Kitchen, Cabinets, Countertops, Flooring

True North QuartzJuly 9, 2013
Hi Houzz users and fellow homeowners,

We wanted to ask you today, which do you prefer: dark or light kitchens?
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lovehome922
Light. They never go out of style.
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ikisfree
Dark. The cabinets on the right are similar to what I'm choosing for my new build. The white is ok, but nothing special and it's been done to death. I think the dark gives a modern, elegant feel.
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lkg1984
They are both beautiful, but I choose light. My hometown has a lot of gray days, and the light kitchen is cheerful. I also like that it feels vintage and can easily be accessorized.
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karemore55
I also prefer white. A white kitchen is just cheery, whereas dark kitchens seem moody to me. Also, the light just gets absorbed into the dark cabinets - I would feel like I was cooking in a cave.
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Ed
Light (but not necessarily all-white).
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barcis
Always loved dark and designed our kitchen dark, but building now and so exited about our cream cabinets and light kitchen! It's refreshing, open and timeless!
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Brenda
both have their place -- I like them equally.
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jordanjohn12
I prefer dark one because no one can see dirty stains on them easily as compare to white.And dark one is long lasting.
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Barbara Krai Interior Design
Choose the best of both worlds - if you are really liking the light look, make the perimeter cabinets light and then choose a dark finish for the island cabinets. I just designed a kitchen with solid walnut cabinets on the perimeter and then chose white distressed cabinets for the island. Then go for a different counter top selection on the island too. We selected a gorgeous onyx counter top for the island and then a solid taupe quartz on the rest of the counters. Your best result will be mixing!
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Barbara Krai Interior Design
Great selections! You will love it!
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indianpatti
I like they way they both look and I prefer dark ... makes me feel warm & cozy!
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Emma Hodgson
They both look stunning! The white looks so cosy and warm, but the dark looks very elegant and modern. I would have a hard time deciding - possibly white cabinetry with dark marble bench top and also dark hardware
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micstamper
I love dark cabinets!
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