COOKING UP STYLE

When it comes to cooking up style in the kitchen, it’s all about the details, big and small. Your choice of cabinetry or countertops make a big statement, but little touches like accessories and the style of cabinet knobs and pulls are just as important. And don’t forget lighting! That’s the secret sauce! So how to nail the details? Check out this roundup of some of our favorite stylish kitchens and get inspired.

#1 SHAKER IT UP

Clean white Shaker-style cabinets are a classic kitchen choice. But looking at these kitchens side-by-side shows that focusing on the details takes this look in two different directions. Add stacked white subway tile, contrasting oil rubbed-bronze hardware, and countertops with warm undertones to match the rustic wood flooring, and you’ve got a modern farmhouse vibe. But swap in a marble backsplash, gleaming stainless-steel fixtures, and a bright chrome finish on the globe pendant lighting and hardware, and now the whole vibe reads glam and contemporary. Little changes, big impact.

#2 INTO THE WOODS

Here, Shaker cabinets in a warm, glowing wood go back to their traditional roots but are timeless thanks to peekaboo glass insets and a few other creative contrasts. Like those sleek white countertops and matte black fixtures, which lighten the mood and add a style signature. The lines and materials on the industrial-chic stools help, too. This kitchen feels grown up and self-assured.

#3 SUPER SLEEK

Modern-style kitchens are all about clean lines and angular forms. Like this one where geometry rules, from the stacked oversized subway tiles to the crisp flat-front cabinetry. Against a sleek backdrop, those stainless pulls pop, echoed by a trio of shiny pendants for down-lighting over the island. The final flourish? Contrast. Natural wood and rich blue enamel in the furnishings and accessories add warmth to the whole look. Love that pop of color.

#4 MOD, MOD WORLD

See what mid-century design looks like in 2019—equal parts earthy and simple, but with an updated color palette and new textures in the mix. We love the wood-grain on those sophisticated flat-front grey cabinets, especially when paired with those shiny white countertops for subtle contrast. Then, there’s the tonal backsplash keeping the overall look sleek and monochrome. For the sink and cabinetry, it’s all about sticking with timeless silhouettes for hardware and fixtures. And the light fixtures and barstools add a bit of industrial flair at the island. So mod!

#5 SOMETIMES MORE IS MORE

There’s a lot of look happening in this classic kitchen, and it’s all in the details. White Shaker-style cabinets make another appearance, along with those glass insets showing off a collection of teal-toned glassware. Dark pulls provide contrast and echo the metal banding on hurricane-style pendants. Here, a quartz countertop at the perimeter is paired with a patterned granite at the island for a high impact focal point. And, for the final twist on a classic kitchen, the marble backsplash is executed in an elongated hexagon shape. Talk about nailing high style!

Now that you’ve got the scoop, what details are you loving and how might you bring them into your own kitchen style? Share and comment on our Facebook page TRIPointeSoCal. And get excited, because there’s even more to see and be inspired by at our model homes across Southern California. Find a neighborhood and visit today! Click here to view all Southern California communities.

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