Find the Best Color for Your Countertops

Kitchen color schemes add more than setting the mood for cookery and consumption, they should also play a part in countertop selection. First thing is selecting your countertop colors start with classifying the undertones or the underlying hues of the surrounding decor. Pay attention to cabinetry wood tones or paint colors that could reciprocate the secondary colors found in solid-surface, marble or granite countertop veining. You can select complementary colors, side-by-side hues found on the color wheel or stay with a tone-on-tone theme that takes advantage of colors in the same family.

The red undertones found in mahogany or cherry cabinets deliver complementary contrast with granite countertops in sage, green-gray or greenish blue-gray. Sage walls strengthen the green tones, as do pendant lights and hardware in nickel with a green patina. Sage ceramic countertops blend with the casual look of oak cabinets, while the purplish blue-gray undertone of slate countertops enlarges the orange tones in oak or maple cabinetry. Blonde-maple cabinets set a contrast against granite countertops in violet-gray. Finish the color scheme with violet-gray Brazilian slate flooring to restate the color wheel opposites.

When countertop and cabinet colors sit next to each other on the color wheel, kitchens release a warm, earthy luminosity. Cherry or light, orange-toned maple cabinets go well with orange-red countertops. But when orange-red granite contains gold veining, a backsplash and accents in gold add to the range of warm, analogous tones. Dark walnut cabinets play off light-gold granite countertops with a red-and-gold backsplash to add unity. For a textured look, opt for mustard countertops in acid-stained concrete, Venetian plaster walls in green-yellow, a bronze chandelier and mustard-and-red curtains.

A sage kitchen island topped with red granite gets a lift from light-yellow cabinets. But the same cabinets offer a contrast against countertops in dark violet-gray that offer a tonal variance to produce a striking, but modern kitchen look. Cabinets in greenish blue-gray produce a calming tone that lets the kitchen develop airy and ethereal when equipped with white walls and white Carrara marble countertops. Mint green backsplash tiles add to the range of cool, analogous tones. But for a darker and warmer palette, dark olive or warm green-gray countertops make a gentle transition against greenish blue-gray cabinetry.

The tonal variations of granite countertops or acid-stained concrete deliver textural contrast in tone-on-tone kitchens. For overall yellow tones, distressed cabinetry in cream mergers well with Venetian plaster walls in green-tinted yellow ocher. Acid-stained concrete countertops in umber with green undertones echo the green, as do frames in distressed greenish silver and nickel pendants lights with a green patina finish. Whitewashed red oak cabinets contain a pink undertone that blends with peach granite countertops. Add pale adobe paint to the walls to continue the interplay of soft, pink-and-orange tones. Finishing touches include fixtures and hardware in rose gold.

If you want friends and families jaws to drop when they enter your kitchen it’s a must that you choose the correct color scheme. Be sure to do your research so you can have the kitchen that everyone looks forward to grubbing in!  

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