Traditional kitchens are renowned for sturdy, clean lines with a flourish of embellished trim. Cabinets are often stained in walnut, mahogany, or cherry - or they are painted white. Islands carry over the theme of fluted panels or rosettes from the cabinet doors. Traditional kitchens follow design schemes focused on durability in European and American homes during the 18th and 19th centuries. Ornate molding and glass cabinet doors lend a formal elegance to traditional kitchens. Look over the images and see how simple it is to accommodate your own taste while retaining the virtues of the style in these kitchen designs.
Lighting, appliances, sinks, hardware, and windows in traditional kitchen designs reflect an overall antique treatment. You can further modify the look of your traditional kitchen by adding design elements from Victorian, Georgian, Early American, Neoclassical, Federal, Regency, and Italianate styles, matching the kitchen with the era of your home.