Are you looking for a classic kitchen design that works well in either period or modern houses? This traditional kitchen mood board not only demonstrates what characterises this style of cooking space but also offers plenty of inspiration to utilise in your own home.
This mood board features predominantly light colours, with Farrow & Ball’s Pointing taking centre stage. Ideal as a wall colour in a traditional kitchen, this fresh, warm and uncomplicated neutral can be combined with a wide variety of shades. An example of this is the Batik patchwork tiles that have been arranged in several colours including red, blue, yellow and green.
The worktop we have chosen is solid ash – an alternative to other similar traditional timbers like oak or maple. Staying with the light colour palette, both the ceramic undermount Belfast sink and Edison knob are white, but to introduce some depth of colour, the AGA is pale grey.
Ash worktops add plenty of character thanks to their stunning grain – a pattern that is mostly straight with the occasional curl. As one of our harder traditional timbers, ash is highly durable and therefore suitable for busy kitchen settings.
Of the two styles of solid oak doors we sell, unsurprisingly we have included traditional doors in this traditional kitchen mood board. We have paired them with ‘White Tie’ from Farrow & Ball – a gently warming yellow based neutral to complement ‘Pointing’.
Ceramic Belfast sinks are a mainstay of the traditional kitchen – their large dimension and simplistic design combine to deliver equal parts style and functionality. To tie in with the ceramic sink, Edison knobs have been included in this mood board. The cracked glazed ceramic design is elegant and bright and the worn effect will give added character to your kitchen – Edison D handles can be installed on drawers.
What traditional kitchen would be complete without an AGA? Of course, AGAs are not always practical, especially if space is at a premium. If this is the case consider a cooker in a similar style. If you want a truly traditional design, we would suggest avoiding contemporary materials such as stainless steel. Batik patchwork tiles could be used behind the cooker as a splashback but if you prefer a more pared back look, consider plain terracotta tiles or something similar.
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