6 Open Shelving Trends for the Kitchen

I am a huge fan of open shelving in the kitchen. They can be a very functional way to have the items you use frequently right at your fingertips and they can also be a great design feature when styled with beautiful dishes and serving pieces. Take a look at these inspiring examples of open shelving….

Natural & Reclaimed Wood

Natural wood shelving adds an organic warmth and color to your kitchen. They can look beautiful both stained or natural, or try using reclaimed lumber for a more rustic look.

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love the open shelves in the kitchen idea instead of crowded cluttered cabinets full of crap we never use:

I'm thinking about rearranging the shelves. The lemon button fern isn't looking quite as full (what am I doing wrong?), so the right side of both shelves look a bit off. What do you guys think? Maybe go with more dishes and less stuff? #currenthomeview http://liketk.it/2q8fd @liketoknow.it #liketkit:

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BELOW: I love the open shelving that wraps a corner.

Love these bold blue cabinets, unique tiling on the walls and raw wood floating shelves in this kitchen. via @MyDomaine:

Bright new kitchen remodel with white millwork cabinets, brass drawer pulls and handles, brass brackets under the open shelving, butcher block counter tops and white subway tile with dark gray grout on the walls, backsplash and on the oven range hood.:


Metal Framed

Metal-framed shelves add an industrial vibe to your kitchen. Keep the frames thin so that you don’t distract from the airy feeling open-shelving brings to your kitchen.

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Yet another kitchen that makes me rethink my wishes -- a stainless steel exposed fridge and standalone range top were all "no" for me, but this one's great.:

in a modern kitchen, steel-framed glass boxes form part of the cabinets between the kitchen and living room in this house, great idea:

BELOW: I LOVE this kitchen!



Glass is a unique minimalist option for your shelves. Glass allows the emphasis to be on the hardware.

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ABOVE: Notice how these shelves are floating glass! STUNNING!

Black brick walls and blue cabinets and drawers with gold handles for kitchen design is beautiful | Kanler.com:

Industrial kitchen with subway tile, gray cabinents, a large industrial light, and wishbone chairs:

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BRASS HARDWARE AND GREEN GLASS SHELVES!!!!   These Kitchens Get Beautiful Organization Right via @mydomaine:


Under the Range Hood

A shelf or two above your stove seems very practical to me. It would be so handy to have all of your ‘go to’ spices and oils right in front of you while cooking.

Like the metal shelf above the stove - should do that to get oil, salt, etc off counter space.  Make sure it's deep enough...:

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Dreamy kitchen: bright, white cabinetry, open shelving, natural material bar chairs...and KILIM RUGS!!! :):


Painted open shelving allows the shelves to blend into the design instead of becoming a focal point.

White and blue kitchen features blue base cabinets adorned with brass vintage latch hardware paired with white quartz countertops and a white linear tile backsplash that goes all the way to the ceiling.:

Tile all the way to the ceiling with open shelving.:

This dark, run-down kitchen was transformed into an inviting space full of country charm. The lower cabinets are painted dark gray-blue and open shelving shows off a collection of souvenir plates alongside cake stands, enamelware, and sweet little pie birds.:

Ivory Lane Kitchen:

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Removing the Cupboard Doors

I love this idea! It’s cost efficient, updates your kitchen and is super easy to do. You can wallpaper, paint or even add beadboard paneling to the interior of the cupboard to give it a polished and personalized look.

Open cabinetry to expand the feeling of a small kitchen. Black, brown, cream, white.:

Love the open shelving with the dark color back wall in the cabinets & on the shelves!:

Love these open kitchen shelves with the backs painted black |via DesignSponge.com:

Wicker baskets, greenery, and a richly hued mat prevent the sink and shelving area in this tiny kitchen from feeling too white.:


dream kitchen in our existing footprint... all I need is to show this photo to our contractor – and done!:

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Remove upper cabinet doors to give a narrow kitchen a sense of openness. Then set off the revealed shelves with a decorative treatment. To do so, remove cabinet doors and fill in holes with wood filler. Sand until smooth, and paint or stain as desired. Apply your desired treatment to the inside after priming the interior walls.:

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