15 Incredible Industrial Style Kitchens – Inspiration and Ideas
Industrial style kitchens are a look that’s been growing for a little while now. And it’s easy to see why the style has become so popular.
Characterised by its exposed, raw and hardwearing materials. Often using metal and reclaimed or rough wood surfaces, the industrial style should be sturdy and easy to maintain.
What does that mean in practice? Think exposed brick walls, rough reclaimed timber, strong metal accents and vintage filament bulb pendants.
In this post, I’m sharing 15 Industrial Style Kitchens to help give you some inspiration for your next kitchen renovation project.
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What Is Industrial Style?
There are a few key characteristics that help create an industrial style. You don’t need to have a completely stainless steel commercial kitchen to get the industrial look. Using just a few elements outlined below can help to put that industrial style stamp on your kitchen.
Converted warehouses and loft living can be great examples of industrial style interiors. A large open space with a multi-function purpose. Industrial style kitchens are often situated in open-plan layouts to benefit from an exposed and simple design.
A cornerstone of the industrial look is using raw material. This is often wood, metal, brick and concrete. This gives a strong, heavy and hard-wearing feel to an interior. An industrial kitchen should use these raw materials to make working in and maintaining the kitchen a breeze.
Having exposed and unfinished materials such as exposed brick walls and rough concrete worktops are a great way to bring the industrial look into your kitchen. It’s details like leaving your ventilation pipes exposed or having a rough edge to your timber shelves. The importance is placed on function and not trying to hide everything away and make it ‘pretty‘.
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– 15 Industrial Style Kitchens –
1. Industrial Classic
Open plan, raw materials and exposed finishes. This kitchen ticks all the boxes for an industrial style kitchen. While still maintaining a classic and timeless feel.
This kitchen is a fantastic example of that open-space ‘warehouse’ feel. Smooth concrete flooring throughout and black metal frames combine with dark timber and cement finished cabinet doors. The perfect modern industrial look.
3. Countryside Meets City Living
A great example of a classic kitchen styled with an industrial feel. The traditional in-frame oak cabinets are balanced perfectly with the exposed black metal frames and concrete finish on the floor and walls. It has that countryside feel with the oak cabinets and AGA juxtapositioned against that city living utilitarian feel.
4. Brick and Steel
The commercial looking stainless steel appliances combined with the exposed brick wall help give this kitchen a great industrial look.
5. Soft Industrial
A good example of how the industrial style can be done subtly. This clean and contemporary style kitchen acts as a neutral foundation. It’s only with the addition of the exposed brick wall and metal pipes that give it an industrial lift.
6. Green with Envy
I absolutely love this space (I’m a sucker for dark green and oak kitchens). The white washed brick walls, exposed ceiling timbers and open-plan space give this gorgeous green kitchen that fresh industrial feel.
7. Industrial Indulgence
A large commercial looking range cooker and chimney extractor hood are used as a striking focal point. Along with open timber shelving, exposed brick walls and a metro tiled splashback, all helping to give this kitchen an industrial feel.
8. Black and Gold
The large open ‘loft’ feel of this kitchen combined with the rough timber finish on the doors and the black metal detailing gives a more contemporary industrial style to the room.
9. Loft Living
A great example of ‘loft’ living. This open-plan space uses dark cabinets with wooden and black metal accents. A textured feature wall and concrete looking floor tiles all combine for a great modern industrial look.
10. Warehouse Vibes
This industrial style kitchen works fantastic in a beautiful open living space. Conjuring up that converted warehouse feel. The exposed black metal frames and brick wall match perfectly with the dark and wood effect cabinets. Open plan, raw materials and exposed finishes, a perfect industrial style kitchen.
11. Industrial Heritage
It’s all about the light and open feel with this kitchen. Utilising the gorgeous large metal framed windows to fill the open-plan room with light means the exposed brick and timber worktop don’t overpower the room. It’s a beautifully classic kitchen with an industrial heritage.
12. Contemporary Industrial
A more contemporary and minimal feel. This kitchen uses dark textured wooden cabinet doors mixed with concrete-looking quartz worktops with an exposed brick wall section to give it that industrial nod.
13. Industrial Minimalism
This simple paired back kitchen is the perfect blend of Scandi/Industrial. The raw wooden cabinets combined with the concrete looking worktop work with the rough reclaimed wooden shelves and metal fixtures. All set in a light, bright and minimal space.
14. Rough and Ready
A beautiful large metal framed window surrounded by exposed brick sets the scene for this rugged industrial kitchen. The utilitarian pipe open shelving mixed with a chunky concrete worktop gives this kitchen a strong, rough and ready feel.
15. Industrial Luxury
A great industrial style kitchen with a splash of luxury. Open space, exposed brick walls and ceiling beams with metal accents and an antique brass cabinet finish. Who says industrial can’t be indulgent?
There you have it! 15 Incredible Industrial style kitchens.
I hope this post has given you some insight and inspiration if you’re thinking of going industrial for your new kitchen.
Just remember, you don’t need a commercial kitchen to get the industrial look. Using just a few elements highlighted above can help give that industrial style stamp to your kitchen.
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Michael is a kitchen designer from the UK. He's been designing and project managing new kitchen installations for around 10 years. Before that, he was an electrician and part of a team that fitted kitchens. He created Kitchinsider in early 2019 to help give people advice when it comes to getting a new kitchen.