Bold wall color or sterile white everything are not the only design choices available for the hub of the home. Richness in texture—the looping pattern of wood grain, the glint of metal pulls, and the dazzle of granite—can actually warm up your kitchen and make it more interesting. And if you're investing in beautiful woodwork on the cabinets, why not show it off? A wall of neutral paint is all it takes to make it shine. To give you inspiration for turning your cookspace into an elegant, toned-down haven, here are some of our favorite examples of kitchens that keep it natural.