Kitchen Cabinet Wood Choices

- Jul 03, 2019-

Wood cabinets add natural warmth to kitchens of every size and style. Get inspired by our favorite dark, medium, and light wood kitchen cabinets, including ideas for oak, walnut, fir, and cherry wood cabinets.

1. Dark-Stained Oak

White subway tile and gray-vein granite keep rich dark-stained oak cabinets from weighing down this elegant kitchen. The wood cabinetry is a nod to the home's 1930s roots and creates interesting old-world charm when juxtaposed with lighter hardwood floors and window frames.

stain oak


2.Updated Cherry Cabinets

Transition traditional cherry cabinets into present day with frosted-glass doors, which present a contemporary attitude and reflect light. Dark granite and a gray mosaic tile backsplashmake a sleek and stylish statement. 

Updated Cherry Cabinets


3.Light Contemporary Wood

Italian-made modular cabinetry brings furniture-quality styling to this modern kitchen. Slab-front, full-overlay cabinet doors, including on the refrigerator, give a clean look to the storage wall. Beneath the cabinets, a toe-kick features a metal lining for durability and easy cleaning.

Light Contemporary Wood


4.Mixed Materials

Dark walnut base cabinetry combats marks from heavy use, but upper cabinets with a white-painted finish keep this kitchen light and bright. The custom wood cabinets feature classic paneling and are grounded by stained oak floors.

mix material


5.Fresh Fir Cabinets

Oil-rubbed bronze hardware offers the look of worn brass on these Shaker-style cabinets made of Douglas fir. Select upper wood cabinets have ribbed-glass inserts that enhance the vintage look while lightening the visual weight of cabinetry and partially obscuring contents.

fresh fir