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Be Bold and Sophisticated with Dark Cabinets

21 Aug

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Create a kitchen that really makes a statement by using dark cabinets throughout the kitchen or as accents. Without a doubt, deep, dark cabinet finishes make an stunning impact.

Light and Color

When considering dark cabinets, think about contrast, light and color. To avoid a heavy look in the kitchen, consider extremely light countertops to contrast the cabinetry. If there are places you can leave out upper cabinets, it will brighten the kitchen, as will using more natural light. Opt for open or glass front cabinets in the upper cabinets to provide the lighter, open feel that will balance dark cabinets.

Color Accents

Dark cabinets provide the perfect backdrop for stunning splashes of color. For example, a dark kitchen is the perfect place for an intricate backsplash made of tiny mosaic tile or heavily veined marble. Unique kitchen hardware really shines against the backdrop of dark cabinets.

Accent Cabinets

Consider pairing a lighter cabinetry in the main part of the kitchen with dark cabinets around the island or along one wall of the kitchen for a contemporary, stylish look. Or use dark cabinets around the walls and light cabinets on the island, creating a bright focal point for the entire room.

Contrast Surfaces

If considering dark cabinets, you may be happy using other materials in the kitchen that reflect rather than absorb light. For example, look at stainless steel appliances, bright white tile for the floor, countertop or backsplash, white grout and light colored walls to provide a bright contrast to dark cabinetry.

Whatever style of cabinet you choose, you are sure to be pleased with the striking look of a dark kitchen.