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.

  • Rustic white kitchen with island unit, grey marble tiles and wooden worktops

    This country kitchen celebrates mixed materials with touches of wood, marble and brass. Wooden worktops and brass fixtures and fittings add warmth to the white colour scheme.

  • A neutral country kitchen with ornate windows, built in seating and a small island

    White kitchen with built-in window seat fitted into bay window

    This beautiful white kitchen space features a charming breakout area fitted into the bay window. The bench seat is thoughtfully painted in the same colour as the kitchen units to connect the two areas.

  • Traditional country kitchen with sage green units, classic AGA and decorative rug

    Classic Shaker-style kitchen units have been given a refreshing update with a lick of light sage green paint. The room has added style value thanks to a generous decorative rug, adding warmth and colour to the floor tiles.

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    Buy now: Farrow and Ball Estate Emulsion no.234 Vert De Terre, £46.50 for 2.5L, Homebase

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    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.

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

  • White Shaker kitchen with colourful accessories

    White Shaker kitchen with colourful accessories

    Go for a classic-looking kitchen with white Shaker-style cupboards and wooden worktops. In a room that’s very neutral, the accessories are key to making your scheme individual – here, pretty patterns create a homely feel.

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    Buy now: kitchen, B&Q
    Buy now: storage canisters, Orla Kiely

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    Farrow & Ball
    Similar sisal rug
    The Rug Seller

  • Shaker kitchen painted in neutral tones

    Shaker kitchen painted in neutral tones

    Paint Shaker kitchen units in a soothing neutral shade. The look is far warmer than white, but just as versatile. Here, worktops in wood and granite show how a variety of finishes will tie in with the scheme. Wood panelling above the sink injects some ‘country’ into the space.

    Bespoke cabinets
    Redwood Kitchens
    Cabinet paint
    Farrow & Ball

  • 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

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    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

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    Kitchen corner with decorative touches and wooden beams

    Bring a decorative touch to the corner of your kitchen by adding framed prints and a large mirror. Sleek black worktops provide a contrast to white walls, vintage wooden trays and favourite china.

    Emma Bridgewater


  • 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

  • Smart off-white kitchen with repainted units and metro tiles

    Smart off-white kitchen with repainted units and metro tiles

    Bring new life to an old kitchen by painting units. Stick to a pale off-white scheme that really opens up the space. In this kitchen diner, vintage-style cup handles have been fitted to drawers and cupboards for a country feel.

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  • 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.

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    Harvey Jones

    Similar range cooker

    John Lewis

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