We didn’t opt for flat panel cabinets, but that’s just because we wanted to achieve a slightly more rustic look for our kitchen. Flat panel styles tend to be far more modern, and while they are sleek and stylish, they didn’t vibe with our country style.
Still, if your ideal kitchen consists of neutral colors and sharp lines, flat panel cabinetry may be the best option. Of course, it’s only one of many types of cabinets.
Raised panels do have some slight indentation, but this is only at the raised portions’ bases. We felt like this style was very classic, but not suitable for our particular household.
The raised edges didn’t seem safe for small tots, especially those that tend to run around the house with blankets, towels, and capes over their eyes (don’t ask!). But this type did appeal to a part of me that enjoys Victorian styles.
Still, we also thought that our light color patterns might contrast with the raised panel cabinets’ standard colorations. Most belonging to this type feature dark wood staining to help bring out the beautiful raised portions.