Gloss vs. Matte: The Battle of the Melbourne Kitchens Pt. II

In Part I, we discussed the appeal of the gloss kitchen for Melbourne’s market. This surfacing, with its flash brightness, has been notably popular in the kitchen refurbishment community for years now, but it faces a contender of another style, the matte finish kitchen.

Matte finishes place less emphasis on flash: they are not as perfectly smooth as the surfacing of a gloss kitchen, and they absorb more light. This means they come across with a greater level of subtlety; matte finishes are quieter, on the whole.

One of the main reasons for its surge in popularity is its adaptive nature: the finish lends itself to the more decorative cabinet fronts of the traditional and colonial kitchen. Any time that your style doesn’t involve flat kitchen cabinet presentations, perhaps preferring one with projecting borders or exposed handles, you will find a matte finish will come across neater and cleaner.

Their duller finish means they are also better suited for kitchens or homes with small children or pets. The surfacing won’t reflect every hand or fingerprint, and may not require the same level of vigilance, or eye for cleanliness. This same quality means they could potentially be better suited to clients that would prefer not to be obliged to wipe their cabinets down after usage; often, busier members of the young professionals’ cohort want a comparatively maintenance-free kitchen area.

The finish reflects less light than their gloss counterparts, meaning they don’t form the same brightness inside the kitchen. This could make them better suited to larger spaces, or rooms with a solid allotment of natural light.

With any decision, your matte or gloss finish kitchen from Zesta will revive your Melbourne home, and make your kitchen a space to enjoy for your entire family. If you’re weighing up the choice, check out the Zesta website or ring us for a chat, and we can get you started.


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