We've been talking about rental kitchen makeovers, and we often hear laments about bland oak cabinets and brown tile. So here's one idea: don't fight the rental kitchen brown. Embrace it. We found this luscious brown kitchen at Atelier Abigail Ahern, and we were immediately intrigued by the possibilities of a brown kitchen. Yes, the cabinets here are white (as are many other rental kitchen cabinets) but we could totally see a rich, sophisticated brown playing off those unwanted wood cabinets in a rental kitchen.
Instead of trying to paint them or get rid of the brown entirely, why not embrace them and go the opposite direction with a mellow, rich brown like this one? Work the cabinets into rich brown color scheme and make your kitchen look like you wanted it that way all along.
Yes, this walks a line of danger; it could fall off the edge into too-retro 70s orange and brown, but for those of you who are allowed to paint your kitchens, this might be an option to at least play around with.