White gloss kitchen in Stoneham Flow collection

Finish Focus: High Gloss Kitchens

With numerous kitchen finishes to choose from, two of the most popular are matt and gloss kitchens. Both these finishes provide completely contrasting looks, offering different benefits, however it really comes down to the overall style and design you want to achieve in your new kitchen. In this blog, we focus solely on gloss for the modern kitchen and how this sleek option can create a truly stylish and chic aesthetic.

Let there be light
One of the main benefits of gloss is its light reflective qualities, allowing light to bounce off units to create the illusion of a bigger and brighter room. This works best on lighter shades such as white or cream, however you can also team your gloss cabinets with LED lights which can completely change the appearance of your doors. Whatever you decide, gloss is the ideal option for smaller kitchens or those simply wanting to maximise space.

Stoneham’s Autograph collection customised in Eucalyptus high gloss finish. Kitchen by Stoneham retailer Bradburys.

Practically perfect
Although fingermarks can show up on gloss kitchens, they can be easily removed. All you need is a microfibre cloth which won’t scratch the surface and some warm water to wipe away any splashes or smears. You can also minimise fingermarks with handleless doors with finger-pull openings – as these are pulled open from the rear or within a J trim style recess they can be opened without having to touch the main units. Another benefit of having finger-pulls is they can be integrated using different materials such as steel, adding an extra element of detail to your kitchen design.

White gloss kitchen in Stoneham Flow Collection
Stoneham contemporary Flow kitchen in white with handleless finger-pull cupboards

Colour contrast
There are wide range of colours you can choose from and white is certainly up there as one of the most popular shades. Cooler blues and greys (i.e. Stoneham’s Blue Steel and Cloud colour options), warmer hues such as creams, beige and off-white tones (i.e. Stoneham’s cashmere, jasmine or latte colour options) or bolder shades such as dark greys and sleek black are all possibilities to create different depths and looks. You can also use more than one shade for a contrasting effect; in this case monochrome works particularly well. The contemporary finish teamed with stainless steel accents and high-tech accessories creates a luxurious setting to give your kitchen the wow-factor.

Monochrome gloss kitchen in Stoneham Infinity collection
Stoneham Infinity Collection high gloss in monochrome and LED under lights

Mix N Match
If you don’t want to go all out with gloss, then using it in some areas of the kitchen is still worth considering. In fact, gloss looks stunning mixed with timbers for a more natural design accent. Try white gloss contrasted again wooden cupboards such as walnut and oak. Combining different textures and colours really allows for an individual, breath-taking modern kitchen.

Timber and gloss kitchen in Stoneham Ambience collection
Stoneham Ambience Collection in American Black Walnut and Infinity high gloss units in colour snow

Going for gloss? Get in touch with one of our kitchen designers to discuss your needs and to get the best quality gloss kitchen for your home.

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