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Choosing the Right Finish for Your Wardrobe Doors: Matt VS Gloss

Written By: Veronika Galeva

When it comes to designing your dream wardrobe, every detail matters – from the colour scheme to the handles and, most importantly, the finish of the wardrobe doors. One crucial decision you'll need to make is whether to go for a matte or glossy finish.

Both options have their unique characteristics, and understanding the differences will help you make an informed decision that complements your style and preferences.

Wardrobe Doors with Matte Finish: A Timeless Elegance

Matte finishes have long been associated with sophistication and understated elegance. Choosing matte wardrobe doors can give your space a more muted and subdued look, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere. 

One of the significant advantages of matte finishes is that they are excellent at concealing scratches, fingerprints, and smudges, making them an ideal choice for high-traffic areas or homes with young children.

Matte finishes also tend to be more forgiving in terms of imperfections on the surface, making them a practical choice for those who want a low-maintenance option. If you're aiming for a more classic or traditional aesthetic, matte finishes are often the preferred choice.

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Pros of Matte Finish Wardrobe Doors

  1.  Timeless and sophisticated.
  2.  Conceals scratches and fingerprints well.
  3. Low-maintenance and forgiving of imperfections.

Cons of Matte Finish Wardrobe Doors

  1. Matte has reduced light reflection, which may not create the sense of space, like gloss would.
  2. Requires occasional cleaning to avoid streaks and marks.

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Wardrobe Doors with Glossy Finish: Modern Glamour

On the other hand, glossy finishes bring a modern and glamorous touch to your wardrobe doors. The reflective surface of glossy finishes adds depth and dimension to the room, creating a visually striking and contemporary look. 

Glossy wardrobe doors are an excellent choice for smaller spaces, as the reflective nature of the finish can make a room appear larger and brighter.

While glossy finishes can make a bold statement, they do come with some considerations. They are more prone to showing  imperfections, requiring more regular maintenance. However, with proper care, the stunning visual impact of glossy wardrobe doors can be well worth the effort.

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Pros of Glossy Finish Wardrobe Doors

  1. Modern and glamorous appearance.
  2. Reflective surface adds depth to the room.
  3. Creates the illusion of a larger and brighter space.

Cons of Glossy Finish Wardrobe Doors

  1.  Shows fingerprints and marks more prominently in reflections.
  2.  Can require regular wiping to remove fingerprints.
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Choosing the Right Finish for Your Wardrobe Doors

Ultimately, the choice between matte and glossy finishes for your wardrobe doors depends on your personal style, the overall aesthetic of your space, and your practical considerations. 

If you prefer a timeless and understated look with low-maintenance requirements, matte finishes might be the way to go. On the other hand, if you want to add a touch of modern glamour and are willing to invest in maintenance, glossy finishes can transform your wardrobe doors into a stunning focal point.

Consider the existing elements in your room, such as flooring, wall colours, and furniture, to ensure that your choice of gloss complements the overall design seamlessly.

Whichever finish you choose, your wardrobe doors will play a key role in defining the style and ambiance of your space, so take the time to explore both options before making a decision.

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Replacement Wardrobe Doors from Happy Doors

At Happy Doors, we offer both matte and glossy finish wardrobe doors. The perfect gloss for your wardrobe doors is the one that aligns with your personal style and complements the overall design of your space. 

Whether you opt for the subdued sophistication of matte or the bold allure of glossy, your wardrobe doors will undoubtedly contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of your room.

Ready for a change? Explore our made to measure replacement wardrobe doors today or contact us to discuss your new home project on 01256 845 816 or email us at If you’re considering replacing your doors, you can spread your payments with Happy Doors by using Klarna, details of which are on our website.

Written By: Veronika Galeva