Wooden finishes have been popular in kitchens for a long time. However, over the years it seems that kitchens have undergone some serious changes and have taken a much more modern look and feel. Whilst dark woods are still popular in those who are a fan of a traditional style, there are also lighter woods that you can choose from, which open up the space and give it a light and airy feel.
So, how do you make a wooden kitchen work for you? Let’s take a look at some of the things to keep in mind.
Think about real or veneer
The main choice that you have when it comes to wooden kitchen is between real wood and wooden veneers or wood effect doors. Real wood can be expensive to install, however for many, they worry that opting for the lower cost veneer or wood effect finishes, will mean that they have a cheaper looking option. This really doesn’t have to be the case, in fact, you can easily save yourself some money, whilst still being able to have the most beautiful kitchen possible.
Get the right wood balance
Whilst you may love the idea of having a full wood kitchen, sometimes in larger kitchens, too much wood can make the room feel oppressive. This means that you need to try your best to balance out the wood, perhaps by complementing it with another wood finish. You could have wooden kitchen doors with glossy kitchen doors. Or you could have wooden doors, combined with quartz or other stone worktops.
Keep the room light
If you are thinking about wood for your kitchen, then you are definitely going to need to think about the light that the room receives. If your kitchen is small, then you can still choose wood, even darker wood. However, if you want to make sure that it doesn’t look too cramped and small, then you are going to need to make sure that there is plenty of light in the space. This could be naturally, or this could be artificial light, it really does depend on how much light reaches your kitchen.
Keep the colour scheme neutral
One great way to add wood to your kitchen is to pair it up with a neutral colour scheme. Rich wood colours can really warm up a space, so you can afford to keep things pale and cool with the paint and accessories that you use.
Wood kitchens may be slightly on the more traditional side, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have them in a modern kitchen. Just think about what is going to work best for your own design tastes and then be careful about what you pair the wood with.