overall look of transitional style. Then cabinet style, color palette, countertops, lighting, flooring, appliances and a myriad of decorative accents that lend themselves to a clean, fresh welcoming look complete the space.

Here are a few more illustrations of transitional kitchens that showcase the design elements mentioned above that promise to inspire your future kitchen renovation project.

transitional kitchens, kitchen trends 2021
A New Transitional Kitchen Designed to Feel Original to an Aged Sea Island Cottage | Huff-Dewberry, Inc | Photo: Jeff Herr

A recent collaboration with Better Homes & Gardens kitchen trends writer, Kristina McGuirk speaks to the popularity of transitional style kitchens. Kristina states that transitional kitchens “eliminates visual distractions like patterns and clutter.” We see this attractive feature in the clean lines and simple color palettes.

transitional kitchens, kitchen trends 2021
Transitional Kitchen with an Open Floor Plan & Decorative Elements that Bring Personality to the Kitchen | Keare Soule Interiors

Kitchen appliances are also given an opportunity to shine in transitional kitchens given the visual impact they are allowed to have due to the subtle and simple aesthetics of this popular kitchen style according to Kristina.

transitional kitchens, kitchen trends 2021
Kitchen Appliances Take Center Stage Beginning with a Wolf Range | Shawn Henderson | Photo: Steve Freihon, Rizzoli

Every design element in transitional kitchens makes a statement the enhances the total look and feel of the kitchen. From pendant lighting, hardware and flooring its no wonder the appeal is so popular. The accents make it personal to your home and style.

Transitional kitchens are here to stay, feel free to share your favorites from this post!

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