As we continue our series on design details that can be added to cabinets we’re going to take a look at another decorative option available for doors – Mullions. 

Mullions add a timeless visual interest to cabinets by creating a windowpane look to the doors. It dates back to early American times when large sheet glass had not yet been produced. Smaller pieces of glass were held together with thin strips of wood called mullions to create a larger window. Today, the glass is a single sheet and sits behind the mullion and door frame, yet still offers that classic look. We have several decorative options available and each one is handcrafted in-house at our Dura Supreme factory.

First up is the Traditional styled Mullions. This consists of vertical and horizontal strips that split the glass into equal size panes. These mullions can be used with either raised panel or flat panel doors and are very timeless.


A white painted kitchen design with classic mullion glass doors.

The traditional mullion style creates the look of equally sized window panes.

Designed by Lang’s Kitchen and Bath of Newton, PA | Photography by Linda McManus Images

Mullion Pattern 1 is a timeless design in this classic white kitchen.

Design by Artistic Cabinetry of Smithtown, NY | Photo by HM Photography 

We offer mullions styles that lean more towards the Arts and Crafts style and are a great alternative to those wanting a detail that is less traditional.


Arts & Crafts styled mullion cabinet doors from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.
A classic farmhouse styled kitchen with off-white painted cabinets and a furniture style kitchen island featuring mullion glass cabinet doors.

Our Mullion Pattern 6 is showcased in the wall cabinets flanking the window.

Designed by Jenny Rausch of Karr Bick Design of Brentwood, MO

The Arts and Crafts style of Mullion Pattern 2 blends beautifully with the cabinets of this small dry bar.

Designed by Lang’s Kitchen and Bath of Newton, PA | Photography by Linda McManus Images

Transitional kitchen designs are very popular as it blends traditional with contemporary. Dura Supreme offers several mullion designs that fit the bill when it comes to this style of cabinet design. They offer an artistic flair for those that want the mullion look but not the traditional design.


Transitional styled mullion cabinet doors for kitchen cabinets from Dura Supreme.
Mullion cabinet door idea in the dining room area.

Built-ins for this dining room feature our subtle yet lovely Mullion Pattern 13.

Design by Molly McCabe, AKBD of A Kitchen that Works of Bainbridge Island, WA

Mullion Pattern 15 is featured in this beautiful design and offers movement much like the backsplash.

Designed by Arcadia Kitchen & Bath of Scarborough, ME

Glass cabinet doors with displayed dishware and decor with an emerald green interior and white painted exterior.

The brightly lit hutch features collectible tea sets as well as our Mullion Pattern 11.

Designed by Nanci Marsman of Standale Interiors of Grand Rapids, MI

Dura Supreme offers our mullion doors with optional glass or mirror inserts. We have several decorative glass options as well as mirror options, or you can supply your own insert if needed.

A master bathroom with an all-white color palette and X-patterned mullion cabinet doors.

This master bath features Mullion Pattern 11 with plain mirror inserts.

Designed by Lang’s Kitchen and Bath of Newton, PA | Photography by Linda McManus Images

Antique mirror cabinet doors with an X mullion used on an appliance paneled appliance to hide the refrigerator.

Our Mullion Pattern 10 with Antique Mirror inserts has been customized to hide the refrigerator behind.

Designed by Nanci Marsman of Standale Interiors of Grand Rapids, MI

Our traditional Mullion Pattern 1 with back painted glass in white.

Design by Rachel Tingley of Village Homes Stores of Geneseo, IL

Another beautiful example of hiding the refrigerator in plain sight with custom appliance panels using Mullion Pattern 15 with mirror inserts.

Design by Helena Steele of Golden Gate Kitchens of Los Altos, CA | Photo by Jesse Goff Photography

Considering mullion door accents for your design? You can find all of our mullion pattern options here, and discuss what different insert options are available with your local Dura Supreme Dealer.

Stay tuned for my next blog about our different Aluminum Frame Door options!

Stacey Lindstrom the National Training Manager for Dura Supreme Cabinetry and blog author for the Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog.

Stacey Lindstrom is the National Training Manager for Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Stacey has a degree in interior design and over 25 years in the kitchen and Bath industry. She has worked in all kinds of business platforms, from small dealers to online design and sales, and has worked with 20.20 Design software since 1997. Her first venture working with Dura Supreme Cabinets was way back in 1995, creating hand drawings for a dealer showroom. In the last 10 years, she has had her work showcased on episodes of Kitchen Crashers and Bath Crashers, as well as season 15 of Big Brother. As much as she loves designing spaces for clients, Stacey enjoys training and educating on product and design as well, and draws from her own expertise as well us blunders over the years to help Dura Supreme and its dealers.

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