Sometimes you just have to shake your head at the kinds of colors people will choose for their kitchens. Sure, we’re in the 21st century and contemporary designs are more popular than ever, but it seems like everyone has forgotten the classics! While in the right home and environment a bold color like purple could work well for a kitchen, more often then not it’s a choice that’s going to be gaudy and overpowering.
That’s why we always recommend that people start with the color brown when choosing a scheme for their kitchens. Without a doubt, it’s the classic color choice for such environments, and it has endured for so long for a reason. Now, when you think of a brown kitchen, you may think of something that’s a little ordinary and maybe a little boring. But, we’re going to show you that brown can actually be elegant and exciting, especially if you make the right choices with your complementary colors.
So, come check out these 23 amazing brown kitchen designs that we’ve collected. You’ll see for yourself just why this color scheme has endured for so long, and you just might get some design inspiration for a kitchen remodeling project of your own!
1. Brown Stone
When you want that beautiful rustic look for your kitchen, you can’t go wrong with beautiful brown stone and unfinished wood.
Using brown cabinetry and walls along with dark granite countertops, this kitchen design achieves brightness through its light fixtures.
3. Two Tones
If you’re concerned about adding a sense of dimension to a larger kitchen space, combining brown cabinets with white surfaces can work well!
4. Nice and Clean
Although relatively unadorned, you can’t deny the soothing appeal of this brown kitchen with tile floors.
5. Floors For Days
The beautiful rich wood of the hardwood floors in this brown kitchen design is perfectly offset by the lighter wood cabinetry.
The stone work in this beautiful brown kitchen is nothing short of amazing, perfectly framing the cabinetry and cooking surfaces.
With a brown kitchen design, you have the opportunity to add some spark with your backsplash. We love the grey tile that’s been used here.
8. Beige Backdrop
A brown kitchen design can also work wonderfully if you offset with beige features, as this example does with its backsplash.
9. Crown Molding
This beautiful brown kitchen completes its thoroughly luxurious look through the smart use of ornate crown molding.
10. Log Cabin
The log cabin look of this enormous kitchen will appeal to those who love rustic design. Note, though, how luxurious the space manages to be!
11. Delicate Touch
The slight hanging light fixtures over the L-shaped island are a delicate touch for the design of this beautiful brown kitchen.
When you’re going with deep brown wood cabinets, you may wish to consider balancing out that darkness with a burnt gold color.
13. Subway Tile
Check out how nicely the white subway tile backsplash works with this kitchen’s brown color scheme.
If you really want to make a statement with your brown kitchen design, consider including deeply stained wood beams overhead.
15. Luxuriously Rustic
This wonderful brown kitchen is a perfect example of how rustic design doesn’t preclude luxury touches.
16. Light and Dark
Here you have an example of a brown kitchen that perfectly balances light and dark wood notes.
17. Backsplash Ideas
If you’re wondering what to do with the backsplash in your brown kitchen, you should find plenty of inspiration here.
A touch of copper can really take an ordinary brown kitchen and make it into something that’s truly exceptional!
19. Brown and Stone
Hey, brown and stone were meant to go together! So, why wouldn’t you use the two together in your kitchen design!
20. Top of the Room!
You’ve got to love the orange, coopery color that’s been used on the ceiling of this exceptionally designed brown kitchen.
Those who want a bold entrance into their open-concept brown kitchen could take a page out of this design’s playbook.
When you want a more natural feel for a brown kitchen, consider mixing in a significant amount of green features.
23. A Solid Choice
The simple fact is this when it comes to kitchens: you can almost never go wrong with a brown color scheme.