Design Tip: Lighten Up Your Kitchen
Today’s Design Tip was submitted by Sarah, one of the America’s Floor Source in-house designers.
Why are dark floors, countertops and appliances hard to keep clean? Dark surfaces have poor reflective properties, absorbing more light than they reflect. Result: dust, spills and smears show up easily. Medium-toned floors and white, sand or stone colored countertops in a matte finish are almost always a better choice in the kitchen, if you don’t want to be a slave to the sponge. Keep this in mind as well when considering the stylish stainless steel and graphite appliances now on the market: fingerprints, smudges and swipes of the cleaning rag all show up in detail against the shiny finish.
For more kitchen design ideas, take a look at our Great Kitchens Pinterest Board.