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Design inspiration for natural wood kitchens

Are you planning a new kitchen in 2013? Would you like a modern twist on a natural wood design? Draw inspiration from some of our favourite natural wood kitchen case studies (and one brighter alternative), featuring cream, black and stainless steel range cookers…

Bespoke wood kitchens

Bespoke wood kitchens

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When thinking of a natural wood kitchen, most people will think of oak Shaker style cabinets, but there are other types of wood that will help you achieve the look you desire.

This sweet chestnut kitchen, by Simply Wood, complements the classic cream range cooker perfectly to create a traditional family kitchen. For a modern alternative; the stainless steel Sigma highlights the stainless details in this rich walnut kitchen, as featured in EKBB magazine.

Natural wood chimney mantels

natural wood chimney mantelsCream Daval Kitchen









If you like the look of a natural wood kitchen, but would also like to integrate colour into your design, a chimney mantel is a good way to have the best of both worlds. This Cotteswood kitchen features an oak chimney mantel and a matching island, to complement the verdigris cabinets.

The cream Daval kitchen makes a feature of a solid oak chimney mantel and pilasters. The contrasting wood adds character to the kitchen, which features quartz work surfaces and a black range cooker.

A chimney mantel also offers a stylish way to conceal your cooker hood. Canopy extractors sit under cabinets or within a chimney mantel to provide efficient yet discreet extraction.
Wooden Shaker kitchens

oak Shaker kitchens

zesty green kitchen









The most popular use of natural wood in kitchen design is in oak Shaker kitchens, such as this Harvey Jones design. Here, black granite work surfaces give the style a contemporary appeal and complement the gloss black range cooker.

If you’re still undecided about whether a natural wood kitchen is for you – take a look at this colourful alternative. This zesty green kitchen features Shaker cabinets painted in Dulux Woodland Fern 3 for a fresh, invigorating finish. Oak wall cabinets, a matching island and a stainless steel range cooker balance the vibrant tones, resulting in a unique Shaker design.

Do you prefer natural or painted wood kitchens? Which kitchen do you like best?

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