Traditional kitchens closely resemble an elegant, formal look — typical of American and European houses from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century.

Kitchens in this category are usually fitted according to these types of designs:

  • Neoclassical
  • Victorian
  • Georgian
  • Italianate, Federal
  • Regency
  • Early American
  • Edwardian

Traditional kitchens can oftentimes be confused with Country or Old World designs as well — as all three of these kitchen settings feature warm and classic elements (with the addition of French and English taste.) However, their main difference can be found in the distribution of colors.

Old World designs are colored with brighter blues and golden cues, whereas traditional kitchens incorporate muted and soft colors such as cream, white, light gray, taupe, or green.

Meanwhile, genuine traditional kitchens know where to draw the line, perfectly blending classic details and ornamentation with all of the modern conveniences and appliances readily available at your fingertips.

Estate Cabinetry is happy to provide you with all the tools, suggestions, and designs you’ll need to build the perfect traditional kitchen in your home.

How to Make Your Traditional Kitchen

To build the traditional look, you will have to use a variety of sources and models – meaning things can get pretty hectic if you’re doing it all alone. Thankfully, Estate Cabinetry is your #1 resource for top-notch elements and meticulous design.

To nail down the typical traditional kitchen design, you may want to implement some of the following ideas:

Blend the Old with the New

First, clean up your kitchen space of elements without any distinctive period styles, ornamentation included. Then, it’s advised to ditch any contemporary or modern kitchen pieces featuring simple, straight lines. Replace those elements with traditional, period pieces and start building your kitchen around them by including cabinet doors that closely accompany the traditional style. Finally, mix things up a bit by adding compatible kitchen pieces from different periods for a stunningly eclectic mix.

Use Patterns to Your Advantage

Consider using either a basket weave or a random wood pattern when designing the flooring. If you’re working with stone (limestone comes to mind), then the naturally irregular shapes of the material itself can help to add a more natural and open feel to your kitchen. You can always play with materials and combine a darker stone, such as slate, with a lighter stone like limestone in an irregular pattern for a lively and bold look.

Fabrics and Colors

Use distinctive fabrics to bring color inside the room. Go for nature scenes on your kitchen curtains and cushions and combine them with stripes to achieve a bright and colorful traditional kitchen design. Avoid geometric shapes or abstract curtain designs since they do not fit well with this style.

Play with Focal Points

If you’re trying to make heads turn whenever someone enters your kitchen, create focal points by making each cupboard knob different by design. Stagger the cabinetry height to make it stand out from the other kitchen elements and employ a random tile pattern for a perfect combination of the traditional and the new.

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