The American Craftsman architectural movement started in the late 19th century. As time passed, it became a popular trend around the 1930’s. Trends may come and go, but one thing that has stayed consistent is the love for the Craftsman style. It may have morphed and changed to “stay with the times”, but its base has stayed true through today.
Even though it isn’t the only way to appreciate the Craftsman style, wood seems to define this style thanks to its emphasis on natural beauty. Oak is the most popular wood species chosen for this style, however, maple and pine are not unheard of.
The pallet of the Craftsman style pulls straight from nature. So think mossy green, gold, rusty brown and wood.
Since this style encompasses nature, it only makes sense that a newer Craftsman style kitchen would call for natural stone countertops. Choose slate for flooring and/or backsplashes is also a great touch.
Hardware with Patina
The last thing anyone would want for a Craftsman style home is shiny and new. Hardware and fixtures should have deep, rich tones. Oil rubbed bronze, copper and bronze fixtures with strong, hard lines are what will set this style over the top.