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We are building a new house.  We have already purchased brazilian cherry wood for the main living spaces, including the kitchen.  What do you recommend for kitchen cabinet wood finish?  We are leaning towards a medium cherry cabinet but not sure if that will be too much cherry.  The wood flooring has quite a bit of color variation from plank to plank

Dear Elaine,
   I agree I think that it might be too much cherry. I would choose a light finish for the cabinetry. I think it needs more of a contrast. Something similar to these images.

Here are other links that have some great examples of what it would look like with the brazilian cherry flooring.

Hope this helps.

Rachel Mallon

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