Today’s post is all about urban rustic kitchens. You all know I love a good kitchen trend, and they are probably some of my favourite trends to write about. I’ve written before about the growing trend for coloured cabinetry in kitchens and recently I wrote a post about the kitchen design trends we can expect to see this year and into 2021.
One of my favourite trends at the moment is the emergence of urban rustic kitchens. I’ve seen so many beautiful examples around lately that I thought I would do a round up for you.
Industrial has been one of my favourite styles for quite some time now and I’ve said many times before that a big converted warehouse would be my dream home. But there aren’t that many warehouses that need converting here in the Devon countryside.
I think that’s why I am so drawn to these urban rustic kitchens. Somewhat of a transitional design, they merge the modern farmhouse style with the industrial aesthetic that is so popular right now. They manage to incorporate a dynamic blend of both classic and contemporary design elements. Take this stunning kitchen above by Blakes London. I just can’t get over how perfect it is. Every little detail takes my breath away.
This allows you to create a kitchen that exudes rustic charm but yet meets the highly functional demands of modern life. So you can have a rustic kitchen in your trendy townhouse or a more urban design in your countryside home.
Industrial style is often seen to be quite cold and harsh due to the material choices, but the contemporary composition of these kitchens is softened by the natural and more rustic elements, which make the kitchen feel warmer and more inviting.
The textured woods add depth and homely charm to the kitchens whilst industrial-inspired accents add interest and character. Many of the urban rustic kitchens shown here feature industrial style lighting, either modern Edison-style bulbs suspended over kitchen islands or reclaimed factory pendant lights. For a less industrial, more understated look, glass pendants have been used.
Copper is a popular industrial accent used either as a worksurface, or backsplash, for taps or as lighting conduit. For a more refined look brass has been used on door handles and lighting.
Contemporary two-toned cabinetry is a common thread for urban rustic kitchens. The most popular colour palette would appear to combine black, white and natural wood tones. However, for a slightly softer more Nordic look, soft greens, teal and purple can be used.
The Main Company also has a fair few examples of urban rustic kitchens in their portfolio.
Devol can’t be forgotten either and have become masters of the urban rustic kitchen. The Sebastian Cox kitchen in a prime example.
So what do you think? Are you a fan of urban rustic kitchens? If so, what is it that you like most about them? I’m looking forward to reading all about it in the comments below so please share your thoughts.