Shaker Kitchen Design Ideas


A shaker kitchen is the perfect blend of modern and classic design, so if you’re torn between the two then this kitchen could be the perfect solution. Below is a small education on the shaker kitchen and how to really make it your own.

If you're ready to start a journey to your dream kitchen, then talk a designer about our shaker kitchens.

Range shown: Solva in Vintage Rose and Scots Grey.

Use a traditional palette

If you really want to stick to the true roots of the Shaker kitchen design then stick to pale and neural, with a complimentary palette of warm yellow, red, blues and greens. With this in mind you might consider our vibrant palette to add an accent to your neutral design; it provides you with a choice of some beautiful colours that will suit your shaker kitchen perfectly.

Range shown: Trenton Graphite with Marbled White Quartz worktops, designed by Olly Howard in our Esher showroom.

Maximise your space

Ensuring that you maximise your space is essential for any kitchen. To do this many incorporate the ‘working triangle’ as a starting point, which involves the placement of your hob, sink and fridge in a logical flow – making life easier and more straight forward during cooking. Another element to consider when planning your shaker kitchen is how to include elements that best organise things to suit your lifestyle - for example, smaller families might prefer a breakfast bar rather than a full dining area.

Range shown: Chatsworth Silk Light Grey and White with Portland Oak cladding, designed by Ollie Willcox in our Esher showroom.

Incorporate rustic charm

Incorporating wooden elements into your kitchen can lend itself very well to the more traditional side of the shaker kitchen. Wooden cabinets can add warmth to a kitchen, especially when paired with neutral tones (for example our gorgeous Scots Grey shade). Other wooden elements to add to your space could include: stools, wicker baskets or even a wooden worktop.


Range shown: Solva in Cream and Coastal Mist, designed by Phil Rose in our Esher showroom.

Go for a painted door

Using painted doors is a beautiful way of making a shaker kitchen look more up to date and current. We have plenty of painted door options in a wide range of colours. Our new neutral shades, Highland Stone and Farringdon Grey are particularly gorgeous and will definitely warm up the tone of your room. In addition to this have a look at our neutral palette, a favourite of our customers when it comes to the shaker kitchen.

Range shown: Sherborne in Light Grey with a Windsor Blue Island.

Want to stand out from the crowd?

Then why not consider some ‘fresh’ colours in order to mix things up. The perfect example is our Coastal palette, including smooth blue shades that allow you to stray a little from tradition. Other ways of including colour in your shaker design could be through wallpaper, cooking utensils, furniture or other forms of decoration.  Using textures and soft furnishings is a wonderful alternative way of injecting interest and personality into your space. Some functional kitchen textiles, such as tea towels and aprons are subtle choices

Range shown: Marlborough Light Grey Chef's Table.

Shaker storage

There are plenty of solutions to ensure that you have the perfect storage for your space. A beautiful corner larder ties in wonderfully to a shaker kitchen. Personalise it by adding elements such as a spice rack, different shelving and maybe even some pull out baskets. Open storage is also a great way of adding some rustic charm to your space. Consider some sparingly decorated shelves to add to a simplistic look. Our Chef’s table is a great example of open storage, a useful little space to place books, or some stylish kitchen wear.

Range shown: Marlborough in Coastal Mist.

Get the inframe look

Acheive that bespoke Inframe look with our unique, specially designed Inframe system. Finish the timeless shaker design off with our Marlborough range specific features, such as a classic mantle and chef's tables.

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