When it comes to kitchen design, it seems that beige is the new white!
It is no surprise that with the growing popularity of light earthy hues and monochrome interiors, the trend quickly reached the heart of the home: The kitchen.
Sand or almond colored cabinets have won the favors of designers, especially in the Nordics. Beige is a versatile neutral and, when layered with similar shades, creates a soft, calm and harmonious style that is sophisticated and modern.
It makes a kitchen look clean and bright, yet with a warmth that an all-white look can’t compete with. Plus, it fits classic shaker doors or more modern flat fronts.
Not convinced yet? Here, I’ve rounded up of eight beige kitchens by Swedish company Nordiska Kök to show you how stunning the results can be.
Eight looks, all understated with layers of natural tones, with beautiful Scandinavian aesthetics and a perfect balance between form and function.
1. With classic shaker fronts
The walls as well as the box around the range hood were painted in the same light color tone as the cabinets. Jura limestone and white pigmented solid oak add visual texture and warmth. The hutch was built on-site with shallow cabinets, creating a harmonious and cohesive look.
2. With minimalist aesthetic
This is the home Catrine, founder of Swedish brand Cooee Design. A warm light gray tone serves as the stylish color of the whole space. The wall, the doors and handles are all painted the same color, and the thin Silestone worktop from Cosentino matches perfectly. Black details create sleek contrast with the softer aesthetic of the kitchen to create an exciting yet graceful dynamic. The opposite wall features extra storage space to accentuate the stylized and bespoke expression of the kitchen.
3. With refined simplicity
Soft greige cabinets were paired with a light Arbescato marble worktop, giving the kitchen a soft, organic, and luxurious feeling. The drawers’ hidden grips and the stoove knobs integrated into the worktop add to the exquisite details of this space. The oak parquet has been treated so that it has a soft grey tone for a calm, harmonious color scheme throughout the house. Two oof Gubi’s Multi-Lite pendants hang over the kitchen island, and the stylish bar stools are by Danish from Brdr Krüger. Appliances are from Gaggenau.
4. With textural appeal
This warm, minimalistic kitchen is in the home of Swedish stylist Daniella Witte. It has a monochrome design scheme with polished concrete floors and worktop, as well as walls in a soft chalk color. The stainless steel sink is under-mounted in the concrete slab and matched by a Vola faucet. The range hood, fridge, and freezer are hidden behind doors. A nice detail: The engraved lines on the backsplash and kitchen island are marching the exterior façade of the home.
5. With symmetrical lines
The bespoke minimalist kitchen has been painted in the same delicate grey tone as the walls in the apartment, an subtle and elegant contrast to the wooden floor in this lovely project on Södermalm in Stockholm.? By removing the handles and making all the cabinets the same width, the space is composed of sleek and symmetrical lines. A hidden grip along the top of the doors, smart storage solutions, and a built-in fridge and freezer create a simple, sleek and cohesive look. The design is modern yet timeless.
6. With a modern farmhouse flair
This beautiful bespoke kitchen was inspired by the bright Nordic light and the austere nature of Scandinavia. A soft and calming light greige tone is paired with a limestone countertop. Open the doors and drawers and you will find find bespoke cabinets in stained oak. The open shelving at the end of the kitchen island is a good idea for those who want to display cooking books and accessories.
7. With rounded corners
Located in a historic apartment in Östermalm, a posh residential neighborhood of Stockholm, the minimal kitchen is superbly suited for the large, airy, and modern living space. A gorgeous tone on tone palette enhances the design’s beautiful simplicity and creates a warm, serene atmosphere. A few details in black bring the right dose of contrast and help to ground the look. Interesting detail: The cabinet’s rounded corners. Just like a classic curved credenza, this wall of cabinet looks like a piece of stand-alone furniture rather than a fixed element. The distinctive, organic shape provides the look with a touch of softness.
8. With terrazzo
This kitchen with inlet cabinets is strikingly contemporary. The worktops and backsplash in a playful Terrazzo sets the tone for the color palette, while the sleek lines and minimal design make for a modern look with classic appeal. The walnut parquet floor and brass handles add warmth. I like the uppers with sliding doors with reed glass; a modern version of classic display cabinets. Notice also the open storage boxes in oak that break the monotony of the flat taupe panels.
So tell me, which one do you prefer? Leave a comment below!
For more gorgeous inspiration, have a look at the nine fantastic kitchens with wooden cabinets done right.
Photos: Nordiska Kök
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