The traditional style is a popular and timeless option for interior design. It’s warm, rich, and inviting. The traditional style is defined by its details and has roots across the centuries. Whether you go with old-world or Mediterranean accents, traditional style embraces classic historical looks. It’s important to note, however, that this style is not meant to be overly formal or stuffy. The idea is to be comfortable and casual while honoring the finer details of the past. We’ve put together several elements you can incorporate in your design to create a traditional style kitchen.
Luxury Countertop Materials
Calacatta and Statuary marble, quartzite, and light granites are all popular choices for traditional kitchen countertops. The old-world feel of these materials really bring the traditional style. For a lower maintenance option, there are quartz materials that simulate the look of marble. Either way, honed finishes are the way to go for a truly traditional look.
The best traditional style designs layer detail in a way that’s interesting without being overbearing. Arches, moldings, and beam ceilings are a great way to make a space feel ornate. Any large area should be adorned in some way. Adding legs to a big boxy island breaks it up and makes it more interesting. Adding raised panels to a wall of cabinetry softens their overall impression.
Mix Colors And Finishes
One of the really fun things about traditional style kitchens is that you get to mix and match. It gives it that “collected over time” feel that this style is all about. Using one color on your Island and another for perimeter countertops is very popular. This can extend to the cabinetry finishes as well.
The apron-front, or farmhouse, style sink is an easy way to bring an old-world feel to a kitchen. To be fair, these styles sinks are popular all around these days, but the handmade style of them works well with the traditional style.
A great way to bring traditional detail to a kitchen is with a show-stopping custom hood. You could go with a fireplace-style wooden hood to pay homage to the kitchen hearth of the old days. Ornate metal hoods with an aged look are another great option. You can even have your hood carved out of stone for a real accent piece!
What do you like about traditional style kitchens? If you’d like to learn more about what materials work well in this style contact our showroom today.