If your design style is more on the traditional end of the spectrum, you’re not alone. Right now it’s actually trendy to not be trendy. In fact, timeless design elements that can be enjoyed for years to come are topping interior design wish lists, and that includes classic kitchens.

So what can we expect when designing classic kitchens? It’s all about striking the right balance between neutrality and functionality without being boring or bland. This can be a tall order, but there are a number of ways to style classic kitchens with design elements that can stand the test of time.

Neutral Colors

A neutral color palette is the pinnacle of traditional interior design, but that doesn’t mean it has to be full of cream and beige. In fact, a neutral color palette can still add a subtle pop of color to your space. 

Consider wall art that can tie your classic kitchen design together with a piece like this still-life mosaic. It works to seamlessly combine an unassuming background with muted tones to bring a bit of life to the all-around decor.


A backsplash provides the perfect opportunity to combine design and function into one piece. Our handcrafted mosaics are stain, water, and scratch resistant, making them a durable wall decor option. 

Keep the wine flowing at all times with this vineyard-inspired Tuscan still-life. Deep hues of red and emerald pair beautifully with a buff, sandy color palette to add a touch of color without distracting from a neutral design.


Some spaces allow you to think outside the box when it comes to flooring. Add texture and dimension to your kitchen design with a twist on classic checkerboard flooring by opting for patterned tiles

Not only will these tiles add a timeless look to a classic kitchen, but they’ll last a lifetime too. Handcut marble, granite, and natural stone will hold up to generations of footsteps and spills while looking as new as the day they were installed.

Accent Piece

Among all those neutral colors, you’re going to want to add some color to ensure the whole design isn’t washed out and an accent piece will allow you to do just that. Choose a piece that won’t betray your kitchen’s age, like this arched mosaic still-life featuring two essential kitchen items: lemons and wine.

No matter your choice of an accent piece, make it one that starts a conversation. After all, it’s not there to blend in.

Classic Kitchens Don’t Have to be Dull

A traditional kitchen isn’t all about design–it’s an economical choice as well. Styling a kitchen that will never look outdated is an investment that takes time, but it’s well worth the effort.

While soft colors, sleek lines, and durable materials are the cornerstone of classic interior design, there’s still room for elements that make the space uniquely yours. Find that finishing touch you’ve been looking for among Mosaic Natural’s hundreds of handcrafted mosaics for an enduring centerpiece you can display for generations to come.