Now, when it comes to kitchen design, there are plenty of different ways to go about things. Some people will prefer contemporary styling, with its sleek edges and clean surfaces. Others will want to go the rustic route, favoring raw wood tones and unique décor choices. And somewhere in between, you’ll find people who like to keep things traditional.
Traditional doesn’t mean boring, though! Quite the contrary, as it turns out. A traditionally designed kitchen can actually be a thing of wonder, especially if you’ve got a home that features an open concept.
To show you what we mean, we’ve pulled this incredible list together. On it, you’re going to see 20 absolutely gorgeous pictures of kitchens that feature traditional design. So, if you’re going to be building a new kitchen soon or else will be remodeling the one that you have, read on! You’re going to find plenty of inspiration in these amazing traditional kitchen designs!
The double island featured in this traditional kitchen design is a smart choice, and those white countertops look fresh.
If you want a traditional kitchen design that feels warm and inviting, remember to preserve some open floor space.
With a white and beige color scheme dominating here, the wood accent in the foreground is a nice touch.
You’d be surprised by how convenient it can be to have your range placed on top of a center island.
A Mix of Colors
This traditional kitchen design does an absolutely amazing job of marrying different colors and materials together.
For a color scheme that works well with any traditional kitchen design, never be afraid of whites and muted greys together.
In order to keep a traditional kitchen design from appearing to staid, it’s always a good idea to incorporate a unique and eye-popping backsplash.
Note how the inversion of the main color scheme in the center island really creates some visual spark for this design.
Instead of using a breakfast nook, this gorgeous traditional kitchen actually has a breakfast bar.
If you want to add a sense of luxuriousness to a traditional kitchen design, then a subway tile backsplash can work wonders.
When you go for a traditional design in your kitchen, it’s important to remember that light fixtures will be important for establishing the mood.
Working on Different Levels
Using a variety of different countertop heights, it’s fair to say that this traditional kitchen design works on multiple levels.
The way in which the center island here bows out adds some functionality and visual spark to this kitchen design.
If you’ve got a lot of cookbooks you like to use, then you’ll find the shelving incorporated into this design plenty inspiring.
Rich Wood Tones
Here, you’ll definitely notice how the use of rich wood tones lends a touch of luxuriousness to this traditional design.
Working with Height
The thing that this incredible traditional kitchen design does exactly right is filling vertical space.
Real Eye Catching
The melding of stonework and deeply stained wood is a thing of beauty for this luxurious traditional kitchen design.
This traditional kitchen design proves that you don’t need a lot of floor space in order to make a big impression.
Check the Hood
The stonework that forms the hood in this traditional kitchen design is such a smart interior design move.
The use of storage cabinets with glass-front doors really elevates this traditional kitchen design to the next level.
Working in the Kitchen
There are a variety of things to do in the old kitchen aside from cooking or the dishes. You can also check e-mails or browse the net for new recipe ideas.
Long kitchen islands need to have adequate lighting. Linear hanging lights or chandeliers can do the job quite effectively.
White and Wood
Dark, rich, grainy wood textures are great partners to solid white surfaces in kitchens.
Frame It Up
Floor to ceiling columns are great ways to frame the breakfast bar or kitchen island.
The Right Equipment
Kitchen appliances are what make a kitchen functional. Pick out ones that go well with the aesthetic that you’re going for.
When picking out a central theme for your kitchen, make sure to apply it to everything – from your chosen lighting types to your bar stools.
For the Light
Providing wide glass doors on the opposite side of a room to your main kitchen space provides you with some adequate lighting without giving you too much glare.
Nautical themes are popular choices for home spaces, even kitchen spaces such as this one.
Keeping a common motif for your interior designed spaces – such as the common wood finishes of the floor and countertops here – makes your home feel coherent and intelligently designed.
Center of the Space
Kitchen islands, when done right, can function as the centerpiece of any white kitchen design.
Windows on the Inside
If you prefer the cozy, enclosed feel of a kitchen but want some light, you could always go with glass partitions.
The L Shape
L-shaped kitchens give you just that extra bit of countertop space that you need while being space-saving and compact.
Here Comes the Sun
Give you kitchen sinks bay windows for some welcome amount of extra sunlight. Throw in some sunflowers to make it even brighter.
Cooking Up High
Although typically on the first floor of a house, some kitchen designs work well even located at higher levels such as the one in this example.
A deep, dark navy hue works well as a design accent, especially when used in a white kitchen.
Bring life to a space with just the right variety of materials and accent pieces like the blue woodworks, brushed metal lamps, and brick tiles in this kitchen.
Cozy and Bright
Use bright color palettes and light wood tones to make cozy kitchen nooks feel less constricting and more open.
Blur the line between the indoors and outdoors by surrounding your kitchen with natural light and views.
The clean lines and dark wood finishes characteristic of the industrial style are great ways to define space in an open floor plan.
Fruits, especially fresh citrus ones, are great for kitchen spaces. They add a little bit of color and their fresh scent adds a lot to the room as well.
By using simply designed wood cabinets, this kitchen manages to achieve a traditional design within a contemporary living space.
The sliding ladder that reaches for high up cabinets in this traditional kitchen gives it a turn-of-the-last-century vibe.
The stone tiles used on the back wall of this kitchen really helps to complete the traditional feel.
Stone Floor Tiles
Here, stone floor tiles are used. They really help to accentuate the traditional beauty of the white cabinets.
Tall and Thin
When you’re thinking of traditional kitchen design, you want to be thinking tall and thin for your cabinets.
Yellow and White
Even if you go slightly contemporary with the overall design, a yellow and white color scheme can create the traditional look that you’re after.
Gold With Detailing
The traditional look of this stunning kitchen is completed by the wood detailing and gold hardware. The marble floors help, too.
By being largely unadorned and simple, this traditionally designed kitchen doesn’t distract from the hardwood floors, which tie this open-concept space together.
Granite wasn’t always the rage for countertops. As you can see here, wood can be absolutely beautiful and traditional.
You have to love the clean lines of this traditional kitchen, as well as the high-up, glass-front wall cabinets.
One way to really get the traditional look that you’re after is to use white tile for your backsplash.
Really, you want to go lighter with your colors in a traditional kitchen. Don’t you love the blue, yellow and light wood here?
Red and White
Of course, you can be bolder! The wainscoting creates the vibe, while the deep red of the walls adds some spark.
In a traditional kitchen, you’ll want to show off your traditional plate ware and glassware, right? Glass-front cabinets are perfect that!
Another thing you can do to really accentuate your traditional kitchen design is to use antiqued color surfaces.
In a traditional kitchen, you should be more inclined to use shelves. A kitchen is for cooking, so why not show of your tools?
Note how the color choices in this kitchen provide the space with a warm glow that oozes traditional.
Dark To Light
Dark cabinets are a dream if you’re worried about cleanliness. If you use them, consider going lighter with your counters and backsplash.
As mentioned, wainscoting is perfect for a traditional kitchen design. Note how it’s accentuated here with subtle antiquing.
There are a number of design elements in this kitchen – like the wine rack – that add an interesting twist to the traditional concept.
The floating island with the exposed shelf underneath is absolutely perfect for this wonderful traditional kitchen.
Hey, look! It’s that wainscoting again… But this time it’s used on the ceiling. Doesn’t that work wonderfully?
Beautiful wrought-iron light fixtures above you center island can realty complete the traditional vibe.
One last thing to consider for a backsplash material in a traditional kitchen is pressed tin. Check it out in action here.