What colour cabinets go with wooden worktops? Don't say cream!

Richard Trafford
18 August, 2014
I'm designing my kitchen (again). I had several ideas involving different colour worktops and cabinets until I realised how expensive renovating a home is; now I have to stick with solid wood worktops.

-Granite & quartz are too expensive for me atm.
-Acrylic seems almost as expensive but way worse.
-Really don't like laminate

I like solid oak worktops, but they are often teamed up with cream shaker cabinets. Don't get me wrong, I think this looks good, it's just I want something different other than cream.
I also see lots and lots of colour combinations I like - particularly grey/blacks and whites. Also more colourful options like blues and greens. Trouble is these are often with marble worktops or similar. I rarely see examples of them with wood.

I'm thinking of mixing up the colours - different wall units to the base or maybe just have the island a different colour.

Also, just for you to picture the scene: I live in the UK, in a country village. I'm also 28. So I'm trying to create a country/vintage/modern look. Yeh, I know, complicated. Feel free to help and through in some colour combinations/photos/ideas my way!

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