Wood has always been a shunned material, so it seems to be outdated and rustic material. But now, this natural component is back in our kitchens, more popular than ever. Here’s a look at the modern kitchen trends:
Benefits of adding wood in the kitchen
Wood is known to add warmth to the kitchen. It gives cozy and convivial atmosphere in the kitchen. Solid wooden kitchens can also withstand the test o time. Usually, they come in laminated option and can be preserved. It is also cheap and easy to maintain. You’ll also find kitchens with a laminate finish and oiled solid wood as counters. When it comes to the kind of type of wood, the range is varied. Same is applicable for colors.
Three wood kitchen trends
Among the latest trends hitting the market is emergence of new materials, but also the rise in the usage of raw materials. Raw wood and concrete are becoming industrial style option, while lighter wood is great for the kitchens. The natural plants can be brought indoors. Here are three popular wooden kitchen trends donning the market:
All wood kitchen
If you want to go for extensive wood, you will be breaking of tradition of using wood as a basic material. Contemporary wooden kitchens can be categorized in following lines. Handles are concealed to increase fluidity. Most concept favor minimalism in a quest for authenticity. These kitchens are available in large size, large counter tops are other aspect of such kitchens. These wooden kitchens go alongside with the latest high tech home appliances. These are purposely selected from different materials like stainless steel, in contrast to the wood. In these wooden kitchens, you will also notice a lot of islands. Kitchens open up to the living room, thus becoming center of the home. You’ll be spending a lot of time in that space, which has now become a meeting place.
Rustic wood kitchen
Do you want to add new curiosity to the kitchen, then these kitchens are the best. As the name suggests, rustic kitchen means adding lot of antique elements to the kitchen like school ovens. For that matter, you can even revisit the family kitchens of yesteryear while preserving the old spirit of time, with soft and pastel colors. They are popular in large apartments. Plus the feel of rugged wood gel well with contemporary designs.
Kitchens are rarely built from a single style, so in order to make the kitchen interesting, add bright surfaces alongside mat wood. The mix of colors like dark wood will add naturalistic feeling to the kitchen. Mix warm colors with lighter shades and thus you have got minimalistic wooden kitchen.
Originally posted 2014-07-01 12:28:24.