Create an Earthy Kitchen with Natural Stone and Real Wood
Reprinted with permission from Aria Stone Gallery.
The comforting and thoughtful pairing of wood and natural stone never fails to create a tailored, cohesive, and rustic atmosphere. Whether the application is in a high-rise city loft or a country farmhouse, the iconic wood and stone trend is always in momentum and remains one of the most coveted design duos today. Read on to experience a few projects that feature this classic combination and to learn how you can achieve this style in your own project.
Pair Lights with Lights
The key to achieving a soft, warming look like what is found in the kitchen below is to pair creamy wooden cabinets and furniture that has similar colors to the lighter veining in your natural stone. This will create a subtle yet distinguished color palette that is expressed by tones we often think of as “color-neutral.” Bright, clean, and neutral spaces can exude cheerful energy. Filling your home with these positive tones will attract visitors back for years to come.
Go Rugged and Rustic
Don’t be afraid to throw some elements of nature into your space. Natural stone such as Fusion quartzite actually pairs quite well with river rock wall mosaics and distressed wood finishing. The smooth, organic surfaces of these materials create a rustic and luxurious look. Pebbles and indoor plants also make wonderful accent pieces and help bring out the subtle colors in your natural stone.
Utilize Modern Techniques
A home grounded on the combination of wood and natural stone does not always have to be traditional or rustic. Choosing a vibrant stone that brings a pop of color into the mix and incorporating design techniques such as streamlined waterfall edges and minimal cabinet detail will spark modernism within your space.
Visualize a Cozy Workspace
This homey, ranch-house style kitchen is overflowing with color and ample natural light. The center island features leathered Fusion quartzite, which pairs perfectly with warm brick, bronzed hardware, and hardwood floors. We especially love the way the distressed wooden ceiling rafters bring focus back to the dark veining in the countertops. Taking advantage of wood accents that radiate rich, dark tones can be very helpful when deciding on a natural stone with a lot of color and busy veining.