Family and guests always seem to end up in the kitchen because it is considered to be the heart of the home. When you’re thinking about updating your kitchen, this is a very important aspect to consider because you want to make this room the most inviting and comfortable.
Your kitchen cabinetry is one of the essential considerations to create the look that you want. The colour you choose will be at the centre of your deliberations since it should ultimately convey the warmth, feel and overall impact that you’re trying to achieve. The tone should also be a reminder that cabinets do not stand alone, but rather a part of your new kitchen as a whole.
The colour of your cabinets is a huge part of how the space is going to look and make you feel, so your colour should be one that you love. Because cabinets take up a large area of visual space, it’s important that the cabinet colour works in conjunction with the rest of the decor.
Here are some suggestions for you to consider:
According to the National Association of Realtors, kitchens are going dark. Darker cabinets stand out beautifully when they are used in contrast to light paint, lighter countertop and backsplash. This difference is not only dramatic in its appearance; it allows you to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere without going with a white or pastel colour scheme. A light countertop, backsplash and floor will reflect light and contribute to expanding the space while lightening up the surrounding, which will help to provide balance and proportion when using dark shades.
Dark kitchen cabinetry ranging in deep, rich hues has been gaining popularity on the kitchen fashion runway for the past decade with tones ranging from medium brown to black. Their acceptance has become more of a movement with glamour in the kitchen playing a significant part.
In modern or contemporary homes, black, grey or mocha is a popular kitchen cabinet colour. They can pull the room together and give a strong presence with their bold tones. When you eventually sell your home, potential buyers will have the ability to enjoy a timeless design of dark kitchen cabinets by simply changing the accent colours for a new look.
Dark walnut kitchen cabinets offer the beauty and ambiance of dark wood for a deep and luxurious environment. The look that they create is warm, cozy and intimate. This wood has traditionally been a favourite in home libraries, but they are being installed more often in kitchens. They are stable and reliable wood and unlikely to ever go out of style.
Cherry coloured kitchen cabinets are another favourite for those who enjoy the beauty and richness of a more formal kitchen. Like deep shades of the colour red, cherry-coloured hues are graceful, beautiful, and some even think romantic. Cherry coloured cabinets are highly favoured and often found in high-end homes because of their elegance.
White cabinets have always been popular, and it’s not because they’re trendy, it’s because they’re timeless. White is always in style and provides a lot of flexibility for the rest of the kitchen design and décor. White can fit perfectly into both grandiose traditional design and minimalist, contemporary design; however, there is a downside to white. White cabinets require more maintenance simply because they’re white. While it’s not impossible to have painted white cabinets when you have kids or pets in the house, it’s not as easy as a darker stain. However, don’t let this be a total deterrent, but it is something to consider.
Whatever you decide for the colour of your kitchen cabinets, you’ll want it to be a space where you feel comfortable. Have the space reflect your personality and surround it with colours that you love.
*Oakville / Burlington Ontario