Horizontal Grain Cabinets Will Make Your Kitchen Look Modern & Natural

Purist contemporary design has embraced horizontal grain for a number of years, but as soft contemporary and transitional looks have become more mainstream, horizontal grain is popping up more and more on homeowner wish lists.

Horizontal Grain bamboo cabinets in a Dura Supreme Kitchen

Dura Supreme recently completed a photo shoot featuring a Bamboo kitchen with horizontal grain.  Homeowners love the look of natural materials that feature beautiful grain pattern and texture and want to translate that into a clean, modern design.  Horizontal grain offers that sleek, clean style without resorting to high gloss and uber-contemporary looks that consumers fear will soon be out of date.

Dura Supreme kitchen with horizontal grain cabinets in bamboo

Dura Supreme kitchen with horizontal grain bamboo.

A quick look through the popular Houzz (www.houzz.com) website shows many examples of how horizontal grain
kitchen cabinets can be utilized to create intriguing and personal designs.

Horizontal Grain Kitchen Desgin by Applegate Tran Interiors

Thhi contemporary kitchen demonstrates a "soft contemporary" look with an emphasis on natural materials, grain texture and horizontal grain.

The kitchens above demonstrates a "soft contemporary" look with an emphasis on natural materials, grain texture and horizontal grain.

This Horizontal grain kitchen demonstrates a "soft contemporary" look with an emphasis on natural materials, grain texture and horizontal grain.

Another idea for utilizing horizontal grain if you love the look but don't want to fully commit, is to use it as an accent within the kitchen.  The images below demonstrate this look.

Horizontal grain as a kitchen accent.  This is an idea for utilizing horizontal grain if you love the look but don't want to fully commit, is to use it as an accent within the kitchen.

In the images above, the horizontal grain is used only on the hood and island area as an accent to the white painted cabinetry in the rest of the kitchen.  The two images below also demonstrate horizontal grain used only as an accent.

A White kitchen with warm horizonatl wood grain accents, black/dark countetops and stainless steel appliances.

Horizontal grain accent Contemporary Kitchen

In the final two examples below, horizontal grain is used as a subtle accent and yet it is still a focal point of the overall design.

horizontal grain is used as a subtle accent and yet it is still a focal point of the overall kitchen design.

Kitchen with a subtle horizontal grain accent in the backsplash tile and yet it is still a focal point of the overall design.

 

 

 

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