Previously in one of our rentals we put dark matt cupboards and they were a PITA to keep clean.
Agree. I was dreading living with white gloss in the rented house during our build, but it was easy to clean. Splashes from the sink, dishwasher and around the bin were obvious, but cleaned up easily.
The matt dark cabinets we have now don't show as much dirt, but never look quite clean - there are always smudges and streaks and finger prints, so I have to employ suh's patented "one damp and one dry microfibre cloth" technique to keep them looking good. Mostly, I don't bother. My interest in housework usually runs out at about the "wash the dishes and wipe down the sink" stage.
Hey, I'm a self-confessed neat-freak, not a germ-phobe.