Whether you're remodeling an existing space or purchasing a new home, you will be up against choosing between a multitude of textures, colors, and materials and keeping them cohesive. While the trend seems to encourage matching cabinetry with other woods, it doesn't mean it's right for you. Many homeowners face this common dilemma, from their custom kitchen cabinetry to small bathroom cabinets. So the experts at Boca Cabinets are here to weigh in on the topic.

When Should You Match Cabinets with Other Woods?

The fact is your cabinets don't need to match other wood in your home unless it's for a specific aesthetic that you are seeking. Matching can be a less costly investment because you're only picking out one type of material, and it helps you ensure that your style or design is consistent throughout the house.


The biggest disadvantage is that there may be a feeling of lack of originality because everything looks the same. However, it's all about personal style, so if you enjoy customization, it may not be the best option.

Choosing to Forego Matching

The biggest advantage of choosing cabinets that don't match the wood in your home is customization. Combining a variety of wood finishes adds a different type of depth and beauty, and mixing wood is simple as long as you focus on maintaining the same undertones, whether warm or cool.


The biggest drawback is it may take longer to find the right design and color, and because you are dealing with different materials and suppliers, it can end up costing you more in the long run.

Finding the Right Balance

Wood clashes are subjective, and most types can be paired up well. Because the tones are unique, even each piece of wood from the same tree can vary, so it's recommended to consider the swirls and patterns inside the material to find a combination that feels appropriate and customized for your needs.


At the end of the day, it's all about balance because additions like decor and countertops will affect the finished tone of the room. So while not all wood needs to match, it is recommended to try pairings before making a purchase.

Professional and Trusted Cabinet Design Services

The consensus is that your cabinets don't need to match the other woods in your home, and whether you're looking for a conservative or creative style for your cabinetry, Boca Cabinets is here to help! Since 2008 our family-owned company has been providing exceptional cabinetry services, from Lazy Susan pullouts to bathroom wall cabinets, no matter how large or small your project is.


Getting started is easy, and we're here to answer all your questions, so stop by our showroom, give us a call at 773-886-4686, or message us online to take advantage of our free design services.