Design Trends: Tile and Wood Kitchen Cabinetry
Going for a natural look in your kitchen? Wood cabinetry offers an effect that can range from modern to craftsman and guess what? It pairs easily with our handmade tile. If you're in need of some design inspiration, we're sharing a few of our favorite kitchens below!
Keep it Simple:
A natural pairing, white tile is a timeless choice if you've chosen wood cabinetry. Any of our white glazes paired with a wood finish offers enough contrast that will allow for both materials to stand out.
Anne Sage opted for soft vibes in her kitchen with subtle, washed out wood cabinets paired with white and pale gray tile:
If you're going mid-century, wood cabinetry and white tile are a classic combination. Consider a pop of pattern with Small Diamonds sheeted in an Escher pattern to complete the look:
Just like the Diamond Escher pattern above, you can highlight your chosen shape or pattern with a darker grout or use one of our handpainted patterns and customize with our
The rich tone and natural grain of a wood like walnut are complimented beautifully with our handmade 1x6 tiles in Tusk:
Tusk for the win again! If you're going for a white glaze with your wood cabinetry, a specialty shape is a great way to bring another layer of texture to your space:
Play up the warm or cool tones of your cabinetry with the neutral of your choosing.
Create contrast with a cooler shade of tile and a warmer tone of wood:
Every space needs an anchoring point. And darker-hued tile is often the perfect solution. The darker gray tile pops against the white and wood finishes in the mid-century style kitchen below:
Matchy-matchy can actually be a good thing. Coordinating the tone of your wood cabinetry with your tile color can produce a cohesive effect like this:
The Bright Side:
Adding a swatch of color to your kitchen is always a bright idea. The key here is choosing the right shade to best suit the color of the wood cabinetry you've chosen.
Pairing warm tones together makes for an inviting space, as you can see from the sunny kitchen below:
Pale wood cabinets go well with softer shades like dusty blues or soothing greens:
We'll leave you with another mid-century gem as a reminder of how good wood and colorful tile go together in the kitchen:
Looking for tiles to match your wood cabinetry? Order color samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.