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7 Amazing Tips To Brighten Up Your Dark Kitchen

If one of the most important rooms in your home is stuck looking like a dark cavern then there is a problem. This room deals with cooking, knives, fire and so much more where lighting is key to get around as well as serve scrumptious dishes. We will talk about a few tips and tricks you can incorporate into your kitchen space to make it space you never want to leave. Also, don’t worry, if you think we will ask you to renovate your whole kitchen.

The following are some tips that are easy to do and of low cost as well:

Add A Mirror

Adding a mirror is the oldest trick in the book when you’re trying to create the illusion of your room possessing more light and space. It may not be something you see in many other kitchens but it is a tip worth considering if you want to make more light go around.

Paint Your Kitchen White

Scientifically we know that white can reflect light. This light that is reflected can brighten up any dark space, so paint your walls, and get a white countertop to make sure you create a seamless flow between the different surfaces. You also try moulding near the windows and ceiling to create the illusion of depth. The overall sense of openness to a room enhances when it is painted white.

Mix It Up

A little bit of colour never hurts. You can mix in different colour contrasts with the help of some accent furniture and decor. Amongst the sea of white add some artistic statement pieces to really make the look of your kitchen POP! You can also energize the ambience with a subtle brightness through the use of kitchen furniture made from wood. It ensures you get a warm welcoming vibe with also an aesthetic appeal whose excellence can’t be described in a few words.

Shine Away

A little bit of elbow grease on your metallic surfaces can go a long way. If you have a metallic counter space then polishing it up can allow more light to get reflected off naturally making the room brighter. If your budget doesn’t allow you to have big metallic pieces then purchasing stainless steel appliances is the perfect alternative. Make sure you organise them outside instead of storing them away so that they will be able to provide the same effect if you possess metallic counter space.

Have Fun With Lighting

The lack of natural light coming into your kitchen shouldn’t stop you from creating the light setting you want. Different layers of lights can add drama and depth to the complete kitchen. Using some warm white lighting will make your kitchen interiors better as well as act as the perfect mood lighting in the evenings. Strip lights can be used below the cabinets to get a more recessed effect. 

Start Decluttering

If you’re not gonna take the metallic shine route then it is best to keep your kitchen area free from clutter like ornaments, racks, and appliances. A clean and free kitchen will create an atmosphere of positivity and in turn, also enhances the light available. Glass surfaces usually aid in this case as it gives you the chance to store your items away easily as well as reflect light.

Paint Over Dark Wooden Cabinets

If you have cabinets that are on the darker shade of the colour scale then it is time to add some brightness. Preferably paint them any bright colour where you know that it will reflect light to aid in making the kitchen brighter than its current situation. If you want to go easy then you can settle for light backsplash instead that will help create a pleasant contrast within your kitchen.


With this being said, start working on your kitchen today. We hope you find some of these tips useful and easily applicable to your home. If you’re looking for stylish furniture then Instant Furniture Outlet is the place for you. We are a modern furniture store in Sydney loaded with divine pieces that are of affordable prices.

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