Modern Shaker kitchens are the direct descendant of the American style, designed purely for simplicity and utility in the late 19th century. Although the style is very clean and uncomplicated, shaker kitchens are synonymous with master craftsmen and great quality. These kitchens are designed to last a lifetime.

The furniture is perfectly simplistic and is designed without decoration. If you are looking for a stylish blank canvas on which to add some personal touches, then a shaker kitchen might be what you are looking for. It will add definite rustic charm to any interior and above all, it will add a level of practicality to your kitchen.

Design Inspiration

kitchen with island and blue cabinets from Holloways of Ludlow

The island of this bespoke kitchen from Holloways of Ludlow, is designed to be a preparation space that faces family and friends. The painted cabinetry is finished in Farrow & Ball’s Stiffkey Blue and Ammonite. Includes End Grain Walnut bar, Bianco Eclipsia and Nero Assoluto granite worktops, plus lacquered walnut-veneer cabinetry, from £30,000

6. Martin Moore

This bespoke kitchen by Martin Moore includes Caesarstone worktops and an island in Farrow & Ball’s Stiffkey Blue. Prices start from around £40,000 for a complete kitchen

Masterclass Solva kitchen with veneered solid oak doors

The Solva from Masterclass Kitchens features solid oak doors over-veneered in grade-A oak, painted in Heritage Grey and Mussel. Priced from £7,500

7. Benchmarx Somerset Light Grey (DOF) v3 (1)

Grey continues to be the colour of choice for AW15, and the latest collection from Benchmarx includes this Somerset Grey kitchen. As a guide, prices start from £100 for a 100cm base unit

Osea kitchen with surfaces in Belgian Fossil stone from Plain English

The cabinets of this Osea kitchen are painted in Plain English’s Inky Nib and Draughty Passage for contrast. The work surfaces are Belgian Fossil stone. Costs from £60,000, Plain English

8. Neptune Suffolk kitchen in Charcoal from £11,000

This Suffolk kitchen by Neptune is available in 30 paint colours, including Charcoal as shown. Prices start from around £11,000 for the cabinetry only

Metrod Ikea shaker kitchen with Grytnas off white doors

Metod kitchen with Grytnäs off-white doors and drawer fronts in melamine foil and glass doors in tempered glass, Maximera soft-closing drawers in powder-coated steel and melamine foil; Ekbacken black stone-effect laminate worktop. From £2,090, Ikea

Linear Harvey Jones shaker style kitchen with white onyx worktop

This classic Shaker cabinetry by Harvey Jones is finished in American Tulipwood with Onice White Onyx worktop. Kitchens start from £18,000