Open shelving in the kitchen can be quite charming, but it’s not without its faults. Since everything is out on display, you can’t just shut the door to hide a mess. You’ve got to keep things neat and tidy … or maybe not if you don’t care that it looks messy. On the flip side, open shelving allows you to display beautiful dishes or collectibles.
Coastal Living Kitchen
Open shelves let you display cute and colorful dishes!
Such an easy way to add color in a white kitchen.
Of course, if you don’t want to worry about tidying your shelves, you can just keep them sparsely populated like you see in this farmhouse style kitchen.
If you decide to add open shelves in your kitchen, don’t feel like you have to go all out and put them everywhere. This quaint kitchen shows you can marry open shelves with traditional cabinetry.
Paint the wall behind your open shelves to pack a punch of fun color. When choosing the paint, keep in mind the color of the items you’ll be placing on the shelves.
Floating shelves create a modern vibe in this contemporary style kitchen.
Warm wood shelving makes this kitchen feel cozy and inviting.
White shelves on white walls look pretty too, with touches of silver here and there. One drawback of open shelving is that you have to keep things dusted and grease-free. It doesn’t take long to dust though.
I love the open shelving in this kitchen. It looks like a bookcase of sorts.
Industrial style shelving is quite charming in the kitchen.
It has farmhouse appeal due to its utilitarian nature.
Still can’t decide if you want open shelving? Why not try taking the doors off the upper cabinets but leave them on the lower ones? You can easily put the doors back on at any time!
And here’s some of the open shelving in my kitchen!
So what do you think? Are you a fan of open shelving in the kitchen?