7 Beautiful Trends in Open Shelving

There is a good reason that open shelving in the kitchen is so popular. Switching out your upper cabinets for shelving opens up your space and leaves it feeling bright and airy. It’s a timeless look that gives kitchens interest by creating a beautiful display. Today I am outlining seven trends in open-shelving that make excellent kitchen updates. I hope you enjoy these amazing inspirations.

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Becki

Reclaimed and Natural 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. I like the light color of white oak or elm. For a richer look, or if you like a midcentury vibe, try using walnut.

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Heather Bullard

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Crown Point Cabinetry

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Quanuk Interiors via House and Home

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Old Seagrove Homes

 

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Ali Cayne via Domino

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Single Shelf

When I spotlighted deVOL Kitchens, I took note of the single shelf above the counter in many of their kitchens. The simplicity of this design is beautiful and has the look of a rustic country kitchen. Although the shelf can be useful for storing dishes or spices, it also looks beautiful styled with unique pottery, greenery, or art.

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deVOL Kitchens

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Via Cedar and Moss PC: Jason Varney

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Amber Interiors

 

White

White open shelving visually disappears into your white wall leaving the kitchen feeling open and spacious. It is an especially great idea if you are working to update a small, cramped kitchen.

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Southern Living Idea House

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Crown Point Cabinetry

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Metal Framed

Metal-framed shelves add an industrial vibe to your kitchen design. I love both the brass and steel designs below. Keep the frames thin so that you don’t loose the airy aesthetic open-shelving brings to your kitchen.

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Marianne Strong Interiors

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Sharon Taftian

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Marie Flanigan Interiors

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Nancy Duffey via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Glass

Glass is a unique minimalist option for your shelves. I like how it showcases the beautiful hardware pairings in the images below.

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Coats Homes

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Nate Berkus via MyDomaine

Painted

Open shelving painted to match your cabinetry creates a polished look. This is a good option if you want open shelving, but don’t want it to be a design feature that stands apart from the rest of your woodwork.

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Luxe Interiors and Design via DecorPad

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Bethany Nauert

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Jason Arnold Interiors

Under the Range Hood

A shelf or two above your stove looks beautiful but would also be so useful. I can imagine styling with all your kitchen tools and go-to spices.

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Elizabeth Roberts

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Christopher Peacock

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Better Homes and Gardens

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Jen Langston via Southern Living

 

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