What Makes a Kitchen Look Luxurious?

When designing your dream kitchen, there are so many things to keep in mind. From door styles and hardware to countertop materials and sink options, there are so many details that go into making a kitchen look luxurious.

One thing most people don’t think about until the end of the process is the correlation between your walls and your cabinets. You can make a stunning statement with dark cabinets and light walls, or set things off with light tones on an accent wall.

Either way, you shouldn’t neglect this “minor” detail as it makes a huge difference in your home! Realistically there are no rules when it comes to style, if you think it looks good, that’s all that matters! Who other than you can say what makes a kitchen look luxurious?

Choose light tones to make a kitchen look luxurious

Choosing light tones is a great way to maximize the feeling of space in your kitchen. Opting for a lighter color lends to crisp and clean lines and rooms.

The more light your room has the more light cabinets can spread that around. If you like the feeling of “light and airy” then light tones might be your best bet for your kitchen or bathroom build.

When it comes to a man cave or a garage, keeping light colors around can keep the space from becoming too dark and dingy.

We all know garages can be dirty, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep a clean and fresh feeling in there with some light or white storage.

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Contrasting colors and tones create a luxurious look

Contrasting tones can create a statement in your home.

If you want to create a daring, edgy look in your kitchen, try contrasting tones like black and white, dark wood with light wood, or even hunter-greens with gold accents. There are so many options to make the space your own.

These tones will let the eye first notice the cabinets and drawers before noticing the walls, which is what you want for a bold look.

If you’re looking for something more subtle, you can use lighter colors like yellow or cream. These colors help make the room feel larger and more open.

Light colors also let in more light, so they can be used as an accent piece to brighten up a dull space.

One last option is to use natural materials like wood that have been stained darker. This can give your dark cabinetry an even more sophisticated look in certain settings and a more rustic vibe in others.

Consider materials that look luxurious 

Wood cabinets give you more options when it comes to finishes. You can stain or paint them in just about any color.

But that doesn’t mean they are the best option. Laminates can offer a mirror-like finish in whites and blacks that can add that striking modern feel.

While metal cabinets can give an industrial feeling to your revamped space.

Don’t forget that accent colors like gold and silver can be spread around the space with the right door hardware.

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There is no perfect answer. Rules are meant to be broken… your home should reflect your style and if that is outside of the normal or traditional trends, enjoy the fact that you’ve created something unique!