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Lately, interior design trends have already seen plenty of comebacks from past styles—updated and contextualized into contemporary applications. One of those trends is modern farmhouses, which, as its name suggests, combines the simple elements and clean lines of modernism with the texture, rawness, or rustic quality of farmhouses. One specific feature of farmhouses we have noticed more frequently as of recent is shiplap boards. Regardless of being on the walls, cabinetry, ceiling, or backsplash, shiplap has been incorporated in plenty of modern applications. Today, let’s look into how we can incorporate shiplap in kitchens. We have 53 shiplap kitchen design ideas and images just for you!

OCEANFRONT

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Tom Jenkins Films

Elegant Beach-style dining room with light hardwood flooring that matches the modern multicolored backsplash.

L-SHAPE

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Caesar Stoneus

This simplistic kitchen has light walls that are perfectly matched with the dining table and lighting.

FARMHOUSE

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Period Architecture Ltd.

A stylish kitchen with hanging pendant lights and hardwood flooring contrasting the white elements.

CUSTOM PAINT

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TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design

A large farmhouse kitchen with three globe pendant lighting that complements all the decor.

TRANSITIONAL

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Borgani Kitchens

Here’s a transitional kitchen style in Miami with a cozy and warm vibe.

BEACH STYLE

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ASHLEY GILBREATH INTERIOR DESIGN

A gorgeous breakfast island that matches the wall decor.

LOOKOUT

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Luxe Remodel

Classic and intimate farmhouse kitchen style that complements every decor.

CABIN

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Inch&Co

This farmhouse cabin kitchen has a black and white theme with a touch of wood ceiling.

DRIVE HOUSE

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BERG DESIGN ARCHITECTURE

Unique contemporary kitchen in New York with a lovely shaped barstool.

TIMELESS

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tuthill architecture

The combination of timeless colors gives a modern and elegant look to this traditional kitchen.

Shiplap Is Versatile

Shiplap is not hard to integrate with more contemporary designs. It is subtle enough to blend in and offers a unique appearance; you can quickly link with a farmhouse or rustic design interiors. They are also pretty simple to install; they are now manufactured in an assortment of materials, which you can choose based on the style or budget. They also are available in numerous different colors and sizes. It is an effortless way to “enhance” the appearance of any contemporary space. 

If you want that genuinely subtle touch of rustic feel into your home, having a shiplap kitchen island or shiplap kitchen cabinetry is a simple way to do it. It will be easier for kitchens with paneled cabinetry to install the shiplap boards on to the walls instead. Based on the impact you want to achieve, you can experiment with wide boards, narrow boards, or vertical and horizontal applications. A very basic white paint on shiplap boards makes it subtly blend into the background yet still creates adequate depth and texture to the kitchen. When you do not have much wall space in your kitchen to play around with, you can also consider fixing the shiplap boards as your countertop backsplash. But keep in mind to keep it on dry areas if you are using wood or other materials that effortlessly warp with moisture.

Having a shiplap backsplash instead of stone gives it a tad bit more character and grit for places that are not exposed to too much heat or humidity. In case you are not prepared to invest in covering your entire wall or ceiling with boards, having a shiplap island can be sufficient to get the look you want. Regarding a white kitchen backsplash that is far from typical white tiles, low-cost shiplap has turned into a practical choice due to its minimal look and stylish appeal. And when it comes to unique kitchen backsplash ideas that nobody else has had before you, it is suggested that a shiplap kitchen backsplash is the right way to go. Utilizing shiplap for the island and ceiling together will create a harmonious kitchen design that will truly work together.

TIDEWATER PAINT

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Peter McDonald Architect

Fresh beach-style kitchen with a tidewater paint color wall and a cute pendant lighting.

HEARTH ROOM

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New Old, LLC

A cozy black and white theme dining room with a light wood floor and an impressive lighting setup.

TRADITIONAL

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Castro Design Studio

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LIGHT & SOFT

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Marvista Kitchen & Bath

A farmhouse kitchen with a rustic touch with Edison style pendant lights.

Top Considerations For Shiplap Kitchen

Kitchen remodeling can get somewhat complicated when it comes to installing shiplap. For example, there are loads of tight corners and spaces to work around, including outlets, cabinets, and other appliances. Additionally, there are problems of heat and water that should be considered. For those that opt to go the DIY path, accurate measurements are vital in the kitchen. You may also want to consider a waterproof finish for a shiplap that is likely to get in touch with water. You can also consider utilizing tile for your backsplash as it is much better at repelling water and is much easier to clean. Just like the living room, you can decide to use the shiplap on a particular portion of the wall, making that area the room’s focal point. You can likewise mount the shiplap kitchen boards vertically in the spaces between the upper cabinets.

Shiplap is a type of board conventionally used to create homes, barns, sheds, and other rustic structures by the ocean to protect them from moisture. Shiplap boards are joined with an overlapping rabbet joint, which usually has a small 90-degree angled gap between each panel. The interlocking joint makes the shiplap strong and watertight.  Shiplap is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity due to its farmhouse look, versatility, and functionality. It shows no signs of living out of style soon. While shiplap can provide your house a rustic, country feel, down-home, real shiplap is surprisingly expensive. Shiplap wood can cost from $2.50 up to $7.00 a square foot for natural wood, and homeowners usually spend approximately $500 to $1,500 for only one room. That is more pricey than drywall.

If you have a small space, an all-white horizontal shiplap is a way to go. Horizontal shiplap tends to make small spaces feel more prominent as your eyes become drawn through the area, and white paint enhances that expansive feeling. The great thing about painting a room in neutral colors is that you can genuinely go insane on accessories such as colorful towels, dishware, cookware, appliances, and much more. For your shiplap kitchen boards, you can paint them in neutral colors, then add a splash of color to your cabinetry. White cabinets are a mainstay of farmhouse decor, but painting your cabinetry an eye-catching color can add warmth to your kitchen. If you ever feel like you’re bored w/ your current shiplap kitchen and want to try out something new,  changing the colors of other design elements in the room will be so much easier. Add shiplap to the kitchen backsplash to get the look that you want without renovating the whole room. Shiplap does not have to be painted. A stain treatment can offer a more natural rustic look. These natural shiplap kitchen designs are perfect for homeowners who are lovers of clean, modern styles or want a more masculine vibe. Another way to put in a touch of shiplap kitchen charm is by adding it in unexpected spots like an island or even on cabinet ends. With shiplap, your oven hood can finally look like a gorgeous design piece in its own right, instead of a strictly utilitarian necessity.

U-SHAPE

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Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

This farmhouse style kitchen gives a fresh and simple look with its minimal decor.

LIGHT WOOD

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Pac Trim®

An elegant white farmhouse kitchen with beautiful decor that complements the extra white walls.

SOUTHERN

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Morning Star Builders LTD

This traditional kitchen has a bright, fresh yellow breakfast island bar with an extra greenery decor.

COTTAGE

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Design Shop Interiors

All white farmhouse kitchen with a unique chalkboard paint door.

REAL PROPERTY

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Davenport Designs

Spacious kitchen with an antique Oushak rug for floor runner.

SURF CAMP

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ONYX DESIGN COLLABORATIVE

This beach style kitchen has lovely vintage pendant lighting.

Tips For Maintaining Shiplap Kitchen

While shiplap is usually installed horizontally, vertically hanging it can make a small space feel much spacious, as the eye is drawn towards the ceiling. This can be an advantageous style option for little rooms with low ceilings. Horizontal shiplap also tends to make rooms appear to be larger, but vertical shiplap does much more. Because of its extensive usage in seaside towns, shiplap can give your room a coastal experience that blends seamlessly with farmhouse design. Navy bluish cabinets can not only provide a shiplap kitchen a clean and crisp appearance, but it can also be another way to put in a seaside element to the design. A small eating cubby is a perfect place for a cozy handmade breakfast nook complete with shiplap ends on each bench. Even the pantry can have a gorgeous farmhouse facelift with a basic shiplap kitchen design!

A rustic shiplap island can serve as the focal point or centerpiece for the whole kitchen and guides the rest of the decor. While many of the design concepts on this list appear new and fresh, you may like your farmhouse decor to experience a far more old and rustic aesthetic. You can achieve an old farmhouse vibe by utilizing flat and matte paints that make the finish look like the shine has been worn off through the years. The only problem with matte and flat paints is that they are not often easy to clean since scrubbing will quickly remove the finish.

Several companies, however, make scrubbable versions for easier cleaning, but even these are not as cleanable as shinier paints. If you are worried about cleaning the wall, like in a kitchen or bathroom, you can use satin paint with a small amount of shine but not as much as semi-gloss or gloss paint. Another way to give the paint that old, worn appearance is by using sandpaper to scrape the paint from corners gently. A taller, shiplap covered ceiling and large wood beams can lend an extraordinary, breathtaking impact to a simple kitchen design.

HILLSIDE

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PAYTON ADDISON INC

Sophisticated white with a touch of greenery decor.

EFFICIENT LIVING

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MossCreek

This farmhouse has a perfect combination of style with a navy blue breakfast island counter.

FUNCTIONAL

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melissa lenox

A complete blending of the white walls and light wood flooring.

GLASS-FRONT

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Insidesign

The window gives a classic appearance alongside the white cabinets.

HAINT BLUE

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SANTAROSSA MOSAIC & TILE CO INC

An elegant traditional kitchen with a touch of blue paint in the ceiling and a perfect pendant lighting.

FRENCH

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Joani Stewart-Georgi – Montana Ave. Interiors

Nice dining area with pieces of light and tons of storage space.

COASTAL

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StyleQ Construction Inc.

Fresh look beach style kitchen with a touch of Himalayan Eyes blue paints.

STYLISH

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Design and Dwell Homes LLC

The white and silver color of this coastal kitchen emphasized the gold pendant lighting.

UPSTATE

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Crisp Architects

The color combination of this modern farmhouse complements each decor.

ELEGANT

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Ink Architecture + Interiors

You can sense the intimate and classy feeling in this traditional dining room.

LAKEVIEW

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Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath

Functional and bright kitchen with a stunning chandelier.

1970’S RANCH

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Judd Builders

Pleasant and spacious kitchen with quick access to the outdoor.

OPEN CONCEPT

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Wm Ohs Inc.

Traditional kitchen with a touch of white and blue paint and decor.

OVERLOOKING

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Norris Architecture

Rustic farmhouse kitchen with full access to the outdoor view and the overlooking lake.

MIX OF FORM

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Kasia Karska

A modern high ceiling farmhouse kitchen with a long and gorgeous pendant lighting.

ALL WHITE

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Barrow Building Group

The simplicity of this all-white kitchen can give you a safe and homey feeling.

REFINED

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Casey Dunn

The natural features of the wood in the middle can bring the real structure of this kitchen.

CARPENTRY

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Chango & Co.

This beach style kitchen has the perfect interior with the perfect combo of colors.

CUSTOM HOME

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Dillard-Jones Builders, LLC

Intimate beach style kitchen with a minimum decor and a nice view in the center window.

MIDCENTURY

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Peninsula Modern

A sophisticated but straightforward mid-century kitchen.

ENCLOSED

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John Bynum Custom Homes, Inc.

A well-used space and organized storage of kitchen goods.

WOODEN

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Royal Construction Group, Inc.

This beach style kitchen has an inviting atmosphere with its minimal decor.

COUNTRY

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Anders Lasater Architects

A nice view from the outside combines well with the interior of this farmhouse kitchen design.

ANTIQUE HOME

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Crisp Architects

This rustic traditional kitchen style gets an eye-catching detail.

CRAFTSMAN

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Homestead Timber Frames,Inc

Casual and intimate kitchen with a lovely pendant lighting that matches the island counter.

RECLAIMED

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WoodCo

You can see the perfect combination of a rustic and elegant form in this farmhouse kitchen.

TRENDY

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Kristina Crestin Design

Trendy kitchen in Portland, Maine, with green cabinet.

DISTINCT

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Andrea Swan – Swan Architecture

This white kitchen demonstrates that color is overrated.

RETREAT

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Sea Island Builders LLC

This beach style kitchen uses eye-catching patterned tiles for contrast and to add characters.

RUSTIC

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Petoskey Kitchen and Bath – Designs By Dawn

A cute gray-blue color island counter and a unique pendant lighting make this kitchen classic.

STRIKING LOOK

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Thomas H Heine Architect, pc

There is no more classic color combo than black and white, and it works incredibly well for a farmhouse kitchen.

LODGE

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Timberlake Custom Homes

Rustic wood looks even more lovely against white walls and classic features of a country kitchen.

Shiplap Wainscoting Ideas

Rather than the traditional wood paneling on your wainscoting, why don’t you try to use shiplap? It makes a pleasant decorative impact, with unique detailing. Shiplap can focus on all kinds of wainscoting, from one that extends to only a couple of inches over the crown molding to one that moves past half the wall height. Instead of the usual horizontal stack style shiplap, you can also place the planks in a vertical design. Shiplap wainscoting can give your home a great deal of character and charm. Adding a unique texture to your wall adds a point of interest and provides the eye with something different to look at from a bare wall. But when most people think about wainscoting, they imagine paneling, typically about a quarter or midway up the structure, and generally white. However, what most individuals don’t realize is that there are plenty of various looks for wainscoting. You can utilize a range of styles, or no style at all, and let the wood’s natural appearance take over. It can be horizontal, vertical, lined with a trip at the top, short or tall. 

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