Dark kitchens are becoming increasingly poplar as homeowners and property developers opt for dark colours, instead of the usual white kitchen suite. Dark kitchens can look elegant, stunning and attractive, in any home, as the dark colours suit a range of kitchen styles. From contemporary to traditional, your kitchen could be transformed with dark colours. But to get the most out of a dark kitchen, there are a series of considerations you should bear in mind. Dark rooms can look small, and dingy, instead of bright and airy, if you dont get the design just right. This includes choosing the right worktop. Light coloured worktops can make a stunning contrast with your dark cabinets, but dark worktops are even more effective. Here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to using dark worktops with dark cabinets.

Using dark worktops with dark cabinets

Dark worktops can add a dramatic, and visually stunning dimension to your dark kitchen. To get the best results, you should consider:

  • Choose a glossy finish- mixing matt and gloss finishes in the kitchen can be stunning. Especially for dark kitchens. Why not use matt cabinets, and a glossy worksurface, to add a different visual dynamic to the room? The glossy surface will reflect light, and help to brighten up your space.
  • Choose a dark timber or stone- Dark worktops don’t just need to be man-made materials. Natural stone and dark timber can also be used for a striking effect. The natural materials will also add character and personality to your kitchen, as well as warmth.
  • Choose a different dark colour- if your cabinets are dark blue, why not opt for a grey or black work-surface? Or vice/versa. There are plenty of dark colours and shades that can be very effective in the kitchen. And mixing and matching colours can be a very effective way to use dark colours in the kitchen.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at MLS Kitchens.