If you want to make some design changes to your kitchen cabinets, then there is one theme that has stood the test of time longer than most. It is the Victorian kitchen, which has again become popular in recent years. However, there are a number of ideas and preferences that can be made when it comes to Victorian kitchen cabinets. This article will cover the top ten designs so you can choose from the most romantic kitchen style possible.
Creamy white cabinets – this style uses the Victorian influence throughout the cabinet selection by using a range of different wood selections. The pattern and carving on the cabinet doors are a main feature of the cabinets, as they display elegance in a sober manner. They do not give the impression of being ostentatious. Rather, they provide a mood of style and wealth. These are perfect for larger kitchens with a central dining table.
Glass cabinet door style – one of the benefits of having a Victorian kitchen design is the delightful decoration that can used throughout the kitchen. In fact, with glass cabinet doors, the Victorian style can use decorative corbels to support the upper cupboards. A common decoration in the legs is carved cabriole. This style of cabinet will have gentle curves throughout, with a number of straight lines. The decoration can be selected based on the current kitchen design, but a floral pattern is often used with glass doors.
Distressed cabinet style – this is a beautiful style which gives atmosphere to your entire kitchen. It represents the genuine style of the Victorian Kitchen (which can be difficult to replicate in the modern kitchen). This style is based on the original food cupboard design that was made to provide plenty of useful storage space. It will use a long paneled door with an original metal grill (used to let air circulate). Of course, it should come with sturdy hinges, and an elegant brass escutcheon plate on the keyhole. Adding keys is another nice touch. The cabinet is made from solid pine and is hand pained in Almond.
Cottage wall cabinet – this cabinet fits with in any rural home or dwelling. It can also work well in urban homes and it is simple and does not intrude into the style of the overall kitchen. The design is simple with two doors, comprised of wooden lats (resembling shutters), and two simple door knobs. The hinges are the same color as the entire cabinet, and it provides the perfect design in form and function. It is well designed, affordable and practical for any kitchen.
Pine food cupboard cabinet style – this style is reminiscent of the original food cupboard which would be used in all Victorian kitchens at the turn of the century. As such, this style will use the metal grills in the doors, with brass keyholes. It also comes with incredible brass hinges to complete the finish. It has a moulded edge to the top of the cabinet and is held up on bun feet. There are a number of shelves to provide plenty of storage space. The waxed finish provides the perfect finish to this Victorian cabinet.
Glazed white Victorian Cabinet – this large cabinet is ideal for a spacious kitchen and can provide a second focal point, after the main table that sits in the center of the space. It has a white-whether finished, and is pre mounted on very sturdy timber feet. The drawers at the base of the cabinet allow for spacious interiors. The rubbed edge finish on the hardwood offers a great appearance.
Luxurious Victorian style – this is one of the most beautiful and most elegant of the styles that can be chosen, however it exudes wealth and grandeur with the dark shades and expert craftsmanship. As such, this cabinet style will work best in a larger kitchen space, and one which is decorated in the same colors. It would look out of place in a lighter colored kitchen. The dark pattern used in this style will dominate the kitchen, and drown out any pastel colored furniture. These cabinets are austere in the craftsmanship, but offer the wealthy aristocratic look.
Country cabinet style – this style is most associated with farming homes and homes in the countryside. It has become more popular recently, as the kitchen is now the room for entertainment as well as eating. This style uses softer timber, and those with lighter shades. It is well crafted, but simple and functional. It gives the appearance of being a working cabinet for use by a family. However, it looks great in most family kitchens of any size and can be adapted to fit most styles.
The modern Victorian cabinet – this style is very common and what most people think of as being genuine Victorian. In fact it is a blend of the old and new, but can provide a very elegant, simple and functional cabinet. It comprises a simple door design, often with a small design feature around the main panel of the door. The hinges are usually brass, to contrast with the pastel color of the cabinet. The material is durable but lightweight and provides plenty of storage space.
Butlers cabinet – this style represents the days when servants would be the only people using the kitchen. As such, the style is sturdy but not especially expensive in appearance. The frame of the cabinet is made from solid wood with the door being made of hardwood-veneer plywood. The cabinet doors overlay the cabinet body to provide a pleasant appearance.
Choose the kitchen cabinet style that is right for you and your own design tastes. The Victorian style is unmistakable and one of the most romantic styles that can be used in any home. Select from the designs above, as they are all representative of the ornate furniture style, and show grace and elegance with detailed carvings and ornamentation. It is a choice that you can enjoy for many years to come.