9 Earthy Kitchen Ideas to Warm Your Heart

Remember when earth tones were popular back in the seventies? Knotty pine paneling was making its appearance in family rooms across America. Couple it with the popular harvest gold and avocado green tones from that era and your home was in high style. Warm, earthy tones are making a come back in every room of the house. Here’s a collection of earthy kitchen ideas for you to enjoy.

Earthy Kitchen Ideas - Black Cabinets Photo by Robert Granoff

Unpainted bead board hugs a small vintage kitchen with all the charm of yesteryear. When I cleaned house for an elderly lady, she made lunch for me on a stove similar to this one. Her historic house was amazing, by the way and ignited my passion for old architecture.

Primitive Style Kitchen with Wood Plank WallsPhoto by Sethbennphoto

Typically considered a cool color, gray cabinets call to mind the frosty skies of November days. Copper pendant lights and a hardwood floor add warmth while a black stove lends a touch of drama.

Blue-Gray Kitchen CabinetsPhoto by Lindalsköket

White and painted cabinets are still common, but wood finishes are re-surging in popularity and add warmth to an earthy kitchen.

Small Kitchen with Wood CabinetsPhoto by Crisp Architects

Black or dark gray cabinets create a warm, dramatic kitchen space. I find myself gravitating more and more to moodier rooms like this one.

Black Kitchen Cabinets with Rolling Wood LadderPhoto by The Works

To create an earthy kitchen with organic flair, add natural elements like a rustic wooden kitchen island or a pretty copper back splash.

Rustic Earthy Kitchen with Copper Back SplashPhoto by Alex Maguire Photography

You can’t get much more organic and rustic than wood beams, stone walls, and stained cabinetry. This gorgeous kitchen is sure to make any chef feel warm and cozy on the most blustery of winter days.

Rustic Earthy Kitchen with Farmhouse StylePhoto by Crisp Architects

It’s important to provide ample lighting for a kitchen in darker earth tones.

Dark Organic Style KitchenPhoto by Jeffrey Dungan Architects

And don’t feel like you can’t use white cabinets in a rustic earthy kitchen. Opt for your favorite creamy shade of white!

Warm and Cozy Cottage Style KitchenPhoto by Ggem Design Co.

See More Inspirational Kitchen Ideas:

Christmas in a Cozy Kitchen

Navy and White Sophisticated Kitchen

Country Kitchen in Red and Cream

Farmhouse Kitchen in Gray and White

Small Kitchen: How to Make It Work

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  1. ALL gorgeous kitchens…. but I sure am drawn to that beadboard around the kitchen window and the warm cabinets !!! Happy Thanksgiving !!!

  2. WOW! One is just as beautiful as the other, so glad color and warmth are coming back into our design and décor. As much as the all white rooms look stunning, I missed the warmth color brings.
    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

  3. I love the warmth and coziness of these kitchens and am happy to see that coziness even with white cabinets – since mine have been painted white within the past 2 years. I did go with a dark moody forest green paint, a dark wood dining set and copper accents which do warm up the white cabinets. I’ll never be sorry I painted over the 90s yellowish-oak-builder-grade cabinets. It was the best decision ever.

  4. I enjoyed all of these kitchens and that is on my todo list, my kitchen, i want a cozy breakfast nook. Thanks so much Jennifer for alll the wonderful posts and have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family.

  5. I need help! We just purchased an “almost new” manufactured home. I wanted to use chic farmhouse decor when we were going to build. I still do, however the kitchen cabinets in this home are cherry stained…high quality , but not the color I want for farmhouse. The floors are a grey/white/mocha plank look vinyl. Any ideas about the cabinets? I’m so afraid to paint them.

    1. You could sand/ strip them and re-stain in a grey wash or any other color. You can always undo painting, it’s more how much time or money you have to do it.

    1. Hi DeLayne!

      Thanks for letting me know. A few other people have mentioned the same thing while others have no problem. I’m looking into why this is happening and hope to have it fixed soon. I appreciate you telling me! 🙂