Dark Wood cabinets, light countertops, give moody, but sheik look to any kitchen

We’ve talked before about using dark cabinets along with lighter countertops and how the contrast provides strikingly beautiful results. Incorporate strong textured wall tiles, glass and stainless steel in the same kitchen, and bright flooring to create an incredibly unique environment that the whole family will enjoy for years. Consider some details that will help you choose dark over light cabinets for your next remodel.

Notice in the full Torino Dark Wood cabinet kitchen below how the use of darker values in the cabinets, contrasted with lighter values in the countertops and flooring, along with and texture of brick provides an incredibly rich feel to the kitchen. That only happens when you design your space with a balance of the materials in mind.

Be careful, though, if you add too much texture it can cause the juxtaposition of differing materials to fight one another. But, with proper planning that texture becomes a complimentary backdrop that can greatly enhance the feel created by your cabinets and countertops. If the color values are neutral, the cabinets can really jump out in a pleasing aesthetic. The contrast plays well together because the differences of light and how it reflects off the varying surfaces subdues in some areas, and brightens in others.

Here’s a picture of a completed Torino Dark Wood kitchen

You can easily mimic this design if it suits your taste by following the rules of contrast. You might even brighten up the space even more by using our Torino Grey Wood cabinets on the walls. The sky is the limit, so explore your options. If you need help, we are happy to assist!

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