February 16, 2012 at 8:55 am #7379
Hi, im in a bit of a prediciment, i have just bought a new house and the kitchen we ordered is black gloss with a wooden worktop, we have already bought tiles 500 x 500 polished porcalain in black and are now thinking its going to look really dark in out kitchen.
the kitchen is 5.22m x 3.22m and the units go along the top of the room and then down about half way of the length of the room. there is double doors at one end and a window the other,
i found a floor plan http://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/newhomes/ … floorplan/
But the question is will it look too dark? anyone had experience with this? thanks in advanceFebruary 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm #7365
Every decision you make on interior styles ultimately has to be your own and if you’re comfortable with it then that’s all that matters but I suspect the consensus from those who design for a living would be that your colour choices do not offer any lighter contrast.
I have to say my preferences would have to be in the same camp and Black with Black will prove too much to live with.
i’m a believer in the correlation of interior colouring to the well being of the mind and a dark environment does little to enhance that feel good factor in our surroundings.
I do hope you have the option of reconsidering the choices you have here and we do have some excellent designers frequenting the forum who will I’m sure, furnish you with better ideas than myself.February 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm #7347
Someone else asked a similar question not long ago Steeevo … have a look at the CAD pictures I did to show different floor tile colours:
http://www.kitchensfitted.co.uk/KitchenForum/black-gloss-kitchen-what-colour-floor-walls-t3156.htmlFebruary 22, 2012 at 11:28 am #7360
Yeah i can see where you are coming from about it being too black and dull. that drawing is really good did you do it on sketchup? looks good with black tiles but tbh i prefer the look of the black tiles and black units, maybe because the drawing is very bright so may be decieving.
here is a picture of the kitchen it is twice as long as the photo shows
February 23, 2012 at 12:20 am #7359
No, not Sketchup – I’m a kitchen designer – so I have a professional kitchen CAD package.
I think your kitchen would look very dark with black tiles … although with high gloss finishes you do at least get bright reflections. If you preferred the CAD picture with the black tiles, though … then you might like it dark. Colour schemes are a very personal choice!February 23, 2012 at 9:26 am #7408
Thanks for your help, im just going to think about it some more, but within the next 10 days this kitchen has to be finished, i will let you no what the result it
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