Soaring mountain peaks, rugged terrain, and old pine forests appeal to a large audience of outdoor adventurers.  Regardless of whether your mountain experience includes skiing, fly-fishing, hiking or lounging by the fireplace, the majestic grandeur and awe of the mountains have inspired a unique, architectural style.

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The Mountain Resort Color Palette

Rustic, character-rich woods and equally rustic finishes are a notable feature of “Mountain” architecture. Surfaces throughout the space, like stone, wood, burnished metals, etc. are expertly blended. Finishes are full of natural character and can have a distressed or worn appearance.

A Mountain Resort inspired design featuring Dura Supreme's St. Augustine Panel door style in the Heavy Heirloom

A Mountain Resort inspired design featuring Dura Supreme’s St. Augustine Panel door style in the Heavy Heirloom “N” finish on Knotty Alder wood.

Traditional and rustic cabinet finishes and colors with a Mountain Resort Style from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.
A “Patina” finish has an aged look with darkened corners and hand-detailing.

A “Patina” finish has an aged look with darkened corners and hand-detailing.

The detailing of this Dura Supreme kitchen island finish is hand-detail the surface to create the look of time worn distressing.

The detailing of this Dura Supreme kitchen island finish is hand-detail the surface to create the look of timeworn distressing.

Selecting Mountain Resort Style Cabinetry

Wood species with an abundance of knots and rich character can be enhanced with heavily distressed finishes. Choose door styles that have visual weight, with applied molding or raised panels with profiled edges. For accent doors, leaded glass can be used to introduce an antiqued metal finish and a hand-blown glass into the kitchen design.

A sample of Mountain Resort style cabinet doors with rustic finish options from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Leaded glass cabinet doors can be used as an accent to introduce an antiqued metal finish and a hand-blown glass into the kitchen design.

Leaded Glass cabinet doors from Dura Supreme Cabinetry that work well in a rustic styled kitchen design.

Design Elements of Mountain Resort

For “Mountain Resort” styling, the emphasis should be on architectural details with a grand scale and proportion.  Whether it’s a corbel detail, a turned post, or a molding stack, endeavor to create visual weight and mass.  A massive stone fireplace is another definitive focal point.  Furnishings are imposing and luxurious, design elements are grand scales.

“Mountain” styling features large scale corbels and architectural elements.

The island is framed with turned posts selected for their substantial size and proportion.

The island is framed with turned posts selected for their substantial size and proportion.

Use moldings generously (within a crown molding treatment, below a countertop or below wall cabinetry) to create a heavily sculpted appearance throughout the kitchen design.

Wood species with visible knots and character marks create rustic appeal.

Wood species with visible knots and character marks create rustic appeal.

Cabinet doors and drawers on this Mountain Resort styled kitchen island feature an applied molding detail.

Cabinet doors and drawers on this Mountain Resort styled kitchen island feature an applied molding detail.

Choose hardware that has a rustic design, and a blackened or burnished finish.

Traditional and rustic styled cabinet hardware pull on a mountain resort style kitchen cabinet drawers.

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The backsplash tile features a rough-hewn, stone texture and earthy coloring.

The backsplash tile features a rough-hewn, stone texture and earthy coloring.

Mountain Resort Style kitchen design with a rustic and traditional look. Kitchen Cabinets by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.
A mixture of two different kitchen cabinet woods and finishes in a mountain resort styled kitchen design.
A mixture of two different kitchen cabinet woods and finishes in a mountain resort styled kitchen design.

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Mandi Juskiewicz is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 15+ years of experience in graphic design, web design, multi-media communications, photography, and social media technology.  Her accolades include the distinction of being named Kitchen Cabinetry Marketing Specialist of the Year 2019 in the 2019 Content Creator Awards held by CV Magazine and achiever of the Houzz Influencer Award. Her role at Dura Supreme allows her to curate the “best of the best” designs, cutting edge products and fabulously functional Dura Supreme kitchens across the country and feature them here for inspiration and design ideas!

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