Although designers surveyed for an NKBA’s Trends Style survey reported that raised panel doors with applied mouldings or other ornamentation are no longer their most often requested style (Shaker flat panel doors are), not everyone wants the plain front cabinetry of the contemporary look. Some customers still ask for raised panel doors with applied mouldings with paint and glaze finish.
Witness this fabulous kitchen. Customers in the suburban Philadelphia area requested their custom cabinets be built with 3/8” beaded inset styling and a door they custom created using a moulding profile they selected and a PR10 Inside Frame Bead.
The paint and glaze combination is custom. It’s actually a white with brown glaze—the digital camera simply cannot process color correctly with overhead fluorescents competing with lots of natural light. So the color shown in the photographs is only a representation.
It's not for everyone, but that's the beauty of true custom cabinetry: you can get exactly what you want, whether it's the most recent style trend or not. This kitchen is still beautiful and shows off the design versatility of building a kitchen with custom cabinetry.
These next two photos show the finish color differently than the others. They were taken in a different location with different lighting. But they are all cabinets from the same kitchen.