When remodeling your kitchen, your cabinets and countertops are going to be two of your biggest design considerations. The cabinets take up most of the visible space in your kitchen while the countertops are likely to be one of the priciest items in your new kitchen. The most critical factor about these two items is that they coordinate with each other, so they look good together in your kitchen. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’ve already decided that you’d like to go with dark cabinetry in your new kitchen. We have some suggestions for countertop colors that will mix well with them.

Contrast Is Key

Having cabinets and countertops that are the same color would make your kitchen look too uniform and bland. The same coloring would prevent either of them from sticking out. That being said, picking the right color contrast can bring your kitchen to life and put a smile on your face every time you enter this room.

White Countertops

When going for a maximum color contrast with dark cabinets, it’s impossible to beat white. This choice might be best if your cabinetry is not too close to black in color. This will prevent the difference in coloring from being too over the top. A medium shade of brown can mix quite well with white countertops, and it will add a touch of class if they’re quartz or marble.

Cream Colors

The next step down in sheer scope of contrast between dark coloring and white counters would be creamy colors. As with white, cream colors will reflect plenty of light, which will help to counterbalance the cabinetry by making your kitchen look bright. Cream colors will be a good choice if you have darker cabinetry than those that someone might want to pair with white counters since the slightly darker counter color will prevent overwhelming contrast between these two kitchen design elements.

Try Gray Countertops

Gray works well for countertop colors since it offers you variety with numerous shades of gray available. Also, because it’s a relatively neutral color, it will match well with a broader range of medium to dark cabinet colors than white or cream.

The Brilliance of Gold

Opulence is probably the first word that comes to mind when you think of gold. Countertops of this color will match up particularly well with espresso-colored cabinets. Choosing the countertop in granite or another material that has natural color variations within it will also enhance the richness of colors that gold already brings by default.

Selecting the Right Countertops for Your Cabinetry

You may have a pretty firm idea in your mind what type of countertops you intend to go with that will blend well with your dark cabinets. In case you’re not sure what exact color and material would be best, our team at Kitchen Krafter would be happy to help you refine your choices down to something that you’ll be happy with. Located in Ocean Township, New Jersey, we’ve been helping Monmouth County homeowners with their kitchen remodeling projects for years, so we can provide you with our experience and insight.

Beyond cabinet and countertop coordination, we’re also here to help you with your entire kitchen remodel in case you don’t know where to start. Most homeowners will only do a major kitchen remodel once or twice in their life, so you want to make sure you get it right because you’ll be living with it for a long time. Our design professionals will offer as much or as little help with your remodel as you wish, and we are used to accommodating a wide range of budgets, so please contact us today.


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