Everything You Need to Know About Mission Style Cabinets
The clean, classic style known as Mission, features recessed panel doors with simple stile-and-rail frames and a stained wood finish. The overall effect highlights craftsmanship and the natural grain of the wood. Traditionally, the cabinets are oak. However, in a transitional design, cherry, walnut or maple are also common. Drawers may have slab or five-piece recessed-panel fronts, and mullion glass doors are a common feature.
Mission Style Doors
The transitional interior above, borrows from Mission style in the use of mullion doors and windows. Dayton Maple Caramel Mission cabinets are used for the kitchen island, perimeter base, and arched shelf supports in the island. The wall cabinets are Dayton Urban Stone.
Mission style is closely associated with Craftsman and Arts and Crafts architecture. This often features built-in furniture elements such as butler pantries and buffets. Mission cabinets also work well with colonial and rustic interiors.
Mission style cabinets call for sturdy metal hardware in black or oil-rubbed bronze. Sash pulls, cup pulls, square knobs and dangling drop or ring pulls all complement the natural wood. In addition to the strong stile-and-rail frame construction.
In the Name
Mission style owes little but its name to the Spanish Missions of the 18th century. A furniture designer coined the term just before the turn of the 20th century. Mission style borrows from traditional American Shaker design and is closely associated with Craftsman and Arts and Crafts architectural styles. Which celebrates the beauty and dignity found in hand-crafted artisanship and natural materials.