matching new cabs to weird old molding
We're going to go with stained wood for this kitchen remodel, probably in a simple slab style. The entire house is trimmed out in a skinny wood molding. I'd like to match it in color if not species. I don't think it would be overkill since the molding is so thin. The cabinets in the home originally were probably a good match as well. There are two doorways in the kitchen with this trim and we will try to match it for a new opening (possibly taking old stuff from inside closets).
Anyway, is it a mistake? We like the trim, where it is clean (that's another project--just look at the crud!). What wood species would look right with this stuff? It is Honduran mahogany and decidedly orange. I don't think that is a reasonable thing to do cabinets in is it? Should we not try to match it at all and go light maple? Or dark? Can I get walnut to look right?
Window casing (none in kitchen):
Door casing in kitchen (needs some degrunging):