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Custom Covington Residence
Custom Covington Residence
JDE Designs, LLC
Inspiration for a contemporary single-wall eat-in kitchen remodel in New Orleans with flat-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, stainless steel appliances and two islands
Avon Kitchen, Master Closet & Master Bedroom
Avon Kitchen, Master Closet & Master Bedroom
Showcase Kitchens
This gorgeous kitchen boasts Burnt Hickory lower perimeter cabinetry and contrasting painted maple uppers, complimented by honed quartz countertops and a beautiful blue subway tile for a touch of color. This home is ADA compliant featuring wheelchair access under the sinks, as well as having no thresholds between doorways. The shower is also wheelchair friendly having no door and a wide turning arc.
Classic Country Fresh
Classic Country Fresh
Chace Building Supply
Anthony Chabot, eWaveMedia
Example of a mid-sized farmhouse u-shaped vinyl floor and gray floor eat-in kitchen design in Providence with an undermount sink, raised-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, granite countertops, beige backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a peninsula
Seatac - 175th Seatac Lot 8
Seatac - 175th Seatac Lot 8
Sapphire Homes
Kitchen
Example of a classic vinyl floor and brown floor open concept kitchen design in Seattle with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, brown cabinets, quartzite countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Holland Residence- Kitchen Addition
Holland Residence- Kitchen Addition
So Cal Builders & Design
Adding 400 square feet to existing home and add new kitchen with grey tile floor, flat panel cabinets and quartz countertop.
Example of a large trendy u-shaped porcelain tile and gray floor eat-in kitchen design in Los Angeles with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, quartzite countertops, gray backsplash, stone tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula and gray countertops
Fresh and Inviting Compact Kitchen By: CJ Lowenthal
Fresh and Inviting Compact Kitchen By: CJ Lowenthal
Gilmans Kitchens and Baths
The client was working with a very small space that couldn’t be expanded, but they wanted to create an island. The designer ended up creating a peninsula work space that gave them the feel of an island without invading as much of the limited space. Open shelves we also brought in to create a more welcoming atmosphere, while creating the illusion of more space. Finally, an earthy-green backsplash was added to add color and texture to the kitchen. “Fresh Compact Eat-in Kitchen remodel with an open concept and fun atmosphere. Design by Gillman’s” — Dura Supreme Cabinetry Treve Johnson Photography
Cherry Laude Kitchen
Cherry Laude Kitchen
Nest Kitchen, Bath & Home Design
www.nestkbhomedesign.com Photos: Linda McKee With large cabinet space everything you ever needed to be a chef has the perfect space.
Example of a mid-sized transitional u-shaped light wood floor, brown floor and vaulted ceiling open concept kitchen design in St Louis with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, brown cabinets, quartz countertops, gray backsplash, glass tile backsplash, paneled appliances, an island and white countertops
Kitchen Renovations
Kitchen Renovations
FBN Construction
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary kitchen remodel in Boston with an undermount sink, brown cabinets, stainless steel appliances and an island
Koenke Home
Koenke Home
LUXURY BUILDERS, INC.
John Kruger
Example of a mid-sized transitional galley porcelain tile eat-in kitchen design in Orlando with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, granite countertops, multicolored backsplash, glass sheet backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Elegant Hill Country meets California Contemporary
Elegant Hill Country meets California Contemporary
Zachary Custom Builders
The quartzite waterfall counter is the perfect breakfast option for a family.
Inspiration for a large contemporary u-shaped light wood floor and brown floor kitchen remodel in Dallas with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, quartzite countertops, blue backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and gray countertops
Lamb Residence
Lamb Residence
Cabinet Designers, Inc
Example of a mid-sized transitional u-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen design in New York with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, brown cabinets, quartz countertops, gray backsplash, porcelain backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a peninsula
Transitional Revovation
Transitional Revovation
American Kitchens, Inc.
Kitchen featuring a new venetian gold granite countertop with a beveled edge. Waypoint cherry wood cabinets with a spice stain finish.
Inspiration for a large transitional u-shaped open concept kitchen remodel in Orlando with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, granite countertops and no island
Kitchen remodel
Kitchen remodel
Amiano & Son Construction, LLC
Jason Sanders
Mid-sized tuscan galley limestone floor eat-in kitchen photo in Philadelphia with an undermount sink, raised-panel cabinets, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, no island, brown cabinets, granite countertops and beige backsplash
Gold Award winning 2017 Manor Homes Parade House
Gold Award winning 2017 Manor Homes Parade House
Couture Designs
Eat-in kitchen - transitional beige floor eat-in kitchen idea in Columbus with a single-bowl sink, shaker cabinets, brown cabinets, beige backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Eclectic New Build
Eclectic New Build
Kay Cosby Interiors
Situated in Denton, Texas these clients sought a personalized home from the ground up. It was important that their eclectic style be evidenced in every facet of the home to reflect their lively personalities. The project scope encompassed the dining, kitchen, breakfast nook, living, master bedroom, and master bathroom. Color, fixtures, furnishings, materials, artwork, and accessories were carefully selected to reflect a collective atmosphere and communicate the common theme of vibrancy. One significant challenge was the husband's fear of color. While he has an outgoing personality he did not want the home to feel loud and obnoxious. Putting him at ease was accomplished by presenting a comprehensive design plan with samples laid out so that he gained a clear understanding of how the home would flow together in harmony. This family feels unashamedly comfortable in their perfectly curated oasis. Photos by Sally Sloan of Showcase Photographers
Parade of Homes Austin 2018
Parade of Homes Austin 2018
Vogel Builders, LLC
Backsplash
Transitional light wood floor and beige floor kitchen pantry photo in Austin with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, quartzite countertops, white backsplash, porcelain backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
High-Rise Condo - Contemporary Look
High-Rise Condo - Contemporary Look
Provanti Designs, Inc
John G Wilbanks Photography
Example of a small trendy galley light wood floor eat-in kitchen design in Seattle with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, quartz countertops, beige backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a peninsula
Contemporary Florida Residence
Contemporary Florida Residence
Willoughby Construction
Kitchen - contemporary u-shaped beige floor kitchen idea in Miami with recessed-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Heathwood Road Kitchen Remodel
Heathwood Road Kitchen Remodel
ReVision Design/Remodeling
Removable maple flatware organizers keep these drawers neat and tidy. © Deborah Scannell Photography
Inspiration for a mid-sized farmhouse l-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor eat-in kitchen remodel in Charlotte with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, wood backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Mid Century Modern in Point Loma
Mid Century Modern in Point Loma
Inplace Studio
Custom Walnut Kitchen by Inplace Studio
Inspiration for a large 1960s l-shaped porcelain tile eat-in kitchen remodel in San Diego with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash, stone slab backsplash, paneled appliances and an island

You may think brown kitchen cabinets are a relic of old-school kitchen design, but this is hardly the case. At their best, brown cabinets can feel warm, inviting and incredibly chic; it’s simply a matter of knowing how to style them. If you’re in need of a few pointers, check out our guide below and find inspiration in our photo gallery.

1. Pair Brown Cabinets with White Countertops

The trend in kitchen design today is to go lighter and brighter, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about using brown. Simply contrast brown cabinetry with white marble or quartz countertops for a look that’s light on the eyes yet still full of character.

2. Go Brown, Sort Of

If you really want to lighten things up, opt for brown cabinets on just the lower level of your kitchen, and use white cabinets above.

3. Channel Modern Organic Style

For an all-natural look that’s simple and uncluttered, choose a light brown wood for your cabinetry and pair them with butcher block or concrete counters. Add in plenty of green houseplants to brighten things up!

4. Choose Light Wall Colors

Painting your kitchen walls white may be an obvious move when you’ve got brown cabinets but you can also go with other soft colors, like a very light blue or a neutral sage green.

5. Pair Walnut and Marble

Walnut wood is gorgeous and this medium-brown stain is also incredibly versatile. Whether you go for a distressed finish or a smooth, rich wood, walnut pairs perfectly with creamy white marble.

6. Be Bold with Dark Cabinetry

If you love contemporary style, opt for dark brown kitchen cabinets in a sleek, modern design. Pair them with stainless steel appliances for a crisp, clean look.

7. Channel a Mediterranean Sensibility

Go for an updated Mediterranean look with rustic, reclaimed wood cabinetry, marble or quartz counters and a colorful tile backsplash. Keep it looking fresh with stainless steel appliances and splashes of turquoise or red.

8. Go for Crisp Contrasts

Dark to medium-brown cabinets are perfect for modern kitchens. For a smooth, minimalist finish, pair them with crisp, solid-white countertops.

9. Choose Sophisticated Espresso

Espresso cabinets are a classic choice for a modern or contemporary kitchen, and for good reason. Pair them with a playful green backsplash or go with neutral tones of tan and beige.

10. Incorporate Subway Tile

One of the best ways to make your brown cabinetry truly pop is by using gleaming white subway tile on your walls. To complete this trendy look, try a dark, textured wood, gold or brushed metal hand pulls and a creamy white sink.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a kitchen with brown cabinets renovation or are building a designer kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 21,417 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Couture Designs and Kay Cosby Interiors. Look through kitchen pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a kitchen with brown cabinets design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful kitchen with brown cabinets photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.