This style offers a mixture of contemporary and traditional. Cabinetry is often simple, Shaker-style (recessed flat-panel doors) with multiple finishes from dark to light. Appliances in a transitional kitchen are often stainless steel, and lighting has an industrial aesthetic. White is a popular overall color of these kitchens, and they involve a variety of finishes that give nuance to the design. Transitional kitchens work well for people who own older, period homes who want to introduce contemporary elements. This style can also work beautifully for owners of newly built homes who want to add the warmth and charm of a traditional kitchen. Transitional is a very popular design style because of its versatility.