Different Kitchen Styles For Solid Wood
There are a variety of ways in which you can style your kitchen, from a more obviously traditional look that really makes a feature out of the wood, to modern designs that utilise sleek lines and minimalist styling. We have written information guides for specific kitchen styles to provide inspiration when thinking of recreating such an aesthetic in your own home. This guide discusses a range of styles, however, making it the perfect starting point if you are unsure which look you’d like to create.
Country or Farmhouse
Country or farmhouse kitchens are often the first thing people will think of when they consider solid oak cabinets or wooden work surfaces. As one of the most popular kitchen styles for solid wood, a country kitchen will utilise the warmth of the timber to create a cosy, inviting space. Belfast sinks are a popular addition in country or farmhouse kitchens and cabinet frontals will often be painted in a white or off white shade.
Shabby chic kitchens are a mix and match look, created with a variety of different colours, textures and textile patterns. Pastel shades feature heavily, and crockery will often be left on display – either in plate racks or on shelves – for a vintage feel. White can also be used in the creation of a shabby chic kitchen for a subtler look. Often based on a country or farmhouse kitchen design, a shabby chic kitchen will comprise a number of different components that can be changed quickly and easily, making it the perfect option for those who like to redecorate frequently!
Contemporary designs might not be the first consideration for a solid wood kitchen, but there are a number of ways to keep wood kitchens looking modern. Darker cabinets are very popular in contemporary designs, as are handle-less options for a sleeker look. Our bespoke cabinet frontal service allows you to select the colour you want in the finish you’d like, and the addition of varied textures is a fantastic way to create a modern aesthetic.
Shaker kitchens have traditional roots and feature minimal detailing, with a focus on function over form. Perfect for those who prefer simpler kitchen styles, the practical aspect of Shaker design means that these kitchens are often easy to clean and maintain. The sleek lines of Shaker cabinet frontals lend themselves perfectly to contemporary schemes, and our bespoke painting service means you can ensure they fit in with whichever palette you choose. We often feature colour themes and ideas on our blog, which is a perfect place to find inspiration.