It’s wintertime, and the sweet smell of evergreen trees fills the air. So grab a hot cup of cider, sit by the crackling fireplace, and let’s talk about the rules for designing a rustic kitchen with all the contemporary comforts you crave.
- Start with a neutral palette.
Just because your kitchen theme is rustic doesn’t mean it needs to be dark. A neutral palette is right on trend, and creates a serene space for cooking and gathering. Contemporary rustic kitchens would look just at home with antique white cabinets as they would with the medium wood tones you traditionally picture in a rustic kitchen. Bathe your walls in creamy off-white, beige or gray paint, and add warmth with simple wood furniture, wood flooring (or wood-look tile), and granite countertops. A natural stone backsplash can help finish the contemporary rustic look.
- Incorporate both natural and industrial materials.
While a cabin in the mountains would have lots of wood and other elements taken straight from the great outdoors, a contemporary rustic kitchen should also have industrial touches. Pair hardwood floors and exposed beams with sleek stainless steel appliances and an apron front sink made from hammered copper. Add LED Edison bulbs to oil rubbed bronze light fixtures above your kitchen island, and distressed, rustic pulls to the aforementioned antique white cabinets.
- Pull off that lived-in look.
Even though you are designing a new kitchen, you should strive for the comfortable, lived-in look that is the hallmark of a rustic kitchen. Elements like
open shelving and glass front cabinet doors allow you to personalize your kitchen with pottery and other treasured collections you wish to display. The experts at Willow Lane Cabinetry can help you craft the perfect contemporary yet rustic kitchen through our free room design service, complete with a custom layout and 3D renderings that work within your budget.
Here are a few more elements and details you’ll find in a contemporary rustic kitchen:
- Galvanized Metal Stools
- Caned or Rushed Seating
- Upholstery Tacks
- Farmhouse Trestle Tables
- Reclaimed Wood Paneling
- Weathered Brick Accents
- Exposed Wood Beams
- Minimal Window Coverings
- Natural Fiber Rugs
- Natural Stone Backsplash
- Burlap Table Linens
- Unfinished Wood Plank Shelving
- L-Shaped Wrought Iron Brackets
- Open Light Fixtures
- Edison Bulbs
- Butcher Block and Granite Countertops
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