How to Choose Between a Light or Dark Kitchen

How to Choose Between a Light or Dark Kitchen

With the vast array of options available for kitchen materials and finishes, choosing the right colour scheme can be difficult. Light and dark kitchens both have many advantages and disadvantages depending on the size of your kitchen layout and the amount of natural and artificial lighting. Choose a kitchen colour scheme that will stand the test of time and won’t go out of style.

Light Kitchen
A white kitchen is one of the most timeless colour choices which will create a welcoming and fresh feel. The biggest advantage of a white or light coloured kitchen is that it gives an expansive feel, making your kitchen feel larger. Lighter colours are more versatile and more likely to pair with a variety of paint, tile and bench top finishes without clashing. However, white is not the best option if you have a large family or small children as dirt, fingerprints and food stains will be more noticeable and will require constant cleaning.

Dark Kitchen
A dark kitchen can create a glamourous and elegant feel when designed correctly. Dark cabinets or flooring create richness and depth in an open kitchen layout and make a bold statement. If you have a small kitchen or poor lighting, use dark colours sparingly to avoid feeling heavy and closed in. When viewing samples of dark colours, keep in mind that the lighting in your kitchen may be darker than in a store so it is best to take colour samples home to see how they will look in your own environment.

Mix and Match
If you feel black makes too much of an impact, choose glossy finishes to help bounce light around the room and pair with a crisp white contrast. A black and white contrasted kitchen is strong but much loved in a modern styled space, giving off a smart and sophisticated style.

If you are still having trouble deciding on your kitchen colour scheme, visit one of our showrooms at Harrington Kitchens where you can test colour samples and mix and match shades to find the right choice for your materials.

Here at Harrington Kitchens, our experienced designers take the time to get to know your style and can help you with any colour scheme in your kitchen, offering plenty of suggestions.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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