Gloss or matt Kitchen Doors?
The relative popularity of matt or gloss varies with time. In recent years, there has been a real shift to matt finish, which has become the preferred choice.
Gloss had a few years of rejuvenation between then and now, but in 2021 there is no doubt that matt kitchen worktops are the most desired. There are many reasons for this, but perhaps the most obvious is the wide range of materials and colours.
A matt finish means the surface of your worktop is without any varnish, and therefore relatively easy to clean and maintain. Since the gloss or matt kitchen cabinets are made of high quality material and can be cleaned without specialist equipment, many people prefer this style to other options. Another benefit is that it can help create a more stylish feel to a room. These types of cabinets are usually made of stainless steel, granite or glass, and can be stunning. The colours available can be impressive and are generally suited to contemporary or modern rooms where bold and simplistic designs are more in fashion.
So how do you choose which one to choose?
If you have a small kitchen, a glossy kitchen will give you the most depth, which can make the difference between a functional and aesthetically pleasing kitchen. The downside is that the storage space is limited and not always as effective as some other options on the market. On the other hand, if you have a larger kitchen with plenty of counter space, matt will provide an excellent compromise. It is important to remember that both finishes can create a similar appearance, and it depends on the personal preference of which one is the best. One thing worth remembering is that the matt or gloss finish can be prone to scratches, which is not as effective as some of the other options.
Of course, the colours work well together, so the matt style may be an excellent option if you are looking for something with a contemporary feel and wouldn’t want to use a gloss finish on white kitchens. Another good example is white kitchens made from solid wood, as the gloss finish tends to show the grain of wood, while solid wood can hide it. Depending on your personal taste, it may even be a better option to use white kitchen tiles with a matt gloss finish, as the white colour has much more depth than the matt and can complement it well.
Once you have decided on the type of finish you want, you must think carefully about the size of the area with which you can work.
It can be easy to assume that the larger the kitchen, the more colours you can choose, but this is not always the case. For example, a large kitchen is likely to have more cupboards than smaller ones, which means that the colours must work in both directions. One of the best things to do is create your colour scheme in terms of the space you have, as you can match the colours so that they don’t look too heavy or crowded. In general, a small kitchen is one in which you can get away with only one or two vivid shades, while if you have a really large kitchen, you should consider using a broader palette.
The most common kitchen styles are either slab doors or raised panels. Slab doors are the cheapest option, as the material is much cheaper than other options, but they are also the easiest to install. They are also ideal if you are thinking of doing the installation yourself, as you do not have any kind of external help, and the entire process can be done in a mattr of hours. In terms of installing raised panels, you need to have a basic knowledge of plumbing, as these are not as simple as the slabs and doors.