Traditional Kitchen Design & Decorating Ideas

Traditional kitchens imbue classic sensibility with timeless appeal. Draw inspiration from our favorite kitchen makeovers that exemplify the heart of traditional design. Whether you prefer white kitchens or kitchens with richly stained wood cabinets, you'll find hundreds of ideas by browsing our collections of kitchen photos. Plus, read how kitchen design experts recommend creating a traditional look in your kitchen. Our roundup of kitchen makeovers showcases traditional style in a myriad of ways. See kitchens that showcase plenty of blue, a favorite color of traditional kitchens, or do white in a classic yet up-to-date and unique way. Browse kitchens that give traditional a little twist by borrowing elements from other styles—from retro to contemporary to glam. At its heart, traditional style is classified by both rich colors (think navy blue and ruby red) and neutrals with substance (such as chocolate brown and khaki) and plenty of architectural details, such as crown molding and intricate trimwork. See how these characteristics can be applied to kitchens, and get started on creating your own dream traditional kitchen.

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A renovation gives this Colorado kitchen peak function and awe-inspiring views.
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