Timeless Kitchen Trends to Consider

It may seem odd to think about a timeless trend, but it makes sense once you start to ponder on it. There are many kitchen styles that focus on a particular snapshot in time. When you walk into one, you know precisely which decade you are meant to see. Timeless kitchens are different. They might have a combination of styles from different centuries, or they may simply refuse to adhere to any one particular design. If you’re hoping to get a timeless look for your kitchen, it might not be as complicated as you think. Here are a few ways to make it happen.

What Is a Classic Timeless Kitchen?

When you start thinking about the elements of a timeless kitchen, you might realize that there are many options. For example, a neo-traditional kitchen incorporates classic, retro, and trendy styles to make a modern kitchen that is easy and fun to use but less likely to fall out of style next year. Functionally speaking, a classic kitchen only needs occasional updates. The layout is excellent, the materials are long-lasting and the colors are always in vogue.

Classic Timeless Kitchen

What Type of Kitchen Is Timeless?

If you’re thinking about a kitchen remodeling project, it’s a wise idea to start imagining the various elements you would like to include. A modern classic kitchen has all of the conveniences you expect from a 2020s remodel, without worry that you chose the wrong color scheme and it will appear dated in a year or two. Here are a few things you may want to consider.


Functional Layout

A timeless kitchen needs to be practical for modern use. These days, the kitchen often centers around the range or the kitchen island rather than the hearth. If you are considering a new layout for the kitchen, keep in mind that an L-shaped or U-shaped kitchen is the most popular and generally the most useful. Make sure that you can create a number of stations for food prep, cooking, and cleaning up. That way, you can have more than one person working at once.


Neutral Cabinets

Kitchen cabinetry is important, but for most styles, it is relatively understated. Although Shaker cabinets have been quite trendy for the past several years, their composition is rooted in centuries of kitchen design. If you want timeless kitchen cabinet colors, you’ll need to choose something fairly neutral. Within that category, though, you have a lot of wiggle room. If you love the trends toward blues and greens, just opt for something soft and easy to change over time.


Natural Materials

A natural kitchen design is most likely to feel timeless, simply because natural materials have been around as long as time itself. As often as you can, use wood or natural stone. Don’t worry about getting a countertop that looks like a completely blank surface, as it is very hard to provide that kind of consistency in nature. Take delight in the small hints of character, like knots in wood or the varied colors of stone.

Natural material wood kitchen

Natural Stone Countertops

It’s a good thing that natural stone countertops are so popular right now, because they are long-lasting and amazingly beautiful. In a neutral modern kitchen, the countertops often take center stage. Imagine a vein of black or even gold running down the length of a marble countertop, to draw the eye and provide elements of interest in a neutral backdrop.


Tile Backsplash

Every kitchen needs a backsplash to protect the mess, and one made of tile is most likely to survive the waxing and waning of certain trends. A classic kitchen backsplash contains obvious shapes, like rectangles or hexagons. Feel free to use porcelain, glass, or natural stone. Incorporating different colors can give your kitchen a cohesive feel (and keep the food splatters off the wall).


What Is Trending in Kitchens for 2021?

For 2021, you will notice a number of design trends that work very well within a goal of a timeless kitchen:

  • Three-toned color schemes
  • Kitchen island colors that are unique from the rest of the cabinetry
  • Quartz and quartzite countertops
  • Big backsplashes
  • Smart appliances
  • Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring

You have the ability to expand dramatically from here, creating a kitchen that matches all of your dreams. For example, combine black and copper kitchen décor with gunmetal accents for a dark, elegant kitchen. Set grey cabinets with white appliance sets and wood countertops or seating for a feel that’s not unlike grandma’s kitchen.

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What Is the Most Timeless Kitchen Countertop?

The most timeless countertops are literally timeless because they can last practically forever with good care. Choose natural stone or wood. Although countertops made of granite, quartz, or marble tend to get the most attention, butcher blocks are quickly gaining a larger share of the market, particularly for kitchen islands. Mix and match natural materials for a surface that is relatively simple to maintain and built to last as long as you want it.


How Do I Choose a Timeless Kitchen?

There are a few ways that you can get a timeless kitchen design:

  • Try to avoid trendy choices, especially bold colors and textures
  • Focus on quality and long-term value
  • Hire an experienced remodeling company

At Creative Building Concepts, we invest our time into remodeling and renovations that give our clients the timeless kitchens they always wanted. To learn more about how you can get the perfect kitchen for your home, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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