However fast the progress moves, however, state-of-the-art construction and finishing materials appear, there will always be the place for the natural raw materials in our interiors. In modern designs of the kitchens the eco-materials, safe for the people and environment, become increasingly popular, because nothing may replace the natural warmth of genuine wood.
Let us consider more in detail how to introduce the wood into the modern design of the kitchen of different stylistic directions.
Surely, the first style which will recall any house owner who is going to repair the kitchen with the use of wood is the country style. Different country style directions are this or that way connected with the application of natural materials in the interior of premises and of course the wood heads the list of eco-friendly materials. Even the ultra-modern interior of the kitchen may contain the elements of the wooden fitting or furniture and not lose its progressiveness, performance.
Wooden finishing in the kitchen
In many kitchens of the cottage houses, you may come across the finishing of not only the floors with the wooden panels but also the walls and ceiling. With the help of wooden beams, the ceilings are constructed, columns are built, window and door apertures are arranged.
The wooden fitting may look modern. For instance, this light kitchen in the classical style with the country elements looks clean and fresh, due to the light wood species with which the walls, floor and a snow-white ensemble of the storage systems and open shelves are coated.
In this kitchen the wooden panels of the light wood were used for the walls coating, the efficient dark rubbing matches the table tops and the splash back. A lower layer of cupboards is made of the same material as the kitchen finishing. This resulted in the modern premise with the contrast interior.
Wooden ceiling with the beams, flooring made of the wood – this will not be a surprise to anyone. But in combination with the cupboards and island made of the same material, the kitchen looks totally country-like, bringing the village life features into each interior element.
In this country kitchen, despite the active application of wood of different species, the modern spirit was preserved.
Total finishing of the small kitchen design with the wooden panels created an ideal interior for the country house in Art Nouveau. With the help of finishing one wall with green-yellow, the accent surface was created which is reflected in the seats of the bar stools, again wooden.
In this snow-white minimalist kitchen-dining room, the walls and floor made of the wood are whitened beyond recognition. Space is literally flooded with light and freshness of the snow-white finishing.
This extraordinary kitchen abounds in interesting solutions – not only the use of different wood species for the surfaces finishing, contrast ceiling and extract ventilation arrangement but also the original arrangement of the kitchen island in the form of counter.
Russian motives in this eclectic kitchen with the pronounced country-elements appeared, first of all, in the walls finishing – the logged laying became an attention grabber of the premises. The light mint color of cupboards, the deep blue shade of windows textile, original lighting system – everything works for creation of extraordinary interior of the country kitchen.
For the small kitchens, an ideal variant of finishing the surfaces with the help of wood will become the light species, capable of visually extending the premises. The same effect is reinforced by the using of glass insertions in the cupboard doors, mirror and glossy surfaces.
The wooden ceiling with wide application of the beams of different configuration, along with the stone coating of one of the walls, brought the country features into the modern design of this spacious kitchen.
The small kitchen premises not only needed the snow-white cupboards and kitchen appliances, but also the light wood species for the ceilings, tabletops and flooring.
The wooden finishing of ceiling and floor, window and door apertures in this country kitchen, accommodated well the system of combined cupboards painted and natural. The deep dark color of the kitchen furniture became a contrasting complement of the interior.
One more example of the kitchen where the dark painted cupboards became the attention-grabbers amongst the total wooden finishing of literally all surfaces of the premises. Original dining complex painted beige with an extraordinary chandelier above it complemented the interesting kitchen design.
Wooden species of the two contrast colors became the basis of the interior finishing in modern style with the country elements. The intense deep color of a ceiling as if hangs above the light airy palette of the cupboards and flooring. The steel chromized and gloss surfaces bring the feature of modernity, progress into the interior.
Use of the wall painted bright as an accent is quite a popular technique. How about cupboard painted bright blue? Amongst the wooden finishing, this furniture item looks the center of attention focusing.
Wooden kitchen cupboards
One of the most popular variants of using the natural material is furniture production. Modern kitchen interiors increasingly tend to imitate the natural material, for the production of furniture set the MDF is used, and the solid wood does not lose its popularity as a furniture material, but it is more expensive.
The use of original wooden color when producing the kitchen storage systems allows achieving the interesting designer solutions within the kitchen interiors. Even small premises where the dining room should also be located, welcome the wood in the interior, it is only important for the finishing to be predominantly light. In such case, the wood of the kitchen set looks even more successful.
In this traditional kitchen, the wood is naturally everywhere – as a furniture material, in the flooring and in the arrangement of windows and doors. And for the country house, it would be quite difficult to think of better variant.
One more example of an active use of the wood in the modern kitchen interior is even in the form of the wallpapers print. Dark, a brown-gray palette of the wood of the kitchen cupboards and flooring became a perfect partner of the metal glittering of kitchen appliances, glass surfaces and modern hanging lamps.
Interesting way of using the wood for the kitchen furniture production may become the combination of painted surfaces and material in its natural appearance. The wooden-white palette of kitchen set was complemented by the snow-white table tops and stools, and wooden dining table.
And this is already the example of a combination of different species of wood within one material for the kitchen furniture production. An original furniture palette may become the basis of the retro-style conception, both for the country and for the city kitchen.
The wooden cupboards look perfectly against the background of brick laying, repeating some of its shades. Mixing of the country and loft styles in one premise resulted in original and personalized kitchen interior.
The kitchen ensemble of light wood species includes not only the cupboards and drawers but also the original round island and dining group, consisting of the table with the round glassed table top and cane seats.
The kitchen cupboards made of unpainted wood in the modern-style kitchen interior look amazingly harmonious. The dark wood species entered into a comfortable alliance with the glittering of glass and mirror surfaces.
Even the small classical kitchen may harmoniously host a commodious set of furniture, made of the genuine wood, without losing a shred of luxury and comfortable charm.
Contrast combination of the light wood species and dark shades of the table tops and kitchen appliances became a basis of the concentration of the design if this country kitchen. All accessible surfaces seem to be used for the storage systems location. This resulted in an incredibly commodious wooden kitchen set with original coloring.
Kitchen cupboards made of unpainted wood and the stone finishing are the two pillars of the country style, on which many interiors are based, including modern interiors.
Wooden dining group for the kitchen dining-room
Even in modern kitchen design the dining group of wood will look organic, as it constitutes a full-fledged ensemble in itself. It is only necessary to choose the matching chairs and table and take into account the color combination.
In this spacious light kitchen not only the kitchen cupboards are made of wood, but also the dining table and chairs painted the light-gray in order to bring a harmonious combination with the shades of the stone finishing above the working surfaces.
This original combination of the dining group made of the light wood matching the finishing and kitchen furniture became an attention-grabber of this interior. The warmth of the light wood successfully matches the cool glittering of the kitchen appliances and fittings.
In somewhat decadent country-kitchen apart from the wood for the cupboards, walls finishing and floor, the unusual color finishing was applied for the table top of the kitchen island also serving as a dining table. The dark classical chairs made of wood complemented the dining group composition.
One more example of the wooden dining area surrounded by the total wooden finishing. The warm sandy shade of the wood became a basis for the kitchen of the hunting lodge or country house.
The wooden bar stools made of the light wood around the kitchen island created a harmonious, ideal ensemble which decorated the light kitchen, brought the element of lightness.
And this dining area consists of a large table with the wooden benches, which, undoubtedly, is in the spirit of this minimalist kitchen with the elements of post-modernism.
Rustic country in the “wooden” kitchen
Frequently, the country kitchen interiors are followed by rustic elements – intentionally rough finishing, rough wood, use of logs instead of columns, trunks instead of supports or small seats. Similar items not only bring some brutality, unrestraint features but also exhilarate the atmosphere making it natural.
This Mediterranean country kitchen, with its dark ceiling beams, arch windows, intentionally aged finishing materials and furniture, use of azure ceramic tiles – everything works for creating the unique and comfortable atmosphere of the home-like kitchen-dining room.
Even the ultra-modern design of the kitchen interior may welcome the rustic element which looks as if it was just brought from outside. Original construction of the breakfast bar matches the flooring, bringing the warmth of nature into this kingdom of silvery shades of the stainless steel.
This wooden continuation of the kitchen island is not the only rustic element of this quite traditional kitchen. The island basis and the sliding door are made of practically rough boards, the same material was used for the production of open shelves for dishes. As a result, the classical kitchen became somewhat country-like, full of comfort and home coziness.
The cupboards, ceilings and beams – everything is made of wood. However, despite the abundance of wood, the kitchen interior looks modern and advanced due to the cement coating, the glittering stainless steel of the kitchen appliances and splash back, shining steel of chairs and stools.
One more example of successful integration of the wooden natural finishing within the modern kitchen with the glittering chromized surfaces.
The kitchen island is more like an immense trunk with the table top, original chairs, everything in combination with the total wooden finishing of different colors creates a unique interior of the country kitchen, which is impossible to forget and not easy to reproduce in your own house.
The ceiling beams with the wormholes and roughness successfully match the neat open and closed contrast cupboards. The extraordinary décor and lighting system give the feeling of uniqueness to the interior.
It is hard to say towards what style – country or minimalism – this kitchen gravitates more. Rough wood meets the shining stainless steel and coolness of the stone coating.
Such abundance of wooden surfaces and furniture items in one interior is not common. The rustic interior is reflected in using the trunks as the support columns and ceiling beams. Intentionally rough premises finishing meets the sophisticated luxury of the wooden carved furniture of different colors. The unusual country interior is complemented by the original bar chairs-stools made of the dark wood.