In a recent post, we talked about Modern Kitchen style elements, which focus less on details and more on simplicity. On the other end of the style spectrum, we visit traditional style which, unlike its modern counterpart is defined by the details.
With their old-world influence, traditional kitchens have a warm, comfortable feeling with artistic details and timeless elements. Here are some things to look for in traditional kitchens:
Cabinets and countertops When you walk into a traditional kitchen, youll likely notice beautiful detailed cabinetry. Whereas modern kitchens host frameless straight edges, traditional kitchens commonly host framed cabinets with raised panel doors, exposed hinges and more ornamentation. Cabinets found in a traditional kitchen are often oak, cherry, or white, and are known for glazed finishes and aged looks, giving an elegant appeal. It is also common to find cabinets with glass fronts.
Architectural details One way to pinpoint a traditional style is through the architectural details. Youll notice a furniture look in these spaces. Where modern kitchens aim for simplicity, traditional kitchens host elements with unexpected artistic details and embellishments that work toward a dignified and familiar look. Molding and trim are regular features, and youre likely to find nooks, hutch-style cabinetry, and other customized pieces.
Colors When you think traditional colors, think warm and rich. Neutrals, creams and tans are safe staples in these spaces, but traditional kitchens are no strangers to deep colors either. Blue is a timeless color commonly found in traditional kitchens, as are warm wood tones. Mixing cabinet colors and finishes is a common design element in traditional spaces, as this can lighten up the heavy look and also add to the furniture feel.
When it comes to hardware and fixture colors, traditional styles are often home to warm metals such as brass, oil rubbed bronze and copper, but youre still likely to find professional stainless steel appliances.
Additional details Beautiful wood floors add to the look and feel, but traditional kitchens are also home to ceramic tiles and even black and white tiled floors. A great addition to the space would be an apron or farmhouse sink, as this adds to the old-world charm; and old fashioned drawer pulls also give a nice touch. Decorative chandeliers and lantern style lighting add to the allure.
You really cant go wrong with a traditional kitchen style. When designed well, these spaces are elegant, warm and inviting. If youre interested in creating a traditional style in your Orlando kitchen remodel, contact us for ideas!