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45 Brown Kitchen Ideas (Photos)

Large kitchen with wood beam ceiling, wood cabinetry, a white central island, and tile flooring.

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Classic kitchen boasts brown cabinetry and a cooking alcove fitted with a wooden mantel. It includes stainless steel appliances and a <a class=two-tier island bar lined with gorgeous pendants and wicker counter chairs.” width=”870″ height=”579″ />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.

A stained glass chandelier hangs over the wooden island bar that's fitted with built-in storage. It is surrounded by matching cabinetry along with black and stainless steel appliances.A stained glass chandelier hangs over the wooden island bar that’s fitted with built-in storage. It is surrounded by matching cabinetry along with black and stainless steel appliances.

Black appliances complement the diamond pattern backsplash flanked by wooden cabinets. There's a granite top island in the middle accompanied by glass <a class=pendant lights and floral cushioned chairs.” width=”849″ height=”565″ />Black appliances complement the diamond pattern backsplash flanked by wooden cabinets. There’s a granite top island in the middle accompanied by glass pendant lights and floral cushioned chairs.

Green potted plants create a refreshing ambiance in this kitchen with wooden cabinetry and a beige breakfast island topped with granite counter and a dual sink.Green potted plants create a refreshing ambiance in this kitchen with wooden cabinetry and a beige breakfast island topped with granite counter and a dual sink.

Brown kitchen with a white column and wooden cabinetry matching with the peninsula that's fitted with a built-in wine rack. It is lined with metal counter chairs over the light hardwood flooring.Brown kitchen with a white column and wooden cabinetry matching with the peninsula that’s fitted with a built-in wine rack. It is lined with metal counter chairs over the light hardwood flooring.

This kitchen features redwood cabinetry and a stone two-tier island paired with wicker counter chairs. It is illuminated by recessed lights mounted on the regular beige ceiling.This kitchen features redwood cabinetry and a stone two-tier island paired with wicker counter chairs. It is illuminated by recessed lights mounted on the regular beige ceiling.

A brick range hood matches the backsplash that's accented with border tiles. It is accompanied by wooden cabinetry and a granite top island fitted with an undermount sink and wrought iron fixtures.A brick range hood matches the backsplash that’s accented with border tiles. It is accompanied by wooden cabinetry and a granite top island fitted with an undermount sink and wrought iron fixtures.

Airy kitchen with wooden cabinetry and a matching two-tier island fitted with a built-in cooktop. There's cozy dining set by the white framed windows lighted by a wrought iron chandelier.Airy kitchen with wooden cabinetry and a matching two-tier island fitted with a built-in cooktop. There’s cozy dining set by the white-framed windows lighted by a wrought iron chandelier.

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.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.

The spacious kitchen features dark wood cabinetry contrasted by a beadboard island that's lighted by gorgeous chandeliers. It is fitted with a farmhouse sink and wrought iron fixtures.The spacious kitchen features dark wood cabinetry contrasted by a beadboard island that’s lighted by gorgeous chandeliers. It is fitted with a farmhouse sink and wrought iron fixtures.

Glass pendant lights illuminate the granite top island attached with a wooden cabinet. It is surrounded by stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry against the beige walls.Glass pendant lights illuminate the granite top island attached with a wooden cabinet. It is surrounded by stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry against the beige walls.

An open concept kitchen with tiled backsplash and wooden cabinetry blending in with the hardwood flooring. It includes a raised breakfast island that's paired with cushioned counter chairs.An open concept kitchen with tiled backsplash and wooden cabinetry blending in with the hardwood flooring. It includes a raised breakfast island that’s paired with cushioned counter chairs.

Brown kitchen showcases stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry surrounding a matching island bar over beige tiled flooring. It is lined with round cushioned stools and glass pendant lights.Brown kitchen showcases stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry surrounding a matching island bar over beige tiled flooring. It is lined with round cushioned stools and glass pendant lights.

A stainless steel range hood is suspended over a wooden island bar that's fitted with a built-in cooktop. It is situated in between wooden cabinetry and black granite top peninsulas.A stainless steel range hood is suspended over a wooden island bar that’s fitted with a built-in cooktop. It is situated in between wooden cabinetry and black granite top peninsulas.

This kitchen offers granite countertops and two islands blending in with the cabinetry and hardwood flooring. It is illuminated by recessed lights mounted on the tray ceiling.This kitchen offers granite countertops and two islands blending in with the cabinetry and hardwood flooring. It is illuminated by recessed lights mounted on the tray ceiling.

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.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.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.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.
Designed by: Taller Héctor Barroso

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.
Designed by: Anik Péloquin architecte

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.
Designed by: SAOTA

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.
Source: Zillow Digs TM

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.
Source: Zillow Digs TM

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.
Source: Zillow Digs TM

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.
Source: Zillow Digs TM

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.
Source: Zillow DigsTM

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.
Source: Zillow Digs TM

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.
Source: Zillow Digs TM

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.
Source: Zillow DigsTM

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.
Source: Zillow DigsTM

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.
Source: Zillow DigsTM

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.
Source: Zillow Digs TM

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.
Source: Trulia

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.
Source: Trulia

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.
Source: The Interior Design Group

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.
Source: Thompson Custom Homes

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.
Source: Centre Sky Architecture Ltd

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.
Source: Thompson Custom Homes

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.
Source: Process Design Build, L.L.C.

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.
Source: Mark Tanner Construction, Inc

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.
Source: Alison Whittaker Design, Inc.

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.
Source: John Cannon Homes

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.
Source: M.N’Teriors

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.
Source: Hill Construction Company

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.
Source: Shannon Callaghan Interior Design

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.

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