Nature Inspired Kitchens

Oct 13, 2023 | Blog

Nature inspired kitchen cabinets often include elements and design features that reflect the beauty of the natural world. Here are some ideas to create nature inspired kitchen cabinets:

Wooden Cabinets

Natural wood is a classic choice for nature inspired kitchens. You can use various real or laminate effect woods like oak, maple, cherry, or reclaimed wood for a rustic look. Consider leaving the wood in its natural finish to showcase its unique grain and colour.

Earthy Tones

Choose cabinet finishes in earthy and neutral tones such as browns, greens, or soft greys, as these colours imitate the natural world and create a calm, welcoming atmosphere.

Textured Cabinets

Include textured cabinet doors to simulate the feeling of tree bark or stone surfaces, to help achieve a weathered or distressed finish.

Open Shelving

Replace some upper cabinets with open shelves to display natural elements like potted plants, herbs, or decorative kitchenware. This brings a sense of the outdoors into your kitchen.

Natural Stone Countertops

Consider pairing your nature inspired cabinets with natural stone countertops like quartz, granite or a sintered stone. The organic patterns and textures of these stones evoke the natural world.

Glass Cabinet Doors

Use glass-fronted cabinet doors to display collections of nature inspired decor, such as seashells, driftwood, or vintage glassware.


Add indoor plants or herbs on top of or inside your cabinets. You can install planters on the cabinet doors or shelves to incorporate living elements into your kitchen.

Handles and Hardware

Choose cabinet handles and pulls made from natural materials like wood, stone, or brushed metal to complement the nature-inspired theme.

Natural Lighting

Ensure your kitchen has ample natural light. Large windows or skylights can provide a connection to the outdoors and enhance the natural feel of the space.

Natural Patterns

Choose cabinet panels or backsplashes with nature-inspired patterns, such as leaves, flowers, or natural landscapes. These can be achieved through tiling, wallpaper, or paint.

Bamboo Cabinets

Bamboo is a sustainable and eco-friendly material that can be used for both cabinets and flooring. Its natural warmth and texture make it an excellent choice for a nature-inspired kitchen.

Nature-Inspired Artwork

Decorate your kitchen with nature-themed artwork, such as paintings of landscapes, botanical prints, or photography of wildlife.

Stone Backsplash

Use natural stone as a backsplash to create a sense of the great outdoors. This can be particularly effective when paired with wooden cabinets.

Rustic Elements

Introduce rustic elements like exposed beams, stone or brick walls, and distressed finishes for a more rugged and nature-inspired look.

Sustainable Materials

Remember that the key to creating a nature-inspired kitchen is to evoke a sense of tranquillity and connection to the natural world. Feel free to mix and match elements from the above ideas to create a kitchen that reflects your personal style and connection to nature.

We can help with all aspects of your new kitchen design in Bristol.  We take time to consider your kitchen flow, counter space and storage requirements, so that your kitchen works for you.  Why not visit our showroom on Whiteladies Road in Bristol.

Have a great weekend.

Clinton and Fiona