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This charming kitchen showcases its white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and marble top center island complemented with glass counter chairs and a pair of caged pendants. These are all complemented by the charming hardwood flooring.
This galley kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, a marble top island, and dual sink paired with a goose-neck faucet. The narrow kitchen island is topped with an intricate chandelier.
The kitchen has a beautiful hardwood flooring contrasted by the light gray wooden kitchen island that has a built-in booth-style bench for the informal dining beside it. These are all topped with gorgeous pendant lights that throw a warm glow.
This warm and homey kitchen has a large dark brown wooden kitchen island that is paired with wooden stools of the same hue for a breakfast bar. This matches well with the hardwood flooring.
This kitchen has a gorgeous coffered ceiling and rich hardwood flooring that matches the granite-top L-shaped island counter.
The spacious kitchen features a massive breakfast island. It is lined with metal counter chairs and small dome pendants hanging from the coffered ceiling that matches the hardwood flooring.
The elegant tray ceiling of this kitchen has wood accents that match the tone of the cabinetry that stands out against the earthy beige walls.
This charming kitchen has beige cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a center island bar lined with cushioned counter chairs and topped with glass pendant lights.
The beige cabinets and drawers of this kitchen have brass handles that match the brass hanging light fixture over the black countertop of the kitchen island that matches with the L-shaped peninsula.
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.
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.
The L-shaped kitchen island and peninsula have gray marble countertops that perfectly match the modern appliances, backsplash, and the trio of cushioned stools by the kitchen island.
The pastel green patterned tiles of the floor provide a nice background for the white cabinetry of the kitchen island and peninsulas that have white shaker cabinets and drawers.
This large marble-floored kitchen has enough space for three kitchen islands that have white marble countertops over dark wood cabinetry. Each of the kitchen islands is topped with an elegant wrought iron chandelier.
The trio of rustic distressed stools is 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Warm elegant residential kitchen designed with high end finishes including hardwood floors, granite countertops, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
White classy kitchen featuring a large center island with a marble countertop. The backsplash is made of marble as well.
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.
Traditional kitchen with rustic-finished cabinetry, counters, and a 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.
U-shape kitchen with stunning reddish hardwood flooring and elegant-looking warm white lights.
Single wall kitchen setup with a stunning center island with built-in cabinetry. The counters match the cabinetry perfectly as well.
While not a huge, this island is unique with rounded ends, a small second sink, and a stove.
Large dine-in kitchen featuring a stylish tray ceiling and classy pendant lights.
Long rectangle kitchen with a narrow two-tiered island running down the center. This island is a great example of fitting a narrow island in a narrow kitchen.
Traditional kitchen a stylish center island set on the classy tiles flooring.
Single wall traditional kitchen featuring hardwood flooring and a massive center island providing space for a breakfast bar lighted by charming pendant lights.
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 centuries. Since the materials reflect styles from centuries past, natural materials like wood, are found in most traditional kitchen design ideas.
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.
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 centuries 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.