URBAN CONTEMPORARY

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…popular color is a dark black-brown that is used on open grained woods, such as Oak or Ash. Although most of the doors are slab doors, narrowly dimensioned stile-and-rail doors are …..

For the last 20 years, “Contemporary” has been described as an emphasis on Architectural shapes, with strong lineal interest created by blocks of space defined by the connected cabinets’ elements. Unadorned, structural materials are often featured (think of a New York loft with its oversized windows and brick walls). Today’s Urban Contemporary continues to have a sleek, simple basis for its design.

The kitchen cabinets should be from either: oak, teak, birch or maple nut, nevertheless most popular woods are appropriate as well. Many a times, the cabinet doors are not from wood at all, but rather stainless steel, acrylic/polyester in gloss or matte finishes or painted surfaces. The only limiting factor when it comes to this style, is the designer’s imagination. European designers often use large blocks of cabinetry in vibrant primary colors: blue, orange, red and lime green. Neutral colors in blacks and whites, blue based gray or yellow are extremely popular. An emerging popular color is a dark black-brown that is used on open grained woods, such as Oak or Ash. Although most of the doors are slab doors, narrowly dimensioned stile-and-rail doors are appropriate. Aluminum frame doors that feature frosted, ribbed or other patterned glass accent many of the designs.

Chrome, stainless steel, nickel or polished brass are some of the choices for hardware in this design.

Stainless steel, concrete and natural stone are excellent countertop choices.