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Windsor Smith Home

 You know we love a light, bright kitchen, full of sparkling surfaces and paint.

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Palmer Weiss

 But, on the flip side, we think that more than just a touch of black can be totally chic.

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Liz Caan Interiors

 When done properly, darker shades can make a kitchen feel cozy, romantic and perfect for entertaining.

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Liz Caan Interiors

 This small space, for example, feels warm and very, very special with the addition of dark paint colors and deep wood floors. And aren’t those lights amazing?

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LDa ArchitectsSam Gray Photography

 Darker shades with splashes of white in all the right places, and, of course, that all-important burst of metallic feel wintery and just-right for the changing seasons.The matte finish of the cabinet paint lends sophistication. 

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Lonny

Especially in a kitchen like this with tons of natural light, a dark paint color seems like a natural choice. Splashes of color from elements like greenery and lemons add to the overall appeal. 

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Miles Redd via Lonny

 This kitchen is totally fabulous and completely luxe. We love the sheen on absolutely everything. And those white floors keep it from feeling too stuffy!

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Tamara Magel

Dark cabinets. White countertops. Perfection.  

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Tamara Magel

 Glass front cabinets are wonderful for infusing any space with light and making it feel open. We love displaying china!

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Eric Piasecki Photography

 A black backsplash adds depth and dimension to this sunny kitchen.

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Lonny

 Steel and glass windows add just the right amount of industrial edge. This kitchen looks like the kind of space perfect for entertaining.

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Lee Ann Thornton via House Beautiful

If blacks and browns aren’t your thing, that warm, romantic look can also be achieved with an array of gorgeous shades. This beautiful blue ties together the kitchen and dining room in high style.

Do you prefer dark kitchens or light? If you were going to redo today what color scheme would you choose?

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