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8 Stunning Japandi Kitchen Ideas You Can Follow


    If you are not already familiar with what Japandi style interior design is, you can learn it here and that will help you understand a little bit more about the topic of this article, which is Japandi kitchen design.

    Japandi interior style is a mashup between Scandinavian interior design, which is known for its shape with clean lines, and neutral color paints, and Japanese interior design, which is renowned for its nature-infused elegance and its minimalist yet functional design, and a Japandi kitchen created when following these design principles.

    Japandi Style Kitchen
    Andor Willow


    As we already explained here, Japandi interior design is the perfect fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian focusing on functional minimalistic designs that has simple clean lines with a neutral color palette.

    A Japandi interior style creates a sense of tranquility and calmness in the room through its simple yet functional design, hence will be a perfect interior design style for your kitchen and makes your cooking routine on a daily basis feel more refreshing and feels like a healthy break that you might need from the hectic day.


    → Use A Neutral Color Palette.

    Using a neutral color palette is a crucial step to achieving the Japandi style in your kitchen, and the neutral color palette in a room represents both Scandinavian and Japanese interior design that can bring cleanliness, and a sense of organization in your kitchen.

    Neutral wall paint color can be achieved not only using white but also beige to create a warmer vibe.

    These wall paint colors then can easily pair well with other neutral elements in the room such as a white marble backsplash, a limestone kitchen countertop, and wooden elements such as the kitchen island’s stool and the cabinet doors. 

    → Let The Natural Lights Take The Center Stage.

    One crucial principle in Japanese interior design is to bring natural light into the space even in the kitchen, hence the existence of windows (or at least one), facing outside is really important.

    The aim of this design principle is to let the natural light in and make the kitchen space feels more open and airy and not make your cooking experience like stuck in a closed room.

    Another benefit is we can open the window and help to ventilate the air after cooking on top if the existence of cooker hood exhaust.

    → Use Natural Kitchen Countertop.

    When choosing what material to choose for your Japandi kitchen, you can try to steal this idea which is using a limestone material for their kitchen countertop.

    In Japandi kitchen, a natural material such as limestone countertop can brings all the design elements together and pairs really really well with a neutral wall color.

    → Make The Kitchen As Open As Possible.

    Not only you can add a window in the kitchen, in a Japandi kitchen design interior you might want to consider to make your kitchen more open and create an open space along with a dining space.

    This big open space can make the cooking experience more enjoyable and not feel like you are in a another room separated from the rest of the family, you can interact with your kids and include them in the cooking process.

    → Utilize An Open Floating Shelf.

    One thing in common in all of these Japandi kitchen examples is the existence of a open floating shelf on top, instead of using a closed one.

    This idea is stem to an idea of making the process of accessing all kitchenware and dinnerware easier.

    Another thing you can keep in mind is that this open floating shelf not only can make you showcase all the cool handmade ceramic dinnerware that you have, but also insist you to always keep it clean because a speck of dust can really show this way.

    → Place A Few Vase Or Another Table Centerpieces.

    One key element in Japanese interior design is bringing nature into the space, so do not be afraid to bring some indoor flowers, and plants in your kitchen area.

    To keep the color palette and natural material in check, you can use a handmade woven rattan basket to house the indoor plant on the open floating shelf and that material will pair well with other elements in the Japandi kitchen.

    When your kitchen and dining area have become one, you can consider placing a few neutral-colored table centerpieces such as a candlestick holder or a catch-all tray on the dining table so that can match the vase on the floating shelf.

    → Choose A Natural & Neutral Colored Kitchen Backsplash.

    A backsplash in the kitchen not only functions to protect your wall from the heat and the mess from the cooking activity, but a neutral and natural backsplash can make the Japandi kitchen design complete as well.

    Few options for this idea are marble tiles, subway tiles, or a terrazzo backsplash like this one and preferably all in natural color.

    A neutral color backsplash can match well with a neutral color wall paint color and well contrasting the wooden elements in the kitchen such as cabinet doors and floating shelf.

    → Always Keep Your Kitchenware And Utensils Organized.

    For the last step, all of the design principles above would be meaningless if you have a cluttered space with your dinnerware and kitchenware just laying around.

    One solution for this is to always have a multifunctional storage basket or organizer tray to easily store away all the things that laying around in your kitchen, or you can simply just stack up all the ceramic dinnerware and that will make it instantly look more organized!

    And to support all the color palettes that we discussed, you can wisely choose a basket and organizer that is made of natural material such as rattan, straw, or even concrete with its neutral color.