The modern lines of this kitchen are established by its materials. The rift white oak, which is a straight grain cut of wood, lends tone and warmth. The grey laminate cabinet fronts, with an exposed edge of euro ply, is simple but surprising. The wood and laminate blend to establish a modern appeal. Touch latches on cabinet doors keep the fronts plain and clean. The changing grain direction of the white oak wood, along with the subtle curve to the island’s countertop and back panels, contribute to a modern aesthetic.