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How to Incorporate Orange Wood Cabinets Into Your Design

Wood Kitchen Cabinets

If you’ve ever set foot into an older home, then your eyes have probably met the ol’ classic  - orange wood cabinets. 

Orange wood cabinets have been a popular choice for adding warmth and character to  spaces for some time. Despite this, many people feel that they are outdated. 

Additionally, working with wood - and orange - can be intimidating if you're not familiar  with the process. Thus, it can make things a bit tricky for those who want to avoid a total  remodel by including them in their design. 

In this blog, we'll take a stroll through the steps for successfully working with orange  wood cabinets. From selecting the right colours to accessorizing your cabinets, we'll cover  everything you need to know to achieve a professional-looking result. 

Whether you're a seasoned DIYer or a beginner, you’ll be set with tips and tricks to make  incorporating the quintessential (and sometimes fickle) orange wood cabinet into your design!

Choosing the Right Colour Scheme 

When it comes to working with orange wood cabinets, choosing the right colour scheme is  crucial to achieving a cohesive and stylish look in your space. 

Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect colour scheme for your orange wood  cabinets: 

Consider the Undertones 

An orange wood cabinet can have a warm or cool undertone. 

If your cabinets have warm undertones, consider pairing them with colours that have  warm undertones as well, such as earthy greens or warm yellows. If your cabinets have  cool undertones, consider pairing them with colours that have cool undertones, such as blues or grays. 

Think About the Mood You Want to Create 

The colour scheme you choose can greatly affect the mood of your space. Here’s the scoop: 

  • Warm, earthy tones = cozy and inviting 

  • Cool, neutral colours = modern and sleek 

Don’t Be Afraid to Mix and Match 

While it's important to choose a cohesive colour scheme, don't be afraid to mix and match  colours and patterns to add interest and depth to your space. Just be sure to balance bold  patterns with more neutral colours to avoid overwhelming the space.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can choose the perfect colour scheme to complement  your orange wood cabinets and create a beautiful and inviting space! 

Accessorizing Your Orange Wood Cabinets 

Orange wood cabinets can be a bold and beautiful statement piece in any room. However, it can be challenging to accessorize them without overwhelming the space. 

Let’s check out a couple of helpful tips for accessorizing orange wood cabinets: 

Add Natural Elements

Orange wood cabinets are a natural element in themselves, so adding other natural  elements can create a harmonious look. 

Try adding plants or flowers to your space to bring in more natural elements. You can also  add natural wood or stone accents to complement your orange oak wood cabinets. 

Keep it Simple 

When accessorizing your orange wood cabinets, keeping it simple is the way to go! Too many accessories can overwhelm the space and take away from the natural beauty of  the cabinets. Choose a few statement pieces that complement your orange oak cabinets  and leave it at that.

DIY Projects to Enhance Your Oak Cabinets 

Working with orange wood cabinets doesn’t have to be scary! It can be a fun and  rewarding experience. They can also be a great starting point for a variety of DIY projects. 

Here are a few DIY ideas to help you get started: 

Cabinet Refinishing 

If your orange wood cabinets are looking a bit worn or outdated, consider refinishing them  to give them a fresh new look. This can be done in a variety of ways, including: 

  • Painting 

  • Staining 

  • Adding a new finish 

You can also consider adding new hardware or trim to further amp up the look of your  cabinets. 

Cabinet Lighting 

Adding lighting to your old oak cabinets can be a great way to highlight their natural  beauty and create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your kitchen. There are a variety of  lighting options to choose from, including: 

  • Under-cabinet lighting 

  • Recessed lighting 

  • Pendant lighting 

Consider the overall style and design of your kitchen when selecting your lighting to  ensure a cohesive look.

Open Shelving 

If you're looking to add a bit of visual interest to your kitchen, removing your orange wood  cabinets and replacing them with open shelving could be an interesting option. 

This can be a great way to display your favourite dishes, add some modern decor or  showcase some art, to create a more open and airy feel in your kitchen. 

Cabinet Organization 

If your cabinets are cluttered and disorganized, organizational features can help keep  everything in its place.  

This can include adding: 

  • Pull-out drawers 

  • Lazy susans 

  • Other storage solutions to maximize your cabinet space 

You can also consider adding labels or dividers to further enhance the organization of your  cabinets! 

Cabinet Accents 

If you're looking to add a bit of personality to your orange wood cabinets, why not add  some fun and unique accents? This can include: 

  • Decorative moulding or trim 

  • Painting the inside of your cabinets a fun colour 

  • Adding some wallpaper 

  • Elegant knobs or pulls

Just make sure to keep the overall style and design of your kitchen in mind when selecting  your accents. 

Orange Ya Glad I’m Here to Help You Along Your Cabinetry  Journey!? 

Working with orange wood cabinets doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, it can be a  great way to add warmth and character to your kitchen. 

Whether you're looking to refinish your oak cabinets, add lighting to enhance them, or  create more organization to update the function of your older kitchen, there are a variety  of options for achieving your desired look. 

So take your time, get creative, and most importantly - have fun!


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