One of the most beloved and popular kitchen designs is a traditional style. In these kitchens, you’ll often see painted cabinetry, elegant granite countertops and hardwood flooring. The details of a traditional kitchen are beautiful and carefully chosen to provide a soothing and welcoming feeling in the design. Even though the name is “traditional”, it does not mean the design is out of style by any means! Traditional kitchens bring an appealing aesthetic that lasts through the trends, ensuring you will see a return on your design investment. Here are some of our favorite elements of a traditional kitchen design.

Painted Cabinets

Painted cabinets are one of the most beautiful, and popular, features of traditional kitchen design. Deciding what color to paint your cabinets depends on a number of factors, starting with the style of your base cabinets. It is easier if you plan on upgrading and buying cabinets that are already painted by a manufacturer. The color of the cabinets should also match the rest of your kitchen’s theme. For instance, if your kitchen contains many bright, vivid colors, you will want your cabinets to be more of a neutral tone to balance out the color. Warm and classic colors work better in a traditional kitchen design regardless. Some of the colors that do the best with a traditional kitchen theme are creams, white, grays, greens, and blues. Which hue you choose depends on the other features we discussed.

Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are the perfect material to choose for your kitchen design when going for a traditional style. Granite is such a popular and timeless stone and for good reason. The durability and wide array of design choices that are naturally occurring give your kitchen a grounded and beautiful design. For a traditional kitchen style, aim for choosing a darker base color in your granite countertop with a lighter pattern swirling through it.

Keep in mind that the colors that you pick are going to represent some of the staples of a traditional design with elements of the outdoors, so choose colors that not only match your kitchen design but that you can find outside. Seafoam greens, tans, browns, and blues are perfect colors that bring in the outdoors without disrupting your overall kitchen design. The lighter color present in the veining should tie your traditional kitchen design together. Choose a vein color that is similar to your painted cabinets or the wall colors in your kitchen. Do not choose granite colors based on your appliances as these will change. Instead, focus on your traditional kitchen theme and go from there.

Hardwood Flooring

There are many options when it comes to the floors, but to keep in line with the rest of your traditional kitchen design you want to choose a floor that resonates with nature. Hardwood floors are one of the most beautiful floors you can choose to go in line with your traditional kitchen design, especially when you carefully choose the hue, depth, and graining. Naturally, hardwood as a very rich color and warm aesthetic that will be the final supporting detail your traditional kitchen design. With the granite countertops and the painted cabinets, you want the floors to match that richness of nature. The graining in the wood should be subtle and the way the planks are laid should provide a textured look with offset spacing. When properly treated correctly, hardwood floors can last indefinitely and are a huge selling point in homes. With so many people cheating their floors with imitation hardwood, installing real hardwood in line with your traditional kitchen design will make future home buyers fall in love with your kitchen.

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