When it comes to kitchen design, the material you will see most often is wood. Of course, this is not just for practical reasons. Because, after all, even the most modern kitchen furniture is made of wood. But that’s not why wood is so popular. Its unique look, its luxurious grains and of course its light and dark colors also play an important role. Natural wood kitchens have long been considered rather traditional but today, thanks to the endless varieties of wood, the contemporary wood kitchen meets the needs of the classic and more modern interior. So how do you arrange and decorate a contemporary wood kitchen ?
Contemporary wood kitchen of modern design
In addition to beauty, durability is another very important quality for the modern kitchen. Then opt for solid work surfaces in your kitchen. Oak and beech remain popular options, while teak, avengé and iroko provide a fatty structure that is naturally water resistant. All wood work surfaces require lubrication at least once a year. By specifying “hot spots” or using a block of wood on the surface, it can be heat protected. Sink areas should have drainage gutters, and lubrication should be done twice as often as on the rest of the work surface. It is also advisable to use modern finishes to have better protection against daily wear and tear.
Contemporary wood kitchen with large central island
If all-wood cooking is not for you, then you can use wood elements as centerpieces. Combining the natural warmth and texture of wood with a contrasting finish like paint, for example, has become a very common combination in recent years. It’s a much lighter look than the all-wood look can make it look quite heavy. Pick just one type of wood and use it to accent a specific area like the island or work surfaces to create a decor that looks more relaxed and truly original.
Contemporary kitchen decoration in transitional style
Durable, solid wood furniture is inevitably the most expensive option. And yet, furniture that combines solid wood surfaces with composite wood carcasses can be just as expensive and durable as all-wood furniture. Choose them in quality materials such as plywood for example. While wooden doors and drawers remain the most popular option, furniture with lacquered facets is also quickly gaining popularity. Often offered with a solid wood frame, lacquered furniture offers the possibility of using more luxurious and exotic finishes and as a result – less likely to warp.
Modern wooden kitchen decoration
Modern glossy and lacquered finishes require less maintenance and provide years of protection. To clean them, it is still advisable to avoid abrasive or multi-purpose cleaners which can damage the surface and remove part of the finish over time. Instead, use a damp cloth, followed by a clean, dry cloth. Traditional finishes like wax or oil that increase life may need re-application to nourish and protect the wood. Do not forget, however, that all woods develop a patina and darken naturally over the years.
Ultra modern wooden kitchen decor idea
Smooth, straight grain wood is more suitable for classic, formal style kitchens, while prominent grain wood – for more informal kitchens. The inherent features, such as knots and veins, create a more glamorous and authentic look. In contemporary kitchens, this type of wood is often used in Scandinavian or transitional decoration.
Modern wood design kitchen
For many, the charm of softwood – such as pine – is hidden in its simple appearance, thanks to its susceptibility to wear and tear. Those who prefer the crisp finish should look for more stable solid wood furniture. Oak is always the best solution, thanks to its versatile grain and color. Alternatively, you can try the rich, even finish of cherry, mahogany or sapele or opt for walnut for darker and more dramatic undertones. For a lighter decorative scheme, maple, birch and ash are good choices..
U-shaped wood kitchen decoration
Wood continues to play a vital role in modern kitchen design. Often associated with traditional style, wood kitchens are now making a comeback and can be found with a contemporary and very elegant touch. Do not hesitate to experiment with the decor of your wooden kitchen and remember that eclectic style is very fashionable.
Wood kitchen decoration with central island
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. It is often said that it is the warm heart of any home. Preparing and sharing a meal is an essential daily ritual. Here is why, it deserves an impeccable layout and decoration. Wood is one of those universal materials that can be found in any room and is very warm when it is present in the kitchen. Hence the fact that it is often chosen as the dominant material. It is often combined with waxed concrete, steel, marble or stone.
Lacquered wood kitchen idea
In the kitchen example pictured below, the wooden furniture has been nicely combined with beige tiling and shiny pendant lights. The style of this interior can be described as “classic” or “traditional”.
Modern kitchen with central island and metal lights
Marble is one of those noble materials that always makes us think of elegance. Long reserved for luxurious interiors, it is increasingly finding its place in modern kitchens. Marble comes in a wide variety of colors and styles with varying prices. It is also possible to enjoy its look at a low price by opting for a marble imitation in stone or cement tiles, for example. In the kitchen example pictured below, it is present as a kitchen backsplash. Its pink color was perfectly matched with the pendant lights above the central kitchen island.
Elegant wooden kitchen photo
Scandinavian interior design leaves no one indifferent. As soon as you see a photo of a Scandinavian interior, you immediately recognize it. It is refined, elegant and invites you to relax. Wood is always present, never absent. An ideal illustration of what a contemporary Scandinavian-style wooden kitchen represents is the image below:
Contemporary style wooden kitchen decoration
A kitchen entirely dressed in wood? The elegant kitchen, pictured below, is white, clad with light wood floors and all fitted with wooden furniture. Bright and spacious, it celebrates the warmth of wood in all its forms.
Wooden kitchen cabinet idea
Wood is an element that adapts to any room in the house. Here is why, it is often chosen as a transitional material for open spaces. This is the case of the open interior, pictured below:
Kitchen interior and open living room
Gray and wood – the perfect marriage for a contemporary kitchen at the top. We reserve the wood for the furniture and the gray for the worktop and the floor covering.
Wood and gray kitchen
The rustic style is also one of those styles that celebrates the charm of wood. For a rustic-style kitchen interior, opt for antiqued wood and country-style metal lights.
Rustic kitchen model
Country rustic style metal light fixture
The white lacquered wood furniture brings light to the small space. Combine it here and there with wooden surfaces and elements and if desired – colored accents. In the example of the kitchen interior below, the designers have opted for a furniture / decoration accent in red. Red is associated with dynamism and success which makes it ideal for an active area such as the kitchen.
White wood kitchen model
There are many types of wood. All have a different and unique look. Wood is only reserved for rustic or Scandinavian style interiors. Thanks to this wide choice of species, it is now easy to find what you are looking for. Discover the rest of our proposals:
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