Choosing the Right Kitchen Cabinet Molding for Your Style

Kitchen with modern crown molding after cabinet refacing by American Wood Reface

Molding for kitchen cabinets is a great way to close gaps between the top of cabinets and the ceiling, add an upscale look to any cabinets, or polish off the look of staggered cabinets. But which type of kitchen cabinet molding suits your style and helps accomplish the look you’re going for in your kitchen?

Kitchen with crown molding after cabinet refacing by American Wood Reface

Traditional Crown

Just like the name suggests, traditional crown molding is typically found in spaces with a more traditional style. However, crown molding is versatile and not too ornate, so it can easily be incorporated into a more contemporary or transitional space.

Whether your cabinets run all the way up to the ceiling or there’s space above them, we can incorporate crown molding into your design.

Kitchen with modern crown molding after cabinet refacing by American Wood Reface

Modern Crown

Again, like the name suggests, modern crown molding is similar to crown molding but has a sleeker and simpler profile that lends itself to spaces with a modern or contemporary style. The sleek profile of modern crown molding goes well with a simple cabinet door style like the square, modern frame, flat panel doors seen in the image to the left.

Rope Crown Molding

Rope Crown

Rope crown molding is a more decorative style of crown molding that is typically found in a traditional setting. The rope detailing is a great touch to give your kitchen a unique, customized, and upscale look. Plus, AWR offers a cabinet door style with the same rope detailing.

Cove molding above kitchen cabinets


Cove molding functions the same and is situated in the same place as crown molding, but it has a different profile. While many types of crown molding have a more convex profile, cove molding has a concave profile that offers a sleeker and simpler look that lends itself to a contemporary or transitional style.

Take the Next Step Towards Your Dream Kitchen

Whether you’re looking to update your kitchen with a new cabinetry look including decorative kitchen cabinet molding or you want a more extensive makeover for your kitchen, the team at American Wood Reface is ready to help! Contact us today to request a free in-home consultation.

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