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6 Ways to Soup Up Your Wooden Kitchen Cabinets

June 14, 2018
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Kitchen cabinets may seem unsexy, but fitting them with wooden doors and pairing it with other materials in unusual ways unleashes a lot of potential to add visual interest! Check out these inspirations to see if they are your cup of tea.

Seamless joint of backsplash + countertop

Instead of busy making the kitchen backsplash a standalone feature, why not convert your kitchen into a stunning masterpiece by creating a seamless look between the backsplash and the countertop.

Pair marble backsplash with simple kitchen cabinets clad in wood veneer or laminates for a luxurious touch with. This approach looks more polished than having just the backsplash in a different material.

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Chalkboard wall

When done right, a chalkboard that's incorporated into your kitchen may look more grown-up than you think. Match with a minimalist overall design that involves clean cabinet lines and darker accent colours like dark grey or midnight blue. The key here is to maintain minimal visual clutter, so keeping the countertops free of unnecessary items is important. And keep doodles away, because you mean (food) business.

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Wood and stone

Make cooking a little more enjoyable by injecting a sense of serenity into the kitchen. Achieve this by cladding the countertops and selected areas of the wall in granite, which brings a modernity with its matte finish, and a calming aura with its sophisticated tones. To enhance its rich, earthy beauty, match it with light wooden cabinets.

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Yellow wood and white

If your kitchen has bold features such as concrete walls or an atypical island like in this home, let them take the spotlight by ensuring the cupboards, countertop, and stove area are bathed in subtler colours. Here, the low-contrast pairing between the wood’s yellowish tones and white surfaces create an uncomplicated yet exquisite backdrop.

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Wood Rings

Having large expanses of wood surfaces can look a little flat, but you can add a dash of visual depth with bold grain patterns. Natural wood is best for this effect as it has distinctive and unique growth rings that lend a rustic feel to any kitchen. Laminates are also a good alternative for the budget-conscious, as there are many options that mimic the same look.

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Dark Wood

Wooden cabinets can even serve as a visual focus – especially if it’s fitted with smoky, sexy, charred wood! For an upscale, contemporary kitchen, pepper the space with brass accents and glossy stone surfaces to offset the imposing blocks of dark wood. Stick to lighter colours for the rest of the space for a more balanced look.

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Plywood

For a fuss-free kitchen design that’s light on the wallet, plywood fronted cabinets are the way to go. This treatment exudes Scandinavian vibes and is extremely versatile. It can mixed with luxe materials such as marble, or raw brick walls for an industrial slant. The ply doors can also go with white walls for a Japanese-inspired look, or painted black for a swankier touch.

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