Matte cabinets are now an established trend, which means that they are seen in many kitchens around the U.S. While matte cabinets look beautiful and sleek in photos online, it’s important to know everything you can about a trend before installing it in your new kitchen. Continue reading to learn about the pros and cons of matte cabinets to determine if they are right for you!
Pros of Matte Finishes
Matte cabinets have been around for a while but started becoming extremely popular in the last five years or so. Matte finishes are considered very chic and modern, but gloss and shine are just as trendy in “modern” kitchens. A mid-sheen is the half-way point between the high gloss and matte. High-glass finishes are quick to show fingerprints and smudges, but matte finishes are good at smudges. Mid-sheen finishes are the easiest to clean and seem to sow the least smudges. Both high glass and matte cabinets are also great for creating texture in the kitchen, especially if you have an open floor plan.
Cons of Matte Finishes
As mentioned above, many people choose matte finishes because they hide smudges better than glossy finishes, but that doesn’t mean they prevent stains. Matte kitchen cabinets will still get greasy and oily fingerprint stains, but they will be less prominent than if you had glossy cabinets. Unfortunately, when your cabinets do show stains, it is not an easy task to remove them. It is tricky to wipe away smudges without making streaks, and the matte finish can sometimes even absorb the stain, which makes it even harder to eliminate.
Matte cabinets look beautiful in a large kitchen, but for those with smaller kitchens, they may not be the right choice. Matte finishes absorb light rather than reflect it, so they won’t make your space feel or look any bigger.
Making Your Decision
Before making your decision, be sure to talk to your kitchen design team for their professional opinion and advice. A design team will be able to talk you through the pros and cons to determine if matte cabinets are right for you, or if you would be happier with a different finish.
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