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Considerations for dark kitchen cabinets

For many homeowners and property developers, white kitchen suites are incredibly popular. But cabinets in a wide range of colours can be equally as effective. From blues and reds, to natural shades, your kitchen could benefit from a hint of colour. But what about the deep, rich and dark colours? Well, these can also be incredibly effective, as long as you use these with thorough care and planning. So what are the important considerations for dark kitchen cabinets? Well, here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about dark kitchen cabinets.

What are the important considerations for dark kitchen cabinets?

Dark kitchen cabinets are often avoided because they can potentially:

  • absorb light making your kitchen feel smaller than it really is
  • create a dark or dreary atmosphere

But when used appropriately, and well planned for, any dark kitchen cabinet can be a successful and visually effective choice. You should consider:

  • The cabinet finish- if using dark kitchen cabinets, you can make sure these have a glossy finish. This can counter the visual effect of the dark cabinet, by allowing the light to reflect.
  • Mixing and matching- you can balance a dark row of kitchen cabinets with some light coloured cabinets to help create striking visual contrast and interest in your kitchen. This can also help balance any potentially negative effect of the dark colours, with the light, bright nature of the lighter cabinets.
  • Bring in nature- natural elements like timber or hard wood and stone can be a great way to add warmth to a kitchen with dark cabinets. You could opt for a hardwood worktop, or for stone effect floor tiles for a truly effective visual feature.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Homematas.