“Trends, I hate that word because it gives people the excuse to keep making rash, sometimes expensive changes to their homes, only to regret it or tire of it in a few years’ time,” says Helen Parker, creative director of deVOL, the UK-based manufacturer of swoon-worthy, timeless kitchens.

If you’re currently on the lookout for ideas on building a kitchen that never gets outdated, you’re in the right place. Invest in these timeless kitchen design essentials that will outlast trends, according to experts.


All-White Kitchen

This minimalist style has been taking the stage for quite some time now and experts believe that it is here to stay. A neutral base is a good canvas for changeable accents and accessories. But sometimes, this style can appear clinical or flat. Make a crisp, ivory kitchen timeless with these:

  • Stainless appliances
  • Deeper accent pieces, like matte black or rich copper for faucets, kitchen fixtures, and lighting
  • Carrara marble with gray veins, soapstone, and quartz
  • Wooden shelves and boards


Farmhouse kitchen from Our Vintage Home Love

Image from Our Vintage Home Love

Farmhouse Kitchen

A cozy, rustic kitchen has always been in style. It’s a reminder of simpler times, full of character and lots of family memories. Mix old and new design elements to make sure this style stands the test of time.

  • You can never go wrong with soft neutrals and earthy tones in creating a comforting and classic kitchen. While white is a popular choice, you can also opt for creams, pale greys, an earthy light green, pale blues, or taupe.
  • Opt for organic materials like deep marble farm sinks, flagstone flooring, soapstone counters, leather drawer handles, and raw wood surfaces like plywood shelving.
  • Hanging pots, cast-iron wall hooks, bronze cabinet pulls.
  • Try open shelving, displaying stacked tableware, coffee mugs, and more.



Industrial Kitchen

Moody, masculine, and old-world — that’s what this kitchen design is about. If you love this classic, downtown style, here are some notes from experts

  • Inky and matte black cabinetry
  • Brass and wrought iron fixtures
  • Soften things up with rich woods on countertops
  • Edison bulbs for lighting
  • Stainless steel appliances and sink.
  • Embrace exposed bricks and dark grout tiles for the backsplash.


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Source: The Spruce