Kitchens are generally very bright and summery, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create your own trend by turning your cooking space into a dark cave of culinary wonder. Do you like the look of a darker-themed kitchen, but you’re not sure if it will fit your home? Orange Contracting has some suggestions on scheme and material to make your renovation easier.
Dark Cabinets & Counters
Do you like the look of a dark theme, but you’re not ready to convert your whole kitchen? A nice compromise is adding dark cabinets, which can add a dramatic touch without changing your kitchen completely.
Natural Light & Size
Homes that feature a lot of natural light are perfect for darker themes. A darker themed kitchen will help tone down or balance the brightness, whereas a home that has less light may seem cramped with a dark theme.
Big kitchens are also great candidates for dark color schemes since there is already a lot of open space. Light is usually used to make a small space feel larger, so larger kitchens can have free reign on the choice of colors used. If you have a smaller kitchen but still want to use dark colors, think about using open shelves or multi-tonal colors to keep the space balanced.
For homes that have pets or children, a dark color scheme is a good way to hide scuffs and marks. It’s also a way to reduce the amount of time it takes to make your kitchen appear spotless. White or light colored themes show stains, spills and damage much easier than darker colored themes, so if you have an active family a darker theme is a great choice.
Nothing matters more than how happy you will be in your home. Keeping that in mind, make sure that your kitchen reflects a place of happiness and comfort that lets your personality shine through. Choose colors that you like and styles that fit your personal preference since you are the one who will spend the most time in the kitchen at the end of the day.
To create a sophisticated look that also has dark colors, choose a theme that uses both light and dark elements throughout your kitchen. This could be in the form of dark walls and light cabinets, or dark cabinets and light counters. This allows for Ying Yang style balance that prevents any particular color from being overpowering.
Keep It Trendy
It’s always a gamble when you change your kitchen from one theme to the other. If you plan to stay in your home long term, you can be bolder in your choices. However, if you think you will move within the next couple years, it is probably a good idea to stick with something neutral. This way it won’t affect the desirability when you are looking to list your home on the market.
How We Can Help
Orange Contracting is always here to help you with your kitchen remodel and design needs. If you want to find out more about our services or if you want to get a quote for your next project, give us a call at (416) 817-2590 today.