Cabinet Sheen

If you’ve ever picked out paint before, you already know what “sheen” is. It’s the relative “shininess” or “glossiness” of a finish. Showplace offers all its finishes in your choice of two levels of sheen, no extra charge.

“Satin” is what most people would consider normal sheen for home cabinetry.

“Matte” is a little bit softer, a little bit flatter than Satin and is often associated with the finish on fine furniture.

Showplace Cabinetry has created the video below in an attempt to help people understand the differences between satin and matte sheens.

The best way to appreciate the differences between matte and satin sheen, both in terms of reaction to light angle, and reflective properties, is to visit our showroom and see first-hand the differences.