COVET // natural wood kitchens

I've been so attracted to natural wood kitchens lately.  In a sea full of painted kitchen cabinets in every color conceivable, a natural wood kitchen feels like such an unexpected and refreshing departure from the norm.  To be clear, I'm not referring to those dated varnished oak cabinets that we remember from the 80s and 90s. What I'm loving are kitchens that showcase the true beauty of unpainted wood and combine traditional with clean-lined aesthetics, infused with a heavy dose of rustic elements for good measure.  

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The swoon worthy kitchen above is such a gorgeous example of natural wood cabinetry and defines that rustic-meets-modern look to a T.  Major kitchen goals to be sure! 

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The warmth of the walnut wood in this kitchen exudes such a cozy vibe, not to mention how perfectly it pairs with the gorgeous stone countertops and farmhouse sink. 

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Interior designer Antonio Martin's kitchen blends classic vintage appeal with a weathered wood island and beautiful white oak cabinetry.  

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This kitchen is a brilliant combination of rustic country and clean-lined modern.  The integrated cabinetry pulls are a fantastic detail on the natural wood cabinets.  

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This beautifully sleek kitchen by Lil Jencrantz Design is made warm and inviting with the use of the mid-tone wood cabinets. 

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Having an element such as this hood in natural wood finish would be a nice way to incorporate the look without fully committing to all wood cabinetry. 

What do you think? Would you consider having a natural wood kitchen instead of traditionally painted cabinetry? 

 

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