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7 Traditional Kitchen Design Ideas

Posted on: March 28, 2021

Are you drawn to classic styling, neutral colors, and natural materials? These are the elements of a traditional kitchen,  a timeless design choice in any home.

The trick is to narrow down your options into a cohesive design that matches your tastes and lifestyle. We have compiled seven traditional kitchen designs to inspire your upcoming renovation project.

Get even more ideas from our gallery. Then, contact Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens to schedule a consultation in MD, DC, or VA.

1. Two-Tone Kitchen

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White painted cabinets are a staple in traditional kitchens, but that doesn’t mean all your cabinets must be white. In a two-tone kitchen, half of the cabinets are dark. It’s common to have dark island cabinets and white perimeter cabinets, as seen here. Another popular option is to have dark lower and light upper cabinets. This example also incorporates contrasting countertop colors, taking the two-tone concept one step further.

If you like how two-tone kitchens look, contact us for help creating and implementing a design that fits your family’s needs.

2. Custom Kitchen Detailing

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While contemporary kitchens are characterized by clean lines and minimal detailing, traditional kitchens often include eye-catching embellishments. Almost every aspect of your kitchen can be a work of art with a designer to help make suggestions. In this example, you’ll notice a sculpture-like range hood, decorative beam ceiling, and Solomonic columns supporting the island overhang. Ornate crown molding, beadboard paneling on the island, and a farmhouse sink also contribute to this kitchen’s traditional appearance.

Schedule a consultation with Jack Rosen to begin designing custom details for your traditional kitchen.

3. Glass Cabinet Doors

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Glass-front kitchen cabinets are commonly found in traditional kitchens because they offer the chance to showcase your favorite cutlery. Perhaps you have a collection of crystal wine glasses or ceramic dishes you want to display. Whatever the case, in-cabinet lighting is a must to give your treasures the attention they deserve.

Jack Rosen can incorporate glass cabinet doors into any kitchen design. Call us today for more information.

4. Traditional Kitchen With Blue Accents


Of all the accent colors you can choose for your traditional kitchen, blue is one of the most timeless. In this example, a baby-blue tile backsplash and custom island energize the space with a subtle pop of color. The homeowner carried the theme into carefully selected dishware and accents seen in other parts of the kitchen.

5. L-Shaped Kitchen Island

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There’s no need to stick with a classic rectangular-shaped island, even in a traditional kitchen. If you have the square footage, an L-shaped installation maximizes the available work surface and storage space. The contrasting finish makes the island stand out from the cabinets along the wall. Designers included cup drawer pulls, oak hardwood floors, and a subway tile backsplash to further this kitchen’s traditional look.

If you have a grand island in mind for your kitchen, we can make your dream a reality. Complete our online contact form to get started.

6. Emphasis on Natural Materials

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Most kitchens feature at least some natural materials, but traditional designs emphasize them the most. In this example, rustic wood cabinets, granite countertops, a stone backsplash, and leather barstools create a sense of appreciation for the natural world.

7. Incorporate Marble Details


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A natural-toned material, marble brings a timeless look to any traditional kitchen. It’s an especially elegant choice for a light, airy feel and when contrasted again dark cabinets.

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Which of these traditional kitchen designs is your favorite? No matter your preferences, Jack Rosen can work with you to bring your vision to life. Call us or contact us online to schedule kitchen renovation services in MD, DC, or VA.

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