Although I pinned these images to my kitchen board at least a year ago, I still really like this look. (The kitchen in the house I grew up in does have open wood shelving.) This timeless combination is clean and modern but still warm and natural. You can add in dark colors for a little more drama (Image 4) or try lighter wood such as birch for a softer look (Image 1).
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