Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Wood-Tone Kitchens
Get inspiration from these warm and woody kitchens for your own cookspace designs
From butcher block to cabinets to floors and even backsplashes, wood fits right in the kitchen. The well lit space is a great place to showcase the patterns in the material's grain. And, when its surface is polished, even the darkest cherry or mahogany will still reflect light. But if wood brings to mind more traditional interiors, think again: Simply designed cabinetry with minimalist hardware often makes the best backdrop for wood's features, while the inherent warmth of the material will cozy up just about any ultra-modern cookspace.
Gorgeous bourbon-hued wood is the feature in this space, from the island to the window frames. Warm white paint adds to the cheerful effect.
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A classic Craftsman-style kitchen clad in oak still gets plenty of light from the window bank painted bright white.
Cherry cabinets, golden brown granite, and red oak floors emanate warmth and cheer in this well-appointed chef's galley kitchen.
Even wood has colors in it. Here, muted red walls and blue beams bring out the rosy glow of the wood cabinetry and window frames.
A red beadboard backsplash and black granite countertop add to the wood cabinetry's richness. Wood knobs add vintage flavor.
A black-tile backsplash and oil-rubbed bronze pulls and latches light up red birch cabinetry in this Craftsman-style kitchen.
A wood kitchen is the perfect way to pull off classic Craftsman style.
Juicy orange warms up the walls and heightens the warmth of heirloom oak cabinetry.
Golden alder cabinets and chestnut flooring glow against jade-green subway tiles.
Distressed cabinet pulls and distressed alder cabinets pull together an old world look in a 1940s Spanish Revival home.
An island painted in licorice and cobalt adds a jolt of color to a kitchen dominated by wood flooring and cabinetry.
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These minimalist slab cabinets show that wood isn't just for traditional kitchens. A yellow glass mosaic tile blacksplash and butcher-block counters in the same color family add heft to the streamlined style.
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Butter-cream walls bolster and brighten cherry-colored cabinetry and woodwork.