During a full kitchen remodel, a daunting decisions is to choose a cabinet style or color to match your granite or vice versa. Granite, being naturally formed with tons a variety, can be difficult to pair with. Here are some tips and tricks to finding the best match for your granite countertop.
Look around your home at the style you have chosen. Your furniture choices and paint colors can give you inspiration for cabinetry, so can your artwork and decor. If you find the rest of your home minimal/modern, classic/traditional or maybe somewhere in-between, translate that into your kitchen remodel.
If you are doing a full kitchen remodel, try choosing your granite countertop first. If you choose granite for your kitchen counter it is probably due to its durability and how it will stand the test of time. Cabinetry offers much more variety when it comes to accessory and color options. Over time you can change the color and hardware on your cabinets so choose a granite slab that you love.
If you have already found a cabinet style and color you enjoy, or are keeping your existing cabinets, bring a cabinet door along when deciding.
Ready to Go
So, you are ready to dive into your remodel. Here are some tips when looking at slabs and cabinetry:
– work with a supplier that has a large slab inventory and is educated in design, When looking at large slabs you can see what the natural flow and grains of the granite will look like in your kitchen. Working with a supplier than has design experience allows you to work together to choose the best slab.
– when you find a slab you like, look at the undertone of the stone. All granite slabs have a variety of colors – choose one color to inspire your cabinets.
– when you are looking at cabinetry, don’t only consider the colors coordinating but the style and the hardware as well.
– A number of custom cabinet makers have custom color options, meaning they can choose a colors from your favorite throw blanket or piece of artwork. If you send in a piece of your countertop they can choose a color or the best shade to highlight or contrast that color.
If you would like some help deciding, contact us for a design consultation!