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Things to Consider When Choosing Cabinet Colors for Your Multifamily Housing Property

If you own, are building, or remodeling a multifamily property, you’ll want to pay close attention to the colors of your cabinets. 

With a kaleidoscope of color choices out there, trying to find the right one can often be overwhelming. However, there is a straightforward solution to this problem. In this article, we will share with you some of the market’s most popular, trending cabinet colors. 

Color is a versatile tool used to create a unit’s mood, feeling, and tone. Knowing how the color of your cabinets can affect the kitchen’s overall look in each unit can impact whether you sell, lease, or rent your building’s units. 

One important rule that every multifamily property owner should follow is that neutral is king when it comes to colors. You may think that a bright purple kitchen with sparkly gold accents is the coolest-looking place to cook a meal, but art is a very personal thing. Keep it simple, and you’ll find that more people are attracted to the environment and want to call it home.  

Here are a few common questions and answers to help you pick out the best color for your building.

Can colors make a space feel warmer? 

A good neutral color, such as beige or light gray, can make a space feel more inviting and cozy. This is especially true when painting large areas and walls. You can also achieve this with lighting. Installing warm lighting under, above, or around the cabinets that give off a soft glow will enhance the overall look and feel of the space by creating a welcoming ambiance. 

Can colors make a smaller space feel larger? 

Light colors are best for achieving this goal. Think white, off-white, and eggshell. This is also true when it comes to the color of your trim. If you have a soft color on your cabinets, an accent of light paint on the trim will open up the area and make it feel bigger. 

What colors help a dark space seem lighter? 

Perhaps the units in your building have kitchen areas that do not have windows, ultimately making a room feel much darker than is comfortable. However, you can create miracles when it comes to your color choices in the kitchen. First, try to stick to pale colors, such as light blue, which will also be reminiscent of the sky or water. This will help give the room a lighter feel. 

Are there any go-to colors for interior space? 

When it comes to multifamily housing, there are definitely a few classic colors that work well in any room. These would be your typical off-whites or warm yet light grays. These are colors that also allow you to put your own spin on the room of your choice by selecting your favorite accenting colors. Of course, you want your tenants to feel like the space is their own, but they will definitely want a blank canvas to start with when they move in.  

In a multifamily home, keeping the colors neutral will allow whoever you choose to live there to make their own statement through color. This is definitely something that can be done with cabinets. A classic white with bold accents is timeless. 

How do you choose wall color vs. trim color? 

A good rule to consider is that usually, it is safe to have your trim be a couple of shades lighter than your wall color. However, if you are going for a more contemporary look, you may want to dabble with darker colors, such as dark gray, black-brown, and charcoal, for painting the trim on a pale-colored wall. 

Now that you have a few color guides, for those who have rental units, here are a few things to consider when getting the best kitchen cabinets within each unit. 

After all, the main focal point of a kitchen lies heavily in the hands of the cabinets. You’ll need them to be fully functional but also aesthetically pleasing. New kitchen cabinets and kitchen cabinet colors can be one of the most significant selling points for prospective renters. 

Stick with white. 

This will give your kitchen a clean-fresh look and feel. White is a neutral color that will give your tenants a wide variety of decorating options. This gives them the ability to put their own dash of personality in their kitchen and make it feel like home. 

Try to avoid getting fancy. 

A good long-term cabinet choice that is also a very trendy one these days; is shaker cabinets. They have a simple-contemporary style, are sturdy, easy to install, and simple to maintain. 

Choosing wood. 

If you decide to go for wood cabinets, choose solid wood, like alder, maple, cherry, or oak. This type of wood will be durable and last for years to come. Wood cabinets tend to be a bit more expensive, but if that is the look and feel you are going for, try to stay away from pressed wood or particle board. 

Who doesn’t love storage space? 

An abundance of storage space is music to any kitchen enthusiast’s ears. Renters will be thrilled with a kitchen that has cabinets that provide ample room for their stuff. 

Think about the hardware. 

You can easily enhance your kitchen’s look by installing high-end cabinets, drawers, and door handles. Unfortunately, this is a place where you get what you pay for. Skimping on your cabinet hardware can look cheap and be easily damaged or broken. The best kitchen cabinets for a rental unit are structurally sound and have a solid foundation. This is your best bet to avoid replacing or repairing them often. 

Tenants want to reside in a property that is in excellent condition, and the truth is kitchens can make or break the sale of any unit. As the property owner, keep in mind that renovations may not be cheap, but they are often necessary. This is something to think about if you are building from scratch. 

There may come a time when you need to replace existing cabinets in your multifamily unit. When this time comes, consulting a professional is the best path to choose. 

If you have questions concerning the installation of your multifamily unit cabinets, give Superior Commercial Solutions a call (385) 273-6670. We are available to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today and get started on your journey toward new cabinets.