A Mix of Elements: The Transitional Kitchen Style

A Mix of Elements: The Transitional Kitchen Style

The transitional kitchen style is a blend of traditional and contemporary design elements. It combines the classic elegance of traditional styles with the clean lines and minimalism of contemporary designs. It usually uses a combination of natural and man-made materials with neutral colors. The result is a beautiful, functional kitchen that is both timeless and modern.

If you’re looking to create a transitional kitchen, Beautiful Kitchen Renovations in Calgary & Edmonton can help. We specialize in kitchen remodeling and can design and build a transitional kitchen that perfectly suits your lifestyle and tastes.

Here are some key elements to consider when creating a transitional kitchen:


The color palette for a transitional kitchen is typically neutral, with shades of white, gray, and beige being popular choices. These colors create a calm and serene atmosphere, while also making the space feel larger and brighter.


Hardware is an important design element in a transitional kitchen. Classic finishes such as brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, and chrome are often used, as well as knobs and pulls in sleek, modern styles. The key is to choose hardware that complements the overall design of the kitchen.


Lighting is crucial in a transitional kitchen. Use a combination of natural light, pendant lights, and recessed lighting to create a well-lit space. Pendant lights over an island or dining table are a noteworthy design element in this type of kitchen. Some are oversized and slightly industrial giving a modern feel, but traditional pendant lights work well too.

Custom Kitchen Cabinetry

One popular type of cabinetry for transitional kitchens is shaker cabinets. Shaker cabinets have clean lines and a simple, timeless design that works well in a variety of kitchen styles, including the transitional style. They are characterized by a recessed panel, square frame and simple hardware that gives a sleek and modern look. The simplicity of the design, makes it easy to pair shaker cabinetry with other design elements in the kitchen. They are also available in different types of wood, painted or stained and can be customized to fit any space. The benefits of shaker cabinetry include its versatility, durability and timeless aesthetic that can help create a cohesive look in a transitional kitchen. We manufacture quality custom kitchen cabinets in our local manufacturing facility in Calgary.


In a transitional kitchen, popular choices for countertops are marble, granite, and quartz. Marble countertops add a touch of luxury and elegance to the kitchen, with its natural patterns and veins. Granite countertops are durable and available in a wide range of colors, which give it a classic look. Quartz countertops are a durable and low-maintenance alternative to natural stone. They come in a variety of patterns and colors, and they are non-porous, which makes them easy to clean and maintain. The key is to choose a countertop that complements the overall design of the kitchen and fits your needs and preferences.


Backsplashes are an essential design element in any kitchen, and in a transitional kitchen, the options for backsplash styles are vast. Some popular choices for backsplash styles in a transitional kitchen include:

Subway Tile

The classic subway tile has a clean, simple look that works well in a transitional kitchen. It comes in a variety of colors and can be used to create a wide range of patterns.

Mosaic tile

Mosaic tile offers a unique look that can add a touch of visual interest to a kitchen. The tile can be arranged in many different ways to create different patterns and designs.

Glass backsplash

A glass backsplash can add a sleek and modern look to a kitchen. It is also easy to clean and maintain.

Natural stone backsplash

Using natural stone such as slate, marble, or granite, can add an earthy, rustic feel to a kitchen, and can be a great way to complement the natural materials used in the kitchen.

Also neutral color or patterned backsplash can be used depending on the overall design and color of the kitchen.

In conclusion, the transitional kitchen style is a blend of traditional and contemporary design elements that can create a beautiful and functional kitchen space. By using a mix of natural materials, neutral colors, classic hardware, appropriate lighting, well-designed cabinetry, and functional countertops, the kitchen can have a timeless, yet modern feel.

At Beautiful Kitchen Renovations in Calgary & Edmonton, we have the skills, experience, and creativity to design and build a transitional kitchen that suits your lifestyle and taste. We are committed to provide our customers with the best advice, products, and service.

Contact our kitchen design experts today to discuss your project and get your free kitchen quote.