Incredible photo gallery of 43 light-wood kitchen designs ... many of which are in brand new luxury custom homes.
My favorite kind of kitchens often involve a sense of natural beauty and an inviting, open brightness. One way to reach that feeling is with light wooden design work functioning as both a natural ingredient and a visual anchor for the room.
Natural, of course, doesn’t have to mean old fashioned. There’s a certain pleasure in witnessing one of our oldest natural resources being turned into something spectacularly modern. Whether it’s in contrast with futuristic materials or the wood itself shaped into intriguing new shapes, the mingling of styles brings an undeniable freshness to this, the most important room in any home.
Kitchens are the gathering place, the central hub of any living space. They need to function equally well for cooking and social interaction. The best of these combine that ability with a pleasing aesthetic that makes anyone want to stay for a while. We hope these examples can inspire you in your search for a new kitchen design.
Here we have an example of open kitchen design with light wood keeping up in brightness with the large open window.
This old fashioned tile floor kitchen’s wide open design is complimented by light wood cabinetry and marble topped island.
Black countertops contrast with brightly toned smooth wood cabinets and white tile floor in this kitchen featuring a glass wall patio view.
Another exercise in contrast, this kitchen is part of a large open central home design. Black molding on the ceiling reflects the black floors, with very light wooden cabinets and shelving throughout.
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