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14 Stunning Kitchens With Wood Cabinets

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14 Stunning Kitchens with Wood Cabinets

Natural wood cabinets add a warmth and charm to kitchens that you just can’t get with paint. The woodgrain, texture, and organic feel of wood adds depth and character that makes any kitchen a welcoming and enjoyable space.

Today I’m sharing some beautiful kitchens with wood cabinets to inspire you. So if you’re considering wood cabinets for your kitchen, these are some questions you might have:

Common questions about wood cabinets

  1. Are solid wood cabinets worth the money? Solid wood cabinets add more value to your kitchen than engineered wood. So if you can afford solid wood, they will last longer and age better.
  2. How much are wood cabinets? Stock cabinets range from about $60 to $200 per linear foot, and custom cabinets are usually between $500 to $1200 per linear foot.
  3. What wood is the cheapest for cabinets? Pine is the least expensive wood but doesn’t stain well. But you’ll need to use a wood conditioner for an even stain finish.
  4. What’s the best type of wood? The best woods for kitchen cabinets are maple, walnut, oak, alder, and cherry.
  5. Which type of hardware looks good with wood cabinets? Brass, bronze. or black hardware looks the best with wood cabinets.

NOTE: Wood stains look different on every type of wood so it’s critical to see a sample on the specific variety of your cabinets.

Kitchens with wood cabinets

kitchen with light wood cabinets and stone wall with copper pots

Photo: Danielle Jackson / Courtesy of Magnolia

Here’s the gorgeous kitchen that Joanna Gaines designed for the kitchen of their new network. The old stone walls, vintage copper pots, and brass hardware complement the light wood on the cabinets in the floor perfectly.

And the coolness of the gray countertops and European stainless steel range balance the yellow warmth of the wood.

galley kitchen with light wood cabinets

west elm

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This galley kitchen got a much needed facelift and a completely new look with the light wood cabinets. The black pulls add a nice contrast to the wood. And the striped rug ties it all together.

kitchen with open shelves and natural wood cabinets

simo design

This modern kitchen has natural wood cabinets with a beautiful grain. The white marble countertops and backsplash keep the space fresh and clean. And the black pull bars on the cabinets soften the look a bit with the curves.


farmhouse kitchen with wood cabinets and white sink

Birdie Farm


You can add pops of color to a kitchen with wood cabinets with an area rug and by painting the island or a section of cabinets. The sink and faucet  are in this farmhouse kitchen are timeless and will never go out of style.

kitchen with wood cabinets with liming wax

Life on North Hill

Tanya used a liming wax on her maple cabinets to soften them and tone down the yellow undertones. Our cabinets are also maple and I’m seriously considering using liming wax on them. What do you think?

modern farmhouse kitchen with wood cabinets

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Fixer Upper Magnolia Homes

This rustic farmhouse kitchen from HGTV’s Fixer Upper is loaded with charm. I love the beams and the heavy textured walls. And the off white walls and the glass pendant lights keep the space from feeling dark. 

vintage farmhouse style kitchen with chestnut cabinets


The wood grain on these chestnut cabinets is simply beautiful. They add such movement and texture to the space and give it a warmth you could never get with painted cabinets.

Also, the bronze cabinet hardware is the perfect complement for them. And the white subway tile keeps it fresh, modern, and light.

vintage style kitchen with wood and white cabinets

Design Manifest

I actually didn’t even notice the top cabinets when I first looked at this photo. They add practical storage without making the space seem dark. And the white subway tiles once again keep the space fresh and clean. What do you think of the sink in the corner?

vintage style kitchen with wood cabinets and subway tile

This Old House

This vintage charmer is dreamy with the carrera counter and glass front cabinets. Those antique brass drawer pulls really add to the vintage feel. And I could definitely live in this kitchen.

french country kitchen with wood floors and cabinets

One of my favorite kitchens and all time most popular pins in pinterest, this kitchen is amazing. The area rug and painted chairs give it just the right amount of color. And those beams are so beautiful.

stunning kitchen with wood cabinets and large island

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House and Home

The warm wood of the walnut cabinets, floors, and stools and the clever clever pops of modern style make this kitchen a real winner. I’d love to cook dinner in here every night, how about you?

kitchen with wood cabinets

Our Fig Tree Cottage

old kitchen with worn wood cabinets

Jo Rodgers

This European kitchen oozes with charm. The beams, the open shelves, the timeworn cabinets, the green shelf over the cooktop…it’s all so dreamy!

kitchens with wood cabinets

What have I learned by looking at these kitchens? I’ve learned that mine needs some fresh white subway tile and new hardware. And It looks like my to-do list just got a little longer!

Which one of these wood clad kitchens is your favorite? 

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  1. Hello there! I was searching for ideas for decorating with wood cabinets and this post was the first suggestion. I wanted to leave some gratitude for this lovely collection of kitchens, I definitely have some ideas now. I happen to truly love my wood cabinets, but they are looking a bit tired, so I'm hopeful to spruce things up with the help of some of these great ideas you've shared. Thanks!

    1. Hi Melanie! I'm glad you found some ideas you can use. I also have wood cabinets and don't want to paint them so I'm always looking for ways to keep them looking fresh. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Have a great week. ~ Angie

  2. I know this is a very late comment as you posted this in July. I saw it on Pinterest. I love my wood cabinets. I am not just not into the white. I think everyone in a few years is going to be sorry they painted their cabinets white. I have so many cover beautiful wood cabinets. There are so many things to do to make a kitchen updated without the paint. I love all of these examples. I think my favorite one is the 4th one down from Houzz. Add the subway tile and new pulls and keep the wood:)

    1. Hi Sandy. I'm not really into white cabinets either. I had them in our last home and they were impossible to keep clean. And you're right, there are so many great ways to update without painting them! Thanks for dropping by! ~ Angie

  3. I'm with you guys. I've had a white kitchen and it made me miserable constantly cleaning it. I think that in a couple of years, HGTV is going to be telling everyone that their painted cabinets make their kitchen look to sterile and they'll need to buy new ones because stripping them is just crazy. It's all part of a perpetual marketing machine to make us spend money.

    1. My sentiments exactly!!! The same people that scream “green” want to keep us discontent and rip out perfectly good kitchens and toss them in the landfills.

  4. I also found this post on Pinterest. I've very much enjoyed looking through your blog! My cabinets are not maple, but oak but with some similarities to yours. Thank you for doing a post on wood kitchens. I have many of those same pictures saved on Pinterest or Houzz.

    One item I've added to my kitchen is the Kohler Whitehaven "short apron" style farm sink – it can be installed on a standard sink base cabinet, so great for a refresh – though more than I intended to spend. Since I had a fine working kitchen, putting off my refresh while I saved for the sink was not a problem. You can see it here:

  5. I totally agree with Carolyn. As for me, I’m weary of all the trend-setters. Since when is the latest fashion “right” or “wrong”….my goodness! You’d think a kitchen with oak cabinets equals the worst offense in the world. Wood is beautiful and natural!! Nothing wrong with paint, but come on…why do interior designers and decorators bash everything that’s more than 3-4 years old? Because they need us to become discontent with what we have. They need to convince us that our happiness hinges on our kitchen tile, countertops, cabinets and appliances. God forbid we are happy with what we have….then they can’t sell their ideas, magazines, and services. I understand replacing tired, worn out fixtures and things. However, there is much to be said about being content with what we have. Those new kitchens are obsolete the day you install them…just get what you like and ignore the rest. Stop looking unless it’s needed. The same people that want us to recycle, go “green” and stop wasting are the very ones filling up the landfills with perfectly good cabinets, etc….all for the sake of keeping us unsatisfied with our homes as they are.

  6. Thank you so much for all the tips and photos! Beautiful collection and wonderful advice. I have over 30 cabinets and drawers. all that lovely medium oak that is getting more orange yellowy as each year passes. I saw the limewash and i researched it more and didnt find any that had a ton of success, do you have any other sources .. would love to tone down or soften the yellow. thanks Kim

    1. Hi Kim. I know how you feel. Our cabinets are maple and the finish turns a little less attractive every year. If you don’t want to paint your cabinets you could use a gel stain or liming wax. Limewash is a little different, and I’m not sure if it would give you the look you want. Let me know what you decide to do!

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