Why do surface scratches show on some colours more than others?
R.Surface scratches are more easily perceptible on darker patterns and/or less textured surfaces. For the darker patterns, this is driven by the contrast between the color of the scratch and the color of the pattern. When scratched, melamine tends to have a light-colored apprearance. Highly textured surfaces have more planes of light reflection and, therby, minimize the appearance of the scratch to the eye.