This mid-tone cookspace from the firm, AlterEco, features a bunch of shorter stained wood boards, which adds a subtle rustic flair to the room. Cool leather stools and copper pendants bring a bit of edge back into the picture.
Light Brown Cabinetry
The light brown cabinetry in this kitchen isn't exactly what you'd expect from a Hamptons beach house, but that's why it's special. Designer Eve Robinson has taken traditional Shaker style flat-panel doors and modernized them with oversized satin bar pulls and handles.
Room with a view
Talk about a room with a view. Even galley kitchens can get in on the brown wood action. This kitchen's mahogany cabinets are original to the 1959 Massachusetts home.
Teal and Orange
Who knew brown paired so well with funky bold colors like mustard, teal and orange. The owners of this modernist cookspace apparently, which takes its design inspiration from Palm Springs' architecture.
Balance light and dark
If you want to go deep chocolate brown, IKEA lead and balance the darkness with a white subway tile backsplash and a classic apron front sink. Seriously, the closer you get to black-brown, the chicer the kitchen.
Wood lower cabinets
The uppers may be white, but carrying the wood from the floor to the lower cabinets and up into the backsplash is a bold design decision that really works. Bonus points go to whoever styled this room up with wooden candle sticks and cutting boards without it looking over the top tree-house.
Italian sleek brown
For proof that the Italians can do a sleek brown kitchen, here's a dream cooking set up from Snaidero. A solid collection of white pottery and a vent hood that looks like a futuristic pendant light doesn't hurt either.