Five Classic Kitchen Trends For Timeless Appeal

Classic and timeless kitchen design.

Renovations are so expensive, so if you’re looking to create a kitchen which will stand the test of time, today’s post is for you.

mixed metals in the kitchen as a classic and timeless design trendgorgeous white kitchen via Studio McGee



 Five Classic Trends For a Timeless Kitchen Design.


Today I’m excited to talk about classic kitchen trends which will all have timeless appeal.

We all know design trends by their nature come and go.

Having a kitchen look dated only a few years after you’ve spent so much time and money is never ideal.

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while now and I’ve finally narrowed it down to the top five classic trends I’m loving in kitchen design.

The one’s which will stand the test of time.

From lighting fixtures to the kitchen island, paint color and more – all of these kitchens shown here today have staying power for years to come.

I know you’re going to love these timeless kitchen trends.


Classic Kitchen Trend Number 1. : Mixing Metal Finishes


Mixing metal finishes is something I’ve talked about before and a topic I still get questions about all the time!

In theory I guess it seems a little strange to mix finishes, but I promise you it will look great.

The example above from Studio McGee, (who always designs flawless kitchens) illustrates this idea perfectly.

The brass cabinetry hardware looks absolutely stunning with the stainless steel finish and faucet on the range.

I listed this kitchen trend here first because I love it so much.

It’s also something I have implemented in my own kitchen (shown here with sources).



white classic kitchen with a blue statement range image via


Classic Kitchen Trend Number 2: Statement Ranges (truly timeless)


Beautiful (and often colorful) European stoves like Aga and La Cornue are catching on more and more in the US.
This is an expensive choice, but, there’s no denying the aesthetic appeal.
High style cook tops, hoods, stoves and ovens in chic black, metallic or even bright colors are the hottest kitchen feature right now. (No pun intended!)
These luxury appliances make a for a great looking focal point in any kitchen design.

organized fancy kitchen pantry with white shelvesimage via


Kitchen Trend Number 3: Fancy Pantries


Most people love a beautiful walk in pantry.

I know I do!

Personally, I’ve been obsessed with getting ours beautifully organized for a few years now!

With the popularity of organizing companies all over Instagram, it’s no surprise to see fancy pantries on the rise in kitchen trends.

Beautifully styled and organized walk in kitchen pantries are becoming a “must have” for many new home buyers these days.

Related: Professional organizers swear by these Amazon products.



classic kitchen design with quartz counters for a timeless lookQuartz counter tops from our previous beach house project.


Kitchen Trend Number 4: High Performance Counter Tops

More and more interior designers and home owners alike are looking for durable and maintenance free kitchen counter tops.

Granite, quartz and even polished concrete counters are getting rave reviews.

With busy kitchens working double time these days, this should come as no surprise.

These days, manufacturers are committed to combining durable materials with aesthetics, the results may surprise you.

Learn more about the benefits of quartz vs. marble counter tops.




high gloss blue kitchen cabinetry in a classic modern kitchen which looks timelessimage via Bailey Austin Design


Kitchen Trend Number 5: Colorful Cabinetry


The more colorful cabinets I see, the more I seem to like them.

Although my preference is still very much for an all white, classic style kitchen, I happen to love a bold colored cabinet.

I also love the way a high gloss color can really enhance a small kitchen’s design.

In the photo above, they took the paint right up to the crown molding-

A bold approach which really paid off!

We chose to paint our butler’s pantry high gloss blue and while it’s not the kitchen, it is visible from our kitchen (and our dining room) which is great because we still get that big colorful pop!

Whether it’s blue or green, black or even pink, colorful kitchen cabinets are making a major design statement these days and don’t think this trend will be going away any time soon.

For more on colorful kitchen cabinet ideas – don’t miss these top cabinet door colors, according to a kitchen expert.


Classic Kitchen Design Conclusion

So there you have it.

Five kitchen trends that I’m sure will all stand the test of time.

Be sure to check out these fabulous Etsy finds for the kitchen.

They’re all budget friendly pieces with a lot of great style.

Have you implemented any of these in your own kitchen and if so, which ones?


PS: For even more kitchen design, don’t miss this post on all the latest kitchen trends in home design today and this one on some smaller ideas to easily refresh your kitchen decor.

PPS: If you’re looking for some great ideas for keeping your kitchen counters organized.


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