Contemporary crown style: In some cases, using bold trim sparingly makes for a bigger statement. Here, Federal crown molding adorns a square crown and cabinetry using bold planes & lines. Early American crown style :Contemporary white cabinets and stainless steel appliances keep the kitchen area un-fussy in the open plan kitchen/dining/family room setup. Simple Early American-style crown molding—plus a little flourish atypical to the style at the bottom to join the cabinet tops—helps the eye roam to other parts of the open area plan. Which of these two style would you prefer for your next renovation?