|AMERICAN CLASSIC FORMAL
….. walnut, cherry and maple are use in this design style. The style on the kitchen cabinet is flat panel door with applied square molding and detail panel edging. Painted cabinet finishes or lightly glazed painted ….
The American style was developed logically under King George of England and spread to North America with colonists. This is a formal style with classical ties, so symmetry is important. With this design, molding details resulting in grand pillars and pilasters are important. The use of moldings and paneling are a key element in this style.
Mahogany, walnut, cherry and maple are use in this design style. The style on the kitchen cabinet is flat panel door with applied square molding and detail panel edging. Painted cabinet finishes or lightly glazed painted finishes reflect the woodwork of the time.
The appreciate hardware that is used on this style are, brass, copper or pewter. Wood-edged countertops or solid surface material with formal, routed edges are used. Granite or marble both work well or tiles that are hand painted.
When thinking about colors, black, red, green or blue are several choices of colors that can be used on your cabinet. Tints and tones may also be featured.
The Floors: Plank or parquet, oriental area rugs, hall runners and area carpets work well.
The Walls: Can be painted, paneled or small patterned wall covering can be done.
The Ceilings: can be plastered with ceiling crown molding. Do not use heavy beams that contrast with ceiling.