Decorating & Design

June 17, 2024

20 Times Wood Warmed Up A Kitchen

There is a universal appeal to the warmth of a wood kitchen. Dark wood adds richness, walnut gives a mid-century quality and white oak has a Cali breeziness. The natural grain brings an organic, heritage-inspired look to stainless appliances and hard counters. Long before all-white kitchens became the norm, all-wood kitchens reigned supreme. In the ’60s and ’70s, knotty cabinets with avocado and harvest gold appliances were a reflection of a return to nature, while the 1980s welcomed dark cabinets and granite counters. Today’s wood kitchens pull inspiration from a variety of styles, including the clean combo of white and blond seen in Scandi-inspired spaces, or the warm cedar or walnut often seen in modern farmhouse or mid-century modern style kitchens.

Scroll through to see how wood is making a statement in the kitchen!