Often traditional style kitchens can be a bit too stately or formal, which doesn't promote their true nature of being the heart of the home. We love traditional kitchens that exude a warm and welcoming spirit. Characteristics of these charming kitchens include inviting color schemes, plentiful pattern, a myriad of finishes, lots of tactile-friendly textures and bountiful lighting. If you spend alot of time in the kitchen preparing meals, enjoying them with family and friends or simply lingering over that first cup of morning coffee, then you'll certainly want to design a kitchen you'll feel most at home in. We've gathered a few kitchens here that we feel have many of those inviting qualities.