Pros and Cons of Orange Kitchen Cabinets

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Thank you Rono Williams for your original blog. 

Original content by Rono Williams

Have you ever thought of installing orange kitchen cabinets? It is an option that is not so popular in the kitchen. Many homeowners would prefer to choose lighter color options when tasked with remodeling their kitchens.

So, is installing orange kitchen cabinets a good idea? You can only answer this authoritatively after reviewing the benefits and drawbacks.

How does an orange kitchen look?

Orange is a bright and bold color. It can bring some excitement to the kitchen. But as a bold color choice, homeowners have to be precise when installing it. Through its pros and cons, we’ll learn more about orange kitchen cabinets and how to make the best out of them.

The benefits of orange kitchen cabinets


The number one reason why you would want to have an orange kitchen is that it is attractive. Any kitchen that has a bold color is always attractive, provided the homeowner has done the installation well. Therefore, orange kitchen cabinets will enhance the aesthetics of your kitchen to make it more beautiful.

No constant cleaning

Let’s face it, cleaning the cabinets is not a job that many homeowners want to find themselves doing often. This is why installing orange kitchen cabinets can be a great idea. As a bold color, it doesn’t show dirt easily. This means that you don’t have to spend more time cleaning it. You can have your schedule for cleaning it when you want.

Makes the kitchen warmer

Orange is the color of the sun. With this in mind, the kitchen space will be made warm using this color scheme. It makes the kitchen a more comfortable place to spend time. Therefore, you don’t have to invest in more lighting to add warmth to the kitchen.

Drawbacks of orange kitchen cabinets

Requires a large kitchen

You need a large kitchen for you to enjoy the aesthetic benefits of orange kitchen cabinets. Homeowners with small kitchen spaces cannot enjoy the benefits of having an orange kitchen. If you install orange cabinetry in a small kitchen, it will appear squeezed.

Hides dirt

Just like any other bold color, orange does not show dirt on the cabinets. This might be an advantage because you don’t spend more time cleaning the cabinetry units. However, it could also turn against you if you don’t have a regular cleaning schedule. The hidden dirt may turn out to be a stubborn stain.

A quick comparison of the pros and cons will help you decide on whether or not to buy orange kitchen cabinets.

Comments (3)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Interesting post and thank you for sharing it.  I am trying to remember if I ever painted kitchen cabinets orange in my contracting career.  I do not think so.  My clients were too conservative, I imagine.

Jan 19, 2022 05:29 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM these are very valuable list of tips for pros and cons of orange kitchen cabinets.

Jan 19, 2022 08:28 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
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Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Jan 30, 2022 07:48 AM