Kitchen Style- Wood Bottoms, White Tops

We just designed a kitchen with stained wood base cabinets and white wall cabinets.  My clients favored the look of a craftsman-style wood kitchen, but were concerned about light preservation- they didn’t want the room to feel too heavy and dark.  I suggested open shelves or white cabinets and they chose the latter.  We are also doing lighter countertops and backsplash to keep the kitchen clean and crisp.  I can’t wait to see this one come to life!

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Susie Sarlo

I’m a big fan of this look.  Wood base cabinets bring a nice organic look to the kitchen plus they are super kid friendly.  (Stained wood takes dings and beatings better than white cabinets.)  The white on top feels fresh, open and stylish.  It’s the best of both worlds.  As I always say- You don’t match your shirts to your pants, so why match your walls cabinets to your base cabinets.  Think outside the box when it comes to your kitchen finishes.  You just may love the result!

  1. Love this look as well and have been trying to talk a client to play along! Glad you were able to. Can’t wait for the reveal.

  2. Love this look!! I have yet to have a client go for wood or dark on the perimeter with white on the upper, but the stained/contrasting island with white perimeter is what they are drawn to. Can’t wait to see how it comes out!!

  3. Kristen

    Love this idea. I’m contemplating a reclaimed wood bottom, with white marble and white cabinets.

  4. I like the look. My kitchen had this with the wooden island in the middle and the cabinets an off white. At first I didn’t know what to make of it but have gotten used to it and am actually digging it. Its as if the island is more of a piece of furniture and has its own life separate from the cabinets.

    Thanks for stopping by today!

  5. I’ve been trying to convince my husband that we should go this route for one of our flips – I just sent him this post to reinforce my point – we’ll see how it goes, ha! :)

  6. Can’t go wrong with nice, white marble! Loving how carrera glams up the rustic wood look but quartz and manufactured slabs achieve the visual without the crazy cost or high maintenance…can’t wait to see how it all develops!

    Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!
    xo-Julie

    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  7. I love this look too. In fact, the more worn the wood the better in my book. I love the contrast.

  8. Nuha

    as much as i love this look, i don’t think i could handle having it in my home to see every.single.day. but a credenza of this sort i would love!

  9. Combination of red, white and wood color in kitchen is my favorite but it is rear. If you have some collections with this combination, please share. I am waiting for that.

    bespoke kitchens

  10. Hogard

    Beautiful designs of kitchen. White and silver color combination in kitchen is always my favorite. I love that.

    modern furniture

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