How to Design a Timeless Kitchen
While some people love getting into the latest trends, you might prefer a timeless kitchen style. You’re paying good money for your kitchen renovation, so it makes sense to get a look that lasts.
But that’s not the only reason to opt for a timeless kitchen design. A classic kitchen appeals to homebuyers. They’re looking for an investment that ages gracefully. In this blog, we’ll explore some classic kitchen designs that never look outdated.
Neutral colour palette
Neutral colours are the key to a timeless kitchen design. White or light-coloured paint will keep your kitchen looking fresh and new for longer. On the other hand, darker colours tend to go out of style and show wear and tear sooner. Similarly, natural materials like wood are always in style and will stand the test of time.
Your choice of kitchen appliances is just as important as any other element in your kitchen design. For a timeless look, avoid fridges, microwaves and toasters in playful colours and styles. Instead, opt for stainless steel, white or neutral tones that blend in with the rest of your kitchen joinery and surfaces.
There are infinite variations on kitchen layout designs. For example, the one-wall style, where you have your whole kitchen against one wall, or the galley kitchen which is divided up against two parallel walls. While tight layouts can be cosy, open plan will be more timeless, and more often than not, will suit your needs.
When it comes to kitchen flooring, you can choose from any number of stylish and unique materials. But if you want a classic kitchen design, there’s only one real choice.
While vinyl, laminate and linoleum look charming, they tend to wear out faster and evoke a bygone era. Similarly, cork and bamboo are stylish options which come and go, and tile designs are similar slaves to fashion. For a timeless looking kitchen, hardwood’s the way to go.
Lighting is not only essential in the kitchen for practical purposes, it’s also a way to create atmosphere and add style. If you want timeless kitchen lighting, avoid chandeliers, which can look rustic, or pendants, which can look industrial.
Instead, go for hidden kitchen lighting such as strip lighting or recessed cabinet lighting. Alternatively, go with task lighting which is inconspicuous but convenient, and mood lighting, which can jazz up any space without sticking to any one style.
Still not sure how to achieve the kitchen of your dreams? The award-winning team at Apollo Kitchens has years of experience designing kitchens to suit all wants and needs. Contact us today!