There’s a reason shaker style kitchens have withstood the test of time and still prove to be a popular style of kitchen design. Although traditional shaker kitchens are often associated with New England country kitchens, they actually originated much closer to home in Manchester, UK in the 18th century. The name comes from a religious offshoot of the Quakers, called ‘Shaker Quakers’, who believed in being self-sufficient, casting lavish living aside in favour of practical and functional lifestyle choices. This is reflected in the shaker door, which minimises wood waste and ensures a firm structure to last for years to come.
The group settled in New England and took their shaker style kitchen ideas with them, which is why you might see this style adopted by inns and homes in North America. The defining characteristics of a country shaker kitchen are the simple, yet stunning, panelled doors.
Whether you’re choosing a modern shaker kitchen, luxury shaker kitchen or traditional shaker kitchen, we can design it to your specifications. The key brands we supply are Nolte and English Revival, both of which have a beautiful selection of luxury shaker kitchens:
The Windsor Lack collection by Nolte showcases the perfect modern shaker kitchen in a variety of colours and finishes:
Windsor Lack Avocado soft mat and White soft mat
Windsor Lack Black
Windsor Lack Quartz Grey
As our quintessentially British brand, English Revival also offers a variety of traditional shaker style kitchens. With a wide selection of colours available, you can mix and match to your heart’s content. Some popular colour combinations include:
Shaker Range – Cadet Grey and Pale Grey
Shaker Range – Caffe Latte and Pumice
Shaker Range – Chalk White and Gunmetal Grey
Shaker Range – Light Fern and Natural Oak
Shaker Range – Mussel
Signature Range – Cashmere and Aubergine
Signature Range – Diamond Grey
Signature Range – Light Grey and Tyrolean Blue
Signature Range – Pumice and Taupe Grey
Discover our shaker style kitchens at one of our showrooms in Harrogate, Huddersfield, or Leeds. We’d love to discuss the options with you.