We had a little difficulty picking out our kitchen cupboards. Jeremy wanted something kind of dark - Kati didn't wan't a lot of grain to the wood. We settled on birch with a briarwood stain. Tuesday evening, a guy showed up and started hanging our cabinets. We were very excited with how well they turned out. By the way - we intentionally didn't paint the bottom of this wall as it will be covered with cabinets as well.