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This brilliantly white kitchen has a dark hardwood flooring that contrasts the white brightness of the shaker cabinets and drawers of the peninsula. This is complemented by the modern appliances and the kitchen island countertop.

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This brilliantly white kitchen has a dark hardwood flooring that contrasts the white brightness of the shaker cabinets and drawers of the peninsula. This is complemented by the modern appliances and the kitchen island countertop.

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This lovely kitchen has a U-shaped peninsula that has gray marble countertops that contrast the white shaker cabinets. The patterned tiles of the backsplash adds a dash of color to the white brightness of this kitchen.

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This lovely kitchen has a U-shaped peninsula that has gray marble countertops that contrast the white shaker cabinets. The patterned tiles of the backsplash adds a dash of color to the white brightness of this kitchen.

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The wooden kitchen island stands out against the white tray ceiling and cabinets of the U-shaped peninsula. It complements the hardwood flooring illuminated by the wide window above the sink area that has gray marble countertops.

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The wooden kitchen island stands out against the white tray ceiling and cabinets of the U-shaped peninsula. It complements the hardwood flooring illuminated by the wide window above the sink area that has gray marble countertops.

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This kitchen has brilliant white marble countertops for its kitchen island and peninsula that matches the white ceiling and white cabinetry. This makes the pendant lights stand out spherical brass design.

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This kitchen has brilliant white marble countertops for its kitchen island and peninsula that matches the white ceiling and white cabinetry. This makes the pendant lights stand out spherical brass design.

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This kitchen shares the space with the dining area. The kitchen has a white ceiling with light panels that has a green pattern that is contrasted by the dark gray backsplash and countertops that stand out against the white cabinetry.

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The beige cabinets and drawers of this kitchen has brass handles that match the brass hanging light fixture over the black countertop of the kitchen island that matches with the L-shaped peninsula.

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The beige cabinets and drawers of this kitchen has brass handles that match the brass hanging light fixture over the black countertop of the kitchen island that matches with the L-shaped peninsula.

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The white tray ceiling is a perfect match for the shaker design of the cabinets and drawers of the kitchen island and L-shaped peninsula that is contrasted by a black countertop and black brick-like backsplash.

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The white tray ceiling is a perfect match for the shaker design of the cabinets and drawers of the kitchen island and L-shaped peninsula that is contrasted by a black countertop and black brick-like backsplash.

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The white kitchen island with a white countertop is paired with white stools that has wooden legs blending with the hardwood flooring. The white shaker cabinetry of the L-shaped peninsula is a match for the white coffered ceiling.

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The white kitchen island with a white countertop is paired with white stools that has wooden legs blending with the hardwood flooring. The white shaker cabinetry of the L-shaped peninsula is a match for the white coffered ceiling.

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This kitchen has a wide floor space with the absence of a kitchen island on its hardwood flooring. The walls are dominated by wooden cabinetry that houses modern appliances paired with a white tray ceiling.

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This kitchen has a wide floor space with the absence of a kitchen island on its hardwood flooring. The walls are dominated by wooden cabinetry that houses modern appliances paired with a white tray ceiling.

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The black countertops and backsplash are perfectly paired with wooden cabinetry that has a traditional design to it that stands out against the beige floor tiles and beige ceiling.

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The black countertops and backsplash are perfectly paired with wooden cabinetry that has a traditional design to it that stands out against the beige floor tiles and beige ceiling.

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The kitchen island is made of wooden elements that reflect the vent hood of the cooking area and the structure that houses the TV. They all match with the hardwood flooring and is given a nice background of a white peninsula and white ceiling.

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The kitchen island is made of wooden elements that reflect the vent hood of the cooking area and the structure that houses the TV. They all match with the hardwood flooring and is given a nice background of a white peninsula and white ceiling.

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A pair of dome-shaped pendant lights provide a dash of elegance and warm light to the white marble countertops of the kitchen island and L-shaped peninsula that contrasts the hardwood flooring.

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A pair of dome-shaped pendant lights provide a dash of elegance and warm light to the white marble countertops of the kitchen island and L-shaped peninsula that contrasts the hardwood flooring.

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The L-shaped kitchen island and peninsula has gray marble countertops that perfectly match the modern appliances, backsplash and the trio of cushioned stools by the kitchen island.

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The pastel green patterned tiles of the floor provide a nice background for the white cabinetry of the kitchen island and peninsulas that has white shaker cabinets and drawers.

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This large marble-floored kitchen has enough space for three kitchen islands that has white marble countertops over dark wood cabinetry. Each of the kitchen islands is topped with an elegant wrought iron chandelier.

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This island-less kitchen has black shaker cabinets and drawers that have golden trims and handles that match the brilliant crystal chandelier hanging from the beige tray ceiling over the patterned area rug.

Designed by: Simutin Design

This island-less kitchen has black shaker cabinets and drawers that have golden trims and handles that match the brilliant crystal chandelier hanging from the beige tray ceiling over the patterned area rug.

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This is a kitchen bursting with elegant details like the pair of crystal chandeliers hanging from a white tray ceiling which is contrasted by redwood cabinetry dominating the walls. The spaces left by the cabinets are filled with green wallpaper that match the backlit backsplash with images of trees.

Designed by: Simutin Design

This is a kitchen bursting with elegant details like the pair of crystal chandeliers hanging from a white tray ceiling which is contrasted by redwood cabinetry dominating the walls. The spaces left by the cabinets are filled with green wallpaper that match the backlit backsplash with images of trees.

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The textured and patterned beige walls are paired with beige countertops of the peninsula and two kitchen islands. These are contrasted by silvery metallic appliances  supported by chocolate brown cabinetry.

Designed by: Antarya Design

The textured and patterned beige walls are paired with beige countertops of the peninsula and two kitchen islands. These are contrasted by silvery metallic appliances  supported by chocolate brown cabinetry.

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The trio of rustic distressed stools are a perfect pairing for the wooden kitchen island that blends with the wood-like tiles of the floor. The curved kitchen island has black countertops that contrast the beige backsplash.

Designed by: Garrison Hullinger

The trio of rustic distressed stools are a perfect pairing for the wooden kitchen island that blends with the wood-like tiles of the floor. The curved kitchen island has black countertops that contrast the beige backsplash.

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The large kitchen island that blends with the hardwood flooring is paired with four gray cushioned stools that stand out against the white shaker cabinets and drawers that dominate the beige walls.

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The white tray ceiling has exposed wooden beams in the middle of the tray. This matches the wooden kitchen island and peninsula that has white countertops and beige backsplash that matches the beige vent hood over the cooking area.

Designed by: Meridith Baer Home

The white tray ceiling has exposed wooden beams in the middle of the tray. This matches the wooden kitchen island and peninsula that has white countertops and beige backsplash that matches the beige vent hood over the cooking area.

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This hallway-like kitchen has white cabinets and drawers that are trimmed with golden elements that match the golden faucet over a modern sink. The white brightness is contrasted by a few black details from the wall-mounted lamps and armchairs.

Designed by: Brain Factory

This hallway-like kitchen has white cabinets and drawers that are trimmed with golden elements that match the golden faucet over a modern sink. The white brightness is contrasted by a few black details from the wall-mounted lamps and armchairs.

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The white handle-less cabinets and drawers of the U-shaped peninsula is a nice background for the gray countertop and backsplash as well as the modern metallic appliances housed in the peninsula structure.

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The shiny metallic pendant lights hanging over the black countertop of the kitchen island catches the attention in this kitchen that has white shaker cabinets and drawers contrasted by modern appliances.

Designed by: Clay Construction

The shiny metallic pendant lights hanging over the black countertop of the kitchen island catches the attention in this kitchen that has white shaker cabinets and drawers contrasted by modern appliances.

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The black stools stand out against the light gray kitchen island that matches the patterned backsplash of the L-shaped peninsula. The hardwood flooring is a nice contrast for the white tray ceiling with a pair of silver pendant lights.

Designed by: Steffanie Gareau

The black stools stand out against the light gray kitchen island that matches the patterned backsplash of the L-shaped peninsula. The hardwood flooring is a nice contrast for the white tray ceiling with a pair of silver pendant lights.

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This small kitchen has a curved kitchen island with a second layer of black countertop that acts as a bar. These black countertops are contrasted by the beige shaker cabinetry and the beige ceiling.

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The L-shaped peninsula also acts as a bar with an addition of a second layer of black countertops the same as the small island and the cooking area wooden shaker cabinets and drawers.

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The highlight of this white kitchen is the black and white checkered flooring. This black and white aesthetic is extended to the rest of the kitchen with white cabinetry and black cooking area with a black vent hood against the white coffered ceiling.

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A close up look at this kitchen's center island and breakfast bar lighted by classy pendant lights.

A close up look at this kitchen’s center island and breakfast bar lighted by classy pendant lights.

Mid-sized kitchen with brown cabinetry, pendant lighting, stainless steel appliances and central island breakfast bar.

Mid-sized kitchen with brown cabinetry, pendant lighting, stainless steel appliances and central island breakfast bar.

Massive dine-in-kitchen with beam ceiling, large pendant lighting and tile flooring.

Massive dine-in-kitchen with beam ceiling, large pendant lighting and tile flooring.

U-shaped dine-in-kitchen with black appliances, central island breakfast bar and hardwood flooring.

U-shaped dine-in-kitchen with black appliances, central island breakfast bar and hardwood flooring.

Warm elegant residential kitchen designed with high end finishes including hard wood floors, granite counter tops, custom cabinets, two islands, elegant chandeliers, large stove hood, and two stainless steel ovens.

Warm elegant residential kitchen designed with high end finishes including hardwood floors, granite counter tops, custom cabinets, two islands, elegant chandeliers, large stove hood, and two stainless steel ovens.

Enclosed G-shaped kitchen with built-in shelving, pendant lights, stainless steel appliances, central kitchen island and peninsula breakfast bar.

Enclosed G-shaped kitchen with built-in shelving, pendant lights, stainless steel appliances, central kitchen island and peninsula breakfast bar.

Large traditional kitchen featuring classy tiles flooring and a stunning ceiling.

Large traditional kitchen featuring classy tiles flooring and a stunning ceiling.

L-shaped beige kitchen with pendant lights, stainless steel appliances, island breakfast bar and hardwood flooring.

L-shaped beige kitchen with pendant lights, stainless steel appliances, island breakfast bar and hardwood flooring.

White dine-in-kitchen with pendant lights, wine storage, stainless steel appliances and island breakfast bar.

White dine-in-kitchen with pendant lights, wine storage, stainless steel appliances and island breakfast bar.

Large U-shaped kitchen with tall ceiling, chandelier, picture windows and hardwood flooring.

Large U-shaped kitchen with tall ceiling, chandelier, picture windows and hardwood flooring.

Brown U-shaped kitchen with pendant lights, black appliances, central island and tile flooring.

Brown U-shaped kitchen with pendant lights, black appliances, central island and tile flooring.

Kitchen with brown recessed panel cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, island breakfast bar and indoor plants.

Kitchen with brown recessed panel cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, island breakfast bar and indoor plants.

Dine-in-kitchen with pendant lighting, white recessed panel cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.

Dine-in-kitchen with pendant lighting, white recessed panel cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.

This kitchen boasts brown cabinetry and counters along with a large center island providing space for a breakfast bar.

This kitchen boasts brown cabinetry and counters along with a large center island providing space for a breakfast bar.

A stylish kitchen setup with a very attractive breakfast bar set on the hardwood flooring and lighted by recessed ceiling lights.

A stylish kitchen setup with a very attractive breakfast bar set on the hardwood flooring and lighted by recessed ceiling lights.

Single wall kitchen with raised panel cabinets, a central island and tile flooring.

Single wall kitchen with raised panel cabinets, a central island and tile flooring.

White classy kitchen featuring a large center island with a marble countertop. The backsplash is made of marble as well.

White classy kitchen featuring a large center island with a marble countertop. The backsplash is made of marble as well.

Brown kitchen with pot rack, medium-tone wood cabinet, a central island with a sink and stone tile backsplash.

Brown kitchen with pot rack, medium-tone wood cabinet, a central island with a sink and stone tile backsplash.

The interesting design concept here is how the tile floor matches the cabinetry creating a unified color scheme, yet the slightly different shades of the tiles create sufficient contrast to avoid a boring aesthetic.

The interesting design concept here is how the tile floor matches the cabinetry creating a unified color scheme, yet the slightly different shades of the tiles create sufficient contrast to avoid a boring aesthetic.

An L-shape traditional kitchen featuring violet shade and white cabinetry and counters. The hardwood flooring looks perfect with the kitchen's style as well.

An L-shape traditional kitchen featuring violet shade and white cabinetry and counters. The hardwood flooring looks perfect with the kitchen’s style as well.

Traditional kitchen with rustic-finished cabinetry, counters and center island featuring black granite countertops.

Traditional kitchen with rustic-finished cabinetry, counters and center island featuring black granite countertops.

This overall space is wonderful with the large sunroom area lighting up the already bright white space. The kitchen embraces the light with white cabinetry offset by dark wood flooring.

This overall space is wonderful with the large sunroom area lighting up the already bright white space. The kitchen embraces the light with white cabinetry offset by dark wood flooring.

If you like the look of a more formal kitchen, then one with a traditional design may be what you want. Traditional designs often reflect classical European styles with materials, furnishings, and colors reflecting the 18th and 19th century. Since the materials reflect styles from centuries past, natural materials like wood, are found in most traditional kitchen design ideas.

Cabinetry Styles

Traditional kitchens can use almost any cabinet style, but the most common are shaker style cabinets. Shaker style is easy to recognize because the door is constructed with five pieces and they have recess paneling. Shaker style cabinets are the most common style, with 27.56% of 643,808 kitchens having them.

Cabinetry Finishes

While white is the most popular finish for cabinets, traditional kitchens often have an array of wood tones in them. From white finishes to mahogany or black, they can be found in almost every wood finish available. Instead of complementing the wood tones of the kitchens, many countertops are a contrasting color.

If the cabinets and center island are dark wood, then the countertops are often a lighter, contrasting shade. For instance, if the cabinetry is black, then the countertops are often white, light gray, or another light color that contrasts with the cabinets.

Natural Counter Materials

Most countertops in traditional kitchens are made from materials like granite, quartz, or other natural materials, including wood. These materials reflect the 18th and 19th century since it was before the existence of man-made materials. Here are some examples of traditional kitchen design ideas to consider for your home.

Traditional Kitchen Flooring

Since many traditional kitchens have wood cabinetry, most of the floors found in traditional kitchens will be hardwood or wood laminate as well. Usually, the flooring color will be lighter than the cabinets, so even if the cabinets are stained cherry, the flooring may be a light oak color. However, ceramic or stone tiles are also found in many traditional kitchens too.

Traditional Kitchen Furnishings

Traditional furniture in or near the kitchen may include high-backed chairs that are wood, covered in leather, or with tufted fabric to create comfortable seating. The backs of wood chairs may have ornate designs to reflect the types of lines often seen in traditional furnishings. Wingback chairs are also a hallmark of traditional furniture styles.

If you wish for a more formal kitchen style, there are many traditional kitchen design ideas for your home.

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