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30 Inventive Kitchens with Stone Walls

It is simply amazing how design and fashion are so cyclical, and how what is shunned as outdated quickly finds its way back to the top of the trends list. It is something we can attribute to basic human nature that detests monotony and craves constant change. Stone walls fit into this category perfectly. Not too long ago, it was polished surfaces and ultra-modern finishes that were hot. But now everyone wants to see textural contrast, beauty and originality. Barn renovations and industrial warehouse conversions are commonplace, and stone walls have moved from the outdoors and into stunning bathrooms and cozy bedrooms.

Simply stunning stone kitchen island with beautiful lighting that highlights its elegance 30 Inventive Kitchens with Stone Walls
Simply stunning stone kitchen island with beautiful lighting that highlights its elegance [Design: Weaver Custom Homes]

Today we flip through 30 gorgeous kitchens that revel in the rustic charm of stone walls while adapting effortlessly to combine modern ergonomics and diverse aesthetics. Neither style nor color scheme are a hindrance here, as imaginative designers have found ways to blend the stone wall with a variety of kitchens. Put your feet up, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy!

Smart Modern Kitchens

We start off with the most unlikely of candidates when it comes to kitchens with stone walls – those that go down the modern path. As unlikely as the combination seems, it is a fusion that turns heads and gives the more mundane kitchen a captivating focal point. The stone wall in a contemporary kitchen can just be an accent feature that offers contrast in more ways than one. But turning a kitchen with existing stone walls into a modern masterpiece is equally achievable with the right kitchen island, smart cabinets and contemporary lighting.

Amazing kitchen with curved wall, island and retractable glass roof [Design: CCD Architects]
Amazing kitchen with curved wall, island and retractable glass roof [Design: CCD Architects]
Hue of the natural stone blends in with the visual of the gray vaulted ceiling [Design: Stuart Silk Architects]
Hue of the natural stone blends in with the visual of the gray vaulted ceiling [Design: Stuart Silk Architects]
Stone wall connects the kitchen with the pool deck outside [Design: Rodrigues Bodycoat Architects]
Stone wall connects the kitchen with the pool deck outside [Design: Rodrigues Bodycoat Architects]
Breezy design of the kitchen brings the outdoors inside [From: Colin Cadle Photography]
Breezy design of the kitchen brings the outdoors inside [From: Colin Cadle Photography]
Contemporary island in white and cabinets combined with a captivating rustic backdrop in the kitchen [Design: Zone 4 Architects]
Contemporary island in white and cabinets combined with a captivating rustic backdrop in the kitchen [Design: Zone 4 Architects]
Smart contemporary kitchen with lovely lighting and stone accent wall [From: By Design / Dave Adams Photography]
Smart contemporary kitchen with lovely lighting and stone accent wall [From: By Design / Dave Adams Photography]

Rustic & Farmhouse

Here are two styles that you tend to automatically gravitate towards when thinking of ways to shape a kitchen with stone walls. In these kitchens, the stone wall morphs from being an accent addition to a natural backdrop that enhances the style of the space. Stone walls with rougher finishes and a stacked look fit in better with rustic style, while the farmhouse kitchen benefits from a background that is clad in warmer hues. The stone you pick here is absolutely vital, as it not only defines the style and color scheme of the kitchen, but also dictates how dark or light the entire space feels visually.

Exquisite eat-in kitchen with fireplace, purple cabinets and stone walls [Design: Locati Architects]
Exquisite eat-in kitchen with fireplace, purple cabinets and stone walls [Design: Locati Architects]
Farmhouse style kitchen with stone wall and La Cornue Range [Design: Squaresapace]
Farmhouse style kitchen with stone wall and La Cornue Range [Design: Squaresapace]
Textured limestone wall gives this kitchen a relaxed, farmhouse vibe [Design: Walker Warner Architects]
Textured limestone wall gives this kitchen a relaxed, farmhouse vibe [Design: Walker Warner Architects]
Classic European style kitchen with unique stone walls and limestone flooring [Design: Minion Gutierrez]
Classic European style kitchen with unique stone walls and limestone flooring [Design: Minion Gutierrez]

Wood and stone is a duo that always comes up trump in both rustic and farmhouse kitchens. The style of your wooden cabinets, kitchen island, bar stools and open shelves will most likely create the mood inside the kitchen rather than the stone wall background itself. As a general rule though, the darker the natural stone you choose, the lighter its wooden counterpart should be to provide the perfect balance!

Custom blend of two different stones can create a unique kitchen with traditional appeal [Design: Hendel Homes]
Custom blend of two different stones can create a unique kitchen with traditional appeal [Design: Hendel Homes]
Making the most of the small kitchen with stone walls and timber beam ceiling [Design: Archer & Buchanan Architecture]
Making the most of the small kitchen with stone walls and timber beam ceiling [Design: Archer & Buchanan Architecture]
Mountain cabin inspired kitchen with stone walls [From: Montana Reclaimed Lumber]
Mountain cabin inspired kitchen with stone walls [From: Montana Reclaimed Lumber]
Old world charm brought to modern rustic kitchen with stone wall [Design: Cedarstone Homes Limited]
Old world charm brought to modern rustic kitchen with stone wall [Design: Cedarstone Homes Limited]
Rustic kitchen that is all about stone! [Design: Andersson-Wise Architects]
Rustic kitchen that is all about stone! [Design: Andersson-Wise Architects]
Cozy kitchen in stone and reclaimed timber [From: JLF Associates / Kevin Perrenoud Photography]
Cozy kitchen in stone and reclaimed timber [From: JLF Associates / Kevin Perrenoud Photography]

Cozy Mediterranean Vibe

Exposed ceiling beams, dark wood tones, a warm, inviting hue and of course plenty of texture; the Mediterranean kitchen is a world that draws you in with its sheer magnetism. A beautiful Mediterranean kitchen with stone walls is the perfect family zone where one can escape the rush of daily life, relax and catch up with everyone else while digging into some tasty snacks! Classic in every sense of the word, this is a style that lends itself perfectly to the presence of stone walls and is quickly becoming the most favored choice among homeowners who want an exotic yet exquisite kitchen renovation.

Black kitchen range and hood make for a dramatic focal point [Design: Cooper Pacific Kitchens]
Black kitchen range and hood make for a dramatic focal point [Design: Cooper Pacific Kitchens]
Brick barrel vault ceiling is the real showstopper in this bespoke kitchen [Design: Godden Sudik Architects]
Brick barrel vault ceiling is the real showstopper in this bespoke kitchen [Design: Godden Sudik Architects]
Mediterranean kitchen with an exquisite stone wall backdrop [Design: Pyramid Builders]
Mediterranean kitchen with an exquisite stone wall backdrop [Design: Pyramid Builders]
Modern Mediterranean kitchen with custom arched window and stone walls [Design: DuCharme Architecture]
Modern Mediterranean kitchen with custom arched window and stone walls [Design: DuCharme Architecture]
Reclaimed French stone fashions a cozy ambiance in the Mediterranean kitchen [Design: GDC Construction]
Reclaimed French stone fashions a cozy ambiance in the Mediterranean kitchen [Design: GDC Construction]
Stone and stucco house with a gorgeous Mediterranean kitchen that fits in with its overall ambiance [From: FGY Architects / Bernardo Grijalva Photography]
Stone and stucco house with a gorgeous Mediterranean kitchen that fits in with its overall ambiance [From: FGY Architects / Bernardo Grijalva Photography]

A Striking Accent Feature

Using just one stone wall as an accent addition in the room or incorporating a little architectural feature in stone allows you to enjoy the elegance of the stone wall without altering the modern vibe of the kitchen drastically. Those not blessed with a natural stone wall (many of us fall into this category) can turn to stone veneer for an inexpensive and far less intrusive alternative.

Creative use of the stone wall in the contemporary white kitchen [Design: Jamie Falla Architecture]
Creative use of the stone wall in the contemporary white kitchen [Design: Jamie Falla Architecture]
Dramatic kitchen brings together traditional and modern [Design: Bravo Interior Design]
Dramatic kitchen brings together traditional and modern [Design: Bravo Interior Design]
Custom kitchen design with exposed stone feature and small workstation [From: Colin Cadle Photography]
Custom kitchen design with exposed stone feature and small workstation [From: Colin Cadle Photography]
Ingenious industrial kitchen with stone wall and marble countertops [Design: Jarrett Design]
Ingenious industrial kitchen with stone wall and marble countertops [Design: Jarrett Design]
Exposed original stonework of contemporary kitchen inside an old barn turned into modern home [Design: Studio Mark Ruthven]
Exposed original stonework of contemporary kitchen inside an old barn turned into modern home [Design: Studio Mark Ruthven]
Pisgah Brown and Charcoal Stone accent wall for the small kitchen [Design: Grainda Builders]
Pisgah Brown and Charcoal Stone accent wall for the small kitchen [Design: Grainda Builders]
Telluride Gold stone wall brings rustic beauty to modern industrial kitchen [Design: Spot Design]
Telluride Gold stone wall brings rustic beauty to modern industrial kitchen [Design: Spot Design]

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