Choosing the colour of your cabinets can be a tough decision when buying cabinets. Here are 5 things to think about before making your decision.
1. How Big is Your Space
If you have a small space and need your space to feel bigger, use lighter colors for your cabinets. This creates the illusion of a larger space by adding more light to the room. Using a darker colour can make a space feel cozy and smaller when used in a larger area by adding a depth of colour and warmth.
2. What lighting does the room have
In spaces or rooms with large windows or light fixtures you can use a darker cabinet without making your space look small. If you need assistance to brighten up a space due to lack of lighting available then use lighter coloured cabinets.
3. Do you plan on Selling?
If you are looking at reselling your home, then it may be best to choose light, neutral colours for your space to increase the value of your home. The lighter colours will make it easier for potential buyers envision the space as their own simply because they are neutral and offer the flexibility to blend with any colour scheme the prospective buyer prefers.
4. What is the mood of the space?
Are you looking for something that has the feeling of a space that a professional chef would use, or a place that you want friends to linger and relax in? Light colored cabinets in a large kitchen can give an open and clean looking space that invites and inspires the inner chef with their crispness and neutrality. Darker coloured cabinets give a cozier feel to the space where friends and family want to relax and hang out as you prepare a meal in the warm inviting space.
5. Who will be using the space
If you have children or pets perhaps a darker cabinet color will work better for you. The darker colors will help to hide scratches, dings and stains easier. White, or lighter cabinets will always appeal to the ‘clean freaks’!