Who says rustic kitchen cabinets are just for old houses? Many modern houses now have rustic kitchens, because they have warm and homey looks. The rustic elements can appear just from the main features, such as kitchen cabinets.
Some rustic cabinets have unique distressed wood looks, while others imitate classic cabinets from early modern homes. Here are 17 ideas you can try for your modern kitchen.
1. Weathered Wood Cabinets with Large Beams
These cabinets have weathered wood cabinets, which resemble a kitchen in a mountain house. The cabinets and large ceiling beams may look rustic, but the other parts (marble countertops, sink) help to make them look more beautiful. The metal backsplash and two modern pendant lamps also contribute to the kitchen’s modern look.
2. Repainted Old Kitchen Cabinet
This old cabinet was repainted to make it usable, but the distressed wood effect was kept for authenticity. The cabinet has decent storage capacity, perfect for a single household, a couple, or a small family. The dark and light greens add bursts of bright colors in the kitchen.
You can add the storage capacity inside the cabinet for extra stuff. For example, when the door is open, you can see that the inside of the cabinet. Several hooks for cups and mugs are available to store your other porcelains.
3. Walnut Wood for Modern Kitchen
Rustic kitchens often use darker wood such as walnut, but this modern kitchen also keeps the original dark wood color. The grain patterns become natural decorations on the cabinets and floor. Three pendant lamps, marble countertops, and stainless appliances add modern elements.
4. Vintage Kitchen with Crown Molding
Crown molding and vintage designs create a timeless elegance. These cabinets have prominent crown moldings, which improve the washed-white main coloring. Dark coated metals are available as handles, sink faucet, and lamp fixtures.
The cabinets look great on a slightly dark floor. The kitchen island is also dark, creating contrast with the white cabinets. Two beautiful lamps with dark metal fixtures also decorate the kitchen. The open shelves provide colorful plates.
5. Rustic Dark Wood with Stone Brick Wall
These dark wooden cabinets fit well with the accent wall stone bricks. They have textured surfaces with dark metals as handles. Dark shades may create crowded feeling if you don’t control the use, but the white ceiling and walls solve the problem.
The accent wall has neatly-cut masonry, which opens in the middle to a large French window. The stainless elements are available on several spots, so they act as the counterbalance.
6. Country Kitchen Cabinets with Exposed Stone Walls
Country kitchen cabinets offer old-school, almost nostalgic charm. These country kitchen cabinets were repainted with refreshing pale turquoise. A shorter cabinet is available, which you can insert in empty space between the stove and large cabinet.
These cabinets are the perfect pair for the exposed stone walls. They are also perfect fits for the wooden beams on the ceiling. The green wood contrasts beautifully with the sleek wooden floor and stone tiles.
7. Wooden Cabinets for Holiday Lodge
These rustic cabinets are suitable with this “holiday lodge” kitchen. Everything has wood surfaces, even the countertops. The red color blends perfectly with the wood and stainless appliances. The cabinets were installed in specific positions, so there is a place for a window.
8. Rustic Cabinets in Luxurious Ski Lodge
This luxurious ski lodge-style kitchen has beautiful rustic cabinets, island, and floor. These three parts have natural grain patterns and unpolished surfaces. They bring authenticity to a luxurious, modern kitchen.
9. Simple, Practical Wooden Cabinets
These rustic wood cabinets are simple, but sensible and practical. The cabinets consist of floor, wall, and tall ones. The kitchen island has additional cabinets, with extended countertop for a dining table. A modified large cabinet became a fridge place.
10. Dark Cabinets with Subway Tiles
These dark brown cabinets show great contrast with the white subway tile backsplash. The marble countertop has black and white patterns, which make the look interesting. Stainless appliances contribute to the “modern” part.
11. Wooden Cabinets with Sleek Farmhouse Kitchen
This kitchen area has warm, cozy farmhouse vibe. However, the entire look has sleeker quality. These wooden cabinets reflect the design, with a smooth surface and marble countertops.
12. Vintage Grey Cabinets with Decorative Plates
These grey cabinets are lucky because the owners have decorative plates. They showcased the colorful plates (and other ceramic items) on shelves. These cabinets have a lot of open shelves to display the decorative ceramics, including plates.
13. Weathered Wooden Cabinets
These grey cabinets have an extreme, weathered look, perfect to create contrast with other appliances. The marble countertop has noticeable patterns and balances the rough look. You can pair them with something light, like the off-white on the ceiling and floor.
14. Chestnut Cabinets in White Kitchen
These cabinets look eye-catching when placed in a room with predominantly white elements. The white subway tiles and window frames don’t have to “scream” to attract eyes. However, this brown cabinet will make this white kitchen more interesting.
15. Rustic Cabinets with Beautiful Lamps
These rustic cabinets have a humble design, perfect for a small kitchen. The most prominent features are the lamps, with decorative glass shades. The lamps are illuminating a large marble countertop with extended top.
16. Rustic Farmhouse Cabinet with Chicken Wire
Add the rural charm in in rustic wood cabinets with chicken wire. The wire allows you to see inside while keeping the contents safe. The natural grain patterns allow you to match them with anything.
17. Rustic Cabinets with Long, Open Shelves
What if you only have a really small space? Use these open shelves as additional storage spaces. You can showcase your plate collections on the open shelves. They are convenient without being bulky. The stone sink and copper faucet became the true attractions of the kitchen.
These 17 rustic kitchen cabinets are simple but beautiful and creative. You can grab one of these ideas to make a simple, beautiful cabinet. Decorate your kitchen and beyond with the recommended ideas to create your own.