wood lowers + white uppers = beautiful timeless kitchen
White and wood, rustic and slick, contemporary and classic, yin and yang. Use two opposing elements in a design that contrast and compliment each other. This is the recipe for beautiful kitchens.
Once you've moved past the basic layout stage, and the budget, it's time to think colour scheme and finishes. How about using a natural timber grain such as honey oak on your lower cabinets and crisp white on your upper cabinets?
Place wood on the bottom cabinets to "ground" it, give it some stability. Light, airy white top cupboards to lift the scheme and make the room feel taller and more spacious. It will be even more effective if that white colour is the same as the walls. It could be off-white, cool white, warm white, what ever you like.
Here's a dozen examples to get you inspired.
What do you think? Isn't it the perfect balance of clean and bright, warm and natural? Would you do this in your home? I think it would never go out of style. I'd love to know what your thoughts are. Let me know :)