Transitional – a style of contrasts.
Lots of folks want the style and homey qualities of times long past, updated to modern sensibilities. There are many ways of achieving that and most of them can be described as transitional.
Transitional is the formal elegance of traditional styling ironed out into smoother lines, crisper edges and sleeker decorative touches. It can be a calm blend of the two influences, of a more eclectic mix of smooth and ornate pieces. Simple lines and neutral colors allow these different elements to play together nicely.
Transitional style developed between the era of colonial, also known as Traditional style, and the beginning of the Arts and Crafts movement that brought about the Craftsman style. Transitional is a flexible style where just about everyone can find what they like. If you’re torn between several styles, transitional may bring peace to your kitchen. Transitional style combined the clean minimalism of contemporary and modern styles with the formality and elegance of traditional styles.