Choosing light or dark kitchen countertops is not only a question of the colour but also numerous other factors. All things should be considered, such as the size of your kitchen but also your manners of use. There is no question that you can achieve excellent compositions with both light and dark, but here’s more what you need to think about.
1. Kitchen space
For small-sized kitchens, it is best to choose lighter-toned countertops. They will make your kitchen look more spacious then it is. For big kitchens, it is best to choose darker colours, because they will make your space look fuller.
The fact is that stains will be more visible on lighter then darker countertops. Make sure to always remove the spills at the earliest opportunity, to prevent them from leaving a stain.
On the other hand, watermarks are usually more visible on darker countertops, because they are usually white. Watermarks are usually easily removed with some soapy water.
When having a lighter countertop colour, you can also choose a light colour for your cabinets. You can do that with darker colours as well, but it can be a bit too much if both colours are very dark.
You will need to clean light toned countertops more frequently because everything is more visible on them.
You can find numerous patterns with both. From colours with veining to the ones with granulation, there is something for every buyer’s need.
Both darker and lighter colours are available in different finishes. The most popular ones are shiny and matte. Just beware that lighter colour reflects the light, while darker absorb it. Knowing that you can achieve the atmosphere you want.
8. Dark countertops are bold, while lighter ones are elegant
Consider what kind of effect you want to achieve. Darker countertops look bold and courageous, while light-toned ones look well balanced and harmonic.
9. The style
Both can be applied in all styles, from traditional to contemporary style kitchens.
10. The price
Darker countertops tend to be more expensive than lighter, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can always get a free quote with us; all you need to do is to provide us with the colour you opt for and the dimensions of your kitchen.
Having light or dark countertops is more the question of your likings than anything else. The truth is that both can be applied in all kinds of kitchens, from small to big ones; from traditional to modern style ones. It is just the question of which colour will achieve the effect you desire better.
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