There is no sight more stunning in the kitchen than a gorgeous display of perfectly-organized open shelving. More than any color, style, or even sink shape, open shelving is arguably the biggest trend in kitchen design right now.
Open shelves allows your kitchen to showcase more personality!
From an appearance perspective, having open shelves allows your kitchen to showcase more personality than wall-to-wall monotone cabinets. Plants, bowls, cookbooks, mugs—you name it—are shown off, adding color and texture to space. The shelves themselves can also be an accent with material options from raw wood to stainless steel and everything in between. Because of that, open shelving can really fit in with any design style, from minimal and industrial to traditional and eclectic.
Floating shelves don’t take up a lot of physical space, so in a small or dark kitchen, swapping even three feet of cabinets for shelving can make a kitchen feel larger and brighter. And if you’re a serious cook, keeping your everyday tools, ingredients, and serving dishes within reach and sight can be a major plus.
Browse our favorite looks, and get inspired for your own kitchen.