When it comes to quality kitchen design, the devil is in the detail. Luckily, our experienced team of professional kitchen designers know the ins and outs of what makes exquisite cabinetry, including beading for your kitchen.

Over the past few years, we’ve noticed a boom in the popularity of two particular types of beading. It might be related to a kickback from the minimalist aesthetic, or it might be about making the kitchen seem more welcoming. Either way, it adds a little old country charm to the final design, as it conjures up the idea of grand manors and country houses. For that reason, we love to see it incorporated into one of our kitchens in a heritage home.

The two most common types of beading for kitchen cabinets are Ovolo and Ogee. Let’s break that down for you.

What is Ovolo beading on a kitchen cabinet?

Put simply, Ovolo beading provides a convex curve moulding. Below is an example that’s used in one of our most popular kitchen tours, the 18th Century Manor House.

18th century manor house kitchen with traditional belfast sink and French classic mixer tap

What is Ogee beading on a kitchen cabinet?

This one is slightly different. It’s a concave moulding that looks a little like the shape of a wave.

Traditional Country Kitchen with Oak bar stool and moulded drawer panels

Traditional Country Kitchen with integrated dishwasher and Oak stools

You can take a closer look at this kitchen, named the Traditional Country Kitchen, here.

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