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Matt Kitchen Design

Designing the perfect matt kitchen

Matt is a subtle and understated finish that’s ideal for a kitchen because it’s both practical and homely.

It’s highly durable and resistant to smudges, stains and fingerprints, making it a popular option for kitchen cabinets, walls and floors.

And the beauty of matt is that it can be used in any style of kitchen design – whether modern or traditional. The effect is clean and simple, but sophisticated.

Matt cabinets and drawers

A simple matt cabinet in a pale shade can make a small kitchen feel much larger whereas darker matt shades can be used in bigger kitchens. The understated matt finish on cabinets and drawers gives them a sleek and smooth texture to create a subtle effect.

At German Kitchen Store, we have a wide range of kitchens available in matt colours and styles that are extremely durable and require little maintenance.

A matt finish to walls

As mentioned, a matt finish is more mark-resistant than a gloss one, making it a popular choice for kitchens. Today’s matt paints are hardwearing, easy to clean and come in a vast selection of colours and finishes.

Natural shades such as greens and beiges that reflect nature and the outdoors will work better in a matt finish than in a gloss one. A combination of two or three muted matt shades can be used in a kitchen to create a harmonised and relaxing atmosphere.

You can always break up a large area of matt with smaller sections of gloss. A good way to do this is to use high gloss tiles behind sinks or your main food preparation areas.

Muted matt kitchen flooring

Often in a kitchen, you’d rather not draw too much attention to your floor. As many have found out to their cost, a high gloss finish on a kitchen floor can show up every scrape, scuff and footprint.

Matt flooring is much more practical as it doesn’t show up as many marks. It can be used to blend in with your colour scheme and design in an understated way without becoming a focal point.

Both matt finish vinyl flooring or tiles are easy to clean, hardwearing and comfortable underfoot.

Choosing matt or gloss appliances

Kitchen appliances are generally now available in both matt and gloss finishes. In a matt kitchen, you could opt for high gloss appliances to contrast against a matt background. Or you may prefer to have a consistent theme with matt throughout. Even stainless steel can have a matt finish.

The choice is yours. It depends on whether you want your appliances to stand out or blend in with your overall design.

Reflecting or absorbing light

Glossy surfaces will reflect light while matt surfaces will absorb it. If you have a well-lit kitchen, you may prefer a matt finish as it will cut down on glare and too much reflection.

With matt, you gain a softer, more consistent level of light throughout the kitchen. This can make the room feel more relaxing and tranquil.

Would you like to find out more about matt kitchens?

Check out our range of kitchen plans. If you have any questions or queries, our customer service team is on hand to help.

Alternatively, if you’re local to our kitchen showroom in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, you can pop in and take a look at the kitchen ranges we have on display.

Call us on 01525 851 642 or email hello@germankitchenstore.co.uk

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