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Wonderful in walnut

Steph Mann Steph Mann
Finishing Touches by NAKED Kitchens by NAKED Kitchens
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Walnut wood comes in a variety of colours, depending on where the wood is from originally. It has an irregular grain and a cloudy appearance, which make it popular as a decorative wood or veneer. This makes it the perfect choice of wood for a kitchen.

Kitchens are supposed to be one of the most functional rooms in the house, but this doesn't mean it can look incredible too. Walnut has many qualities that make it perfect for a kitchen. Not only is it a beautiful wood with intense dark colours, it is also very versatile and strong.

A traditional kitchen

This kitchen most definitely has a traditional feel to it. The ceiling is reminiscent of a barn and the exposed beams take us back in time. Your eye is drawn to the kitchen, which looks very modern indeed. It uses a mixture of white glass and walnut and the large family table makes this room feel well used and loved. It shows a wonderful contrast between old and new and the flexibility that walnut can offer. Whatever part of your kitchen is walnut, whether it be the worktop, dining table or unit doors, we guarantee that you will love the look!

Beautiful wood

Mr & Mrs Broomhead Walnut & White Gloss Kitchen Modern kitchen by Room Modern

Mr & Mrs Broomhead Walnut & White Gloss Kitchen


Walnut is certainly one of the most beautiful woods around. It can be cut and shaped to any size, which does make it perfect for bespoke kitchens. We love the lighter colour of this walnut kitchen and feel the entire room looks welcoming. The wood gives off a warm feel that contrasts the lighter floor and ceiling. The curved wood on the central island match the chairs perfectly too. The lighting is modern, whilst the wood keeps it feeling much more traditional.

Mirrored effect

American Black Walnut Kitchen designed and made by Tim Wood Modern kitchen by Tim Wood Limited Modern
Tim Wood Limited

American Black Walnut Kitchen designed and made by Tim Wood

Tim Wood Limited

This kitchen was designed by Tim Wood and we love the symmetry in the mirrored effect that it has. It is made from American black walnut, which is much darker than its lighter European counterpart. Everything about this kitchen is bespoke. The stainless steel handles make the wood stand out and were cut to fit each drawer perfectly. It has a feel modern due to the stainless steel appliances and work top, yet the walnut makes it feel slightly older. It is a delightful way to confuse our visual senses.

Dark and light

Handleless Finn Walnut Kitchen Modern kitchen by Belvoir Interiors Ltd Modern
Belvoir Interiors Ltd

Handleless Finn Walnut Kitchen

Belvoir Interiors Ltd

Where there is dark there must also be light. We can see here how the two can combine effectively to create the perfect space. This contemporary kitchen shows that walnut need not be limited to traditional or mixed kitchens. The dark walnut is contrasted sharply with the the white work top and floor and looks beautifully finished.

Walnut and wine

Wine Cellar in American black walnut designed and made by Tim Wood Classic style wine cellar by Tim Wood Limited Classic
Tim Wood Limited

Wine Cellar in American black walnut designed and made by Tim Wood

Tim Wood Limited

A lot of kitchens have a rack or space dedicated to wine. How about taking that slightly further? Here we have a whole wine cellar made of walnut! It looks delightful, dark and fabulous. If this was part of a kitchen it would be an amazing addition. Perfect for those of us who have a real love of wine and wood.

Small spaces

Urban Life gloss white and walnut kitchen Modern kitchen by Urban Myth Modern
Urban Myth

Urban Life gloss white and walnut kitchen

Urban Myth

Small spaces certainly benefit from being made lighter. This kitchen has limited dimensions yet the addition of modern lightning and using white all over helps create a sense of space. The white counter-tops are the perfect counterbalance to the units behind.

Sleek and shiny

Ramsden House, Peterculter, Aberdeen: country  by Roundhouse Architecture Ltd, Country
Roundhouse Architecture Ltd

Ramsden House, Peterculter, Aberdeen

Roundhouse Architecture Ltd

Everything in this image seems to shine. The worktops and cooker act as a reflective surface for the light streaming in through the window. It is the perfect choice of colour for this space as it makes it all feel light and airy.

Mixed media

Mitred Black Walnut Worktop by NAKED Kitchens
NAKED Kitchens

Mitred Black Walnut Worktop

NAKED Kitchens

In this kitchen we can many mixed media in use. Walnut has been used as a worktop and it looks stunning. The dark colour of the wood contrasts the tiled floor and the grain draws the eye along the surface and around the entire kitchen. We love the mix of tile, wood and stainless steel. All three work really well together to make this kitchen open and functional and the wood helps create a sense of opulence.

Walnut island

Contemporary Kitchen in Walnut and White Glass Modern kitchen by in-toto Kitchens Design Studio Marlow Modern
in-toto Kitchens Design Studio Marlow

Contemporary Kitchen in Walnut and White Glass

in-toto Kitchens Design Studio Marlow

White can be cold and clinical when used in isolation. Here the green splash back and walnut island offer some warmth and much needed colour.

Walnut flooring

Black American Walnut & Open Plan Living by The Wood Galleries Minimalist kitchen by The Wood Galleries Minimalist
The Wood Galleries

Black American Walnut & Open Plan Living by The Wood Galleries

The Wood Galleries

This kitchen illustrates the difference between American and European walnut. The darker American walnut floor used here looks fabulous against the units!

Would you consider walnut for your kitchen? Let us know in the comments, below.
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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