Kitchen Remodel: Tips to brighten a dark kitchen
Is your kitchen too dark? Although many dark wood colors can be quite stylish in the right setting, in spaces with low light, they can create a looming feeling. Here are four tips to brighten up a dark kitchen.
Four Tips To Brighten Up A Dark Kitchen
- Repaint or replace your cabinets
Kitchen cabinets are a focal point for the eye when entering a kitchen. Staining or painting them a brighter color will help guests hold the perception that the kitchen is brighter than it is. Plus, if your cabinets are aging and appear dated, it may be worth it to replace them. You can brighten up your kitchen, while adding a fresh design with new function.
- Repaint the kitchen walls
Dark colors absorb light, whereas lighter colors reflect it. This is why white walls are a common choice in homes – especially, if the room does not have a lot of natural light. Painting the walls in your kitchen to a lighter color can brighten the look and provide a nice contrast to the darker elements in the space.
- Consider new countertops
A dark countertop will make everything else in the kitchen seem dark, as the countertops are often used to contrast wood or kitchen wall colors. Giving the kitchen a bright accent will make the room appear brighter and more lively.
- Install recessed lighting
Recessed lighting can add a gorgeous touch of luxury to your kitchen. And not just on the ceiling. Consider placing strategic lighting where the source isn’t necessarily visible – like under the edges of countertops. The effect is stunning and paints the space with a relaxing, soft light – a real ‘wow’ factor.
Want to brighten up your dark kitchen? Contact the experts at Agentis. We’re ready to help.