Kitchen Cabinets: 6 Ways to Mix and Match Colors and Materials

Kitchen cabinets are no longer places to just store or hide things. They have become the focal point of a beautiful and inviting room. They don’t even have to be the same colors or textures, as can be seen in the cabinets offered by Fabuwood and Forevermark Cabinet, now for sale at Aqua Kitchen & Bath Design Center. Here are six ways to mix and match the materials and kitchen cabinet color.

White and Varnished Wood

Kitchen Cabinets: 6 Ways to Mix and Match Colors and Materials

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One wall of white painted cabinets contrasts prettily with another wall of wooden cabinets that have been varnished to bring out their grain. The colors are repeated in the kitchen island. The kitchen island has a white top and a wooden base. The look is completed by a hardwood floor, a white ceiling and gray accents on the bar stools. There can also be a backsplash beneath the white cabinets. Look for something similar in our Fabuwood and Forevermark Cabinet collection.


Mixing and matching different neutral colors gives a kitchen a feeling of coziness. Floor cabinets of a light tan color with a gray granite top can separate the kitchen proper from a breakfast nook. The breakfast nook has a leather upholstered banquet that echoes the color of the floor cabinets and a light wood table with a matching bench. The wall cabinets can be off white. The floor made of bright white resilient tiles and the walls are a very pale beige. Pops of more vivid color can be contributed by well-placed artwork, flowers or even food. The cabinets or ones like them are offered by Fabuwood and Forevermark Cabinet.

Metal and Color

Shiny gray metal contrasts beautifully with a bold kitchen cabinet color like fire-engine red. This works especially well if the metal cabinets are on the wall and the colorful cabinets are on the floor. The red color is duplicated in the red knobs on a highly polished, stainless steel stove. A black floor anchors everything.

Soft Kitchen Cabinet Color

An otherwise black and white galley kitchen is softened by melon-colored wall cabinets and a light colored hardwood floor. Undersink lights make it easier to wash dishes or prepare meals on the countertops. The focal point of the kitchen is a gray Roman shade that furls up to reveal French doors that open to a balcony. For even more impact, a homeowner can place potted plants on the balcony in view of the kitchen.

Dark Blue and Wood

Kitchen Cabinets: 6 Ways to Mix and Match Colors and Materials

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Photo by Leonard Grant Architecture – Look for contemporary kitchen pictures

A dark blue pantry whose color is continued in the floor cabinets makes a small kitchen with a slanted ceiling and skylight look much more interesting than it would if all the cabinets matched the wooden china cabinet and the floor cabinet opposite it. The floor is also made of hardwood, but the expanse of wood is broken up by a pretty Oriental area rug.Wood and Stone

Wood and Stone

Some homeowners like their wood to be unpainted and even unvarnished. Pale European maple wall cabinets with minimal hardware contrast nicely with darker wood floor cabinets whose burls and knots have been allowed to remain on the hardware-less drawers. One section of the upper cabinets doesn’t even have doors in order to show off some of the dinner services. But contrasting with all this rustic wood are countertops of sumptuous white marble with gray veins and a backsplash made of glossy white subway tile.

For more information about our Fabuwood and Forevermark Cabinet products, call Aqua Kitchen & Bath Design Center at 973-302-2071. Feel free to visit our showroom at 1107 Route 23 South in Wayne, New Jersey.

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