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Design Trends: Why We’re Loving Wood-on-Wood (on-Wood!)

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Traditionally, wood has been thought of as something that remains in the background. However, the new wood-on-wood design trend has moved our favorite material to the forefront, allowing it to become a modern, rustic, or classic focal point for your kitchen!

The wood-on-wood trend brings warmth and interest to your kitchen. With its welcome character and a wide variety of tones, textures, and grains, adding wood finishings in your kitchen is an obvious and customizable choice for any home. No matter what your style is, wood is able to add complexity, depth, and character to your kitchen. 

With kitchen designers constantly finding new ways of shaping woods to create modern statements, it’s easy to see why wood has been the material of choice for hundreds of years. Here are our favorite ways to incorporate the wood-on-wood trend into your kitchen:

Wood (Butcher Block) Countertops

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It should be no surprise that we’re in love with seeing wood countertops in the kitchen! If you’re looking to fully embrace the wood-on-wood trend, you should consider wooden countertops or a butcher block kitchen island. It’s amazing how much warmth and personality a butcher block countertop can bring into your kitchen.

These countertops can be customized to fit your personal style depending on what type of wood you choose to use. If you like a more rustic aesthetic, opt for a more neutral-colored wood with a live edge. If your style is more timeless and sophisticated, the elegance of a dark and shiny wood kitchen island would contrast beautifully with traditional white wood cabinetry. No matter how you incorporate this design trend into your kitchen, your butcher block countertops will always be a conversation piece.

Wood Cabinetry

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Many homeowners opt for the warmth and texture that wood cabinetry provides. Your cabinets attract a lot of attention within your space so choosing a wood type and color that best suits your personal style is an important part of the design process. Consider playing with different types of wood within your kitchen to create visual and textual contrast between your cabinets, floors, and countertops. 

Wood Flooring

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Your flooring is another way to reflect your personal style. Wood floors can help a kitchen feel more open and expansive when the same or similar colors are used in a wood-on-wood space. Complimentary colors, on the other hand, are a great way to give your kitchen additional dimension and personality. 

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You can mix and combine different grain patterns and colors in countless ways to match any aesthetic and create lasting visual interest in your kitchen!


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Gel Stains for Butcher Block Customization

With six colors to choose from you can easily customize your Butcher Block Countertop with your favorite stain color. Hardwood Reflections Gel Stains are designed specifically for butcher block or other interior wood products that require a very high-end finish for an area of heavy use.


Build an Acacia LIVE EDGE Butcher Block Kitchen Island

Learn how to add a unique look to your kitchen countertop or island with Hardwood Reflections Acacia LIVE EDGE Butcher Block. Live Edge means the characteristics of the outside of the tree are on the edge of the butcher block and will go in and out up to a half of an inch. In this video, you will learn how to turn our Acacia Island Top Butcher Block into a DIY table by utilizing pre-drilled holes for legs, and finish with mineral oil to make a food safe DIY Table Top. These also work great in the kitchen and can be made into beautiful Food Safe Grade Butcher Block Counter Tops!


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