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8 Nature-inspired Kitchens that will transform your home (and mood)

Aug 31, 2022

Being cooped indoors during the pandemic has left us feeling antsy, stressed, or down. 


So, it's no wonder most people crave a bit of nature in their homes. Come autumn and wintertime, and it feels like spring can't start soon enough!


In the meantime, bring a little bit of the outdoors inside your home with a nature-inspired kitchen design. From botanical wallpaper to green cabinets and natural stone backsplashes, these kitchens will make your home look amazing and have you feeling refreshed all year round.


Forest Green Cabinetry


This rich, deep hue evokes the feeling of walking through a lush forest, and it's a perfect way to add a touch of nature to your kitchen. Whether you go for forest green cabinets like this or just a few accent pieces, this colour will make your kitchen feel more inviting.


You may opt for traditional shaker-style cabinets or something more modern like these Siena kitchens from Schüller. And because this shade of green is such a versatile colour, it can be paired with just about any other hue to create a unique and stylish space.

Green modern kitchen, with white worktop and splashback, black handles

Earthy Stone Backsplash


Stone backsplashes are a beautiful way to add texture and interest to any kitchen. They can be made from various materials, including granite, marble, slate, and glass. Stone backsplashes are also available in a wide range of colours and patterns, making it easy to find an option that fits your unique style.


If you're looking for a backsplash that will make your kitchen stand out, consider using an earthy stone such as granite or marble. Try using a stone with muted colours or simple patterns for a more subtle look. Whatever style you choose, an earthy stone backsplash is sure to bring a touch of nature into your kitchen.

grey and oak kitchen with openshelving

Warm and Inviting Wood Panelling


Wood panelling is a classic way to add texture and visual interest to any room, especially in the kitchen. It's a great way to add a rustic touch to your kitchen and make the space feel warm and inviting. Wood panelling can be used on walls, ceilings, cabinets, and islands.


When paired with wood cabinets and shelves like the NX670 range from next125, wood panelling can help to create a nature-inspired kitchen that feels both cosy and stylish. Just be sure to choose the type of wood that fits the overall design of your kitchen.

modern wooden handleless kitchen with stone island and gold accents

Relaxing Two-Tone


One popular trend is using two-tone cabinets to create a relaxing, nature-inspired look. The combination of sage green and wood effect cabinets from Schüller's Avola range is a perfect example.


The soft greens evoke images of rolling hills and meadows, while the wood grain adds a touch of warmth and sophistication. Combined, they create a serene and welcoming space perfect for entertaining or relaxing after a long day.

green handleless top cabinets with wooden bottom cabinets, deep sink and indoor plants

Moody Ceramic and Wood


If you're looking for a kitchen that will make a statement, look no further than a dark, modern kitchen that exhibits various organic textures. The dark marble effect ceramic and natural walnut cabinets from next125's NX960 range create a dramatic, luxurious feel.


The sleek lines and minimalistic design are offset by the rich texture of the materials, resulting in a stylish and functional kitchen. Whether hosting a dinner party or simply making a family meal, this kitchen style is sure to impress.

black kitchen with oak kitchen island and open shelving

Serene Blue Haven


Blue is the colour of the sky and the ocean, and it has long been associated with feelings of tranquillity and relaxation. Muted or soft blue cabinets can give any kitchen a tranquil, fresh feel. And, when paired with other nature-inspired elements like wood floors and stone countertops, blue cabinets can help to create an airy space that feels like a breath of fresh air.


If you're looking for a nature-inspired kitchen to help you relax and rejuvenate, consider next125's NX510 range. With its gentle hue and clean lines, this softly coloured kitchen will help create a tranquil oasis in your home.

blue open plan handleless kitchen with oak dining table

Bold Contrasts


Dark green and dark oak cabinetry can create a dramatic, sophisticated look, while a white waterfall-edge marble island adds a touch of elegance. When placed against the combination of green and wood cabinets, the bright white island creates a bold contrast that is eye-catching and unique.


Alternatively, you could go for a more subdued look by using light green cabinetry and pairing it with natural wood floors and white marble countertops. Either way, you'll end up with a kitchen that feels fresh, modern, and stylish.

marble open plan kitchen with black and wood cabinets and black open shelving

Scandinavian with a Pop of Colour


Scandinavian-style kitchens are known for their clean lines and functional design. But what makes them stand out is how they incorporate natural elements. And if you're looking for a little extra pop, you can always add a surprising focal point, like the autumn red shelves in this kitchen.


Schüller's Lima cabinets in Norway Maple serve as the perfect backdrop for the red shelves. This creates a warm and inviting space that is both stylish and functional.

wooden kitchen with island featuring orange open shelving

Regarding kitchen design, there is no shortage of inspiration in nature. From the colours of the sky and ocean to the patterns of leaves and stones, the natural world is a veritable treasure trove of ideas.


So if you're looking to add a touch of nature to your kitchen, consider using one of these nature-inspired design ideas. You'll love how your kitchen looks, and you'll feel good knowing that the beauty of nature surrounds you. Download our brochures to learn more.