15 Plywood Kitchens – Inspiration and Ideas

While using plywood in kitchen cabinets is nothing new, the trend of having intentionally exposed, raw plywood as part of kitchen cabinet design is a relatively new one.

With roots in modernism and minimalism, plywood kitchens can be striking in design. They are also affordable, functional, and built to last.

As well as design benefits, plywood can offer a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly option for your cabinet material. Just make sure the plywood is FSC-certified and formaldehyde-free.

In this post, I’m sharing 15 plywood kitchens to give you ideas and inspiration for your next kitchen renovation project.

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– 15 Plywood Kitchens –

1. Back to the Future

Plywood Kitchens
Source: Wood & Wire

Plywood is the perfect material to achieve a retro/modern balance in your kitchen. This design pairs white cabinets with green worktops and simple shelving to achieve a bang-on-trend nostalgic look.

2. Creative and Classy

Plywood Kitchens
Source: Plykea

This plywood kitchen oozes style and class. The soft grey worktop and muted walls pair perfectly with stylish fixtures to elevate simple cabinets. Invest in classic accessories to add that je ne sais quoi.

3. The Golden Touch

Plywood Kitchens
Source: MW Robinson

Go for gold with a metallic splashback! Perfectly offset against dark blue cabinets, the splashback adds a touch of luxury to otherwise simple cabinets. Notice the strip of under-cabinet lighting – a simple finishing touch that really adds to the luxurious feel of the kitchen.

4. Colour-block Magic Kitchen

Pink and green might not be the first colours that come to mind when you think of a kitchen, but this design proves that letting your mind run free is worth it! The punches of colour on the walls and tall run of cabinets lift the room and give it an airy, fun, and flirty feel. White plywood cabinets sit simply but perfectly on this colourful canvas.

5. The ‘Prints’ of Plywood

One of the great things about a plywood kitchen is that it’s a blank canvas, ready for you to add your personality to. This kitchen takes that to a whole new level, adding an intricate splashback design for not-so-subtle sophistication. The peg board on the island keeps the whole design that little bit whimsical, while also offering a practical storage solution.

6. White Wonderland

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Source: Plykea

White is often elegant and sophisticated, and this plywood kitchen is no different. Whitewashed floors and a light grey worktop keep the look fresh and simple, perfect for any home design.

7. Plywood the Scandinavian Way

Plywood kitchens are great for achieving a Scandinavian look in your home. If you’re lucky enough to have large windows in your kitchen (like in this design), consider a neutral colour palette to maximise their impact. This allows the outside world to be your standout feature – and what’s more beautiful than nature itself?

8. Light Side, Dark Side

Plywood Kitchens
Source: Custom Fronts

Not sure if you’re from the light side or the dark side? Now you don’t have to choose. Toe the line by pairing light-coloured plywood cabinets with a deep-coloured splashback and worktop. The balance works perfectly with simple accessorising and neutral walls.

9. For the Family

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Source: Wood & Wire

The affordable and practical nature of plywood kitchens makes them a no-brainer for families. I love the shelving unit built into the island of this kitchen, offering a practical and eye-catching storage solution. The pop of dark cabinets adds visual interest to the design.

10. The Natural Look

Bring the outside in by adding greenery to your kitchen. The natural elements draw out the raw, earthy nature of plywood, making for a stylish and sustainable look.

11. Pink and Green and Plywood All Over

Another example of how amazing pink and green can look in a kitchen! White walls and worktop and a simple shelf instead of upper cabinets mean the look stays light and lifted.

12. Deep and Dynamic

Not looking for the light? Consider a dark grey colour for your plywood kitchen. This colour palette is soft, stylish and sophisticated. I love the fold-away door coffee station, putting the natural plywood material on show.

13. A Modern Marvel

Plywood Kitchens
Source: Main Company

What do you do with an industrial ceiling? Lean into the urban design with a modern plywood kitchen, of course. Dark green walls are beautiful for adding depth to the look while a light island offers a stylish centrepiece. The trailing ivy perfectly completes this modern marvel!

14. White and Wood

Plywood Kitchen
Source: Holt

White and wood together instantly says jättebra (Swedish for great!). The slightly darker plywood finish really makes these cabinets stand out against the white, with a delicate green splashback tying the look together. I love these barstools, too – a great finishing touch to the design.

15. Don’t be Blue…

…or maybe you should be! This sharp blue is an unusual but attractive colour for a plywood kitchen. The natural framing softens the colour, avoiding any visual overload. White worktops also help to let the colour shine uninterrupted.

Final Thoughts…

There you have it! 15 plywood kitchens. I hope this post has given you some ideas and inspiration if you’re thinking of going plywood for your new kitchen.

With versatile finishes, sustainable options and an affordable price tag, you should definitely consider a plywood kitchen for your next remodel. Next decision: how will you make it your own? The choices are endless.



Michael from Kitchinsider.com

Michael is a kitchen designer from the UK. He's been designing and project managing new kitchen installations for over 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.