Timeless White Kitchens: Does Traditional Style Speak to You?

Today’s Timeless White Kitchens: Does Traditional Style Speak to You addresses an evergreen topic of which we never seem to tire! BTW, how in the world can it be Hello Lovely’s 13th year of life!?!

It was January 1, 2010, when me and my fluffy little shih-tzu logged on…back before Pinterest, Instagram, iPads, or 3-D printers were things.

Were you a reader back in the day? Since there was no Pinterest, blogs were THE spot to seek inspiring interior design ideas.

At that time, blogging entailed cataloguing my personal interests. But as it bloomed into a business, the focus shifted to what readers want and need.

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Plenty has changed (oh, the disruptive ads, good gracious, I know), but not the emphasis on: timeless and tranquil interiors, pale color palettes, European country inspired design, and French everything. Thank you for journeying with me…we’ve all been through a lot. We deserve a caramel macchiato so pardon me while I step away for one of these:

Timeless White Kitchens: Does Traditional Style Speak to You?

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1. Beautiful TEXTURE from stone, millwork, and planks keeps interest high

While I know this look is Old World and probably not what comes to mind when you think “traditional kitchen,” the point is “traditional” never has one look!

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Here’s a traditional kitchen with a few contemporary elements (like the waterfall island) and all sorts of classic details for a completely different airy mood.

Traditional kitchens can have cozy cottage style and Nordic charm too.

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2. White farm sinks have ageless charm

Though we see plenty of apron front farm sinks in modern farmhouse design, they are right at home in traditional spaces because of their rich history.

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Here’s a beautiful tonal traditional kitchen with a beautifully lit sink area:

A bridge faucet also lends traditional charm to farmhouse sinks.

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3. Touches of green (or greenery) add life.

This traditional farmhouse kitchen with industrial accents has two tone cabinetry in pistachio and white for a unique nod to the past.

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4. Consider uniting a rainbow of whites (alabaster/putty/stone/beige/ivory, y’all).

I find it so silly to see headlines like “white kitchens are out in the 2020s.” As if white were a singular concept. Know how many different whites are out there?

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There are snow whites, putty, ivory, alabaster, greyed-whites,

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cool whites, warm whites, beige, oatmeal, and more!

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Traditional white cabinetry can have tons of relief detail or very little; plus there are glazes that may be layered over white:

5. Not every inch of wall space need be covered with cabinets

Americans are slowly getting used to the look of a more traditional unfitted kitchen.

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And I have heard from lots of folks who opted for shelves over cabinets that they love the ease of being able to see everything. It really has a lot to do with your unique organizational style.

Because of plenty of folks do not want to see their dishes outside of a box.

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6. Built-ins & Banquettes

I think built-ins and banquettes may be my favorite thing about kitchens in old houses or well designed breakfast nooks in new ones.

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They’re so much less clunky than most dining sets, and they encourage so much intimacy.

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Is it just me? I imagine quieter conversation happening in these spaces. They feel special and set apart.

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7. Black contrast does not have to feel austere

While I’m not sure about the historical use of black in kitchens, plenty of traditional kitchen designs use it. It adds edginess and can be so chic.

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Black can bring to mind aged iron and imparts strength.

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8. The warmth of gold with white is rich indeed.

No way am I going to try to keep track of whether gold tones and brass are in or out.

Sometimes a design needs the warmth of gold, and sometimes it doesn’t. You get to decide.

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9. Glass fronted cupboards can glow within

Glass fronted cabinets remind me of traditional china cabinets that feel formal and a little out of place for modern life.

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Yet Grandmillennial style lovers celebrate such tradition.

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10. Antiques and all white create ethereal dreams

I’m easily enchanted by European inspired traditional kitchens which incorporate antiques and collected treasures.

An ethereal kitchen might not be ideal for a young family, but that’s what is wonderful about the world of design…there are options for everyone.

11. Enhance a space with low ceilings by painting it with a high gloss white.

Here’s another serene, ethereal kitchen with irresistibly chalky texture from stone walls paired with glossy beams.

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12. Who needs a second story anyway?

A modern take on tradition for sure, but ooh la la!

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13. Wabi sabi can ignite a kitchen’s design

Don’t you love those kitchens with an identity all their own that feel effortlessly designed and completely non-contrived?

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14. A reflective quartz can work wonders in a dim space.

It can. And it can work well in traditional kitchens.

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I have heard naysayers talk about quartz sporting a plastic-look, but mine never strikes me as plastic faux. I think control freaks like me tend to appreciate the man-made quality of quartz for what it is and not for its ability to look like a particular stone naturally occurring in nature.

15. Because collecting more white is just swell

Traditional kitchens often allow for some clutter as the season or your mood dictates.

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And collections are about the only kind of clutter I can tolerate!

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How would you accent this new kitchen with collected treasures?

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16. Bespoke storage with an unfitted look

A rustic, informal traditional kitchen lends itself to unfitted storage which can add interest and save the budget.

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17. Lanterns add an unfussy layer

Lantern-style pendant lighting works so well in traditional kitchens whether they are French farmhouse or coastal.

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18. Enjoy the hunt for a collection to display.

I haven’t hung plates on the wall for years, but it can be a charming display.

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Vintage ironstone or white pitchers are winning traditional collections to display also.

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20. Is blue porcelain a timeless white kitchen’s best friend?

So often it is!

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21. French, Nordic and white vintage lovefest.

Here are a few white Nordic fantasy looks for a uniquely romantic vibe.

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22. All the cool cats love #cottagecore simplicity

What is termed cottage core is still just country to me. And it’s easy to understand why it is trending right now when we crave more comfort from home.

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Cottage core kitchens make me think of apple pies baking, and a crackling fire, and cats!

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23. Tonally timeless.

I mean how could your color story in a kitchen like this ever compete with a ceiling so rich in character?

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24. Minimal chic simplicité in Paris

Sweetly trés petite, this kitchen in a Paris apartment near Notre Dame in Paris was quite functional for our stay. Even a washer and dryer were seamlessly tucked near the cooktop!

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25. Home

Are you surprised by the breadth of timeless white kitchen design options? I’m still quite happy with ours, but we will be leaving it in a few weeks. I’m in a grieving mode about that since the new kitchen is in shambles at the moment. But I’m grateful for the memories made here.

Just in case you need one more smile…

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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24 Comments

  1. Amy
    January 12, 2020 / 12:14 pm

    I’m so very thankful you started this blog 10 yrs ago, Michele, πŸ™ŒπŸΌeven though I only just discovered it more recently. However, the timing of my discovery was perfect because it was during our house build. (I wish I could remember exactly how I stumbled upon it!) I never ever anticipated or even desired to build a house. But alas, we bought some land on a mtn from friends 20 min outside the city we lived in (a dream of my husband’s for a long time) that had no house & so our adventure began! Living in a trailer for 6 1/2 years (we thought it would be two…haha!)…of which the last 2 1/2 yrs the house build took place (yes! it went super slow for several reasons) & you, your blog, & all your inspiration along with other interior designers you spotlighted were a HUGE help to me in the whole process!! I feel you were sent to me from the Divine Designer, and I’m ever grateful!! This post of timeless white kitchen designs is a reminder to me of specifically how helpful you were as I incorporated about 11 of these design details (which you regularly highlight in different ways in different posts) in my kitchen and LOVE it so much as a result! We spent our first night on New Year’s Eve! I look forward to continued timeless, tranquil inspiration for our interiors as we finish moving in and get more and more settled! Thanks again, Michele!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 12, 2020 / 8:50 pm

      Oh, Amy. These kind words have brought tears to my eyes, and I don’t deserve half the credit you’re giving me. Thank you for sharing this story of how your new home came to be. What a journey! Thank you for your loyal readership and the way you add beauty here all the time. You’re so delightful. xox

  2. Carol S.
    January 14, 2020 / 1:52 pm

    What a sensational and encouraging post. I’ve replied a few times here, but have wanted to many more. I’m from Mt. Prospect, IL and now in Knoxville, TN, just built a home and am savoring your kitchen inpsiration. Your kindness encouragement today was so lovely. Thank you!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 14, 2020 / 10:25 pm

      Thanks so much, Carol, for taking the time to comment. I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to hear from human beings! I lived in Mt. Prospect for a few months back in the 90’s when we moved in with my folks for a few weeks before we closed on our home in Elmhurst. Such a small world! Tennessee is so lovely, and we loved our visit last summer to Franklin and Chattanooga. Would love to hear about the new place and your kitchen plans! πŸ™‚

      • Carol S.
        January 17, 2020 / 7:55 am

        And how lovely to hear from you too! Elmhurst is a great classic Chicago suburb. My new home has white kitchen cabinets, two glass fronted…Minuet quartz countertops inspired by your blog post…gray island base…working on counter stools…lantern pendants over the island from Wayfair…Globe lantern pendant over dining room…and lots of details to follow. My amateur styling with cutting boards, some greenery on counters…copying my favorite inspiration pictures. Finding so much of it here, thank you. Amount of content you share daily/weekly is impressive. Photography excellent. Happy Friday!

        • Michele
          Author
          January 17, 2020 / 8:38 am

          What an incredibly lovely comment to wake up to, Carol! Woo hoo! Your space sounds so pretty as it unfolds, and what a privilege to join you on the journey. Bet I would love that gray island. I love being inspired by the beauty around me, and it never gets old because there is so much room for personal interpretation and creativity after the initial inspiration. So grateful to have you here, and I appreciate you noticing how much content is shared – the decade of blogging has been a labor of love, and I hope to improve in my 11th year! πŸ™‚ Peace to you, friend, and keep me posted on your progress.

  3. Jan
    January 12, 2021 / 8:08 am

    …me and my fluffy…… yikes! Check your grammar!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 12, 2021 / 3:07 pm

      nope – i type like i talk and count on readers to be gracious.

  4. Deb Wostmann
    January 12, 2021 / 8:51 am

    Congratulations on achieving such a large goal in what surely is a time consuming and competitive, but fulfilling blog existence. I haven’t been following from the beginning, but have enjoyed your blog for some time now. Keep up the inspiring work and stay well.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 12, 2021 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you – it’s a crazy biz, and I’m happy to have you here. πŸ™‚

  5. Joan Boyle
    January 12, 2021 / 5:06 pm

    I just recently found your blog, and I love it. It’s not preachy, yet it is inspirational. Always filled with beautiful photos, great quotes, some wonderful videos and music. I look forward to a little peaceful inspiration each day. Thank you.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 12, 2021 / 10:45 pm

      You’re so welcome. Thanks so much for stopping by here and getting acquainted! Peace to you.

  6. Amy
    January 12, 2021 / 11:55 pm

    Animals/pets are the best…as the video proves!! What would we do without them?! Congrats to you on your 12th year!! Thankful for finding it a couple years ago…it has been a blessing & inspiration to me EVERYtime I read it, thanks Michele!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 13, 2021 / 2:53 pm

      Thank YOU. It’s a pleasure having you here. I’m so grateful for what those creatures teach and how much joy that bring to our world. xox

  7. Carols kitchen
    February 5, 2021 / 11:17 am

    Thank you Michele for your continuing great articles. I’ve enjoyed them. And I can’t take my eyes off that white kitchen with the beautiful rough beam…

    • Michele
      Author
      February 5, 2021 / 4:20 pm

      You’re so welcome – happy to have you here! Happy weekend.

  8. Susan
    January 13, 2022 / 8:12 am

    I enjoy your blog as well as your feed of beautiful design elements. Question: I live in a “mediterranean” style home in in vineyard community. The previous owners chose custom cabinetry made of pine, with embellishments of grapes etc. They were stained then glazed on top of that. I really want white cabinets, but can’t afford the cost of replacement. Can cabinets with embellishments be painted over? Do you have any suggestions? Thanks

    • Michele
      Author
      January 13, 2022 / 9:06 am

      They can. While I haven’t painted heavily embellished kitchen cabinets, I have painted my share of embellished furniture white and loved the results. Definitely spend time watching youTubes to get more comfortable with the process. I’m no expert, but you’ll probably want a deglosser and then a primer (I like the ones from Zinsser) followed by an enamel type of paint or chalk paint. You’ll have to decide what sort of finish you want (matte, satin, gloss?) and look at lots of photos and videos online. Here’s the thing. You could remove a door and start with the inside of the cabinet door so you have nothing to lose. You could keep working with it until you find the right color or sheen. Alternatively, you may be able to find a pro to do this for you – make sure they have work to show you so you’ll feel confident, and have them create a sample of what the final cabinet will look like. Did you see that I painted our kitchen cabinets in a vacation home? Type Arizona kitchen into the search box and dig into my archives. They were plain and easy to tackle. I’ll be painting lots of dark brown cabinetry in our new house so definitely stay tuned!

  9. Cait
    January 13, 2022 / 8:58 am

    Hi. I am a recent subscriber! We are thinking of putting in a tile patterned floor in our kitchen. Have you ever written your opinions on this?

  10. Kyle Russell
    January 13, 2022 / 12:32 pm

    Thank you, Michelle, for being my morning inspiration each day. I say a daily prayer that your health improves. Best wishes to you.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 13, 2022 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks for this kindness, friend. What a blessing – this strange internet space and the goodness swirling. I am relying on prayer and grace for each new day. Peace to you. πŸ™‚

  11. Excavating Contractors
    June 23, 2022 / 8:49 am

    Awesome post you have here! I also enjoyed reading through the comments :). Thank you for sharing these wonderful kitchen inspirations.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 23, 2022 / 3:17 pm

      Thanks for reading.

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Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing