Gorgeous Kitchen Design Ideas For Cherry Cabinets

Gorgeous Kitchen Design Ideas For Cherry Cabinets

Cherry kitchen cabinets are rich, luxurious and serve as a timeless addition to any home remodel. With old-world style and many varieties to choose from, you cannot go wrong with a classic cherry cabinet!

Cherry cabinets have been a staple in rustic, traditional, and modern kitchen designs for many years. This highly popular hardwood is known for its unique aging process and stunning warm color variations.

Since cherry cabinets have been around for so long, many homeowners ask us if they are going out of style. In short, no! Cherry cabinets will not be leaving the forefront of kitchen design anytime soon.

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Are Cherry Kitchens Outdated?

Many people are indecisive about cherry-toned cabinets because they don’t want their kitchens to go out of style. It’s no secret that cabinets with cherry tones give off a rustic look. But fear not, cherry cabinets are here to stay.

Whether you’re looking for a cozy, country-inspired style kitchen with dark cherry cabinets or an elegant, traditional kitchen with solid cherry wood hues, you can rest assured that your kitchen will remain up-to-date for years to come.

Finding The Right Colors For Your Cherry Toned Kitchen

Before sharing some of our favorite cherry toned kitchens, let’s talk colors.

Before installing cherry kitchen cabinets, it’s important to choose complementary countertops, hardware, floors, and backsplash.

The first thing you need to consider is how dark you want your cherry cabinets to be. Dark, medium, and light cherry all have differing complementary color shades.

Here are some color pairing tips from our expert kitchen designers:

Pastels, Beige and White Colors

cherry kitchen cabinet island

If you have a small kitchen, utilize pastels, beige and white colors to give your kitchen space an open feel. Cherry cabinets are dark-toned, so you will want to add bright colors to balance out your kitchen space. White or beige countertops and backsplash are a great option for cherry cabinets.

Greens, Grays, and Browns

cherry kitchen cabinets with green and grey accents

If you want to add contrast to the reddish undertones of your dark cherry cabinets to make them pop, go for neutral colors. Look for greens, grays, and browns to make the red pop.

Complementary Colors for Floors, Countertops, and Hardware

kitchen remodel with cherry cabinets and white painted accents

You may also opt for complementary colors for your floors, countertops, and hardware. You can also use a color wheel for this. Look for colors that are opposite of red; they’ll perfectly complement the reddish tones of the cherry kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen Design Ideas for Cherry Cabinets

There is no denying that cherry kitchen cabinets are here to stay. Their classic style adds value to any home, which is important to keep in mind if you ever consider selling.

To inspire your remodel, here are some of our favorite cherry cabinet kitchen designs!

Cherry Cabinets with Grey Accents

cherry cabinets with grey accents

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The open space concept of this kitchen makes the cabinets the star of the show. With a gray backsplash and beautiful natural lighting, the cabinets' medium tone stands out without overpowering the gray.

Paneled appliances add a sleek, cohesive style that modernizes the space.

Traditional Kitchen with Medium Tone Cherry Cabinets

dark cherry kitchen cabinets

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These raised panel cherry cabinets have a more old-world look. If you tend to lean towards traditional style, this is a great design to inspire your remodel. The multicolored countertop brings together the different color tones in this space, including the beige backsplash and floor.

Farmhouse Kitchen with Dark Cherry Cabinets

farmhouse kitchen with cherry cabinets and white backsplash

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This two-toned kitchen is fairly minimalist, with a simple color scheme and no-frills design approach. The black and white island adds a pop of contrast against the warm cherry cabinetry. Although physically small, this kitchen feels spacious with plenty of natural and artificial lighting.

Contemporary Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets

contemporary kitchen with cherry shaker cabinets

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Everyone loves big kitchens with enough storage space and space to move around without bumping into anything.

This kitchen is designed with cherry cabinets that reach the ceiling for more storage space. Although these cabinets are traditional, the arrangement here gives them a modern look.

But the beautifully arranged cabinet isn’t the only stunning feature in this kitchen. Can you spot the Silestone countertops and backlashes used to accentuate the cherry toned cabinets? They perfectly suit this kitchen’s most prominent feature – the cabinets. And the oak floor perfects the look of this family kitchen.

Cherry Cabinets with White Accents

cherry traditional kitchen cabinets with white painted accents

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Sometimes, simplicity is key when it comes to cherry cabinet design styles.

The dark tone of these cabinets is stunning, while the black granite countertops and stainless apron sink complements the solid cherry finishing on the raised-panel cabinets. The two-toned island is perfect for entertaining and dining in.

Traditional Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets

traditional kitchen with modern cherry shaker cabinets


This traditional kitchen is well-suited for busy families, featuring plenty of storage and lots of counter space for prepping food.

The large white sink, Cambria countertops, and the Rookwood backsplash tile all complement the rich cherry kitchen cabinets, bringing the kitchen to life and providing necessary functionality.

Cherry Kitchen Cabinets and Blue Island

cherry kitchen cabinets with blue painted island

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Sometimes, choosing a nontraditional accent color pays off! This beautiful cherry kitchen features a dark blue island with white countertops. Although blue may seem like a strange accent choice for some, it adds the perfect pop of color to complete the design.

How to Clean Cherry Kitchen Cabinets

Good cabinet care is required to maintain the luster of your kitchen cabinets. You can use a soft cloth with warm water and gentle dish soap to wipe down grease and dirt. For tough stains, use a blend of water, baking soda or vinegar to wipe. Avoid using sponges, strong cleansers or bleach.

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