One of the most significant decisions you will make during your kitchen remodel is selecting light or dark-colored cabinets. As the most prominent element of your kitchen space, the cupboards significantly impact the room’s atmosphere. There are advantages (and disadvantages) to either choice.
Advantages Of Dark-Colored Custom Cabinets
With the right design, dark colors can add a warm and welcoming tone to your kitchen. You can balance their tones by adding light elements with your floor and countertop choices. Dark cabinets offer several advantages:
- Dark cabinets create an elegant and sophisticated ambiance in your home.
- They work well with ornate styles of doors and drawer pulls.
- The color options for dark hues are many (brown, deep green, black, dark gray, navy, dark wood tones).
- Dark cabinets are very forgiving, hiding a few spills and dents.
Disadvantages Of Dark-Colored Cabinets
Dark colors do have their disadvantages, especially if you are planning to sell your home in the near future:
- They make small kitchens feel crowded.
- You will need more sources of light to fill the darker space.
- They may feel dated very quickly.
- Dark colors are hard to cover up if you want a change.
The Merits Of Light-Colored Custom Cabinets
Light hues include light gray, light natural woods, beige, white, cream, and soft pastels. These colors offer several advantages:
- They blend well with many different styles of decor.
- Light colors give a sense of airiness, making them ideal for smaller spaces.
- They combine well with dramatic elements like vivid-hued countertops.
The Downsides of Light-Colored Cabinets
As with all your decorating decisions, you will want to consider the downsides as well as the advantages of lighter tones. Be aware that:
- Lighter tones create a more casual vibe in your home.
- They will also require more daily attention as they will not hide any spatters or spills.
- The normal wear and tear of everyday life will become apparent very quickly.
What About Blending Both Choices?
This can be a very modern and pleasant option that creates a cozy feeling. A well-planned combination of dark and light tones can bring the best of both choices to your kitchen.
Professional Design & Installation In Monterey
Your kitchen is an integral part of your home, and Cypress Design & Build Remodeling Company would love to help you create the atmosphere you desire. Our experienced designers and contractors can bring your vision to life with cabinet installation and design. Call us in the Monterey County area today.