Wood Accents for a White Kitchen

Last week we discussed how “White Ice” may be replacing the stainless steel look in our kitchens.  Well no one wants a monochromatic kitchen, that’s boring! You want things to be accentuated and to pop out at your guests.  Well, today there’s a few designer tips over on Houzz on how wood works wonders when it comes to white-walled kitchens.  Let’s take a look at some examples!

This kitchen utilizes a deep red wood and smartly showcases the beauty of the wood, with it’s quarter-sawn look exposing the natural grain of the wood.  It gives each cabinet a slightly different pattern and makes each unique.

For those who want a bit of a bolder statement, you can go for the wood-top kitchen island.  Be careful if your island has a sink like the one pictured because you’ll have to be watchful of stains, mildew and warping.  If you can deal with those issues or simply don’t have a sink built into your island, it’s a great statement piece to have a huge gleaming slab of real wood in the middle of your white kitchen!

This kitchen keeps all the cabinets in line with an off-white coat but switches up the countertops having white marble, black marble and a beautiful wood grain.  Again, if you opt to have wood by a water source look out for that mildew, staining, and warping!

I personally love the kitchen island in this photo.  It’s called live-edge wood which basically means it keeps to the natural shape of the wood. In this case, it contrasts violently with the rest of the modern, white, sterile kitchen.  However, it’s brought together with the wood floor which brings more balance to that rustic kitchen island counter-top.

Another example of using live-edge wood to make a statement in your kitchen.  It looks like the wood is growing over the kitchen island, very cool and give a natural vibe to an otherwise sterile kitchen.

So what do you guys think? Will we start to see more wood worked into kitchen design? Let us know in the comments and as always should you feel the urge to remodel and want a quote, we will be more than happy to give you a free estimate! Just give us a call!

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