Choosing a look for your kitchen can be a daunting task, simply because you have so much choice! Of course, choice is a good thing really. However, choosing wisely is important. One option that continues to increase in popularity is a matt kitchen. So, let’s look at the advantages of a matt kitchen. This should help you decide whether matt is the way to go for you.
Advantages of a Matt Kitchen: The Bottom Line
When it comes to kitchen looks, there’s nothing more dramatic, gorgeous and full to the brim with character than a matt kitchen. The massive advantages of a matt kitchen are that it will fit both traditional and contemporary designs, works with kitchens of most sizes, and can blend beautifully with other finishes too.
What’s not to like?
Advantages of a Matt Kitchen: Tricks of the light
In all aspects of interior design, light is highly important. We want living spaces that are light and airy rather than dim and stuffy. We tend to want to let light into our homes. What’s more, when we can’t do this naturally, we try all manner of design tips and tricks to create the illusion of light and space.
But, with matt kitchens, light creates a different kind of advantage. Matt finishes absorb light rather than reflect it on the surface. One of the main advantages of a matt kitchen is that surfaces will not show up any stains, smudges or fingerprints as much as a high gloss finish might. This is all thanks to the absence of light being reflected onto the surface.
Ultimately, this means that you will not need to clean the surfaces in a matt kitchen as often as you would with a high gloss kitchen design.
Advantages of a Matt Kitchen: Complement any look
Although matt works well with traditional kitchen designs, it tends to be ‘sold’ as being the perfect chic, modern and contemporary look. Additionally, matt kitchens work well in combination with high gloss cabinets. Indeed, matt cabinets blend well with any existing look you might have in your kitchen.
If you want to add texture and character to your kitchen design, matt is hard to beat. Matt worktops and kitchen cabinets are particularly good when placed in larger kitchens and open floor interiors, as they create an expansive feel to the space.
Matt Kitchens: Questions you should ask
Okay, so we think we’re doing a pretty good of selling the advantages of a matt kitchen. However, as with anything, it won’t be for everyone. Nothing is perfect and matt kitchens have their cons as well as their pros.
You don’t have to clean a matt kitchen as frequently as a high gloss kitchen. Nevertheless, it should be noted that it might not be as easy to do. Cleaning can leave streaks.
One of the advantages of a matt kitchen is its suitability for large kitchens. However, matt may not be for you if you have a small kitchen and want to make your kitchen space appear to be larger.
Matt kitchens also tend to work best in spaces where there is plenty of natural light. As light is absorbed into surfaces rather than reflecting off them, spaces appear cramped if there isn’t ample natural light coming into the room.
Therefore, you need to bear these points in mind and ask yourself is matt is still for you.
How to make your decision
A kitchen is more than just a look. It needs to be functional and practical as well. It’s important when choosing a design for your look that you are realistic and think with your head and your heart.
That said, one of the biggest advantages of a matt kitchen is its versatility.
One of matt’s strongest points is the fact that it works in virtually every kitchen style. From traditional and classic to modern and contemporary – or somewhere in between – matt complements most looks.
Similarly, matt is effective in a uniform look. Equally, matt works when mixed with gloss or semi-gloss, or both. Indeed, blending with gloss can be a great way of getting round the potential issues of light and space mentioned earlier.
Colours and the overall look
Another major plus point of a matt kitchen is the range of choice you have with colours. Generally speaking, lighter shades work best in smaller spaces. This opens up the room and make it appear larger. Darker shades, such as greys and blues, are the perfect complement for larger spaces. These tones create an air of class and sophistication.
And, with so many colours to choose from, there’s sure to be a shade for every taste and a tone for every palette. Opting for colours on particular kitchen units, such as a kitchen island, creates a real focal point too.
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