A traditional kitchen celebrates the past and is made up of timeless pieces that never go out of style. If you want to recreate this forever-in-fashion look in your home, focus on these three things.
Choose a soft, welcoming color scheme.
Traditional kitchens are typically composed of warm, welcoming colors. When choosing the color scheme for your traditional kitchen, stick to neutrals like cream, white, and grey or soft shades of brown and green.
There is often confusion between a “traditional kitchen” and an “Old World kitchen” and color is one of their defining differences. Old World kitchens typically feature blues and gold, two hues that are rarely present in a traditional kitchen. Let your color scheme set the tone for your traditional theme.
Incorporate pieces that feel hand-crafted.
There’s no sleek lines or modern materials in a traditional kitchen. This time period was all about the custom touch and featured handmade pieces with plenty of details. Opt for all wood cabinetry, preferably in one of the more natural kitchen cabinet finishes.
Countertops and flooring should also be made with organic materials, so try to avoid synthetic or man-made options if possible. You will actually see a lot of wood countertops in traditional kitchens, but you could also go with quartzite or granite.
Hardwood is obviously the flooring of choice here but if your countertops and kitchen cabinet finishes are natural wood, you’ll want to select stone for your flooring to avoid an all-wood look. Limestone and slate are two popular options, and they can even be mixed and matched to create an interesting pattern. Remember that with traditional kitchens it’s all about the tiny touches and custom feel. Any way you can add an awe factor, such as with a unique flooring pattern, will help to elevate and authenticate your theme.
Find faucet fixtures and hardware that is also time-period appropriate.
A common mistake when designing a kitchen is to overlook the tiny details. Doing so can completely dismantle your design so be conscious of the style of your faucet fixtures and hardware. With a traditional theme, you’ll want to avoid anything sleek, streamlined or stainless steel. These elements are all very modern and contemporary.
Instead select pieces that have detail, shape, and a more antiquated feel. Brushed oil rubbed bronze and antique brushed satin brass are two finishes that will go better with your traditional kitchen.
Now that you know the key to designing a traditional kitchen, let’s put our knowledge to work.
If you’re ready to put your kitchen remodel in motion, contact our team for free a kitchen design and layout. We’ll send you photorealistic renderings so you can see how your all wood cabinetry will look in your new traditional kitchen and provide you with an itemized list so you know exactly what pieces you need to create your perfect design. Our name might be Willow Lane Cabinetry, but we also specialize in kitchen countertops, flooring, and hardware. Let us find custom solutions to your unique space and bring your dream kitchen to your real home.