Step Aside, White Kitchens—Why Wood Finishes Are Becoming a Design Favourite
Bright white kitchens have long been a décor favourite—they're streamlined, understated, and demonstrate the beauty of clean design. Yet we ask you to consider another approach to kitchen design that is equally striking and timeless. Wood kitchens, boasting gorgeous woodgrain on cabinets, islands, shelves, and other surfaces, are becoming a design favourite. Wood finishes should not be confounded with outdated kitchens with old-fashioned wooden cabinets in desperate need of an update. Instead, modern wood kitchen designs offer a beautiful piece of nature—and the most elegant neutral—effortlessly integrated into your home. Here we've rounded up 11 examples of wood kitchens that cast a vote for natural finishes in lieu of colour.
Floor-to-ceiling wood cabinets with no hardware make for clean design that's bold but not overbearing.
Even in narrow corridors , wood cabinets done right don't make the space feel smaller.
Even more traditional approaches to wood cabinets can appear clean and modern if paired with the right hardware and backsplash.