Whether it’s a traditional or modern kitchen increasingly consumers are searching for kitchens with a difference - something that suits their style and is an expression of their personality. It is therefore no surprise that manufacturers of kitchens, especially luxury and exclusive kitchens, have responded accordingly.
If symmetry was the most critical factor of kitchen design then you would expect all wall cupboards and base cupboards to be 600mm wide so that all the breaks between the doors match vertically and symmetry is maintained. Wall cupboards and base cupboards would all be 720mm tall to balance the area above the worktop with that below. This would include your tall oven / microwave housing, fridge, freezer, sink base and dishwasher.
It is fair to say that most styles, whether they be in clothing or colours, tend to reappear every 30 years so it is no surprise to discover the same resurgence in classic hand painted kitchens.
Each re-appearance of a colour palette usually heralds a modern twist in thinking so the muted pastel colours and hues of the earth, air and sky first seen in Edwardian painted kitchens of 1910 were brighter when they resurfaced in the 1940s, yellower in the 1970s and more true to their original Edwardian shades now.