When we came across this kitchen, we were immediately drawn in by the elegant simplicity of it. The cool blue of the cabinets combined with the natural wood and copper create a welcoming look that is still very serene. And we're going to guess this room would pass the KonMari test with flying colors; the minimal aesthetic means everything is deliberate and has a designated space.
1. Embrace the Geometry
One thing we love about this kitchen is it's filled with hard lines, but doesn't appear harsh or rigid. A lot of that has to do with the great natural light, but the accent choices help a lot: All of the straight lines are part of fixed pieces, like the counters, wood plank ceiling, and window frames. The accents — like the light fixtures, copper stools, and dutch ovens — all have more fluid lines to provide a nice contrast.
2. Go Ahead, Mix Metals
Just because your appliances are stainless steel doesn't mean you are restricted to steel or silver in the rest of your kitchen. This kitchen proves you can easily mix different metals and textures with ease — just make sure they are different-enough objects, like the stainless steel appliances and copper stools.
3. Create Organized Spaces
Wine crates are great for many reasons, but we love them for creating makeshift shelves like the example in this kitchen. Because the crate has a low profile, it helps corral glass jars in one spot without disrupting the minimalist vibe.
4. Keep a Low Profile
When you're thinking about fixtures for your cabinets, sometimes the best option is no fixture at all. By utilizing cutouts instead of knobs or pulls, this kitchen keeps a streamlined look, and avoids handles that could get caught on clothing as the owners move throughout the space.
5. Don't Block the View
The best part of this custom kitchen is the glass wall that looks out over the back yard. Just in case the homeowners needed another reason to keep the counters clear, this view is the perfect motivation. While it might be tempting to pack the counters with a container herb garden, the spare aesthetic begs for cleared-off counters.