Wood paneling is one of the standbys of a good kitchen. It is a staple because of its versatility, and its overall effect in a small or larger space. This smaller kitchen is made very cozy because of the dark, rich wood paneling on the cupboards and drawers. One of the things about this space that works so well is the large doors at the end of the kitchen. Their natural lighting helps to keep the space from becoming too dark. That is the one gamut you run with a darker color scheme. The space can become overly dark. This kitchen, however, does not suffer from that.