Everybody knows about color; not many know about sheen. But it is just as important when choosing paints. So here we go!
Sheen is another way to say “light reflectance”. Kitchen cabinets are usually higher-gloss surfaces and so reflect more light that most ceilings (flat sheen).
One is not better than the other – but there are trade-offs and considerations in choosing which sheen is best for a particular application.