A Raw Steel Accent Wall in the Kitchen

Raw steel in the kitchen may first seem like a no-no. With all of that moisture and humidity generated by kitchen use, steel would eventually rust.

But if installed with a mind toward keeping it away from such moisture, and if properly sealed, you can have that industrial look of black steel in the kitchen. As a case in point, we're highlighting this accent wall in a Sonoma cottage kitchen.

The 1930's cottage renovation was designed by San Francisco's Antonio Martins. Paired with the black floors, this wall is a sharp detail that brings a little hard edge to the cottage's kitchen.

Related: What Color Is Your Kitchen?

(Image: Drew Kelly/California Home + Design)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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