Kitchen Trend: Wood Stained and Painted Cabinets

Kitchen Trend: Wood Stained and Painted Cabinets

Neutral colors are the most popular colors for kitchens, but what if you want something different? Stained furniture is making a big comeback, giving any room a cozy and inviting feel and making it look very fresh and unexpected.

Advantages

Staining is less expensive than painting. So if you’re making your decision based solely on budget, stained cabinets may be a better choice than painted ones. If you want the most durable cabinet finish possible, stain is the best option. Stained cabinets are easy to touch up and do not show stains or scuffs as easily as painted cabinets. It’s easy to find touch-up tools that exactly match your cabinet stain.

a beautiful and sophisticated kitchen with light stained cabinets, a white extractor hood and white marble backsplash and worktops

a beautiful and sophisticated kitchen with light stained cabinets, a white extractor hood and white marble backsplash and worktops

a chic modern kitchen with white and light stained cabinets, a large kitchen island with a white stone countertop and backsplash, a black pendant lamp

a chic modern kitchen with white and light stained cabinets, a large kitchen island with a white stone countertop and backsplash, a black pendant lamp

A chic light wood kitchen with shaker style cabinets, white stone countertops and backsplash, metal hood and black handles

A chic light wood kitchen with shaker style cabinets, white stone countertops and backsplash, metal hood and black handles

a modern kitchen with light stained cabinets, a white hood, stone backsplash and countertops, and a gray plank island

a modern kitchen with light stained cabinets, a white hood, stone backsplash and countertops, and a gray plank island

a cozy and inviting kitchen with light stained shaker style cabinets, white stone countertops, some greenery and art

a cozy and inviting kitchen with light stained shaker style cabinets, white stone countertops, some greenery and art

a cozy, modern kitchen with light-stained cabinets, white countertops, open shelving and a corner window for more natural light

a cozy, modern kitchen with light-stained cabinets, white countertops, open shelving and a corner window for more natural light

a dark-stained kitchen with shaker-style cabinets, black stone countertops, a gray marble tile backsplash, and open shelving

a dark-stained kitchen with shaker-style cabinets, black stone countertops, a gray marble tile backsplash, and open shelving

a dramatic two-tone kitchen with richly stained cabinets, black, white stone countertops and a white backsplash, touches of gold here and there

a dramatic two-tone kitchen with richly stained cabinets, black, white stone countertops and a white backsplash, touches of gold here and there

A light stained wooden kitchen with wooden worktops, built-in wooden cabinets and a white extractor hood looks very inviting

A light stained wooden kitchen with wooden worktops, built-in wooden cabinets and a white extractor hood looks very inviting

How to get the look

If you like the look of natural wood grain and knots, a stain will best bring out these characteristics. There are many examples and appearances of such kitchens: very elegant mid-century modern kitchens, minimalist and organic, elegant wooden kitchens, modern rustic and farmhouse kitchens with shaker-style wooden cabinets and stone countertops. If you don’t want just stain, opt for a more modern and elegant look with two-tone cabinets – stained and colored cabinets together. Choose colors carefully to create a contrasting look or a neutral and peaceful look. The combination of cool metals with warm wood adds beautiful contrast and balance to a modern kitchen space.

a beautiful kitchen with stained Shaker-style cabinets, a thick stone countertop, a black wall with built-in shelves, and a tile floor

a beautiful kitchen with stained Shaker-style cabinets, a thick stone countertop, a black wall with built-in shelves, and a tile floor

A beautiful, minimalist kitchen with stained cabinets, a gray thin-tiled backsplash, white stone countertops and long open shelves, plus a window with a view

A beautiful, minimalist kitchen with stained cabinets, a gray thin-tiled backsplash, white stone countertops and long open shelves, plus a window with a view

a minimalist kitchen with light stained cabinets and a white marble wall and countertop, a set of black and gold pendant lamps

a minimalist kitchen with light stained cabinets and a white marble wall and countertop, a set of black and gold pendant lamps

a modern farmhouse kitchen with light stained cabinets, a navy island, white stone countertops and a narrow tile backsplash and black handles

a modern farmhouse kitchen with light stained cabinets, a navy island, white stone countertops and a narrow tile backsplash and black handles

A modern farmhouse kitchen with white upper cabinets and stained lower cabinets, neutral tiles and corner shelves, and brass for a chic touch

A modern farmhouse kitchen with white upper cabinets and stained lower cabinets, neutral tiles and corner shelves, and brass for a chic touch

a modern, brightly stained kitchen with a white marble backsplash and worktops, simple lamps and windows here and there

a modern, brightly stained kitchen with a white marble backsplash and worktops, simple lamps and windows here and there

Here’s how to easily replace cabinets with stained ones

If you don’t want to completely renovate the kitchen, you can also replace just the fronts and doors of the cabinets with stained ones, and voil√† – you have a new and fresh look!

A modern two-tone kitchen with white upper cabinets and stained lower cabinets, white stone countertops and a white painted metal hood is great

A modern two-tone kitchen with white upper cabinets and stained lower cabinets, white stone countertops and a white painted metal hood is great

a natural-looking kitchen with light-stained cabinets, a white zellige tile backsplash, white stone countertops, open shelving and a wooden kitchen island

a natural-looking kitchen with light-stained cabinets, a white zellige tile backsplash, white stone countertops, open shelving and a wooden kitchen island

a lovely modern kitchen with planked cupboards, white stone worktops and black storage with built-in appliances

a lovely modern kitchen with planked cupboards, white stone worktops and black storage with built-in appliances

A lovely modern kitchen with white and stained cabinets, comfortable handles, white stone countertops and a white marble backsplash

A lovely modern kitchen with white and stained cabinets, comfortable handles, white stone countertops and a white marble backsplash

a richly stained kitchen with sleek cabinets, white stone countertops, white subway tiles on the backsplash, and black accents for contrast

a richly stained kitchen with sleek cabinets, white stone countertops, white subway tiles on the backsplash, and black accents for contrast

a rustic kitchen with white upper cabinets and stained lower cabinets, with white stone countertops and a white subway tile backsplash, a white extractor hood

a rustic kitchen with white upper cabinets and stained lower cabinets, with white stone countertops and a white subway tile backsplash, a white extractor hood

A Scandinavian kitchen with stained sleek cabinets, white stone countertops, a white hood, and metallic accents is cool

A Scandinavian kitchen with stained sleek cabinets, white stone countertops, a white hood, and metallic accents is cool

A stained kitchen with shaker-style cabinets, black stone countertops and black handles, and long open shelves instead of upper cabinets is cool

A stained kitchen with shaker-style cabinets, black stone countertops and black handles, and long open shelves instead of upper cabinets is cool

A stylish, brightly stained kitchen with a large window backsplash, a navy kitchen island, black pendant lamps and tall stained stools is perfection

A stylish, brightly stained kitchen with a large window backsplash, a navy kitchen island, black pendant lamps and tall stained stools is perfection

A vintage modern kitchen with stained cabinets, a large island and cabinet, white stone countertops and wooden beams

A vintage modern kitchen with stained cabinets, a large island and cabinet, white stone countertops and wooden beams

an inviting kitchen with elegant stained cabinets, white countertops and a stone backsplash and a wooden table as a kitchen island

an inviting kitchen with elegant stained cabinets, white countertops and a stone backsplash and a wooden table as a kitchen island

an inviting modern farmhouse kitchen with white and stained cabinets, white stone countertops, exposed beams and a black stove

an inviting modern farmhouse kitchen with white and stained cabinets, white stone countertops, exposed beams and a black stove

An airy light wood kitchen with sleek glass cabinets, white stone countertops and backsplash, and stainless steel appliances

An airy light wood kitchen with sleek glass cabinets, white stone countertops and backsplash, and stainless steel appliances

a sleek kitchen with light-stained Shaker-style cabinets, a white subway tile backsplash, and white stone countertops

a sleek kitchen with light-stained Shaker-style cabinets, a white subway tile backsplash, and white stone countertops

An inviting farmhouse kitchen features light-stained Shaker-style cabinets, white stone countertops and a white backsplash, wooden stools and a white kitchen island

An inviting farmhouse kitchen features light-stained Shaker-style cabinets, white stone countertops and a white backsplash, wooden stools and a white kitchen island