Do you love the look of dark cabinets and sleek, black countertops? While you may like the look of a modern, dark kitchen, it’s important to make sure that you’re choosing a color scheme that is cohesive with the rest of your home design. Continue reading for a few tips on how to make a dark color scheme work for your kitchen.
A dark kitchen needs lots of natural light, or else the room will feel much too dark and cramped. Natural light helps to make a room feel bigger and brighter, so windows are a must! In general, larger kitchens are a better fit for dark colors, but smaller kitchens don’t need to rule out all dark colors. Open shelving and two-toned colors can help you use darker tones in the room without making the space feel too small.
Match Your Personality
Your kitchen design should match your personality and lifestyle, so it’s essential to think about what a dark kitchen says about you. If you want a dark kitchen just because it’s trendy, but you love whites and neutrals, you won’t enjoy spending time in your kitchen. However, if you think that dark colors match your sophisticated and bold personality, it is a good fit! Darker shades add elegance to a room, and it’s important to be sure that you are comfortable making a statement with your kitchen design.
Add Light Elements
A completely dark kitchen is difficult to pull off, and a combination of dark and light elements is a great way to stop the dark shades from becoming overpowering. A good design tip to follow is that a light floor goes with dark cabinets, and dark cabinets pair well with light countertops. A combination of white or neutrals and black or brown creates a more cohesive, refined look that will always be in style.
Pops Of Color
In addition to light elements, you may want to add a few pops of color to add some fun to a dark kitchen. You may love bright colors, but not many people feel comfortable painting their cabinets bright blue or pink! Instead, splash your favorite colors around the room with bar stool chairs, artwork, curtains, the backsplash, and accessories.
Design Your Dream Kitchen With Design Solutions, Inc.
Design Solutions Inc, located in Annapolis MD, is here to help homeowners throughout the Maryland areas redesign their bathrooms, kitchens, and homes. Want to create a greener home? Ask us about sustainable design for your Maryland home.
Founder, president, and artistic director Joni Zimmerman continues to create and maintain a service and team that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of the community it serves. Get in touch with us today to begin your redesign journey. Call us today at 410-757-6100 or visit our contact us page to speak with one of our team members.