Dark cabinets can make any kitchen look sleek and sophisticated. They’re a great choice for those who like to add a bit of a dramatic vibe to their homes. However, you will need to be cautious when working with dark cabinets since the look can very easily become too heavy or overwhelming if not done with balance in mind.

You either want to aim to highlight the undertones in cabinets by pairing them with similar colours or go with a high contrast look of dark and light. Here, we will take a look at some examples of creative colour combinations that you can try to make your dark kitchen cabinets stand out.

Add In A Splash Of Colour

If you are looking for a more playful, funky look, then you can consider experimenting with bold colours. Adding a bright pop of colour can really help stand out against dark cabinets. However, you won’t necessarily need to put these bright colours on the wall – you can try something different by painting a bright kitchen island or by using colourful furniture and decorations to add in that unexpected and unique element to your kitchen. It’s easy to get too excited about using colour, so you should try to stick to one or two bright shades and keep the remainder of your palette neutral, so you can round out the space without going over the top.

Bright Whites

For dark brown or black cabinets, adding accents of bright white helps to create a more modern look. It’s a great high contrast look for spaces that are more modern. If you go with all white walls, or a white backsplash, then you can still add interest with small pops of colour here and there through appliances and accessories.

But if you want to keep your backsplash and walls on the darker end, then you can always use white as an accent colour. So, if you have dark cabinets, a dark backsplash, and grey walls, then you can add white in the form of white stools, white kitchen table and chairs, white dishes or bright white decorations. It is a simple colour palette but it can really stand out and make a memorable visual experience.

Warm Neutrals

If you’ve got dark wood cabinets, then you can try out a colour palette that brings out the warm tones in the wood. It’s recommended that you go with lighter neutrals with warm undertones, like a creamy white, beige, taupe or warm-toned grey. To take it further you can even add accents in the same colour family. So if you have a creamy white paint on the walls, add in some yellow accents, or if you want to amplify a paint with pink undertones, you can add decorations that are dark pink.

The experts at Demiri Painting & Decorating will help you make the right choice for your kitchen. We specialize in exterior painting and residential painting, and our painters will provide you with the results you’re after. If you are looking for reputable house painters in the Toronto or Etobicoke areas, contact us today!