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So, you’ve been shopping for kitchen cabinets. You know you want something modern because that’s what matches the rest of your house, but you’re not sure about color. You’ve always liked white kitchens but now grey has come into the picture and you think you might want to go in that direction. But is that too “different” and will you regret it in the end? Or do you think grey might be a nice alternative to modern white kitchen cabinets but aren’t sure about how to select them?
It’s true that there are so many more choices in kitchen cabinet colors and styles than their once was. Today’s homeowners aren’t afraid to step out of the proverbial box to make a statement and, as such, colors like grey have become very trendy amongst cabinet makers who are eager to offer customers something new and different. Maybe you’ve even heard that “grey is the new white”!
So, if you’re going back and forth between white and grey, how do you decide if grey kitchen cabinets or modern white kitchen cabinets are best for your home?
If you’re tuned in to color analysis, you’ll hear that grey is the color of intelligence and wisdom. You’ll also hear it described as a mysterious color. Whether or not these adjectives have anything to do with your decision is up to you but know that grey truly is an attractive color when used correctly, not bland as one might suspect.
In addition, grey is quite versatile. And because there are so many shades of grey, you can choose one that matches the vibe you’re trying to portray. Some greys have a warmer undertone and are an excellent choice for larger kitchens and kitchens where natural light is not a concern. Grey kitchen cabinets with blue undertones tend to be cooler and are good for kitchens where natural light might be lacking.
On the other hand, while grey can help a space look modern, it sometimes makes it look dull and dreary if you haven’t paired your grey cabinets with the right countertops, floors, backsplash, and accessories. Gather some information about complementary colors and determine what might be best. For example, pale pinks and greens are an ideal match for grey as is white. You might even consider some bright colors, like orange.
While it’s true that white never goes out of style – at least, it hasn’t in decades – just as with grey, there are pros and cons to choosing white cabinets.
On the positive side, white really opens a small, otherwise dull room. If you don’t get a lot of natural light and depend on artificial light for brightness, modern white kitchen cabinets could be an excellent choice.
In addition, you don’t have to worry a lot about finding complementary colors. White goes with just about anything so you can certainly use your imagination in choosing the other elements of the kitchen as well as your appliances and accessories.
Of course, if you’re not a neatnik and don’t have a ton of time to clean, you may worry about dirt and grease on white cabinets. That’s a substantiated concern! White cabinets do show dirt much faster than grey, especially dark grey. Even dust buildup tends to be noticeable. In addition, white cabinets can take on a yellowish tint after a while, especially if they’re in the direct sunlight all the time. So, if you’re concerned about keeping your cabinets clean, white might be a no-go.
So, as you ponder your choice between grey kitchen cabinets and modern white kitchen cabinets, it’s important to take into consideration the location and dimensions of your room as well as the kind of look you wish to portray. Ask your kitchen professional at Mr. Cabinet Care to show you examples of past projects that include white or gray cabinets and talk about the potential of combining the two colors for a little touch of both hues.
For more information about the cabinet options available to you, visit us at www.mrcabinetcare.com.