Texture Glass for Kitchen Cabinets play very important role for enhancing the overall decoration and style of the kitchen to adding extra storage space for the user. There are two types of cabinets in any kitchen including overhead cabinets and cabinets under the shelf or counter. The ones underneath the counter are prepared with solid materials i.e. wood, aluminum or metal while the overhead cabinets mostly have wooden doors with glass panels inside.
You might not have a lot of options for choosing the material and design for the wood door panels but you certainly have a wide range of options and choices for selecting the glass panels to be fixed inside the cabinet doors.
Texture Glass for Kitchen Cabinets Designs:
Transparent Glass Panel:
Although it doesn’t seem very appealing and decorative but for some reason, most people still choose transparent glass panels for kitchen cabinets. There is a large group of people who don’t like for their guests to see the items inside cabinets so they use texture glass for kitchen cabinets or colored glass panels but those who spend a lot of time in the kitchen know the importance of transparent glass panels.
With these panels, you don’t need to guess what’s inside the cabinet and you don’t need to open each and every cabinet just to find the jar with dried parsley. Without opening the cabinet door, you can just see through the glass panel and find the items that you were looking for.
Leaded Glass Panel:
Among opaque glass panels, leaded glass panel is the most common and frequently used one. This one is different from opaque glass panel in a way that it’s made with small glass crystals and when these crystals are joined together, they appear to have a distinctive and unique look. The added bonus is that there are multiple colors or tint options available for you to choose from.
Keep in mind that it’s not possible to see through leaded glass even if it can still let some light pass through it. The kitchen cabinets that have metallic paint or glitter paint would look more attractive with leaded glass panels.
Textured Glass Panel:
Another important and very cool looking type of glass panel for kitchen cabinets is textured glass panels. A textured glass for kitchen cabinets is expensive and it’s more difficult to produce compared with regular plain glass. Within this category, there are dozens of patterns and designs that you can choose from. Sometimes this same glass is also referred to as frosted glass and most of the times when people want to use textured glass in the kitchen cabinets, they usually try to match the texture or design of the glass with the paint job done on the cabinet doors.
Printed Glass Panel:
Printed glass is relatively new to the world and some people are still getting to use to it while others have made their peace with it and they like using these panels more and more. Printed glass panels have two basic categories; one where the backside of the glass panel is coated with solid paint and from the front, it looks like the painted glass panel or the one where color is added to the melted glass before adding it to the mold. While using printed glass panels in kitchen cabinets can bring certain elegance and harmony in the overall décor, it’s important to have a different color of the glass than the paint done on the cabinet door i.e. lighter or darker shade than the cabinet door.
Seeded Glass Panel:
This one here is a little similar to the textured glass panels but it’s also different in a way. Basically the seeded glass looks a lot like textured glass but the production technique is different and the cost is also different for both types of glasses. In the seeded glass panel, there are tiny air bubbles within the glass panel and due to these bubbles; it appears as frosted glass panel. There are different levels of bubbles that you can add to the glass panels and the density of these air bubbles decide how much light and visibility the glass panel will allow to pass through.