In the Mix: 20 Kitchens with a Combination of Cabinets and Open Shelving

Open shelving: love it or hate it? We asked, and you answered — and a lot of you really hate open shelving. Others really love it, and most fall in between, in the "open shelving is beautiful, but I'd really love a few cabinets to hide the ugly dishes in" camp. So we've gathered some inspiration for all your happy medium-ers: a whole bunch of beautiful kitchens that combine open shelving and closed upper cabinets, beautifully.

Above: Open shelving and cabinets mix it up in a small kitchen. Cabinets over the range hood mean no need for an expensive free-floating one. Smitten Studio via A Cup of Jo.

To see even more kitchen inspiration, click the slideshow below.

What do you think? Would you do this in your kitchen?

(Image credits: Smitten Studio; Rejuvenation; Woon Stijl; House and Home; IKEA Family Live; Bethany Nauert; Living Agency; Chatelaine; A+B Kasha; Sandra Jergensen; Bestor Architecture; AM Architecture; British Standard; Better Homes and Gardens; Lonny; Taste Design; Sarah Richardson Design; Sweeten; Stadshem; Marcia Prentice)