Red Kitchen Cabinets

Red kitchen cabinets really make a room stand out.
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There is no other color on the planet that conveys more energy and warmth or makes more of a powerful statement than the color red. Red kitchen cabinets evoke a sense of fire and sunsets and volcanic eruptions.

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Red stimulates the appetite and spurs a passion for food, which is exactly the point of a highly functional kitchen. And with the right complementary colors, accents and accessories, the color red on your kitchen cabinets can turn your kitchen into a hub of activity that ensures it's a gathering place for the entire family for many years to come.

Because red is such a powerful color, you really do need to use it in balance with other colors and accessories for the best effect. Too much of any color can be overwhelming, but this is especially true of red. Red kitchen cabinets with white walls and countertops, complemented by black and stainless steel appliances and trim, will create a room that is warm and inviting, but relaxing as well. With red, you can go totally futuristic space-age with a high-gloss and lacquered ultra-modern city look, or go completely retro with shiny cabinets and silver appliances.

Dark red cabinets with subdued gray walls and black granite countertops and accents give your kitchen a classy, high-end look with an edgy effect that is both sleek and sophisticated; mixing-and-matching bright red cabinets with white cabinets will give it a playful, fun look that invites laughter and good times.

Be sure the lighting in your kitchen design provides the right accent when deciding on red cabinets. It plays a very important role in determining the tone and mood established in the red of the cabinets. Lots of natural lighting with large plate-glass windows and skylights will make a red room brighter and more electrifying while toning down any harsher elements. Gas light fixtures can bring about a warm glow to a kitchen with red cabinets. Stainless steel light fixtures complement red very well, as do black and white. Just make sure the bulb emits a soft glow. You do not want a glare reflecting off the high-gloss of red paint.

Note that there are many different shades of red that emit a certain tone and attitude. A darker red, such as cherry or burgundy, conveys a classic, sophisticated look; a brighter scarlet works well for a high-gloss lacquered ultra-modern look. Crimson and maroon broadcast something in between. So have some fun choosing the red that is right for you and see how fast your kitchen shines with eye-popping energy.

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