Classic kitchen boasts brown cabinetry and a cooking alcove fitted with a wooden mantel. It includes stainless steel appliances and a two-tier island bar lined with gorgeous pendants and wicker counter chairs.
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Brown kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry matching with the island bar that’s topped with a black granite counter. It is illuminated by charming pendants and recessed ceiling lights.
An eat-in kitchen with hardwood flooring and wood beam ceiling mounted with track lights and glass pendants. It includes wooden cabinetry and a matching island attached with a breakfast nook.
Stylish drum pendants hang over the white kitchen island with a raised eating counter paired with round cushioned stools. It is accompanied by stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry against the gray backsplash tiles.
Sophisticated kitchen boasts dark wood cabinetry and a beige range hood that complements the island bar attached with a breakfast nook. It is illuminated by a candle chandelier and recessed lights mounted on the coffered ceiling.
Brown kitchen with a unified look featuring a black granite countertop and wooden cabinets that blend in with the walls and ceiling. It includes a cooktop and an undermount sink paired with a chrome faucet.
A breakfast island with black leather stools faces the light wood cabinets in this small kitchen with a glazed window and high wood plank ceiling mounted with globe pendant lights.
Wooden barstools sit at a boulder island with a raised wooden counter matching with the light wood cabinets that are contrasted by black granite backsplash. It is lighted by contemporary pendants that hung from the wood plank ceiling.
A semi-circular raised island along with stainless appliances and wooden cabinets surround an octagonal island that blends in with the rich hardwood flooring. It is situated under a marvelous round tray ceiling that’s lined with wood beams arranged in a sunburst pattern.
An open concept kitchen with dark wood cabinetry and two long island bars lighted by vintage chandeliers and recessed ceiling lights. It includes stainless steel appliances and a stone vent hood fixed against the black walls.
Modern kitchen illuminated by stunning light fixtures mounted on the drop ceiling that is suspended over an immense island. It is attached with a long sleek bar paired with matching stools.
Dark wood cabinetry matches the granite top breakfast island lined with modern white barstools. There’s a glass dining set on the side lighted by a crystal drum chandelier.
An eat-in kitchen with dome pendant lights and a glass top dining table surrounded by yellow leather chairs that complement the wooden cabinetry. It includes stainless steel appliances and two islands with quartz countertops.
Rustic kitchen showcases an arched cooking alcove and wooden cabinetry that blends in with the hardwood flooring topped with black floral runners. There’s a granite top island in the middle paired with round barstools.
Glass pendant lights hang over the breakfast bar that’s lined with brown leather chairs. It is attached to a granite top island matching with the wooden cabinetry against the yellow walls.
Black barstools sit at a taupe kitchen island that’s topped with an undermount sink and a granite counter matching with the backsplash. It is accompanied by stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry.
Diamond pattern backsplash adds a nice accent in this kitchen offering wooden cabinetry and a small island along with contrasting black and white appliances.
Warm kitchen with stainless steel appliances and natural wood cabinetry complementing with the hardwood flooring and peninsula that’s topped with a granite counter and sink.
Marvelous stone walls add texture in this kitchen with green cabinets and peninsula matching with the island bar under a sleek range hood. It has tiled flooring and regular white ceiling mounted with recessed lights and glass dome pendants.
Lantern pendant lights hang over the granite top island that’s fitted with an undermount sink and a gooseneck faucet. It is surrounded by wooden cabinetry and a two-tier peninsula lined with cushioned stools.
Brown kitchen offers white appliances and wooden cabinetry matching with the breakfast island that blends in with the hardwood flooring. It includes a built-in cooktop along with granite countertops and backsplash.
Cylindrical pendant lights illuminate the granite top island lined with cushioned counter chairs. It is accompanied by stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry that complements the wide plank flooring and exposed beams.
This kitchen boasts built-in wine racks arranged in a crisscross pattern along with wooden cabinets that match the breakfast island paired with wooden counter chairs. It has brick flooring and a stone accent wall mounted with a TV and an animal head decor.
Rustic kitchen with stone brick walls and full height glazing allowing natural light in. It has stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry matching with the island that’s illuminated by glass pendant lights.
Round back counter chairs sit at a green island bar lighted by an antler chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling. It is accompanied by wooden cabinets and an arched cooking alcove with herringbone backsplash.
A stone brick pillar mounted with an inset shelf adds texture in this kitchen featuring granite countertops and wooden cabinetry that matches the island and peninsula. It is illuminated by cube pendants and recessed lights mounted on the tray ceiling.
Dome pendant lights hang over the island bar that’s fitted with a sink and chrome fixtures. It is surrounded by stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry accented with mosaic tile backsplash.
This kitchen showcases dark wood cabinets and a marble top island lighted by a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the wood beam ceiling. It includes cushioned counter chairs and a brown range hood fixed against the brick backsplash.
Ambient light from the glass pendant lights creates a warm and cozy feel in this kitchen with stainless steel appliances and dark wood cabinets contrasted by a white island that’s lined with rustic stools.
Brown kitchen offers wooden cabinetry and a distressed island paired with round counter stools. It is illuminated by bronze dome pendants and recessed ceiling lights.
Mosaic tile backsplash mounted with a stylish clock adds a stunning accent in this contemporary kitchen with brown cabinetry and a sleek island lighted by glass pendant lights.
This kitchen boasts a wooden island and two-tier breakfast bar along with stainless steel appliances and plenty of pendant lights that hung from the cathedral ceiling. It has a stone accent wall and glazed windows overlooking a breathtaking mountain view.
Brown is far and away from the most popular color for incorporation into kitchen design, with 41.28% of our survey responders wanting to use it in their kitchen—or perhaps already using it by chance.
Despite its common use, making brown look good in your kitchen design can be a bit tough because “brown” constitutes a wide variety of colors and saturations, many of which are easier to implement than others.
Work With The Brown You’ve Got
When people mention brown as a kitchen idea, they’re not just talking about the woody colors. Lighter browns toe the line with beige, whereas darker browns can be reminiscent of wood. In general, it’s cabinets and floors that will be brown by default, being made of wood.
Perking Up Battered Browns
Browns can tend to look out of place if they aren’t accompanied by the right companion colors. If you’re thinking about a brown kitchen design idea that utilizes a lot of dark woods, remember that brown doesn’t reflect natural light gracefully.
Artificial light can make browns look warm and inviting if they strike a cabinet or cupboard at the right angle—but be wary. Lighter browns tend to look cheaper when under artificial light, in contrast with darker browns which tend to look more expensive and higher quality.
Remember, for many homes; a brown kitchen design is a default because of the way the cabinets and cupboards were built. You don’t have to follow those same patterns when you design your brown themed kitchen—if anything, you should reject them.
Often, a splash of brown brought in via a few wooden centerpiece objects is all the brown that your kitchen can get away with while still being nice to look at.
Making An Antique Look—Or Avoiding One
The biggest challenge of a brown kitchen design is deciding whether to embrace the antique look that certain brown objects and surfaces can have by complementing them with other antique aesthetic forming items like faded turquoises or similar.
If you embrace the antique perspective, you’ll have to design the entire kitchen around it. The lesson here is that it’s very hard to use a lot of browns that doesn’t come from wood and still have a modern looking kitchen.
Brown clothes, tiles, towels, and ceramics all have their proper place, but that proper place is nowhere near a kitchen that’s trying to maintain an industrial aesthetic. If these ideas don’t appeal to you, check out our larger gallery of custom kitchen design ideas.