Industrial style kitchens aren't everyone's cup of tea, but when they are planned and executed properly they can make a huge statement in your home.
We loved working on this celebrity gardener's unique home kitchen and thought it would make a great example for our 'get this look' series. While the cupboards are our Simple Shaker style, there is a special industrial feel to this space, acheived by implementing various elements. So let's go through them:
Choice of colour was an important factor for our customer. After looking through dozens of paint charts, they decided that the colour Basalt from The Little Green Paint Company, was the perfect choice. They loved its dark richness with a hint of a metallic feel. Dark colours such as this create a sophisticated yet simple look.
Stainless Steel Appliances
The dominant feature of the kitchen is the 140cm wide Chemin range from Lacanche in stainless steel which really sets the industrial tone of this kitchen. Stainless steel appliances are particularly great because they are easy to clean and create a heavy duty, professional aesthetic to the kitchen.
The open shelved base cupboard as well as the wooden shelves in a small alcove take some of the formality away from the scheme and add to the sense of workmanship.
Open shelving is a staple component of industrial design. Much like when it is used in other styles of spaces, it makes it ensures you have easy access to all of your cooking essentials and gives you a place to showcase your favourite glassware, family photos and so on.
Wood Kitchen Decor
A fair amount of natural wood can be spotted throughout the kitchen space, from the open shelving to the natural oak cupboard and worktop.
Mixing these woods with the dark colours and the stainless steel appliances helps this kitchen to embody the loft style. The different textures create layers of depth and detail to an otherwise simple designed kitchen.
Industrial Decor Accessories
The dull steel coloured handles indicate that this a space where the owner likes to get on with the job in hand. These final finishing touches are equally as important as the large features. They shouldn't be overlooked!
In many kitchens with an industrial aesthetic, metal accents are used throughout the space because they tend to complement other features of industrial designs such as the natural woods, exposed brick walls and appliances. How you choose to add in these embellishments is all down to you, but if you are struggling for ideas there are a variety of starting points. Think lighting, cabinet hardware, appliances, taps, sinks ..... the list is never ending.
As you can see, across the peninsula is an entertaining space for friends and family. This part of the kitchen has a natural, organic feel thanks to the antique mismatched chairs and a large raw wood trestle table.
This use of different materials is a staple design feature of industrial style kitchens. These designs regularly marry together stainless steel with leather, and woods with colours for example to create a space that is both sleek and sophisticated.
A single bulb pendants above hang above the dining table and a classic industrial wall fixture tie it all together. Don't underestimate the power of lighting!
Pendant lighting is typically used in industrial kitchens because they perfectly embody the factory style. By using spot lights over the cooking areas and the pendant lighting over the dining table, this kitchen zones its areas perfectly. Dedicated space is granted to the cooking area where the spotlights provide an even clock of ambient light to the space. Whilst the pendant light allows for a beautifully simple accent over the dining space. A simple but effective decoration.
If it is natural light you are looking for, why not choose crittall style doors? These are trending in industrial kitchens right now and look stunning even in classic spaces; they shall bathe your space in natural light.