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Breathtakingly Beautiful Classic Kitchens That Are Not White

Dear Laurel, Are you tired of the ubiquitous white kitchen trend? Do you want something different, something that suits your rustic contemporary home in the woods? Well, I have good news for you! Classic kitchens...

Dear Laurel,

Are you tired of the ubiquitous white kitchen trend? Do you want something different, something that suits your rustic contemporary home in the woods? Well, I have good news for you! Classic kitchens that aren't white do exist, and they are absolutely stunning.

One of the most inspiring trends in kitchen design comes from England. These classic kitchens, often referred to as "unfitted" or "unkitchen," are simple yet elegant. They feature old-style hardware and natural materials like marble, stone, wood, or quartz for countertops. The backsplash, usually white or off-white subway tile, complements the cabinets even if they are not white. The result is a beautiful monochrome palette in earthy tones.

DeVOL Kitchens Image: DeVOL Kitchens

One company that excels at creating these breathtaking classic kitchens is DeVOL Kitchens. Their designs are versatile, perfect for rustic contemporary homes, ranches, split-levels, or even 18th and 19th-century styles. Take a look at some of their stunning creations.

DeVOL Classic Kitchens Image: DeVOL Classic Kitchens

This DeVOL kitchen, which won an award last year, showcases a perfect mix of materials without overwhelming the space. The cabinets are beautifully crafted, and the choice of colors is exquisite.

DeVOL Glass Front Cabinet Image: DeVOL Glass Front Cabinet

If you're looking for a refreshing change from traditional built-ins, DeVOL offers free-standing glass front cabinets. They add a touch of elegance to any kitchen, like the one shown here with a pretty blue interior.

DeVOL Classic Cream Kitchen Image: DeVOL Classic Cream Kitchen

Cream-colored cabinets paired with a French Green island create a classic and timeless look. The limestone floor adds an extra touch of luxury to this beautiful kitchen.

DeVOL Classic Blue Kitchen Image: DeVOL Classic Blue Kitchen

Another stunning example of a classic kitchen by DeVOL showcases a light and airy design with a marble counter and antique brass fittings. The color palette is soothing and sophisticated.

These classic kitchens from DeVOL are just the tip of the iceberg. Another English company that excels in creating classic kitchens is Plain English Designs. They offer a similar concept with raised panel doors and beautiful color choices.

Plain English Design Classic Kitchen Image: Plain English Design Classic Kitchen

Plain English Design also incorporates brass accents into their classic kitchens. This kitchen showcases how brass adds a touch of elegance and warmth to the overall design.

You might be wondering why these classic kitchens are so popular in England. Well, it's not just about the aesthetics. These kitchens often feature interior windows and dividing doors, allowing natural light to flow through the space while creating a sense of division. It's a stylish way to maintain an airy atmosphere.

Plain English Design Interior Window Image: Plain English Design Interior Window

As for the brass trend, it's here to stay in classic kitchens. However, to maintain an authentic look, it's best to opt for unlacquered brass, reminiscent of the styles used centuries ago.

I hope these classic kitchen inspirations have ignited your imagination. They prove that a white kitchen is not the only option for a timeless and elegant space. Let your creativity guide you in creating a kitchen that truly reflects your style and personality.

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On a different note, I have exciting news! I will be attending the Young Collectors Night event at the Winter Antiques Show in New York City. And guess who will be there too? Nate! It turns out we are both on the committee. So, if you're in the area, let's catch up!

Until next time,