Before You Pick Up That White Paint… Consider These Images.

You might regret painting those wood cabinets white after take a look at these beautiful kitchens. There’s something special about letting natural beauty shine and the same goes for kitchens showcasing beautiful wood cabinetry. When in doubt, hold the white paint. You might have a hidden gem on your hands.


Modern cabinets make a warmer statement in wood. Image via Decor Dots.


Even the brightest kitchens need some added warmth. White spaces make warm wood shine even brighter. Image via Style at Home.


Only wood could turn a kitchen island in an heirloom piece. Image via Style at Home.

Inherited some ornate cabinetry? Consider updating adding some industrial pendants or sleek, modern appliances to achieve a more eclectic look. Image via Interior God.


This farm kitchen makes me want to redo my own. Already. Image via Houzz.


Mid Century home requires walnut. Image via Postcards From The Ridge.

Incredible, no??

  • We recently found a stone tudor style house that I’ve fallen in love with. I usually lean towards minimal, modern decor but the warmth and charm this house has is making me rethink my position. When trying to think what I’d do with the kitchen I’ve got to admit I was at a loss. I’ve always imagined painted cabinets but after seeing these beauties I’m starting to think natural wood with modern touches might be the perfect balance to blend the homes natural design elements with my aesthetics. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration as always, Kate.

  • I wish my kitchen cabinets looked like these. Mine are an ugly shade of cream/yellow. I do want to paint them but I can´t do white because I wouldnt be able to match it to other white parts. Also I feel unmotivated to do anything to them because I don´t know how long I´ll be living here.

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  • If it’s good quality wood I have a firm anti-paint stand. I really love natural wood, but I do love white kitchens because how bright they are. One thing I really like is the reverse of this, white cabinets and butcher block counter tops!

  • It’s really about the wood grain and craftsmanship. If those elements are both there, then a beautiful oiled finish is all that’s needed. If not, or if the wood’s dull and the style’s dated, a crisp, white paint job really can do wonders to brightening up a dreary kitchen with a sleek quartz countertop and colorful tile or natural stone slab backsplash.