|Kitchen with jet black glossy lower cabinets and marble countertops with only floating shelves as upper cabinets. (above)|
Kitchen Design with Black Lower Cabinets
I wonder if what holds true in fashion holds true for kitchens? Since a pair of black slacks are a staple in women’s fashion. Then doesn’t it make sense for black lower cabinets to become a kitchen staple? I know…most of you who read regularly are like here she goes again. But this is a coy and mysterious month…so I’m not wondering out loud too much.
Dark Color Lower Cabinets
For example, in fashion, if you should happen to have a larger bottom than top (not necessarily saying that is the case with moi, I’m just speaking hypothetically…sort of…kind of…), wearing darker colors on the bottom (pants, skirts) makes one look skinnier on that part of the body.
Skinny Kitchen Design
Do kitchens look less fat with dark lower cabinets? Do kitchens ever say “does my bottom half look big today?” Hmmm…food for thought…? (These are the times my mother wonders I’m sure…”Why did I pay thousands of dollars for Coco’s education? What happened here? Why is she pretending a kitchen can speak or cares about what it looks like on the bottom? What went wrong here? Why can’t she pose some truly thoughtful important questions.?” Sorry mom…LOL)
In all seriousness, or in semi-seriousness, I like a two-toned kitchen. Dark lower cabinets and light or no upper cabinets. Makes even the most traditional kitchens look a little more modern I think.
Best Base Cabinet Colors
Having a dark base cabinet has become a popular trend in kitchen designs. But which colors are the best? We all want a complement kitchen that gives us that “wow” factor. A two-toned kitchen will always look more elevated (when done properly).
According to Architectural Digest, the top base cabinet colors include:
Farrow & Ball Pointing (No. 2003)
Sherwin-Williams Origami White (SW 7636)
Benjamin Moore Simply White (OC-117)
Benjamin Moore Backwoods (469)
Benjamin Moore Bruton White (CW-710)
Sherwin-Williams Black Magic (SW 6991)
THIS OR THAT: SKINNY KITCHENS!
So in today’s THIS OR THAT I ask, which of these kitchens looks best?
|A large kitchen island blends with the dark wood floors in this industrial classic kitchen (I love the worn metal over sized pendant lights too)(above)|
|Custom dark oak cabinets and black poured synthetic cement like counters make for a very sleek bottom in this modern small kitchen. (above)|
|Dark brown wood lower cabinets do the skinny kitchen look trick too! 🙂 (above)|
So do you like this kitchen look dear readers – dark bottom/light top? If so, which do you like best? If not, which do you dislike least? This one, that one, that one or that? I l like the first the best…love the high gloss almost black lacquer lower cabinets! Which is your favorite?
P.S. It is Oscar weekend! Are you planning on watching the Academy Awards? I’m not necessarily planning to watch and I live in L.A.! We’ll see…peer pressure might get to me on this one.