Add a Black-On-Black Color Scheme to Your Kitchen

Posted on: 23 December 2019

After installing a new black countertop in your kitchen, the pale wooden cabinetry that is installed over the workspace may seem out of place, which may tempt you to invest in custom cabinets. A professional can advise you about your paint and hardware options. Here are a few of the ways they might advise you as you add a darker color scheme to your kitchen.

Choose A Plain Or A Textured Theme

A dark-on-dark color scheme will work well if the room is supplied with plenty of artificial and natural light. If you have light-colored flooring and appliances set up in the space, that will also complement the counter and cabinets. Look at your countertop to determine how shiny the surface is. You can replicate this feature by choosing a gloss or semi-gloss paint variety for your cabinets. The glossier the paint is, the more imperative it will be for no imperfections to be in the wood's surface.

Since even minor indentations or knicks may show through a glossy paint product, select the least glossy variety that you can. Frequently cleaning and sanding the wooden cabinet frames and doors will minimize imperfections. Perform this step before beginning the painting process. Use a tack cloth to rid the wooden surfaces of any lint or residue.

Apply the paint evenly and use multiple coats to achieve the coverage level that you desire. If the countertop is not shiny or if it has little flecks of different colors in its surface, choose a flat-colored paint or one that is textured, to mimic the surface of the counter.

Install Metal Knobs Or Handles

If your new countertop has metallic flecks of colors or a metallic edge, use that color in the knobs and handles. Hardware that is secured to the front of each cabinet door is not a necessary feature, but if you choose to add a shiny fixture to each door, it will complement the countertop. Look at the metal that is part of the countertop's design.

If a smooth metal piece runs around the countertop's edge, choose a basic knob or handle design that is smooth. If the metal edging contains a more intricate design, choose a fancier hardware style. Use a power drill to drill holes through the edge of each counter door. Before creating the holes, visually pinpoint the sections on the door that will be utilized for the hardware and use a ruler to help you place the holes at the same location on each door. Carefully line up the hardware pieces and use screws or nuts and bolts to hold the hardware pieces in place. 

To learn more, contact a company like Gerald L Scott Custom Cabinetry

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