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Small Kitchens With Dark Cabinets

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Small Kitchens With Dark Cabinets

1. Replace solid cabinet doors with glass ones. Glass fronts lighten the look of cabinetry and allow the eye to travel through to the back, which helps the kitchen seem more expansive. Just don’t clutter the interiors with bric-a-brac — you’ll defeat the purpose. Jeanne Finnerty Interior Design 2. Paint cabinets the same color as the walls. Limiting the cabinetry and the wall color to a single hue erases visual boundaries that might stop the eye. The conventional school of thought is that pale colors will reflect light and make the space feel bigger, and that’s certainly a safe approach. But don’t be afraid to go dark, either. Deep tones such as black, navy, charcoal and chocolate recede visually and create the impression that the walls are farther back than they really are. Andre Rothblatt Architecture 3. Choose furnishings with a small footprint. Select petite islands, slim chairs, streamlined stools and narrow tables that don’t eat up valuable floor space. Avoid chunky furniture legs or thick bases, which add visual bulk. Aidan Design 4. Recess storage. Tuck a pantry, shelving or cabinets flush with the wall to keep from obstructing the kitchen’s flow. It’s fairly easy to retrofit a recessed niche, especially if you orient it between wall studs. Boor Bridges Architecture 5. Design with clean lines. Big corbels, ornate cabinetry and fussy details can make a kitchen feel chopped up. Instead, keep the elements tailored and sleek to smooth out the look and create a roomier feel. Lisa Borgnes Giramonti 6. Merge into a larger space. This breakfast room, separated from the kitchen by a low half wall, feels like a natural extension of the cooking area. Justrich Design 7. Incorporate open shelving. Open shelves reduce visual weight and lend the illusion of a more expansive space. For an even sleeker look, choose floating shelves over models with brackets. See more of this 90-square-foot kitchen 8. Winnow down. Don’t crowd counters, shelves and cabinets with clutter, which makes the space look as though it’s bursting at the seams. Instead, focus on a few standout items and necessities and hide the rest away. Whitten Architects 9. Direct the eye upward. Choose patterns and visual elements that help to guide the gaze toward the ceiling. The vertical lines of the wall and ceiling boards in this kitchen lend the impression of greater height. Aidan Design 10. Flood the space with light. Whether your kitchen is done in pale colors or dark ones, light beaming in will help it feel as large as possible. Keep window treatments very simple, or eliminate them entirely, so as not to block the sun.More: 17 Space-Saving Solutions for Small Kitchens

Small Kitchens With Dark Cabinets

Are you looking for pictures of kitchens with dark cabinets?  In most kitchens, the cabinet fronts you choose to cover up your storage with become the very essence of the entire room. Coming just above and below eye level, and taking up a majority wall space within the room, the color, style, and finish you select will undoubtedly have a major impact on the style and atmosphere of the room.  Whether you’re looking for grey, dark or black kitchen cabinets we will explore the benefits and reasons you should consider these for your home.
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Small Kitchens With Dark Cabinets

These days dark cabinets come in all types of wood, materials and tones.  In fact, black kitchen cabinets are popular… but not as popular as deep, rich dark wood kitchen cabinets.
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Small Kitchens With Dark Cabinets

Proper Lighting Small kitchens are often filled with the wrong lighting, making the space feel dim and enclosed. Using pendant lights on the ceiling and fluorescent lighting below the cabinets will gracefully cast light off the countertops and backsplash, visually expanding the space and uplifting the overall tone and mood. Photo by Maxwell Mackenzie Tags: contemporary style kitchens white photos
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Small Kitchens With Dark Cabinets

Small kitchens are often filled with the wrong lighting, making the space feel dim and enclosed. Using pendant lights on the ceiling and fluorescent lighting below the cabinets will gracefully cast light off the countertops and backsplash, visually expanding the space and uplifting the overall tone and mood. Photo by Maxwell Mackenzie Tags: contemporary style kitchens white photos
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Small Kitchens With Dark Cabinets

Downsized Appliances Light wood cabinetry and a large, open window prevent this small, apartment-style kitchen from feeling cramped. In an extra-tiny kitchen like this, downsizing is the best way to go. A pint-sized stove, range hood, microwave and kitchen table are in proportion to the space and take up less space than their large predecessors. Tags: small kitchens green photos kitchens archway butcher block countertop
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Small Kitchens With Dark Cabinets

Light wood cabinetry and a large, open window prevent this small, apartment-style kitchen from feeling cramped. In an extra-tiny kitchen like this, downsizing is the best way to go. A pint-sized stove, range hood, microwave and kitchen table are in proportion to the space and take up less space than their large predecessors. Tags: small kitchens green photos kitchens archway butcher block countertop

Small Kitchens With Dark Cabinets

Usually, lighter tones work better in small kitchens.  But the gods will not strike you dead should you decide on dark, cherry-tone cabinets–as shown here with quartersawn cherry cabinetry and slab doors.
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Usually, lighter tones work better in small kitchens.  But the gods will not strike you dead should you decide on dark, cherry-tone cabinets–as shown here with quartersawn cherry cabinetry and slab doors. What really makes this combination work is the well-placed undercabinet lights and the colorful counter backsplash tiles. And if you're really into fixed kitchen islands, they can be made to work in limited spaces. Just use one like the square-shaped island here with slide-out surface.
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Because dark kitchen cabinets can be dramatic and intense, as well as light absorbing, it’s a popular choice to mix and match the color of your cabinets. Neutral brown colors look great against bold color accents, or lighter muted tones of beige, taupe, and cream. Color blocking can help to separate your kitchen into smaller and more manageable areas, magnify the space you have available, and balance out the dark and light tones in your kitchen until you achieve the perfect contrast.
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Aidan Design 10. Flood the space with light. Whether your kitchen is done in pale colors or dark ones, light beaming in will help it feel as large as possible. Keep window treatments very simple, or eliminate them entirely, so as not to block the sun.More: 17 Space-Saving Solutions for Small Kitchens
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10. Flood the space with light. Whether your kitchen is done in pale colors or dark ones, light beaming in will help it feel as large as possible. Keep window treatments very simple, or eliminate them entirely, so as not to block the sun.More: 17 Space-Saving Solutions for Small Kitchens
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Streamline Storage Small kitchens present tough storage challenges. Countertops often become crowded with appliances, but eliminating clutter can help any space feel larger. Use a corner appliance garage in your kitchen and reclaim lost storage space. The cabinet conceals coffeemakers, toasters, and other small appliances, while keeping them easy to access for food prep. Small-Space Storage Ideas
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The reflectiveness of these dark kitchen cabinets mean that the mood and style of the kitchen is dictated by the amount of light, natural and artificial, brought into the kitchen. More light will lighten the entire room, but less light will increase the drama and intensity of the dark colors.
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The color of walls, appliances, counters, stools — even the dishtowels — can change the atmosphere and perceived size of the kitchen. Pastels or light colors, with good doses of white, reflect light drawing the eyes upward and make the room seem taller. But don’t think you have to be a color chicken in a small space. Bold colorations can be very effective in smaller kitchens. How about some Porsche red metal cabinets with celery green walls and a banana-colored concrete countertop? That’ll get your motor started in the morning!
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Small kitchens are often filled with the wrong lighting, making the space feel dim and enclosed. Using pendant lights on the ceiling and fluorescent lighting below the cabinets will gracefully cast light off the countertops and backsplash, visually expanding the space and uplifting the overall tone and mood. Photo by Maxwell Mackenzie
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Small kitchens are not a deficit to be overcome when remodeling.  Instead, they present an excellent opportunity to show off your design skills and upgrade materials. By dialing down on huge expanses for cabinetry–the one big-ticket item in your kitchen remodel–you are saving money for cool touches you have always wanted:  sliders, lazy susans, glass insets, specialty areas, and so on. Plus, with fewer cabinets to buy, you can upgrade veneers and styles.
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Small kitchens present tough storage challenges. Countertops often become crowded with appliances, but eliminating clutter can help any space feel larger. Use a corner appliance garage in your kitchen and reclaim lost storage space. The cabinet conceals coffeemakers, toasters, and other small appliances, while keeping them easy to access for food prep.
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Like any other room, your small kitchen needs a combination of task and atmospheric lighting. Fluorescent lighting, which casts a bluish light impacting the colorization of objects in the room, including the food, is frequently found in kitchens. To counteract it, consider hanging pendant lights that bathe your eating area in a more appetizing color. And try these easy ways to increase the feeling of size in your small kitchen:

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