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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A traditional dine-in kitchen featuring a large center island and white cabinetry and kitchen counters.
This is a great example of an island in a small kitchen yet offering additional work space, sink and eat-in space for two people.
Dark wood island with green granite counter top matches kitchen cabinets.
Large dine-in kitchen featuring brown cabinetry, kitchen counters and center island.
White luxury kitchen with dark wood island. Few islands stick out like this one. The dark island in a white kitchen is a common design combo.
All wood kitchen with natural wood and white island. Notable design element here is the mix of natural wood and white island.
This is an excellent example of a large island designed to match the rest of the kitchen cabinets. Another thing to note is that it’s a large island yet it’s without an eat-in area. It’s entirely a work and storage space.
White luxury kitchen with matching island. Notable island feature is the rounded ends and that it’s small yet fits well within the kitchen. An island need not be huge… small islands can be a useful addition to many kitchens.
White kitchen with dark wood island. The notable feature of this island is how the stools tuck entirely under the island countertop.
Custom wood kitchen with large white island. The white island really stands out among the dark cabinets and matching dark wood ceiling. Dark color further offset with light floor.
Dark green kitchen design with matching island. The notable feature about this kitchen is the color scheme which is also applied to the island.
Large traditional kitchen featuring a massive blue center island with a marble countertop lighted by gorgeous pendant lights.
White kitchen with large square white island and dark stools. The notable feature of this island is the square shape. The dark stools work well with the white kitchen design.
Cream or off-white kitchen with dark brown two-level tiered island.
White kitchen with dark ornate island. Another example of an island turning one end into a cabinet and offering an eat-in counter as well.
Spacious U-shaped kitchen featuring a center island set on the hardwood flooring and lighted by pendant lights.
White kitchen with dark brown island with wine rack on the end. The wine rack feature is a clever add-on as it doesn’t take up much space and offers a great wine storage solution within the kitchen.
A classy kitchen featuring two center islands, one providing space for a breakfast bar and is lighted by pendant lighting.
Semi-circular kitchen island with eating on the curved side.
White ornate custom kitchen. The island is designed to match the kitchen cabinets.
White kitchen with dark brown island. The dark brown natural wood island stands out amid the all-white kitchen.
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.
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 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.