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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Custom millwork and cabinet doors with a decorative leaded glass design provide a mix of traditional and antique styles. Windows that span down to the countertop lighten up the dark wood cabinetry.
Purchased cabinet boxes get an inexpensive rustic update from century-old barnwood. The reclaimed planks used on the drawer fronts run horizontally, while the grain runs vertically on the cabinet doors. Although planed and sanded to prevent splinters, the barnwood has a raw, untreated appearance.
Custom hickory cabinets add an artisan touch to this farmhouse-style kitchen. The naturally finished wood cabinets boast full-inset doors and drawer fronts that make them look more like fine antique furnishings than standard kitchen decor. A vintage-style rolling ladder reaches up toward a plate rack, open shelving, and curtained cabinets that stretch to the ceiling.
For a bright, timeless look, try riftsawn oak cabinets. This custom look features smooth wood doors and nearly invisible hardware in brushed nickel. A single wall cabinet with a frosted-glass front showcases the shapes and tones of a colorful wineglass collection when lit.
An armoire-style walnut cabinet lends warm balance to gray-painted base cabinets made from plywood and maple. The oversize glass-front doors and tall shelves allow for colorful dishware in many different sizes to be showcased.
These inexpensive custom-made alder cabinets combine handmade cabinet boxes with ready-to-assemble face frames, doors, and drawer fronts. Corbels beneath the upper cabinets were crafted out of scraps of alder.