Brown and beige. It has to be the most popular color combination for older kitchens. I see it everywhere. And not in a tasteful way, either. Check out how different this kitchen looks with its new IKEA cabinets and crisp, clean accent pieces.
The dark cabinets contrast perfectly with the light countertops and backsplash, giving a feeling of weight on the bottom half of the room and a lightness up above. And the open shelving creates the ideal spot to display colorful knick-knacks. Head on over to House Tweaking to read more about the process (from working with IKEA to designing a functional layout), and to see lots more photos of the finished space.
An IKEA Kitchen In Orange County [House Tweaking]