Combining painted cabinets with stained, natural wood cabinets is an excellent way to visually break up the space, add a second color, and infuse personality into the room.

Saba green island-Maple Savaii perimeter cabinets - Shaker doors

This kitchen grounds the room with dark green, Saba paint on the base and island cabinets, paired with beautiful, barely there Savaii stain on Maple upper cabinets.

In addition to grounding the space with a heavier color on the bottom, darker base cabinets are more forgiving in appearance in heavy use areas like the kitchen, where dogs, kids and toys sometimes cause dings on lower cabinets.

Lighter upper cabinets brighten up the room and are naturally calming.

They mimic nature with darker colors closer to the ground, and brigher colors at eye level.

Shaker cabinet doors create a timeless, clean, simple look that doesn’t detract from the overall design.

Kitchen base cabinets in Saba green with pull out shelves

Pull out shelves are used to gain easy access to items at the back of the shelf.

Kitchen base cabinet with spice pull out rack

Spice pull outs were used near the cooktop for easy access when cooking.

Base cabinet full extension pot and pan drawer below the cooktop

Full-extension, heavy duty pot and pan drawers are conveniently located below the cooktop.

Smaller scale black knobs were used on the Savaii, light maple upper cabinets and larger, more visually heavy black pulls were paired with the dark green Saba base cabinets.

The result is an inviting kitchen in natural hues that are calming and beautiful with well thought out cabinet organization and storage options.

Form meets function perfectly in this kitchen! Compliments to the kitchen designers.