Kitchen trends may come and go but when you want an enduring classic, there’s nothing more timeless than a traditional in-frame design. These styles are so-called because the cabinet door or drawer sits within a frame, which is attached to the front of the carcass, adding an elegant detail while also strengthening the unit thanks to its traditional method of manufacture. This gives the cabinets enhanced structural integrity, as the frame reinforces the cabinet, boosting its longevity and stability so you can be sure that your kitchen will last for years to come in both style and substance.

A true in-frame cabinet is the ultimate in traditional kitchen design and here at Symphony, we offer the perfect solution with our New England collection, which brings together classic craftsmanship and subtle detailing to add sophistication and style to any space.

New England is a paint to order range, which is available in 22 beautiful colours – Chalk White, Harbour Grey, Cashmere, Stone, Clay, Platinum, Pearl Grey, French Grey, Providence Blue, Cooks Blue, Sage, Atlantic Green, Fern Green, Dusky Pink, Carmine Red, Cobble Grey, Anthracite, Midnight Blue, Indigo, Hunter Green, Bottle Green and Black – so there’s something for everyone, from subtle and muted tones to deep dramatic shades and bold brights.

Shown above in Anthracite and Chalk, New England is a versatile collection that can be given a modern twist by your choice of colour, as this monochrome scheme demonstrates. You can also add sophistication as well as practicality with a classic island as your room’s centrepiece. Islands are perfect for adding extra prep space to your kitchen along with storage – both open and closed – and somewhere to sit and chat over coffee, enjoy breakfast and socialise with guests while you cook.

For a mix and match colour combination, why not consider contrasting colours such as our Chalk White teamed with our new colour, Carmine Red? We love the idea of using Carmine Red for the island, turning it into even more of a statement piece within your kitchen and balancing it out with neutral tones throughout the rest of the scheme.

Our New England collection is the epitome of English country living, mixing antique touches and textures with a dash of modern styling for today’s multifunctional and eclectic interiors. The great thing about an in-frame kitchen is that it’s a really versatile design that can accommodate a broad range of cabinet door designs, catering to both classic and contemporary tastes.

Go for an enduring and neutral paint to order colour for the timeless look, such as Atlantic Green below, or be bold with a striking shade or an on-trend darker finish. You can also enhance the classic look with a Belfast sink, glazed dresser cabinets and pantry or make it more modern with open shelving, built-in appliances and an open-plan layout.

Details such as a traditional pantry can add a sense of luxury to your in-frame kitchen as well as plenty of convenience with quick and easy access to culinary necessities such as everyday essentials as well as baking ingredients, spices, dried goods, bottles and more. They can also be used as a handy breakfast cupboard and with plug sockets fitted, can be utilised for the kettle, toaster and coffee machine, too.

In-frame kitchens bring a nostalgic elegance to your home with their vintage charm reminiscent of mid-century design combined with modern practicality. Our New England collection offers all of this and more, with a luxurious finish for a premium look and feel, perfect for period properties or adding charm and character to a modern new-build.

For more information on our New England range, speak to your Symphony retailer who will help guide you through your kitchen transformation journey.