Modern to Traditional: What Kind of Kitchen Are You?

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Kitchens, like people, come in many different shapes and sizes. Walking into someone’s kitchen can tell you so much about that person (whether they like it or not). There are so many different styles of kitchens — do you think you can tell which one you are?

We’ve selected eight kitchens from previous kitchen tours to represent very different styles in kitchen design. These eight kitchens represent Sophisticated, Modern, Rustic, Simple, Historic, Industrial, Compact, and Traditional.

Personally, we see ourselves as Sophisticated — we’re suckers for white subway tiles scaling the walls, the clean white lines that contrast so elegantly against the stainless steel appliances and black countertops. The stained floors add a warm, special finishing touch that envelopes the kitchen into a timeless, elegant space.

However, just because we fall under one specific category doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the others. We love the starkness of a modern kitchen, the old world feeling of a Rustic, the focus-on-the-food Simple, this-is-how-our-mother-did-it Historic, shiny Industrial, intimate cooking Compact and the no-fuss Traditional as well.

What kind of kitchen are you? Do you fall into one of these styles, or would you define your own style in a different way?

(Images: Kayla Hicks, Jill Slater, Jill Slater, Kelly Moseley, Jeff Ong, Evan Thomas, Jill Slater, Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan)