Your kitchen is the heart of the home but it needs to be clean, hygienic and functional. A vintage industrial kitchen will incorporate all of these important factors but it also provides a unique opportunity to release your creativity. Including decorative features such as wooden beams, wall-mounted rails, retro styled appliances and items made from metal and wood work really well with modern look cabinets or free standing units.
This vintage industrial theme can give your kitchen a cozy and lived in look with an eclectic twist and unique vibe. Simple white tiles on the wall or bare bricks from floor to ceiling is the look you're going for with a whitewashed palette of whites and shades of grey on the units and doors.
The shelving needs to be minimal and open with your favorite items on display for decorative purposes only. Try to ensure they don't get cluttered with other paraphernalia such as unopened letters, broken toys or scraps of paper and receipts.
Painted floorboards would also be a great look and this is a really cheap and easy to maintain flooring solution. If they get dirty, they're easy to clean and are quickly renewed with another coat of paint.
Freestanding units and furniture, a kitchen island with drawers, metal trolleys with solid tops and wire mesh compartments, metal and wooden freestanding shelving, wire baskets for storing vegetables or eggs, old metal or wooden stools with an oak or pine table and factory style lighting with metal shades and tarnished chain links look great. Another perfect addition would be a chalk board with a wooden or metallic surround.
You can finish the look with some vintage industrial art that brings out some of the colors in the room that aren't particularly noticeable to coordinate effectively. You can also choose a suitable frame for the art work to match the finish of the room. Solid wood or frames in burnished metal would look amazing and complete your vintage industrial kitchen look.