Can natural cherry cabinets remain light in color?
We're in the early stages of planning and designing a kitchen remodel. After looking at thousands of photos on Houzz and other websites, I find myself continually drawn to the look of natural cherry cabinets. But from what I've read, wood cabinets, particularly cherry and pine, turn darker with time. I want the cabinets to remain that lighter, natural color. Is there anything that can be done during the manufacturing/finishing stages that will preserve the lighter finish of the natural wood?
I'd like to add that on one of the kitchens pictured on Houzz, the architect, in answering a question, wrote, "We have used a white paint wipe after first sealing when clients have a preference for a lighter final color." Can anyone tell me more about this technique? How does it affect the natural finish that I'm after?
Thanks for your help and advice.