Mixing up door styles (Part 2)

In my last blog I talked about a commonly used design element of mixing a raised panel and flat panel door style in the same room or area of the home.  The use of two different door styles from the same family does add visual interest and breaks up the sameness of the design in a subtle way.  But what if you are one of those adventurous types that really want to mix things up?  Maybe using multiple door styles from the same family is the answer.

Dura Supreme offers several door styles that have the same rail and stile sizing and edge profiles, but ialong with  the center panels being either flat or raised, there are additional design elements in these doors that make them different from each other.  They are considered a family with multiple siblings.

A cabinet door family from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

This idea of using multiple door styles works extremely well when doing a large project with multiple rooms.  Keep it simple with sharp lines by using Craftsman Panel and Lancaster.  Mix in some softer profiles by adding Craftsman Beaded or Silverton.  Repeat the bead detail with Hawthorne or Highland.  There is a commonality to all of these, the differences create the interest.

Craftsman Cabinet Door Family for mixing and matching differnet cabinet doors in an interior design.

Another new door family was created earlier this year with the introduction of the Middleton door style. The Middleton door has very wide rails and stiles, but other than that it features the same applied molding detail and outside edge profile as the Chapel Hill Panel door.

Middletona nd Chapel Hiil cabinet door family. These cabinetry door styles work well with each other throughout the home or in the same room.

Combining these two door styles and mixing in Chapel Hill Classic on a larger scale project would really mix things up in a very unique way!

See Part 1 of this blog at: Mixing It Up (Part 1)

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