Light Wood or Dark Wood....which would you want in YOUR "dream kitchen"?

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Light Wood or Dark Wood....which would you want in YOUR "dream kitchen"?

Bignuf Bignuf
Debating between DARK CHERRY cabinets and WHITE cabinets for a basically "modern traditional....stainle ss appliance, kitchen". What do most people like? Light woods (blond or ashe), Dark woods or WHITE lacquer paint.
11/10/2011
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wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
My dream kitchen is DEFINITELY a dark wood, dark cherry would actually be PERFECT, lol. I want dark wood cabinets with black counter tops (don't remember what its called, but its the kind with the sparkley bits in it), then I want stainless steel appliances. Or maybe I want black appliances. Oooh, or even red....

The color choice for my appliances is still a gray area.
11/10/2011
billybobtoy billybobtoy
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Debating between DARK CHERRY cabinets and WHITE cabinets for a basically "modern traditional....stainle ss appliance, kitchen". What do most people like? Light woods (blond or ashe), Dark woods or WHITE lacquer paint.
dark
11/10/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Dark wood with stainless steel appliances, definitely.
11/10/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
We're going for either cherry or mahogany when we get a house, we're fond of dark, reddish wood.
11/10/2011
null null
I've always loved the look of dark wood, but since we got dark wood floors in most of the house recently, I'm seeing how if we did more dark wood the house would be really dark. Like, hobbit hole dark. It really depends on the rest of the room/house. I'd recommend that you take or make pictures of the area and Photoshop them to see the differences.
(My dad makes cabinets and he does things like this for clients who can't visualize it)
11/10/2011
Antipova Antipova
I absolutely love dark wood for everywhere else in a house, but I like my kitchens to be bright and open. I'd prefer a lightly stained oak to just about anything else, I think, but other blonde woods would be fine as well. I would *never* want lacquer. Wood is not only more functional, more historical, and supports responsible American industries---it's also so much prettier.

I'd aim for stainless steel appliances but it wouldn't be a huge priority. Most refrigerators function equally... but I really want a Wolf range and oven.

Once I get a salary job, a Wolf oven will be my first major purchase. Even before getting a more reliable car. (I can always fix the one I've got, and bike if I'm in a hurry---but a beautiful functional oven like



Okay okay okay, I actually plan to get the thirty-six incher, which has four burners and about half the flat-topped grate space in between and only one oven. But the sixty incher's quite the eye-catcher, isn't it?

Drool.

Anyway, light oak. Two good knives on a stainless knife magnet, check. Stainless spice box, check. Stainless saute pan, check, stainless large pan, check, stainless stock pot, check, stainless rice-sized pot, check. Little sauce pan, check. Cast iron griddle, check, cast iron frying pan, check. Real baking stone instead of the Target brand pizza stone I've got for bread. Glass to hold most of my ingredients, check. Matching plates instead of the eclectic collection I have to hold fruits, vegetables, and aromatics. Real butcher's block. Wolf 36" gas range + oven set.

Some day. Some day.
11/10/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
Super dark wood or painted white. I hate hate hate wood that's pale/yellowy/orange. I can get into darker wood with a reddish tint but not like bright red.
11/10/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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Originally posted by Antipova
I absolutely love dark wood for everywhere else in a house, but I like my kitchens to be bright and open. I'd prefer a lightly stained oak to just about anything else, I think, but other blonde woods would be fine as well. I would *never* want ...
oooh that's so beautiful!
11/10/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
DARK DARK DARK. Light looks dirtier quicker! Plus dark is classic and missonary looking, while light is cheaper in my opinion.
11/10/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by GenderSexplorations
Dark wood with stainless steel appliances, definitely.
That's what my parents have...and marble counter tops. It's gorgeous.
11/10/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm a big fan of metal/glass kitchens. Wood kitchens just seem like bacteria havens to me.
11/10/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'm a big fan of metal/glass kitchens. Wood kitchens just seem like bacteria havens to me.
I don't chop meat on the faces of my cabinets... Dunno how gravity works in your neck of the woods, but my countertops are completely sanitizable
11/10/2011
indiglo indiglo
Have to go with the majority here... DARK! Shows dirt much less, and I just prefer the look.
11/10/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
Dark cherry would be my pick.
11/10/2011
Pixel Pixel
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I absolutely love dark wood for everywhere else in a house, but I like my kitchens to be bright and open. I'd prefer a lightly stained oak to just about anything else, I think, but other blonde woods would be fine as well. I would *never* want ...
I...think I am in love with you and your dream kitchen. Run away with me and marry me? We can bake and cook together happily ever after!
11/10/2011
Pixel Pixel
I love darker woods, but seeing how much time I spend in my kitchen, would want it to be light. Nothing darker than a reddish stained oak. Oh, and lots of marble countertops. *drool*
11/10/2011
married with children married with children
I would want natural, IE no stain on the wood. Cherry is nice. It will darken up with age. Maple is also nice, very hard wood. I would go with natural cherry with stainless fixtures, and a nice darker granite top.
11/12/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I haven't really thought much about it, but probably a darker tone. Something renewable, but I haven't done much research since I am pretty far off from owning my own home.
11/12/2011
AmberM AmberM
Dark Wood... Yum.
11/13/2011
AmberM AmberM
Quote:
Originally posted by Pixel
I love darker woods, but seeing how much time I spend in my kitchen, would want it to be light. Nothing darker than a reddish stained oak. Oh, and lots of marble countertops. *drool*
Yes! exactly my thoughts!
11/13/2011
mpfm mpfm
I would want light because my kitchen is small and dark would be overpowering.
11/13/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Pixel
I...think I am in love with you and your dream kitchen. Run away with me and marry me? We can bake and cook together happily ever after!
Absolutely yes!
11/13/2011
Pixel Pixel
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Absolutely yes!
*squees and bounces*
11/14/2011
LilMissSub LilMissSub
I hate dark wood, it makes everything look cramped, but if you have a large kitchen it looking smaller and cozy with dark wood may be nice. We have small rooms, most with dark wood...I just can't stand the look.
11/14/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I would go for a darker look since that's what I prefer. I like darker looking woods with metal appliances. To me, it's really elegant.
11/14/2011
Beck Beck
Dark! I want a huge kitchen
11/14/2011
DiscretionAdvised DiscretionAdvised
Huge fan of dark wood (and dark cherry). I get a half chub when I walk into a kitchen with dark counter tops, dark wood, dark tile, and stainless appliances. What is the word for being sexually attracted to nice kitchens?
11/14/2011
kitty377 kitty377
dark woods! they are pretty!
11/14/2011
Carlsdaman Carlsdaman
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Debating between DARK CHERRY cabinets and WHITE cabinets for a basically "modern traditional....stainle ss appliance, kitchen". What do most people like? Light woods (blond or ashe), Dark woods or WHITE lacquer paint.
Go white, harder to keep clean but looks NICE
11/14/2011
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