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7 edgy industrial-style kitchen ideas

Black, Pink and White contemporary kitchen
@NOTHINGISNOTNOTHING GOES FOR INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING IN THEIR PINK 02 KITCHEN

WordsMegan Lambert

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If there’s one room in the house where industrial decor style shines, it’s in the kitchen. The combination of form and function, practicality and aesthetic design is a perfect marriage. Unlike with other decor styles, you don’t have to worry about unsightly utilities—with industrial decor, you can incorporate them into your design. A celebration of reclaimed and repurposed materials, it’s a great choice if you want to nail a kitchen makeover on a budget. To create your own, take a look at these 8 edgy industrial-style kitchen ideas.

Industrial style kitchen idea: opt for a high contrast colour palette

Industrial decor is all about creating a moody, edgy feel without it feeling too austere. The Lick x Kelly Hoppen colour palette fits the bill perfectly. It’s grown-up and sexy, yet rich taupes and earthy beiges prevent it from being too bland.

One of the defining features of this decor style is its architectural elements. If your room is lacking in these, create them by using paint colours that resemble industrial elements, like metal, steel, concrete or wood. That said, you don’t have to stick to neutral colour palettes. Darker blues or teals work too, and when paired with a stainless steel kitchen island and pendant lighting, create a contemporary industrial look.

Timeless neutral colour palette in Lick paint
KELLY HOPPEN TIMELESS NEUTRALS COLOUR PALETTE

Industrial style kitchen idea: expose your brick

One of the most instantly recognisable characteristics of the industrial decor style is exposed brick walls. This might sound a little unhomely in some rooms of the house, but in the kitchen, it works perfectly. If you’re doing a full kitchen renovation, speak to your builder about exposing your masonry by removing the top layer of plaster from your walls. Unfortunately, this is only an option if you’ve got good quality brick behind, so as much as we love a DIY project, we’d recommend getting a professional in to do this.

Black kitchen with gold accents and exposed brick walls
EXPOSED BRICK HEAVEN VIA CURATEDINTERIOR

Industrial style kitchen idea: stainless steel kitchen counters

Next on the list for iconic industrial kitchen design ideas are stainless steel kitchen counters. Whether you go for a kitchen island or all your countertops, not only are these practical but they look very cool too. They give it that Hell’s Kitchen vibe, so you can feel like Gordon Ramsey when you’re rustling up your evening meal.

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