When designing a new kitchen, the last thing anyone wants is to spend all this time and money on a space that will need a major update as soon as interior design trends change. Suddenly those copper faucets are looking a little tacky, that bright red splashback is a little tired and that bright green benchtop that we just couldn’t live without is an absolute eye sore! Today we’re looking at a few different timeless kitchen colour schemes and styles that are sure to keep you happy for many years to come!
Select A Kitchen Design Theme
One way to ensure your new kitchen stands the test of time is to select a clear kitchen design theme or style for the space. A clear, defined theme that you absolutely LOVE will always be on trend and add to the timeless appeal of your home while also allowing you to easily sift through the many options available in kitchen cabinetry, benchtops and hardware as different design themes will lend themselves particularly well to certain colour schemes. A Hamptons kitchen design theme for example will often include white marble kitchen benchtops, shades of blue and either bright gold or chrome hardware.
Certain colours and finishes lend themselves extremely well to specific themes, for example the combination of matte black cabinetry, textured exposed brick and timber benchtop look right at home in this vintage industrial themed kitchen pictured below. A farmhouse sink is another fabulous way to create a timeless appeal in your new kitchen; both practical and luxurious!
Nature Inspired Kitchen Colour Schemes
Nature is always on trend! The timeless appeal of timber cabinetry is undisputed; pair with a sleek white countertop for lasting elegance and you’ve got yourself a stunning timeless kitchen design scheme. The example pictured below features a combination of a few different styles: Scandinavian, Country Style and Vintage. These three kitchen design styles share many characteristics, making them easy to combine to create a unique yet timeless look in your home.
Classic Black & White Kitchen Colour Schemes
A classic black and white kitchen design scheme will also withstand the test of time and best of all, can be designed in a way to suit all styles of interior. Sleek and smooth kitchen cabinetry and sharp, clean lines would effortlessly complement a modern or contemporary styled home while detailed shaker style cabinets paired with period style details (i.e. brass hardware, vintage themes appliances or accessories, etc.) will create a breath-taking look in a traditional or transitional styled interior design scheme.
Bold & Beautiful!
An all black kitchen design scheme is a fantastic way to ensure a timeless design; of course, it is important to pay close attention to the types of materials and finishes you select as an all black colour scheme can be a little unforgiving when it comes to fingerprints and marks. A semi gloss kitchen cabinet finish is often a great choice as are finger print resistant laminate options. There are many fabulous ways to create an all black kitchen design scheme: click here to view our recent post for more fabulous examples of black on black kitchen colour schemes.
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Can you tell me the cabinet color of the light blue kitchen. It is a timeless color and each swatch I pick to match it is off. It’s the one from…4 timeless color schemes.
Hi Gail, thanks for your comment! The closest colours I could find were: Dulux Spanish Olive, Harlan, Colander, Clunies and Powick -each of these are in that same dusty blue/green family that offer a fabulous, timeless look in the home! 😊