Do you want a kitchen that disappears into the background, or would you like to create that “wow” factor? The kitchen is generally the most expensive room in the house, so it’s worth the time it takes to design a space that gets noticed.
Contrast provides one of the easiest ways to make a kitchen pop. Kitchens that primarily feature only light tones or dark tones are one-note spaces. Nothing stands out. But if you take a kitchen with light cabinets and flooring and add a dark countertop and, say, some lively glass tiles as a backsplash, you suddenly have a kitchen that grabs attention.
A kitchen featuring only dark tones not only doesn’t shine, it pulls light out of a room. Even a space with generous windows will feel like a cave. There’s drama in the dark tones, but they need light elements to take advantage of the contrast to create impact. Think about a light tile or stone floor and a light to mid-tone backsplash to brighten the space and allow those dark cabinets to shine.
Whatever your tone preferences, take a leap to the other tone side for some of your selections and you will create a kitchen that wows.