Traditional kitchen pictures

You can’t go too wrong with a traditional kitchen design. Browse our pick of 100s of traditional kitchen schemes and find the perfect look for the heart of your home. Not sure about the traditional look? Check out our country kitchens and modern kitchens, or find your style and browse through 100s of kitchen design ideas, covering all styles.


Grey shaker kitchen with dog cubby within the island

Less is more when it comes to this refined, bespoke Shaker-style kitchen. A lack of fussy wall tiles and flooring lets the subtle, pale painted cabinets stand proud in this large room even though it is just few shades darker than the walls themselves. Creamy quartz work tops flow into the cabinetry while a unobtrusive stainless steel splash-back frames the huge double oven. The dog bed nestled within the island unit allows pets to stay safely out of the way but still feel in the thick of the action.

Buy now: Bespoke Shaker-style kitchen, Luke McHardy & Co
Buy now: Cabinets painted in Cornforth White, Estate Eggshell emulsion, £60 for 2.5 litres, Farrow and Ball

Neutral kitchen with glass fronted cabinets

Neutral kitchen with glass fronted cabinets

Bespoke Shaker-style cabinetry creates a sleek look with a traditional style. Glass fronted cabinets break up the solid wood, lightening the space. They also provide a great spot for showing off favourite pieces. Alternatively, display clear glassware for an unobtrusive finish.

Get the look
Buy now: kitchen, from £20,000, Inspired Furniture, designed by George Clarke + Parntners
Buy now: Quartz Compac worktop, £3,500, Aro Marble

Narrow galley kitchen with overhead pan rack

Narrow galley kitchen with overhead pan rack

Every bit of space counts in a narrow galley kitchen, so careful planning is vital. Consider hanging an overhead pan rack from the ceiling to free up valuable room in your cupboards. Tidiness is of the essence and the surfaces of this kitchen have been kept relatively clutter-free, which helps to creates the illusion of more space. Open shelving at the back keeps the bits you regularly need easily to hand.

Similar bread bin
Similar bin

Traditional neutral kitchen with sisal rug

Traditional neutral kitchen with sisal rug

Use paint as a way to update a traditional kitchen. If you have heavy wood units that you’re unsure of, there’s no need to rip them out and start again. A neutral paint will transform a kitchen scheme, making it far lighter and brighter than before. A sisal rug adds warmth to the stone floor.

Similar paint
Farrow & Ball
Similar sisal rug
The Rug Seller

IH Nov 17 p126 Traditional aqua kitchen with industrial pendant lights

Traditional aqua kitchen with industrial pendants

Use a large island unit to separate the kitchen from the living area in an open-plan space. However, try to avoid treating the separate areas in your room as entirely disparate entities – picking out the colour of  the kitchen units in the sofa and cushions makes this space work together as a whole. Industrial pendants hung above an island give a traditional kitchen scheme a bit more edge.

Pendant lights
Boiling water tap

classic kitchen

Classic country kitchen with a colourful crockery display

A warm chalky palette provides the ideal backdrop to allow this owner’s extensive collection of colourful Emma Bridgewater china to really stand out. Glazed doors keep the room looking light and bright and the subtly striped blind fabric ties the scheme together perfectly.

Emma Bridgewater
Table and chairs
Similar blind fabric
Ian Mankin

Modern kitchen with grey walls and green range cooker

Modern kitchen with grey walls and green range cooker

If you’re a keen cook, it might just be time to invest in an Aga (though maybe leave it ’til after Christmas, eh? You don’t want to be experimenting with the family’s turkey dinner now, do you?). This bright green option make a beautiful statement, and once you get the hang of the different way of cooking, it’s a dream to use. Keep everything else simple in the kitchen, such as hanging white lamps, stripped back floorboards and neutral walls and splash back tiles.

Range cooker
Grey accented kitchen with solid wood fittings

Grey accented kitchen with solid wood fittings

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater when it comes to doing up your kitchen. Some original features can be kept and modernised – especially if they’re made from quality materials. Here the wooden table units have been updated with a cool grey paint job to the walls, drawers and cabinets and the new limewashed flooring and striped blind give it a light airy feel.


Kitchen-dining area for large family occasions

Kitchen-dining area for large family occasions

The owners decided to build an extension on to this property and part of the reason was to create a kitchen-dining space big enough for large family occasions. The open-planned space allows ease of access from the kitchen to the dining area and prevents whoever’s cooking from feeling cut off.

Traditional kitchen cabinets
Sambourne kitchens

Bespoke dresser
Newark Fine Furniture

Traditional grey kitchen with shaker-style units

Traditional grey kitchen with shaker-style units

Curved lines on the corner units mirror the shape of the new extension windows. The white work surfaces, light grey floorboards and walls offset the darker grey units to prevent the room from appearing too dark and small. Although modern in style, each feature is timeless and has been carefully chosen to go with the rest of the house.


Pendant lights
John Lewis

Blue and plum kitchen-diner with island unit

Blue and plum kitchen-diner with island unit

Opt for bold painted cabinetry for a warm and welcoming kitchen. At the heart of this family kitchen there is a colourful plum island unit and patterned splashback tiles in rich autumnal shades. A stainless-steel cooker hood and industrial style bar stools add a contemporary touch to this beautiful open-plan space.

Kitchen cabinets
Linda Barker range at Wren Kitchens

Similar cooker hood
John Lewis

Kitchen-diner with view out on to the garden

Kitchen-diner with view out on to the garden

Paint kitchen units and walls in a warm grey as a versatile alternative to white. It goes with everything, so you can add some colour with accessories, but it won’t look stark. Choose marble worktops with grey veining and make a connection with your dining area by using a similar surface on your table. Doors opening out onto the garden keep the space bright, while the grey paint on the woodwork and trellis marry the outside to the inside.

Bespoke kitchen
Martin Moore

Dining chairs

Traditional kitchen with mantel over range cooker

Traditional kitchen with mantel over range cooker

In a traditional kitchen, consider opening up the chimney breast to create a recess for your range cooker. Here white brick tiles have been used as a backdrop and an elegant wooden overmantel shelf frames the stove. This kitchen with high ceilings and ornate coving looks beautiful with classic off-white cabinetry.

Similar kitchen
Harvey Jones

Similar range cooker

John Lewis

Classic kitchen with American-style fridge-freezer

Classic kitchen with American-style fridge-freezer

Make use of the vertical space in your kitchen with full-height kitchen cabinets and clever storage solutions. In this classic cream kitchen design, a tall kitchen cupboard and built-in shelf wraps around a sleek freestanding American-style fridge freezer. Shelving nooks provide great storage for cookery books and accessories.

Similar fridge-freezer
John Lewis

Kitchen units
British Standard

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