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            Oak Kitchen Ideas

            Timber is renowned for adding warmth and character to a cooking space, which is why many homeowners look to oak kitchen ideas to inspire their next renovation project. This organic texture has taken huge strides forward in recent years because of new technology, which has meant grained patterns can be re-created more authentically and sustainably. It has also allowed wooden decor to become accessible for all budgets, as it can be manufactured from recycled materials. Creating an interior that promotes well-being has also become important, with natural kitchen colour ideas becoming a go-to for many households. That is why these oak kitchen designs capture real customer examples and tips from our expert designers.


            • 1. Focus on slab

              Oak's woodgrain detail is often what attracts homeowners to adopt this finish. Opting for simple, slab units will keep all eyes on the tactile surface.

            • 2. Contemporary character

              For a modern oak kitchen design, pick handleless fronts. These have an architectural appeal that gives the classic, grained pattern a fresh update.
            • 3. Traditional timber

              Solid wood designs are a staple in classic interiors. Recreate this look for less with Halesworth cabinetry, which is 19mm thick and has a realistic, grained finish.
            • Hockley Super Matt Marine Blue and Hockley Textures Walnut

              4. Returning walnut

              Harking back to mid-century home interiors, walnut is set to top the trend charts. Available soon in our Hockley style, it offers a darker take on oak decors.

            Kim Deighton - Kitchen Design & Insights expert

            "Oak is back. As we look to reconnect with nature, the authentic tactility of oak re-grounds us. This natural tone has a traditional look and can also be combined with statement colours and textures for a modern twist."

            • 5. Centre on oak

              Embrace wood without a full remodel by investing in an oak kitchen island. This format complements timeless timber and creates a functional focal point.
            • 6. Oak inside

              Look beyond cupboard doors to bring an oak kitchen idea to life. When paired with glass fronts, timber-toned cabinetry adds wood in an understated way.
            • 7. Natural organisation

              Introduce traditional, timber charm while making it easy to find cooking utensils with oak cutlery trays, which come in several sizes to suit any space.

            • 8. Top it with solid timber

              Boost the organic appeal of an interior with real wood surfaces. Introducing natural good looks, these counters will also last for years to come.
            • 9. Topiary tones

              Capture the best of Nature’s palette by mixing oak units with a leafy hue, like reed green. This fail-proof combo will craft a space centered around well-being.
            • 10. Break up black

              Follow @kerrycorscasdden's lead, by adding oak to a black scheme. The woodgrain pattern breaks up swathes of inky shades for a less intense feel.

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