Light or Dark Cabinets?
Cover image: Basicoh (Light Cabinets)/Jordanawori (Dark Cabinets)
Cabinets and shelving often make up a large portion of any kitchen. They play an important role in the kitchen design, not only for practical purposes but they can make a real impact on how your finished kitchen looks and feels. One of the questions we’re often asked during the early stages of a renovation is “light or dark cabinets”? There’s honestly no real right or wrong answer. It just depends on the design and other elements of your kitchen, and the style or look and feel you want to achieve. We’ve listed some benefits below to help you make that decision.
Timeless & Trend-Proof
Light cabinets, especially white cabinets are much more timeless. Easily one of the more popular choices for a modern kitchen design. Light cabinets have been the preferred option for a long time, and will continue to be in trend. An obvious choice if you ever plan to sell your place.
Flexibility & Versatility
White cabinets or lighter colours are much easier to match and pair with. You can mix and match using complimentary colours or create contrasts with other elements in your kitchen design. White also looks great on any style of cabinets, whether you decide to go contemporary or country.
Lighting & Space
Another great reason to go for lighter cabinets is for lighting and space. Light cabinets help reflect both natural and artificial light, usually creating an illusion of a much bigger space.
Bold & Elegant
A dark kitchen can look just as elegant as a light kitchen, if not even more. Darker coloured cabinets allow for some really slick and elegant designs. If you want to make a statement with your kitchen, dark is the way to go. Nothing quite like walking into a strong and bold design.
Cozy & Inviting
Consider darker colours in your kitchen for a cozier and inviting look and feel. Blacks and dark greys can also create a sense of comfort but try some colour like a deep navy or naturally warm and rich timbers for a kitchen that really feels inviting.
Luxurious and Sophisticated
Nowadays, dark kitchens are often associated with more luxurious and formal homes. A dark kitchen can add formality, richness and depth to the room. Darker colours are great for a blend of modern and traditional cabinet designs.
If you’re not feeling too sure about what you want or whether lighter or darker cabinets are going to work best for your new kitchen renovation, we’re here to help you with these decisions. Contact us for a complimentary consultation and we’ll figure it out together.