7 Beachy Examples of Beadboard in the Kitchen

published Jul 30, 2015
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(Image credit: Emerick Architects)

Beadboard is one of those things that just evokes a classic beachy vibe no matter where you install it. If you’re planning a beach house remodel, or just want to lend some breeziness to your home, adding beadboard to your backsplash, walls, or even your ceiling is an easy way to channel that feeling.

Here are seven examples of beadboard in the kitchen that nail the beach house vibe.

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Traditional Backsplash – Emerick Architects (Image credit: Emerick Architects)
  • Traditional Backsplash – Emerick Architects: This simple backsplash adds a coastal vibe in a more traditional kitchen. We love the Subway sign hanging near the ceiling and the fresh blooms to balance the look.
  • Coordinated in Cream – Cushman Design Group: This cream-colored kitchen makes use of the beadboard on the walls, and then again on the island counter. It helps tie the room together and makes the ceiling feel taller than it is.
  • Striped Ceiling – Amy Alper, Architect: The walls aren’t the only place beadboard belongs. You can also put it on the ceiling. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to camouflage problems.
  • Breakfast Nook – Goff Architects: Another place to add beadboard is in a built-in breakfast nook. The added texture allows you to keep the cushions on the simple side.
  • Farmhouse Chic – Sara Bates: You don’t have to go for just a beach-themed vibe with beadboard; this farmhouse kitchen puts it to good use with the right details.
  • Horizontal Leanings – Amy Trowman Design: Beadboard can also be installed horizontally for a completely different, elongating look.
  • Mini Kitchen – Tennessee Tiny Homes: Even the smallest space has room for beadboard. We love the way the walls are covered in it in this tiny pre-fab home.