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Want to get that "effortlessly clean" look in your own kitchen? Natural materials and simple colors are a great place to start, and they have the added benefit of being easy to adapt to changing tastes. This post contains 25 kitchens with white and wood to inspire your next big redesign. It's pretty fun to see how designers use these otherwise ordinary ingredients to create such a wide variety of distinctive and appealing kitchen styles. Both light and dark palettes are represented - ranging from organic to ultra modern themes - so you just might find something you like!
This gorgeous kitchen benefits from its unique position above the recessed living room, bordered by an expansive sliding glass window and flooded with abundant light. Full floor-to-ceiling cabinets clad with wood provide a nice natural balance to the wall of greenery surrounding the patio. Fresh and creative. This kitchen contrasts dark and light materials for a powerful visual effect, echoed in the stylish dip-painted kitchen bar stools and powerful geometric artwork. The black and white print on the wall is the work of the hugely popular Jenny Liz Rome.
Since attics are at the top of the home, the option for natural light should be priority. While many homes don't have skylights, other options such as dormer windows which are located in the walls of the attic, as opposed to the ceiling, and even solar tubes can be installed to bring light into the master bedroom attic space. Along with natural light, views to the outside should be considered, as humans thrive on seeing daylight and fresh scenery daily. Take full advantage of the height and the views, you are at the top of the world, literally!
Subtle geometric influences bring this matte black kitchen to life. The standing white volume stands as a beacon of light, and offers a cool vertical garden and a few small regular containers to provide on-demand herbs for cooking.
A simple breakfast bar is a must for a kitchen that wants to double as a gathering place. Natural wood all around gives this kitchen a bit of a rustic bent. The hexagonal shelving are a little bit playful but still functional. When a dining table is attached to a kitchen countertop, two rooms can take up the space of one.
Dark isn't the first theme that comes to mind when designing a kitchen. Stereotypical assumptions are of white and bright kitchens, matched by light wood the colour of breakfast pancakes. What if your kitchen broke the mould? These collection of stunning spaces for cooking, entertaining, and eating are among the sexiest interior design can muster. All divulging in shades of black, navy, or dark brown, they add what white kitchens cannot – a seductive allure that says sleekness and sophistication at the same time. Take a peek at some brilliant interiors on the darker side to see if a darker redesign could be for you.
Shades across the brown spectrum may not be the first thing that pops into your head when you imagine a trendy kitchen space, but this design has sandwiched a few together to great effect. The T shaped kitchen island is a really nice touch too if you have that kind of floor space. Sweet pink and blue color pops are the focal point in this culinary scene, placed upon a pretty rug that you might normally see in plusher parts of the home.
Each material seems carefully chosen to accent the brighter portions of the color palette. Yellow brings out the sunny tones of the wood, and the polished coppery bronze seems to reflect the depth of the orange. Other accents are more subtle but still fall along the spectrum of spicy appetizing hues – the deep carmine radio and coffee grinder and sage green scale are just two gorgeous examples.
Yellow is a bold design choice, but it's popular in adventurous kitchens for a good reason – it's a cheerful color full of energy and optimism, associated with cleanliness and freshness. Part of this energetic perception contributes to its association with the marketing of healthy foods. It's appetizing! Yellow is the color of ripe bananas and fresh citrus fruits like tart pineapples and lemons. And if you're working with an especially dark kitchen, there's simply no better way to brighten the space and let this warm natural tone bring nature to you. Check out our yellow room inspiration post to see ideas for the rest of the home.