However, aside from these themes, the idea of the ‘traditional kitchen’ is very much open to interpretation, which means it’s possible to mix and match a little in order to accommodate your personal preferences.
The basic colours used to create this look are soft and muted, and include whites, creams, light greens and greys or taupe. Butterflies, flowers and fruits combine with these colours and natural materials, such as wood and stone, are used for flooring and worktops.
The first step when creating a traditional kitchen is to remove any modern or contemporary furnishings featuring straight, simple lines. These should be replaced with one or two period elements, which can be used to inspire the remaining design of the kitchen.
Patterned flooring, most commonly made of stone or wood tiles, is perfect for a traditional design. Keeping cabinets at different heights, rather than lining the walls with cabinets of the same dimensions, will provide a more organic feel.
The same effect can be achieved by mixing different types and shades of wood. Using a variety of different knobs and handles can also be done. Light fixtures, taps and so on should have intricate detail and distinct shape, as opposed to being perfectly streamlined.
The multitude of finishes and colours available in Caesarstone worktops make it easy to find the perfect solution for counter tops to match the setting.
Many homeowners opt for granite countertops to perfectly compliment their traditional design, however, modern materials such as Compac and Diresco worktops can also be used.
Compac worktops, for example, offer a broad selection of suitable finishes, from pale greys and pure whites through to dark blacks and browns.
A breakfast nook containing a solid wooden table and bench, as well as a few matching chairs, will further add to the design scheme. Columns, carved legs and turnings on the table, chairs and bench are particularly effective in this environment.
A dresser displaying fancy plates, chargers or similar objects is also a perfect addition to a traditional kitchen, although this may not be an option in a comparatively small room.
Accent pieces such as flowery curtains, artwork involving country scenes, floral prints, decorative vases, or crystal accessories will put the finishing touches on the overall appearance.