The Best Contemporary Kitchen Designs for Solid Wood Kitchens
If a new kitchen is high up on your list of resolutions, contrasting the colours of the worktops and cabinets is a popular option for 2018. Whether you choose dark cabinets with a light worktop or favour light cabinets and a work surface with a deeper hue, the elements of contemporary kitchen designs we have compiled below provide inspiration for a kitchen that is as up to date as it is eye-catching.
Dark Cabinet Doors
Our shaker cabinet doors are our most popular style, and they look fantastic painted in a dark colour. Popular colour choices for 2018 include Farrow & Ball’s Plummett, Green Smoke and Downpipe, as pictured on this kitchen island. Pair dark cabinet doors with a light-coloured wooden worktop such as prime oak or ash for maximum impact. For contemporary kitchen designs in smaller rooms, or those lacking natural light, using a combination of light and dark cabinets can create a similar look without making the kitchen appear dingy.
Getting Back to Nature
Leaving wooden cabinets unpainted shows off the craftsmanship and natural qualities of the timber used to construct them. Top cabinets featuring lacquered doors with our stylish Calcutta marble effect worktops or white quartz effect laminate surfaces for a feeling of Scandinavian cool and a kitchen that not only looks great, but is built to last too.
A Sustainable Choice
We work hard to ensure that the timber used to create all of our wooden cabinets and worktops comes from sustainable sources – if eco-credentials are important to you, why not go one step further and consider our bamboo worktops? Frequently harvested, bamboo takes much less time to reach maturity than other options, making it easily to replenish for an incredibly environmentally friendly choice. Bamboo worktops would be the perfect addition to your home and kitchen if you have a lot of plants, and they work in both light and dark kitchens thanks to its slightly reflective qualities.
Whilst darker cabinets have been in vogue for some time, white or off-white kitchen cupboards can make the room feel lighter and airier, so choosing sleek, handleless cabinets can lend your cooking space a fresh and serene feel. White or light kitchen cupboard doors are a great accompaniment for any of our wooden worktops, but deeper timber hues – like our walnut or iroko worktops – create a great contrast for a statement look. The image shown here features Traditional cabinet doors in Farrow & Ball’s Hardwick White with deluxe black American walnut worktops – glossy green subway tiles add further warmth to the work surfaces.
These contemporary kitchen designs provide the perfect inspiration for the heart of your home – we would love to see the looks you create in your home, so feel free to tag us in any photos on Facebook and Instagram.