Here at Priory Kitchen Studio, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design specialists. And we work with homeowners and property developers across Preston, and the North West, to deliver top quality, stunning kitchen solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about designing a bright kitchen.
What are the most important design considerations for creating a bright kitchen?
There are a number of important design decisions to consider when aiming to create a bright, light kitchen. These include:
- Cabinet colours
- Cabinet finishes
- Worktop design
- Natural light
- Artificial light
Cabinet colours for creating a bright kitchen
A bright kitchen is dependent on the colour scheme of the room overall, and the cabinets themselves are a big part of that. Choosing light colured, bright kitchen cabinets can help to reflect light, and help your kitchen feel brighter. These should be paired with pale or lighter coloured tiles for the maximum impact.
Cabinet finishes for creating a bright kitchen
To maximize the brightness of the cabinets, and the kitchen overall, you can choose a glossy cabinet finish. This gloss will reflect more light, and make the space even brighter. Using a gloss finish can even allow you to choose darker coloured kitchen cabinets, as the gloss will negate the negative effects of the darker colour.
Worktop design for creating a bright kitchen
The worktop is an often overlooked factor when it comes to bright kitchen design. This is because contrasting worktop colours, with kitchen cabinet colours, is a popular design option. This visually breaks up the top and bottom cabinet rows and add visual interest to your kitchen. As a result, a dark worktop with lighter cabinets is often the combination chosen. However, for some kitchens, choosing a bright worktop can really lighten up the overall colour scheme and make a big impact on the brightness. And again, using a gloss finish worktop can also be beneficial.
Natural light for creating a bright kitchen
Of course one of the most important factors for a bright kitchen is the amount of natural light. If you have the option to increase the window size then this can be very beneficial, as can a roof light in the kitchen.
Artificial light for creating a bright kitchen
When expanding natural light is not possible, you will need to consider the artificial light more carefully. LED lights under cabinets can be a good fit for discrete task lighting that really brightens up the space.
If you’re looking for the perfect kitchen worktops or cabinets, why not take a look at what we can offer, here at Priory Kitchen Studio.