We recently completed a kitchen with Walnut Cabinets as the theme. The results are stunning (tour the entire project here). Walnut Kitchen Cabinets buck the trend of white cabinets with beautiful, deep, rich colors and fascinating grain patterns. The issue with cabinets painted solid colors is that you loose the variety of wood grains that can make natural wood cabinets so compelling. Walnut is know to have particularly striking grain patterns and colors. Walnut goes well with a range of countertop styles and flooring styles. It gives the entire kitchen an elegant, refined look that is also warm and inviting.