Natural Wood Accents.5 Min.
A contemporary kitchen with its sleek design painted finish and modern industrial appliances can sometimes end up feeling a little cold and impersonal. Adding an accent of natural wood to your design can balance out the space and create a kitchen with more warmth. Don’t be alarmed, you don’t have to go all ‘rustic cabin in the woods’, but a few, well-placed natural wood accents can make all the difference.
Floating shelves made from antique or reclaimed wood bring a touch of texture and history to your kitchen, they have clean lines with no support brackets and are a great spot for displaying your favorite kitchen tools.
Backsplash is typically dominated by tile, but it can be a great spot to add natural wood. In this design, the high gloss cabinet finish and shiny white caesar stone counters could look almost clinical, the addition of walnut backsplash anchors the design.
Feature walls or doors can be a great spot to add natural wood or even barn board. Reclaimed and antique timbers pair beautifully with painted cabinetry and create a visual interest and texture.
Think old to look modern. The addition of an old-fashioned design element can end up looking very cool in a transitional space – check out this great ladder.
Wooden countertops can be a beautiful way to add wood, either as a functional butcherblock top or as a solid piece with a beautiful grain pattern. When set directly against a stone countertop they provide a very interesting contrast of material, color and feel.
More info on materials: Reclaimed Wood – Know Your Source
More info on design: Using Barn Board in Your Kitchen