We see white kitchens everywhere! They are clean, airy and timeless. But for some, they can be a bit stark. Those homeowners are looking to add warmth and texture. That’s where wood comes to the rescue. White and wood can be the perfect pair to create a space that’s simple and bright yet warm and cozy. It’s an opportunity to add natural texture and soften the formality of a space.
How can you incorporate wood? Here are a few ideas.
- Countertops/Butcher Block Tops
- Mixed Cabinetry (i.e. stained island)
- Doors (i.e. barn or French doors)
- Open Shelving
- Range Hood
Let’s look at some examples!
The dark stained island and the walnut top on the raised portion of the island add a warmth and richness to this classic kitchen.
The contrasting cabinetry in this butler’s pantry creates an unexpected focal point.
This beautiful oak floor adds subtle texture and warmth. It’s a great contrast to the white cabinetry, cool gray tones and marble top.
With a distressed cherry island top, this farmhouse kitchen is a balanced mix of rustic and refined.
Oak floors, beams, open shelving and a distressed cherry island top – this kitchen blends clean lines and natural texture perfectly. The warm wood tones also offer an intimacy to the large space.
Here’s a close-up on those lovely wood shelves. They make a statement, but keep the space feeling open and airy.
One more view of this kitchen shows off the beautiful custom wood barn doors. They are nod to the home’s barn past and add charm to the space.