If you are currently in the research phase of overhauling your kitchen’s décor, then we are sure that you are going to be met with many different options. It is often told that having an open mind is a good quality to have, but when presented with so many wonderful ideas, it can prove to be a little overwhelming at first! At Kitchen Warehouse, we recommend that you take a brief observation of all kinds of materials, finishes, and colours, before making a concrete decision.

But if you are stuck on which colour could suit your home or building best, this blog is here to give you an overview of both a light and dark kitchen design.

Should I install a light kitchen?

From a glance, a light kitchen is the most eye catching. We’re sure that you’ve already witnessed many dazzling photos of light kitchens that welcome natural sunshine from outside and promote a positive space to socialise and work. These images can definitely be translated to your own kitchen with ease, with light kitchen units maintaining popularity over the years.

Whether you are looking for some white kitchen units to create a showstopping appeal to your kitchen, or a cream gloss kitchen that is in touch with nature, there are many options out there that create a feeling of brightness, and artificially enhance the space in the room.

Although your kitchen is bound to look the part once these light kitchen units and doors have been installed, it is worth noting that it may take a little more effort to keep them that way! Due to the general wear and tear involved in the kitchen, such as spillages and mess when preparing food, you are inevitably going to have to deal with marks on these bright units that will show up easier. If you are prepared to keep on top of the condition of these units, then they will surely be a hit for years to come!

Should I install a dark kitchen?

If you are looking for a kitchen design that is bang on trend at the minute, then a dark kitchen could be the path to go down. Their popularity has soared in the last few years, and it is easy to see why! They are the perfect urban kitchen design if you live in a busy area but are also modern enough to hold their own in more rural settings.

There are many shades to choose from with a darker kitchen, such as blue, green, and grey for instance. These give you plenty of choice so you can spend time finding the shade that is perfect for you. Of course, we are not suggesting that your kitchen is necessarily a dark area, as you can easily brighten up the space whilst creating the dramatic effect of a dark kitchen. This can be done by contrasting dark grey kitchen units with lighter walls or a bright shade of kitchen splashback. You can also incorporate this with any lighter appliances you have and take advantage of the lighting options throughout the room.

In terms of practicality, marks and spillages are less likely to appear on a darker surface, but it is still important that you keep on top of your worktops, doors, and units etc. to ensure that you have a hygienic space and one which promotes productivity and communication.

Contact us

Have you decided on whether you would benefit most from a light kitchen or a darker shade? If so, be sure to dive into our full collection on our website to familiarise yourself with the many shades we have available. Do you have any questions about our products? Contacting Kitchen Warehouse is only one click or phone call away!

Simply pick up the phone and give us a call on 01765 640 000 and we will be happy to help, or email us at contact@kitchenwarehouseltd.com if this is more convenient for you. You can also fill out our online enquiry form with any detailed questions you have, and we will reply as soon as possible!