Neutral colors in cream or brown hues pair well with the light tones of oak cabinetry, although the ultimate color scheme of a kitchen depends on the overall style desired. The oak and granite accentuate one another when the veining of the granite matches in tone with the cabinetry wood.
Dark granite provides a stark constant against an otherwise traditional oak cabinet, while warm tones add to the traditional aspect of oak cabinetry. Black granite countertops modernize a kitchen outfitted with oak cabinets. Beige and grey tones are other neutral options for light or honey colored oak cabinets. Granite in hues of green or orange work well with darker brown oak.