Gloss & Texture Combination:
Gloss & Texture Combination – Glossy Cabinets It’s Not Just About Looks
When choosing kitchen and bathroom cabinets, you already know you’ll need to consider material, cabinet sizes, paint or stain colors and style.
But what about the cabinet sheen or finish? Have you thought about whether you’ll choose flat, matte cabinets or shiny, high gloss cabinets?
No matter what material your cabinets are made of, you have a choice of whether to go with a glossy, matte or semi-gloss finish for the end product.
What sheen you should choose for your cabinets initially seems like a trivial decision that is based purely on aesthetics.
But the sheen of your cabinets can not only dramatically affect the way your kitchen and bathrooms look.
But also how well the cabinets function and how durable they’ll be.
Plus, the amount of cleaning they’ll need.
So, this week we’ll compare and contrast flat, matte surfaces with shiny, high gloss surfaces.
And we’ll end with some facts about semi-gloss finishes.
Before making any final decisions about the sheen of our kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
It’s a good idea to familiarize ourselves with the pros and cons of each.
That way, we can make an informed decision and prepare ourselves for the cleaning and maintenance requirements of our selection.
SHINY, HIGH GLOSS CABINETS
High gloss cabinets are more suited for contemporary or transitional kitchens and bathrooms, especially if they have flat cabinet fronts.
High-gloss finishes reflect light and are great for bringing light into a smaller space, making the space feel bigger.
This is especially true of white glossy cabinets.
Light also reflects off of dark glossy cabinets too.
So if you’re considering a dark cabinet color, a dark glossy cabinet might be a good choice if you have a small kitchen or bathroom.
Those glossy dark cabinets won’t absorb light as readily as dark matte cabinets, so your room won’t look as dark with dark glossy cabinets.
Bright and dark colors in your kitchen or bathroom can be reflected on glossy cabinets, especially glossy light cabinets.
The color reflection can slightly alter the appearance of the color of glossy cabinets.