Even though oak kitchen cabinets are fairly traditional, I love them because they really help to brighten up your kitchen space while at the same time providing an affordable way to do it. They also come in great size variation for all the different kinds of storage you may find yourself in need of. Now, one of the things to think about when you use oak kitchen cabinets is that you might need a color that adds contrast. For instance, in this kitchen design the lighter colors are balanced out by the black of the counter area. This space has a lot of potential.