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Should I Choose Dark or Light Cabinets?

Should I Choose Dark or Light Cabinets?

Choosing Between Dark & Light Cabinets

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. It is a public space where everyone gathers, but it is also very functional.  When redoing a kitchen, there is a lot to consider.  The the most common question that people ask is “should I go for dark or light cabinets?”  Personal preference should be a key factor on deciding which to chose, but here are a few helpful hints to help you decide.

Pros of Dark Cabinets

Dark cabinets can add formality, richness and depth to a kitchen. They can make it feel cozy and elegant and help background paint colors stick out. 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

Dark cabinets could go out of style at any time. Current trends make it very hard for dark color stains to keep up with. If you are planning on selling your home in the next few years, staying away from dark cabinets is a safe bet. Dark cabinets also make the kitchen feel small, dark, and closed in. It’s very important to have a lot of light provided 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, back-splash, counter-top, or flooring.  Light cabinets are a great investment if you’re planning on selling your home anytime soon.  They also help reflect both natural and artificial light and evoke a clean and sanitary look.

Cons of Light Cabinets

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

Still can’t decide? Flooring & Kitchen Designs has a professional, experienced staff that will work with you and help choose the right cabinets to suit your home! Contact us today!