Even as white cabinets emerged as homeowners’ first choice in Houzz Kitchen Study, 2018, dark cabinets still have their takers. If you’re a homeowner who prefers experimenting with bold colors and make your kitchen stand out from the rest, dark kitchen cabinets are the right choice for you. Here are seven tips to help you leverage the greatness of dark kitchen cabinets to personalize your kitchen and take it to the next level.
Dark Kitchen Cabinets Create Cosy Kitchen
Dark cabinets are both cozy and contemporary, a feature that many homeowners want to incorporate in their kitchen. With the right selection of ambient kitchen lighting such as pendant lights, you can infuse an air of cozy minimalism in your kitchen space.
Dark Kitchen Cabinets Infuse Instant Sophistication
Dark cabinets work wonderfully when they’re paired with complementary colors such as pale grey, off-white, charcoal hue and other elements in your kitchen.
For example, if your kitchen has plain walls with white tiles for the backsplash, the dark cabinets will go well with them. Some other elements resonate well with dark cabinets include brass handles, pale grey floor, and wooden countertops as shown in the image below.
Dark Kitchen Cabinets Hide Stain and Scratch Easily
In due course of time, all kitchen cabinets regardless of their color, tend to see wear and tear. However, only some cabinets are able to hide it more elegantly. Dark cabinets are the perfect choice for homeowners who deal with spillages in their kitchen more often than not. Unlike light color cabinets that awfully fail at concealing stains and scuffs, dark cabinets make them less obvious. Plus, a few coats of paint are all it takes for the scratches on your dark cabinets to disappear.
Dark Kitchen Cabinets offer the Right Contrast
When it comes to kitchen renovation, creating contrast is an essential part of kitchen decor. With the right combination of colors and elements, you can create the right balance of minimalism and elegance. Dark cabinets are even easier to pair with a wide range of elements to achieve sophisticated decor in your kitchen. For example, when you pair white worktop with dark cabinets, it will great a great visual impact.
To make it even better, you can add some accessories such as vintage light fixtures, ornate faucets, and soft foliage. Plus, you can use white paint for the surrounding walls for a monochromatic vibe.
Dark Kitchen Cabinets Highlight Vivid Colors
Whether it’s an all-white kitchen or a monochromatic one, accents of bold, bright colors can such as a red wall portrait or green bar stools add zing to your kitchen decor. Dark cabinets have a natural flair to not only complement but also highlight those bold accents and accessories by offering a dramatic backdrop for vivid shades.
Dark Kitchen Cabinets Embrace Metallic Shades like No Other
The perception that dark cabinets offer a somber vibe in the kitchen is challenged by modern designers. In fact, dark kitchen cabinets offer unique opportunities to embrace luxury by allowing you to experiment with vintage accessories and metallic accessories such as brass and copper. For example, the use of brass in the backsplash and brass tap are greatly complemented by the dark cabinets, infusing understated sophistication into space.
Dark Kitchen Cabinets Help Zone Open Kitchens
Many modern homeowners are increasingly opting for the open-plan kitchen which allows them to cook as well as socialize. In an open-plan kitchen or single wall kitchen, it’s important to zone the space visually. With dark cabinets, it’s easier to zone separate areas such as living space and kitchen by using a dark shade.
At Maplevilles, we stock a great variety of inset Shaker kitchen cabinets including dark grey cabinets to help you remodel your kitchen into a fun, cozy, luxurious and inviting space for your family.