Many homeowners choose the color of their cabinets first when remodeling their kitchen—cabinet doors and exteriors take up about 80% of the visible space in your kitchen, so it makes sense. There’s a case to be made for selecting your countertop first, given that it’s one of the most expensive items in a kitchen remodel. However, there is no right or wrong way to go about it. If you’ve got your heart set on dark cabinetry, you’re probably wondering which color countertops will work best.
There are thousands of countertop color options and hundreds of cabinet styles. With seemingly limitless options, some people will find selecting a combination exciting, while others may find it intimidating. Don’t be concerned! We are here to assist you.
Use crisp, bright whites for an updated style
When looking for the ideal countertop to pair with modern dark cabinets, opt for a bright white design that is either solid or has minimal movement. This combination is extremely versatile and is not limited to modern designs. A white countertop will look great in your traditional wood kitchen and will have the same balancing quality as light and creamy countertops.
Creamy tones to contrast dark cabinets
If white is just too bright for you, go for light-creamy tones instead. When you pair dark cabinets with lighter-colored countertops, it is difficult to go wrong. Contrasting your cabinets and countertops will work well with either traditional or contemporary kitchen design schemes. Besides, the lighter countertops will do an excellent job of reflecting more light, helping to brighten the room.
Get a sophisticated look with cool gray
Gray is a popular kitchen color because it’s classic, cool, and goes with a wide range of palettes. Cabinet colors that are more medium-dark look especially good with gray countertops. To get a cohesive look with a gray countertop and dark cabinets, consider classic or transitional kitchen styles.
Go for the gold!
When paired with darker cabinets, countertop colors with neutral base shades and golden variants look stunning. Golden tones look especially lovely with espresso cabinets. Choose a simple edge style for the countertops and plain styles for the cabinets and hardware to let these colors shine. Although there are a few exceptions, dark cabinetry works best with neutral-toned countertops in general. If you stick with dominant color palettes in these color families, you won’t be disappointed with how they pair with your dark cabinetry.
Do you need help matching the colors of your kitchen countertops, cabinets, and flooring? Call us today to design a space that is distinctively yours!