Rustic Meets Industrial: Beautiful Kitchens & Baths Showcases a Karen Williams Color Palette

Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine in its Winter issue highlights a fresh new color palette Karen Williams created for a kitchen in a converted barn home. No cliched country looks here. Instead, Williams combined blackened stainless steel and rustic barn wood cabinetry, topped with pewter and lavastone counters.

Beautiful Kitchens & Baths Winter 2011 Rustic Meets Industrial

Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine featured this rustic/industrial look as one of Karen Williams' four "no-fail" color palettes.

“We used colors and surfaces that look like materials a blacksmith might have left in the barn,” Williams told the magazine. “Each surface has its own distinct feel, and taken together, they make the kitchen look as if it’s always been there. But this palette also could be used in a loft or mountain home.”

Beautiful Kitchens & Baths Rustic Meets Industrial

Barn board and blackened stainless cabinetry are right at home in a rustic barn, but would work just as well in an urban loft.