The reason I like maple in a kitchen remodel idea’s color pallet is that it adds a nice country feel to the aesthetic, which in turn gives the whole space a very comfortable feeling. One of the main characteristics of any kitchen space is the emotion that it evokes. Some kitchens make you just want to cook dinner and get out, while others invite you to longer and relax while you cook. I do not think one is necessarily better than the other because it all depends on what your needs are. With this kitchen I feel like it would be a comfortable space to be in.