Post # 1
When picking out our kitchen cabinetry, I was shocked to hear from the consultant that most new home owners picked out dark kitchen cabinetry instead of the white ones. I had been researching on kitchens through houzz and decorpad and more often than not, I see pictures of white/light cabinetry rather than darker ones.
Needless to say, I fell in love with white shaker style cabinetry which unfortunately wasn’t one of the options available to choose from. We ended up choosing the chocolate mocha in shaker style putting my heart in turmoil. I’m hoping I could love it so as to save money from hiring the professional to refinish it.
How about you? Do you prefer the white or dark kitchen cabinetry and why? Is it tougher to maintain white cabinetry? Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂
Post # 3
You know, white cabinets to me always seemed really 90s/cheap/ikea-ish to me. So I loooooooooooved the cabinets in my kitchen. But in the last year or so I’ve noticed a resurgance of white cabinets (although it seems more refinished rather than brand new white) on decor blogs and they are beautiful! I don’t know that I could pick a favorite right now. I think both can be done beautifully. Here are my dark cabinets, btw.
Post # 4
I love dark wood. even though I don’t cook, how the kitchen looks to me is important and if I could, dark cherry wood yum. I say “if I could” because I’m renting for now.
Post # 5
Dark stained cabinets. Lighter oak ones, honey oak, aren’t so bad either (if it’s done right) Can’t stand white cabinets
Post # 7
While I do love Dark Wood because it seems “richer” – there is one thing that tops that. Antique White.
I anticipate that just like the dark wood took over the white cabinets, Antique White will take over the dark wood within a few years.
Post # 8
Well our cabinets are white and I liked them when we moved in but now I rather have dark. White shows dirt so much faster and they get so gross….
Post # 9
I prefer white. I will say that we have white cabinets and they are a b to keep clean.
Post # 10
I have white cabinets and I HATE them. Everything shows.
Post # 11
I prefer dark cabinets, although we went with white ones when we renovated (they were on sale!). FI says will get dark ones when we move into our ‘forever’ home, though.
Post # 12
My kitchen is done up entirely in shades of caramel through deep brown with teeny tiny tiles in every color in between, and I find it very inviting. I don’t like it when a kitchen looks totally sterile, which is a feel that white cabinets seem to impart. Warm tones remind me of eating chocolate dessert or cooking rich brown sauces. Yum!
Post # 13
I love a white kitchen! I think about Meryl Streep’s kitchen in It’s Complicated. That said, all the houses I look at have a darker cabinet, which I can also appreciate.
Post # 14
@CorgiTales: Thanks for sharing the pic of your current kitchen! I like how you contrast them with a light colour countertop and adding colored vases on top for that pop of colour and vertical space. I had to laugh when I notice that we put our KA stand mixer and cooking oils at the same place! Hehee
@futuremrsk18: Yeah! I was looking more of a creamy white too! Not that cool thermofoil white. Thanks for voicing! 🙂
Post # 15
@momolove: I’m in LOVE with the antique white, but it hasn’t gotten big, yet. Only a few contractors are using it right now and most of the brand new homes going up are dark wood, which I love, too. But, not llike the antique white. The picture doesn’t even do it justice, you absolutely have to see it in person. It’s gorgeous. I saw a house with it and all I wanted to do was stay in the kitchen. FI can have the master bedroom, I’ll sleep in that gorgeous kitchen. *swoon*
Post # 16
I love dark wood. I’m not a fan of white cabinets.