Step Aside, White Kitchens—Why Wood Finishes Are Becoming a Design Favorite

Bright white kitchens have long been a décor favorite—they're streamlined, understated, and demonstrate the beauty of clean design. However, we're asking you to consider another approach to kitchen design that is equally striking and timeless. Wood kitchens, boasting gorgeous woodgrain on cabinets, islands, shelves, and other surfaces, are becoming a design favorite. Wood finishes should not be associated with outdated kitchens with old-fashioned cabinets in desperate need of an update. Instead, modern wood kitchen designs offer a beautiful piece of nature—and the most elegant neutral—effortlessly integrated into your home. Here, we've rounded up 11 examples of wood kitchens that cast a vote for natural finishes in lieu of color.