From contemporary to traditional design, kitchen styles can be difficult to choose between, with some features unique to each design style. But recently, a new trend has emerged that involves mixing and matching different kitchen design styles. And here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design professionals, and we provide something to suit every home in every style. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about combining different design features in the kitchen.

Mix and match kitchen styles

For most households, choosing a kitchen style involves either contemporary or traditional design. But there are elements of both types of design that can actually be mixed and matched together effectively. These include:

  • Gloss and matt finish cabinets- typically, contemporary kitchens use  high gloss, reflective finish, while traditional kitchens ave matt finish cabinets. But mixing and matching these two styles can be incredibly effectively. For example, a high gloss row of cabinets and a matt kitchen island, or vice versa, can create a stunning visual feature.
  • Open and closed shelving- open shelving in the kitchen is used frequently in traditional or rustic style properties. But this can be effective in some contemporary kitchens too, where the open shelving is used to contrast with the rest of the space, and create a focal point. However, to keep in with the rest of your room, you should try to make sure that these shelves are used minimally, and with accessories that suit your colour scheme.
  • Undermount sinks- undermount sinks, like apron or farmhouse sinks, were typically used throughout farmhouse or rustic kitchens. However, with a range of different material choices available for this style of sink, more and more contemporary kitchens are incorporating this sink choice. Copper and steel, as well as solid surface materials like Corian can be a very effective for contemporary apron sinks.

For  more information or advice about your new kitchen design, get in touch with the team today, here at MLS Kitchens.