Due to its distinctive grain pattern and wild color variations, hickory is typically used to create a cabin or rustic theme within a home. Designer Sandy Kloncz wanted to create a design palette that included hickory in a more modern, updated look.

Dura Supreme's Rustic Hickory Cabinetry shown in a Natural finish.

Dura Supreme’s Rustic Hickory Cabinetry shown in a Natural finish.

To create a modern updated look using hickory, Sandy decided to use Dura Supreme’s Morel stain on the Rustic Hickory wood species. Adding a dark, true-brown, or gray stain like Morel will temper the natural color variations of hickory but still allows the beautiful grain patterns to show. Next, she selected our “Classic White” paint to accent the hickory cabinetry and create a beautiful wet bar space.

Dura Supreme's Morel stain on Rustic Hickory and Classic White paint on Maple/Paintable.

Dura Supreme’s “Morel” stain on Rustic Hickory and “Classic White” paint on Maple/Paintable.

A u-shaped kitchen design in an open concept floor plan. The kitchen has an open peninsula with a hidden wet bar area behind a sliding barn door.

After selecting the color palette for the cabinetry, she needed to find the perfect countertop to pull everything together. “Cameo White” by Dupont Corian was the perfect choice for the perimeter and the thick wood waterfall countertops add just the right touch to the peninsula. The different color variations within the countertops accentuate both the Morel stain on Rustic Hickory and the “Classic White” paint cabinetry.

The combination makes for a stunning design!

Gray stained cabinets with beautiful Hickory wood grain in a newly remodeled kitchen with a peninsula with countertop high seating for two.
Modern Twist on Hickory Cabinetry in a finished Kitchen Remodel- Gray stained cabinets with beautiful wood grain.
Mandi Juskiewicz the Senior Design & Marketing Specialist for Dura Supreme Cabinetry. A content developer and blog author for the company.

Mandi Juskiewicz is the Sr. Design & Marketing Specialist for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 20 years of experience in graphic design, web design, multi-media communications, photography, and social media technology.  Her accolades include the distinction of being named “Kitchen Cabinetry Marketing Specialist of the Year 2019” in the 2019 Content Creator Awards held by CV Magazine and achiever of the Houzz Influencer Award.

Her role at Dura Supreme allows her to curate the “best of the best” designs, cutting edge products, and fabulously functional Dura Supreme kitchens across the country and feature them here for inspiration and design ideas!

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