Why You Should Consider Dark Cabinets
The color of your kitchen cabinets is one of the most critical decor aspects to consider if you are refinishing or updating your kitchen cabinets. Cabinets cover substantial amounts area of your kitchen and hold a deal of influence over how your kitchen’s aesthetic and energy affects the rest of your home. You should always consider the material and style of your cabinets, but the color is often what attracts the most attention when you enter your kitchen.
As modern decor trends become more and more popular, dark kitchen cabinets have been on the rise. While many are quick to overlook dark cabinets to avoid a dark ambiance, dark colors have many functional finishes that pair great with any theme you can think of. Dark colors can turn any kitchen space into an elegant, sophisticated veneer. It must be noted that before renovating your kitchen, dark themes require more expertise and care to pull off. If you are not confident in choosing what color or finishes will work best for your kitchen, don’t hesitate to reach out to a preferred interior design or decorating expert. When you find the perfect dark shade for your kitchen, no one can help but be encapsulated by your new kitchen!
If you are looking to be inspired, we have put together many possible selections of dark cabinets that may be perfect for you! But first, we will include some information and tips that will help guide you when choosing a dark color that will give you the best look for your kitchen cabinets.
What Dark Shade is Right For Your Kitchen?
If you are reading this far, you are probably considering a dark cabinet shade for your kitchen. Choosing the right color can be the most intricate process when renovating your kitchen. Most cabinet suppliers will feature hundreds of dark shades ranging from graphite gray to jet-black. I know this may be overwhelming, but with careful consideration, you will find the perfect dark shade in no time!
The first step of your choice is to decide what your preferred dark varieties that a vendor is offering. Keep in mind that dark colors for your kitchen do not have to be black or gray. If you want to bring some extra zest to your kitchen you can choose from dark red, brown, blue – the possibilities are endless.
An important detail in determining the color of your cabinets is considering what shade will complement the other attributes of your kitchen and the overall look you are hoping to achieve. If you are hoping to create a luxurious, modern theme, black and gray shades should be your priority. If your kitchen has brown flooring, dark brown or red should be in consideration. If you are looking to create a distinct look for your kitchen, take an imaginative approach with a dark shade of green. Don’t forget that you can consider mixing bright, exciting colors with the tranquility of dark colors.
Don’t be afraid to invest a lot of your time in deliberating over what color will emulate your vision. Your kitchen is the heart of the home, and you want to create something you are proud to call yours.
Creating the Perfect Dark Shade
Many approach dark shades with apprehension because they can absorb light and give off an intense, dramatic look. This is why it’s common to mix and match colors to create a more neutral color for kitchen cabinets. Blending bold color accents, or muted tones of beige, taupe, and cream with neutral brown colors will yield an inviting, homey dark shade. However, before deciding on a shade, you must consider the lighting that your kitchen space provides. You may have to increase the lighting supply of the room, by using lamps, installing windows for natural light, or consider lighter shades of your chosen color.
Try matching your dark shade with other dark elements in your kitchen. Dark cabinets will look great with light walls, especially if you incorporate dark flooring to really enhance the colors of your kitchen. This will also allow for the cabinets to be a prominent feature in your space while being complemented by other elements of your kitchen.
We want to reiterate that it is not uncommon to feel hesitant or uneasy about deciding on dark cabinets for your kitchen. But don’t let it stop you! If you are not comfortable with determining the perfect shade for your kitchen, reach out to an expert – some professional guidance will make this process much more manageable. Here are some dark cabinets that may inspire you in your kitchen renovating process.
1. The Effortless Balance
The light colored elements of the kitchen intensify the dark cabinets. This contrast between the wall, floor, and cabinets truly brings the entire kitchen together.
2. The Sophisticated Dark Cherry Cabinet:
This dark cherry stain is able to turn any room into a home oasis. This stain allows you to have fun with a wide range of color for your tile or hardwood floors – it will look great with various colors.
3. The Polished Look
This rich collection of brown shades will create a warm, alluring look for your kitchen. The lighter wood for your kitchen cabinets provides a bright accent to the dark marble countertops, creating the ideal serene ambiance for a home.
4. The Modern Farmhouse
The fitted plain dark wood is perfect to transform into antique reclaimed kitchen cabinets. This look offers a rustic feel to your kitchen – a look that resembles a farmhouse look with a hint of modern elements.
5. The Unique Blue
The blue may be deemed a little more unconventional, yet it creates a seamless classical feel to your kitchen. Pair it with light or dark brown wood flooring and paneling to create a timeless look that has a twist.
6. A Contemporary Approach
A mix of dark cabinets with white granite will allow your kitchen to stand out from the rest. This pairing creates a charming, unique look without losing its refinement.
7. Striking Dark Wood
Pitch black will frame a sleek, modern look. Blackwood is to be paired with lighter elements in your kitchen to ensure that it doesn’t get too dim in your home.
8. A Warm Country Home
The dark gray cabinets matched with light granite and natural sunlight shapes the ultimate country home look. The unfinished wood adds to the rustic, country home look.
9. A Forward Approach
The strong blue matched with white colored cabinets is a design that is not only innovative but also, divine! Pair this look with simple kitchen elements – you want the focus to be on your cabinets.
10. The Two-Color Scheme
It’s true what they say – simplicity is key. The consistent dark gray cabinets paired with light colored wood for a put-together, gorgeous look.
11. Espresso Wood
This color offers a chic contemporary look for your kitchen, especially with a light backsplash. It can be paired with light wood flooring, light or dark colored tiles to add some sparkle to your kitchen.
12. The Light & Dark Duo
This look screams the stunning classic kitchen look. The white countertops do great with contrasting with not only the stainless steel but also, the dark, refinished wood.
13. Marble Elegance
These beautiful dark cabinets can be accompanied with cream-colored marble. Dark cabinets and flooring truly complement the complexity of the marble color palette.
14. Black & White
Black kitchen cabinets are an uncomplicated, sleek look for any kitchen. With white countertops and chrome accents, you can convey a traditional kitchen that has many modern qualities.
15. For Smaller Spaces
If you have a small space for your kitchen, don’t worry about dark cabinets taking the light out of the room! When paired with light wood flooring, it can create an effortless, fluid look that amplifies the room.
16. The Mix and Match
Dark navy blue kitchen cabinets paired amidst exposed, raw wood, is a distinctive look that gives you the freedom to create a modern or traditional look.
17. Dark Gray Finesse
The dark gray with white countertops is perfect for anyone looking to have a simple, clean look for their kitchen.
18. Navy & White
The navy and white is a nice departure from the usual dark brown and black tones. The contrast between the two colors allows for a more inviting, luminous look to your kitchen.
19. The Green Galore
The dark green is another unique look that allows you the freedom to decorate for a traditional, or modern kitchen. To achieve the optimal kitchen color scheme, green cabinets should be matched with light kitchen accents.
20. The Industrial Look
Black cabinets are the key element in creating an industrial kitchen. With black cabinets, you are able to assemble the rustic, industrial look, but with a touch of chic.
21. Butcher Block Countertops
Butcher block countertops look way better than they sound. With dark gray cabinets and exposed wood countertops, your kitchen will have natural warmer and lighter features.
22. The Complete Dark Look
A contemporary kitchen style with dark elements creates a minimalistic design. The dramatic dark shades, sleek appliances, and cool painted walls will bring a lot of variety and comfort to your kitchen.
23. The Audacious Red
If you are looking to really spice up your kitchen, this stunning opaque cherry red color for cabinets is perfect for you! If you want to go one step further, try modern, glossed cabinets for the boldest look for your home.
24. Dark & Tile
If you don’t have much natural light in your home, pairing your dark cabinets with bright, decorative tile will accentuate the light in your home. It’s also an opportunity to get a little creative with the tiling of your home.
25. Brown on Brown
Although it may sound monotonous, brown cabinets paired with brown flooring implies that you have an endless opportunity in your kitchen. You can get creative with the color, gloss, and type of wood you’d like to pair.
26. Black & Brown
It’s common to believe that black and brown are shades that were never meant to be. On the contrary, black cabinets paired with brown flooring will create a modest, eternal look for your kitchen.
27. All Wood Everything
You can never go wrong with all wood features in your kitchen. You can try different colors and finishes to create the perfect balance.
28. The Chrome Black
If you are considering black cabinets for your kitchen, but don’t want to risk having a dimly lit kitchen, try accessorizing with chrome accents to bring shine to your kitchen.
29. The Rustic Wood
For a timeless look for your kitchen, opt for kitchen cabinets that have dark wood stains available. This look will look great for homes with high ceilings and a lot of natural light reaching into the kitchen.
30. Modern Wood
Dark finishes for your wood kitchen cabinets are perfect if you are looking to create a modern, dignified look. To accomplish this look, consider water or oil-based gloss for your wood.
Let’s Design Your Favorite Cabinets
We have only provided the top trends for dark kitchen cabinets. However, the possibilities are endless! With My Forever Builders, we are committed to every and all of your kitchen aspirations. Whether it be dark kitchen cabinets or new flooring, our licensed team is prepared to help you design and construct your home projects. Our design team will take you through every decision of your kitchen renovation, and assist you in choosing the right styles, colors, materials, and finishes to ensure your dream kitchen comes to life. Your budget, time, and satisfaction is something that My Forever Builders prioritize – and that is a guarantee. We will consistently update you on each step of your remodeling process, and minimize any disturbance, or mess that arise from construction. We hope to hear from you soon – it’s time to create your ideal kitchen!
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