The choice of light vs dark kitchen cabinets defines the feel of the space but it’s not just about personal preference. Here are the things to consider.
A guide on how to choose between light and dark kitchen cabinets and overall colour schemes for your kitchen.
It’s the classic comparison of dark cabinets vs. light cabinets. Which #kitchen #design do you prefer?
starting a kitchen redesign and thought I’d do dark cabinets light backsplash and counters, but seems like everything is trending toward white cabinets? I’m having a tough time deciding. opinions?
Trying to decide DARK vs LIGHT cabinets. Using an app “Painter” I was able to find colors from several paint suppliers. The dark are almost black (SW Black Fox) & the light are Temperate Taupe. Info: + The current kitchen is very busy with color, so trying to neutralize the eye. + We have LOTS of light available in this space
It’s the debate in kitchens today — light versus dark cabinetry. I’m in the stages of designing our new kitchen. Right now we have dark wood shaker panelled cabinets. I definitely want a change but I’m struggling between white or dark grey (even black) cabinetry for the new kitchen.
When you choose painted Dark Cabinets Vs Light, they will usually be assembled with materials that accept and hold paint well, such as poplar, veneered plywood or MDF. The key is having a nice, flat surface, free of knots and heavy grain patterns. Some cabinet manufacturers perform all the finishing work on their cabinets in-house. At Canyon Creek, an elaborate system of spray booths, ovens and an overhead drying line make it possible to finish hundreds of cabinets a day. Cabinets leave the plant boxed and ready for installation.
The kind of paint used on your Dark Cabinets Vs Light will impact how they look, how they wear, how much they chip and whether they are resistant to water. When purchasing a stock or semi-custom cabinet, ask what kind of paint is used and if there are other options. There are many paint options: oil- or water-based paints that may or may not include alkyd resins to help with curing, and even solid-body conversion varnishes. Having an extended conversation about the options and their impacts (off-gassing, longevity etc.) might be helpful. Earlier this year I looked into using a zero-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint on some custom cabinets, but received less-than-positive feedback from the paint shop about using it. Using a low-VOC paint instead yielded good results. Paint companies are constantly working on formulating coatings with fewer VOCs, and as time goes on, they will only get better, so look at all of your options.