Kitchen Inspiration: Vintage Vibes


When it’s time to give your kitchen a refresh, you have more options today than ever before. At Kitchen Tune-Up, we’ve got a comprehensive catalog bursting with colors for every occasion and materials for every look you could possibly want to create. But all that choice can be overwhelming if you haven’t narrowed down your options first.

A mood board can be a helpful tool in getting your general feelings wrangled before you commit to specific materials. This board encapsulates the simplicity of traditional wooden kitchen cabinetry along with a neutral palette and light colors.

A welcoming look

Wood offers a rustic, welcoming look to any room. Especially dark wood like this that, although treated, still appears very natural. Many modern kitchen designs strive for this level of connection to nature. Wood brings a lightness to most kitchens and when combined with a pale color palette like this, can make many rooms seem larger and more open.

The colors at play here are also very natural. While brightly colored cabinetry has been becoming more popular lately (think bright blues and deep hunter greens), there is still a strong trend towards neutral tones like the ones on this mood board.

Designing for contrast

Wood is incredibly versatile. It fits with a lot of aesthetics almost effortlessly. While the initial thought is that wood brings with it an older, more traditional vibe, you’d be surprised how nicely wood features can pair with a splash of matte black or a gunmetal faucet.

Want to see for yourself how well wood pairs with modern kitchen elements? Take a swing with our handy design tool. Go ahead and plug in any combination you can think of!

If you’re looking for more inspiration, you can check out some of the other mood boards we’ve created, or you can head to the Kitchen Tune-Up project gallery to see some of the work we’ve done firsthand!

Creating your new kitchen is a journey, and we want to make sure you get the look and feel that best suits your home. If you have your own mood boards that show off the look you’ve been dreaming of, then we’d love to have you share them with us!