Mix and Match Your Kitchen Style

Mix and Match Your Kitchen Style

The dramatic backdrop of the Colorado foothills juxtaposed against the urban skyline of Denver inspires many themes and styles that can be brought right into your kitchen style. For inspiration, here are a few design options to consider for your Denver kitchen remodel.

Cabinet Style Options


mountain chic kitchen with natural stone and rustic wood cabinets

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Likely, outdoorsy, adventurous people will appreciate this style for their kitchen. Rustic design draws from natural colors of the environment, using copper tones, river rock and hand-carved wood designs.  By incorporating earth tones and natural elements into your kitchen design, you’ll achieve a cozy, natural feel. Choose wood species such as cherry, knotty alder or hickory for your cabinets to further enhance the mountain feel of your home. Additionally, consider adding wooden ceiling beams or a large hearth made from recycled barn wood to achieve the ultimate rustic kitchen experience.


Denver’s growth as a city inspires a modern approach to interior design. A contemporary kitchen focuses on straight lines, geometry, and a stripped-down aesthetic for simplicity. To create this chic aesthetic, choose minimalist décor, sleek design, and simple features that draw out the beauty and function of your kitchen. Frameless cabinets, smooth countertops, neutral colors, open floorplans, and items that mix metal and glass collectively convey a modern, fashion-forward look.


Craftsman kitchens reflect an heirloom aesthetic that features rich woodwork and hefty, hand-hewn design. Developed in the early twentieth century as a spin-off from the English Arts and Craft movement, the Craftsman style offers a unique Americana feel. The warm ambiance encourages family connection. If you appreciate designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, you can recreate that architectural style with Craftsman motifs throughout your Denver kitchen remodel. Additionally, Shaker-style cabinets, iron or brass hardware, Tiffany-style light fixtures, and beveled glass are great options for this rich, solid design.


For a sunny, light-filled home, a cottage-style kitchen can provide the perfect aethestic. The use of wicker and subdued colors is a recurring motif in cottage design. It adds charm and brightness to any kitchen space. Choose soft hues, such as yellow, pale blue, white, and light green for a pleasant, airy atmosphere. Opt for open cabinetry with bead board paneling and shelving with grooves to feature colorful dishware. Add a few simple touches of seaside décor or collectibles that you treasure. Additionally, accent the room with soft window coverings. Your cottage kitchen will be the preferred room for family gatherings and relaxation.

Mix and Match

Can’t decide on a specific style? Throw together elements of multiple styles (with a general theme of colors or wood to tie it all in) to create a charming atmosphere for your kitchen that is specific to your own personal style. By mixing modern concepts with rustic elements, you can create a kitchen space that is uniquely Denver. Don’t be afraid to mix and match to achieve the kitchen of your dreams!

With so many options to choose from, how do you pinpoint the best plan for your kitchen design? Get a closer look at some examples and brainstorm ideas with the designers at BKC Kitchen and Bath. Visit our showroom or contact us to bring the perfect kitchen style into your home.