40 Perfect Transitional Kitchen Design Ideas

Today, I would like to give some easy hints about transitional kitchen design ideas in kitchen design and kitchen remodeling.

Mostly it opens the gates from traditional kitchen design to contemporary design. But the other kitchens are craftsman kitchens to contemporary kitchens, beach house kitchens to contemporary, Mediterranean kitchens to contemporary kitchen design, etc. An eclectic kitchen has many different starting points and combines them all but transitional kitchen designs are like one way from one to the other. 

Beige Arabesque Ceramic Wall Tiles Soapstone Counters Medium Tone Wood Floor

Photo Credit | Candelaria Design Associates

Transitional kitchen with farmhouse kitchen and traditional kitchen design combination. White cabinets and butcher block island top over the double island. The color code is finely followed. 

Floating Shelves White Cabinetry Subway Tiles Light Hardwood Flooring Quartz Counters

Photo Credit | Mountainwood Homes

Transitional kitchen designs by using the craftsman kitchen design and contemporary kitchen design elements: White cabinets combine well with a soft brown island base. Overhang breakfast bars with cantilevered white countertops are a great idea for tuck-in breakfast chairs. 

Grey Shaker Cabinetry Miter Edge Quartz Counters Hardwood Flooring Pendant Lightings

Photo Credit | Selba Kitchens & Baths

Traditional and contemporary meet with them in the kitchen designs: Layouts, Roman shades over the windows, and base cabinets are from traditional sides. I admire the soft charming color codes.

Beige Travertine Cream Tiles Granite Counters Glass Front Cabinetry Brown Hardwood

Photo Credit | ADŌR Homes

Double-sided glass cabinets are for timeless transitional design. Dark wood transitional style stainless steel appliances with open concept light fixtures.

Gray Cabinetry Brown Hardwood Marble Counters Beige Glass Tiles

Photo Credit | Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Craftsman-style kitchen influenced by contemporary design. Sleek cabinets and a sleek island base are the main elements in this two-tone cabinet design. 

White Kitchen Gray Island Cabinetry Quartz Counters Black Distressed Flooring

Photo Credit | Medallion Cabinetry

A one-way ticket to contemporary! The dance of the white and distressed gray by having gorgeous French-style glass door cabinets and thick crowns.

Medium Tone Cabinetry Flooring White Backsplash Quartz Counters Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | Ivory & Oak Remodeling and Millwork

The Farmhouse kitchen design idea flows into the contemporary kitchen design idea: Coffered ceilings are embellished with high beams and the color code of beams, window frames, backyard door, and full-height backsplash which goes well with a white shaker cabinet. Engineered white stone countertops are inserted like art pieces. 

Quartz Counters Subway Tiles Floating Shelves Pendant Lightings Hardwood Flooring White Cabinetry

Photo Credit | Ivory & Oak Remodeling and Millwork

White transitional kitchen with black grout full high subway tile backsplash and floating kitchen shelves. The mirror image in the kitchen is provided by glass door white wall cabinets which are on both sides of the stainless steel range hood. Cambria countertops rock.

Light Hardwood Floor Shaker Cabinetry Quartz Counters Porcelain White Wall Tiles

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Open space kitchen layout with transitional kitchen design. Two-tone cabinets have the best-balanced contrast. Kitchen windows naturally serve as the mirror image of the kitchen by having the white wall cabinet in the middle. Pendulum-style hand-blown over-island kitchen pendants are fancy as a wooden plate ceiling with recessed lighting. Thumbs-up design!

Medium Tone Floor Black Granite Counters Subway Tiles White Cabinetry

Photo Credit | Simmons Estate Homes

Ceiling lighting with dark wood floors and light fixtures white kitchen accent for homeowners.

Medium Tone Hardwood Flooring Quartz White Counters Cabinetry Black Backsplash

Photo Credit | The TomKat Studio

Double island tuxedo kitchen by using the transitional kitchen design ideas: Shaker cabinet and thick countertops are the main elements. I love the patterned backsplash. Black hardware and black kitchen chandeliers go well with black appliances and mirrored refrigerators. 

Brown Hardwood White Cabinetry Quartz Counters Bar Stools Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | Ash Street Interiors, LLC

Skylight in a gorgeous transitional kitchen design. Very admiring breakfast stools that match distressed hardwood flooring.

Brown Hardwood Flooring Quartz Counters Herringbone Subway Tiles Shaker Cabinets

Photo Credit | SPRUILL Remodel

What is the most dominant kitchen design element in this transitional kitchen design? The thick white quartz countertop and thick white quartz island top. The herringbone-style white backsplash is a big bonus.

Medium Tone Hardwood Flooring Shaker Cabinetry Quartz Counters Subway Tiles

Photo Credit | SPRUILL Remodel

The waterfall edge is one of the main elements in this transitional kitchen design. The layout of the kitchen is perfect for showing this art piece. Supportive elements are a shaker cabinet, golden hardware, and stainless steel appliances.

Black Granite Wood Counters Grey Porcelain Tiles Shaker Cabinetry Marble Backsplash

Photo Credit | WORKS by JD

Transitional kitchen with white cabinets and black countertop and butcher block island top. A high ceiling and ample daylight are both desirable elements in kitchen remodeling. 

Green Cabinetry Counters Stone Slab Backsplash Medium Tone Hardwood Flooring Black Hardware

Photo Credit | WORKS by JD

The granite countertop is the best choice for a satisfying project. Wall cabinets with glass doors and under cabinet feeling of warmness. Color selection is definitely receiving applause. 

Quartz Counters Green Island White Kitchen cabinetry Medium Tone Hardwood Marble Backsplash

Photo Credit | TVL Creative Ltd

The love in between green and white! This transitional kitchen has a sweet taste for the cooks. Full high backsplash and glass door white wall cabinets take the attention as well as hunter green island and white countertops.

Super White Quartzite Countertop Gray Cabinetry Dark Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | Alair Homes Decatur

Definitely an open-space kitchen with sleek lines. This a very good example of transitional kitchen design. Gray cabinets and quartz island top the contrast with dark color dining chairs and dining tables. 

Large Format Porcelain Tile Backsplash Quartz Counters Farmhouse Sink Shaker White Green Cabinetry Light Hardwood

Photo Credit | Spazio LA

The perfect coupling of craftsman kitchen design and modern kitchen design. The transition is completely satisfactory. The sleek design of cabinets, thick countertops, and full high backsplash is part of the transitional design, and the farmhouse sink is part of craftsmanship… Love the clear tulip shape over the island kitchen pendants.

Shaker White Gray Cabinetry Quartz Counters Light Hardwood Arabesque Tiles Pendant Lights

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Transitional kitchens with subway tile create a natural luxury custom family for homeowners’ wooden space and ceilings. Designers use modern stainless steel appliances with transitional-style kitchen tile and lighting for the living room.

Shaker Cabinetry Multicolored Porcelain Ceramic Tiles Granite Counters Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | Futurian Systems

From traditional to modern! The beautiful bridging picture with a sleek look distressed. Two-tone countertops are like shades of gray. 

Gray Porcelain Floor Tile Cabinetry Quartz Wood Counters

Photo Credit | Medallion Cabinetry

Rustic kitchen with a contemporary touch. Definitely, two-tone cabinets, two-tone countertops, and coffered ceilings bond organically. The colors are mesmerizing. 

Navy White Inset Cabinetry Marble Counters Ceramic Tiles Brown Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | Medallion Cabinetry

Transitional kitchen designs: These traditional kitchen designers are inspired by modern kitchen designers. The mirror image in the kitchen is used twice to emphasize the symmetry of this modern kitchen. White open shelves centered by the refrigerator and base cabinets centered by the open shelves of the island are remarkable. Contrasting colors of the wall and base cabinets are clever design ideas for transitional kitchens. 

Espresso Flooring Herringbone Backsplash Tiles Quartz Counters Shaker Cabinetry

Photo Credit | Ivory & Oak Remodeling and Millwork

Transitional style in a white kitchen. The island has definitely a rich taste: The thick island top and open shelf base cabinets are like eye candies. Golden tone hardware, golden sconce, and golden kitchen pendants make the ambiance soft and sophisticated.

Large Format Size Backsplash Tiles White Grey Cabinetry Hardwood Flooring Quartz Counters

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Soft tones of the kitchen pendants and hardwood floors are in the package. Kitchen pendants look like grape droplets and are very elegant.

Recessed Panel White Cabinetry Marble Counters Stone Slab Backsplash Dark Hardwood

Photo Credit | Simmons Estate Homes

Craftsman design with the zest of contemporary: The zest comes from a full high backsplash which is the same as the countertop and island top. Overhang Island is such a great idea to save space for breakfast stools. Whitewall cabinets have French doors and under cabinet, cutlery drawers are very functional for the living room. 

Blue Shaker Cabinetry Quartz Counters Brown Backsplash Floating Shelves Grey Porcelain Flooring

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Charcoal kitchen with white thick island for traditional to modern. A neutral color code is followed by soft blue window trims, antique white cabinets, gray backsplash, and maple floating kitchen shelves.

Marble Counters Full Height Stone Slab Backsplash Light Hardwood White Cabinetry Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | JCD Custom Home Design

Transitional kitchens by using craftsmen and modern ideas. Whitewall cabinets with crowns, glass door white wall cabinets, gold hardware, gold kitchen chandeliers, two-tone island bases, full height backsplash, and thick quartz countertops prove the artisan work.

Light Hardwood Beige Flooring Stone Slab Backsplash Quartz Counters White Brown Cabinetry

Photo Credit | Jkath Design Build + Reinvent

Two-tone transitional kitchens would not be completed without white shaker cabinets and a full high backsplash. Calming and inspirational!

Grey Arabesque Porcelain Tiles Shaker Cabinetry Quartz Counters Modern Bar Stools Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | SPRUILL Remodel

The road from traditional to contemporary is defined by transitional kitchens. The balanced contrast between the white shaker cabinet and the espresso island base is modified by having the large format porcelain high-quality ceramic and disseminating quality and elegance. 

Light Hardwood Flooring Grey Blue Cabinetry Quartz Counters Cement Backsplash

Photo Credit | Paper Moon Painting

Mediterranean kitchen design reacts with modern kitchen cabinets. Gray and white patterned tiles have an accent look in this kitchen. Trendy and functional at the same time!

Beige Glass Wall Tiles Quartzite Counters Shaker Cabinetry Medium Tone Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | Kepler Design

Full high subway backsplash, white shaker cabinets, and thick neutral-color countertops. This is a supportive picture of transitional kitchen design ideas. Flower patterned inlet backsplash completes the puzzle.

Gray Porcelain Floor Tiles Quartz Counters Brick Style Backsplash Black Cabinetry

Photo Credit | WORKS by JD

This natural space has a wooden ceiling to create custom family accent luxury sink and lines. Marble countertops with open shelving create an accent for homeowners.

Gray Subway Tiles Butcher Block Wood Counters Shaker Cabinetry Medium Tone Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | TVL Creative Ltd

Admiring transitional kitchen with many contemporary kitchen design elements: Vertical layout of subway tile is used to install an eye-catching full high backsplash which has the same characteristics as a waterfall edge butcher block island.

Multicolored Mosaic Tiles White Grey Cabinetry Quartz Counters Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | Raywal Cabinets

Artisan kitchen design by following transitional kitchen design ideas: Coffered ceiling, crown molding over the white shaker cabinets, mosaic full high backsplash and mother of pearl inlet backsplash, two-tone countertops, and two-tone cabinets can not be melted in the same pot without having a keen-eyed interior designer. 

Transitional Kitchen Design Elements

The elements which are used in contemporary design are well blended to initiate design elements and produce transitional kitchen design elements. The aim is to give a sleek look, eternity, and more functional space in the kitchen.  

The most catchy pieces are:

Thick countertops: The thickness of the countertop is above 1 inch. 

Sharp edge countertops: Bullnose edge is not a part of Transitional kitchen countertops as much as rounded edge. 

Waterfall edge countertops: Waterfall edge can be used in the countertop of the island top to give a sleek look 

Sleek-look cabinets: Shaker cabinets are the best 

Full high backsplash: Full high backsplash would be the same material with a countertop or different but the eternal look is a must in transitional kitchen design ideas. 

Floating kitchen shelves: Instead of clumsy cabinets small pieces of floating shelves or open shelves are welcomed on the kitchen walls. 

Glassdoor cabinets: Gives some extra room in the kitchen  

Open shelf base cabinets: This creates a positive illusion to go for a transitional kitchen design. 

Transitional Styles With Color Codes And Stainless Steel Appliances

The color selection is almost endless in transitional style ideas. As long as the colors are combined in a good way your kitchen remodeling will end up with the best result. On the other hand, an open-concept kitchen that has stainless steel appliances is playing the main role while designing the kitchen.

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Wishing you all a great weekend ahead.