MiMi, as it happens, I recently remodeled a kitchen in just that style.
What we did was to put a 3-step faux wash on the existing cabinets, and replaced the old doors/drawer fronts with new stain-finished oak raised panel doors & drawer fronts. The base coat on the cabinets was a medium beige tone, brushed over with a brown, coppery tint metaflake finish which was then "washed" to thin & blend in large areas, leaving it heavier in the woodgrain, corners & joints. This left the cabinetry still fairly light, but with an "aged" look. The doors/drawers were stained in Minwax Provincial, so they were darker than the cabinets, but not objectionably dark, yet still rich & emphasizing the woodgrain.
Old world style tile, rope trims & listello's on the backsplashes, with a framed tile mural above the cooktop, and granite-look Corian countertops.