Choosing Between Dark & Light Cabinets

February 23, 2018

The kitchen is the heart of the home, the gathering spot, which makes updating it very important. The kitchen has become a public space that also needs to be very practical. There is a lot to consider when you are redoing a kitchen. The most common question that people ask is “should I go for dark or light cabinets?”  Personal preference should be the deciding factor on how your kitchen turns out, but here are a few helpful hints to help you decide if you’re stuck.

Pros of Dark Cabinets

Dark cabinets can add formality, richness and depth to the room. They can make the room feel cozy and elegant and help background paint colors pop.  The darker the finish, the bolder the statement. Dark cabinets also help with hiding dirt in the kitchen and make cleaning them less of a hassle.

Cons of Dark Cabinets

There is no telling when dark cabinets could go out of style. Current trends make it very hard for dark color stains to keep up with. If you are planning on putting your house on the market within the next few years, staying away from dark cabinets would be your best bet. Dark cabinets also make the kitchen feel smaller and closed in, almost cave like. It’s very important to be able to have a lot of light in the kitchen when choosing dark cabinets.

Pros of Light Cabinets

Since cabinets take up a lot of visual space, lighter cabinets give your kitchen a more expansive, light, and airy feel. They also pair well with any paint color, backsplash, countertop, or flooring.  Light cabinets are timeless, and are a great investment if you’re planning on selling your house anytime soon.  They help reflect both natural and artificial light and will evoke a clean and sanitary look.

Cons of Light Cabinets

It’s sometimes hard to keep up with light kitchen cabinets. They show dirt and smudges more easily, which is impractical if you have a big family or small children. They also show wear and tear a lot faster than dark cabinets. Light cabinets are not ideal if you’re looking for easy maintenance.

Still can’t decide? Discount Kitchens Etc. has a professional, experienced staff that will work with you and help choose the right cabinets to suit your home, all while saving you money and ensuring your complete satisfaction. Give us a call today!

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