If you are thinking about changing the color scheme in your kitchen and not sure what to do about your light oak kitchen cabinets, consider staining them a darker or lighter color. This can either be done by a professional, or you can do it yourself by stripping the clear top coat, then sanding off the existing stain until you get to the clear wood. Once that is done, simply apply the stain and then to seal it up, apply polyurethane over the new stain with at least two coats.
Light oak kitchen cabinets:
Light oak kitchen cabinets pictured: 10×10 Randolph Oak Kitchen by SUNCO INC
I think it’s safe to say that most people prefer a light color for their cabinetry.