Our Favourite Types of Wood for Cabinets
Wood cabinets are a staple in any kitchen, but the different colours and finishes lend themselves to a range of different looks and allow you to express your personal style. Used a stained wood to bring out the natural beauty in the grain or paint your cabinets to coordinate or contrast with your countertops.
Make Oak Your Accent
The mix of cabinet finishes in these spaces creates intrigue and visual interest. What better way to highlight the beauty of natural oak than to make the grain pop against solid black cabinets or to use it in a feature like a wine fridge? Plus, it’s great for adding warmth and character to a variety of kitchen design styles.
Go Bold with Black
Nothing says drama like a rich black kitchen. Here, painted grade maple is used to create these sleek cabinets. Try pairing them with black handles for the ultimate monochromatic look or make your hardware pop by choosing a brushed chrome finish. Keep the room from feeling too dark by pairing your cabinets with a white backsplash and counters.
Warm the Room with Wood
We love the warmth that sawn oak cabinets give a space. The wood grain provides a natural, organic quality and keeps the room from seeming too stark. Try this look in a bathroom paired with black or brass hardware. Plus, this combination works great with white oak floors.
Colour Your Cabinets
Painted grade maple is the perfect option for adding a little colour to your cabinets, plus it’s highly sought-after for its strength and stability. Try doing an all-white kitchen for a bright, fresh look or opt for mid-toned grey lower cabinets to ground the room and provide subtle contrast. If you’re feeling really bold, try pairing warm wood lowers with crisp white uppers and an eye-catching island painted in a sapphire blue shade.
A Subtle Nod
Using wood in your kitchen design doesn’t mean the grain of the wood has to be in your face. Choose a darker stained oak or maple so that the grain is subtle and doesn’t overpower the other elements of your kitchen. This works especially well when paired with glossy white cabinets or when used through the kitchen to create a moody space.