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9 Ideas for Rustic Kitchen Cabinets: Wood and Painted Finishes!

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Let’s explore some design ideas for rustic kitchen cabinets – where raw organic materials meets homey comfort. Picture hearty woodgrains, quality craftsmanship, and modern finishes. We’re talking about wood cabinets that can handle a little wear and tear, in fact some organic “imperfections” are welcomed with open arms. 

While wood in itself provides a natural rustic flair to any design, there are species that we recommend for those who truly want to embrace a rustic kitchen design.

  • The Natural Beauty of Knotty Alder: Knotty alder is selected for it’s open and closed knots, pin knots, and mineral streaks. These are considered “imperfections” in some designs, but in rustic kitchens these natural variations look intentional and add much needed character.

  • The Swirling Grain of Stained Oak: Oak is a versatile material type that has a distinct open grain pattern. While natural honey oak leans quite warm, stained oak can be cool toned, neutral, or a variety of colours.

  • Quality HDF for Painted Cabinets: For a smooth and long lasting cabinet (that won’t warp or separate) we recommend High Density Fibreboard for all our painted cabinets. Painted cabinets pair well with any stained or natural wood tones, providing a beautiful contrast.

Rustic Kitchen Cabinet Design Ideas

Here are some rustic kitchen cabinet design ideas that are the perfect balance: a blend of countryside charm and updated refinement.

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Painted Modern Farmhouse Cabinetry

Black is a rich colour to add to a rustic kitchen. The contemporary colour painted onto traditional cabinets is a great combination of old and new. The wood flooring, island cabinetry, and dining table bring the farmhouse vibes.

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Accent with a Knotty Alder Rustic Kitchen Cabinet

These warm knotty alder accent cabinets add a rustic flair to this kitchen. Blue and white cabinetry balance the design, keeping the room fresh and bright. 

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A White Kitchen with Rustic Accents

This traditional kitchen blends rustic style with bright white kitchen cabinets. Dark stained beams on the ceiling match the island beautifully. This is a white kitchen you can feel cozy and welcomed in!

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A Masculine Rustic Kitchen with Wood Cabinetry

This rustic kitchen embraces dark stain and stone materials to create an old world ambiance. This kitchen has a masculine feel, with iron light fixtures, stainless steel appliances, and dark oak built ins.

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Rich Rustic Wood Kitchen Cabinets

This dark stain feels ultra cozy – perfect for a cabin in the woods! We love how the dark brown cabinetry was paired with a black built in china cabinet for added interest.

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Rustic Tradition with a Stone Island

Creamy cabinets beautifully contrast this rustic stone island. A petite custom hood vent adds rustic charm to this cozy kitchen.

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A Full Kitchen of Knotty Alder Kitchen Cabinets

There’s nothing more rustic than a kitchen full of knotty alder cabinets! The texture and natural characteristics of the alder wood combined with a country inspired door style brings rustic style into this kitchen.

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Combine Rustic Beams and White Cabinets

This white kitchen beautifully compliments the rich stain colors carried throughout the space. A custom hood vent and island end panel add a country flair to these rustic kitchen cabinets.

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A Dark Stained Rustic Kitchen

These warm floor to ceiling kitchen cabinets frame the windows and create a cozy cabin feel in this home. Truly embracing the natural beauty of wood cabinetry!

Ready for Rustic Kitchen Cabinets?

If you loved these rustic kitchen design ideas an experienced kitchen designer can take this inspiration to your home and deliver the rustic kitchen of your dreams! Find a Decor Cabinets authorized design center near you!

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