American Craftsman is an architectural movement that started in the late 19th century. As time passed, it became really popular around the 1930’s. Styles may come and go, but one thing that has stayed consistent is the love for the Craftsman style.
So what are the elements of a Craftsman kitchen?
Even though isn’t an exclusive way to appreciate the Craftsman style, wood seems to define this style thanks to its emphasis on natural beauty. Oak is the most popular wood species chosen for this style, however, pine and maple are not unheard of as well.
Craftsman style lighting is mostly about function, however, it gets its style from geometric shapes and hard lines. Old-school Tiffany style lamps (It is very likely your parents or grandparents have/had Tiffany lamps in their home) are very common in a Craftsman style home.
The pallet of the Craftsman style pulls straight from nature. So think gold, rusty brown, mossy green and wood tones.
Since this style encompasses nature, it only makes sense that a newer Craftsman style kitchen would call for natural stone countertops. Choose slate for flooring and/or backsplashes is also a great touch.
Hardware with Patina
The last thing anyone would want for a Craftsman style home is shiny and new. Hardware and fixtures should have deep, rich tones. Oil rubbed bronze, copper and bronze fixtures with strong, hard lines are what will set this style over the top.