Choosing the color has always been a difficult task for anyone. And, same goes for choosing colors for countertops and cabinets. The right set of colors can help you improve the kitchen design and make it more beautiful.
In this post, we’ll take a look at how the colors of these two kitchen staples complement each other and offer tips and suggestions for selecting the right color for each feature.
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How to Select the Right Color Cabinets?
Cabinet color selection is a major influencer on the rest of any kitchen remodel project. And being that the cabinets are such a significant part of any kitchen project, which typically accounts for up to 25 percent of an overall kitchen remodel project, it’s often best to practice to start here when settling on the color palette for the kitchen environment.
You should have a general idea of how you want the color layout in your kitchen to look – and this vibe is largely based on a combination of personal preference, resale value, and the kitchen’s size and lighting.
The nice thing about today’s kitchen cabinets is that they’re available in a variety of colors and finishes to suit any target design. Homeowners can select cabinets in classic neutral colors like cream and off-white.
They can also elect to bring out the natural grain of wood cabinets in the range of stains they’re available in. If you’ve wooden utensils, wood cabinets will give an additional style to your kitchen. For a bolder kitchen look, blue, red, or even yellow cabinets could make for a nice fit.
How to ptimize Color with Kitchen Custom Cabinets?
Another nice thing about cabinets is that homeowners don’t have to settle on whatever models are available at the big box hardware store. Custom made kitchen cabinets are available for order – and they can make kitchen remodeling all the more convenient.
Selecting a custom kitchen cabinet is a three-step process:
- You’ll first select the wood type, choosing from the likes of closed grain woods or open grain and rustic styles.
- Next, you can select from hundreds of colors and multiple finishes to zero in on the look and feel you want in the kitchen.
- Lastly, you can select the door style to finalize your custom cabinetry down to a “t.”
How to Select the Right Color Countertops?
Cabinet and countertop colors should be selected in tandem and done so in a way where the colors complement each other as well as the other planned features in a kitchen project.
There are a few different strategies that you might elect to pursue when it comes to countertop color. Here’s a look:
- Light countertops to complement dark cabinetry: If your cabinets are a darker color, light-colored kitchen countertops can make for a nice contrast in the kitchen. Light countertops won’t just look sharp contrasting the other darker features in the room, but they’ll also help the kitchen look larger and help emphasize whatever decor is on the counters.
- Dark countertops to complement light cabinetry: Conversely, if your cabinets are lighter in color, darker countertops will look sharp in the room. Darker countertops can look especially bold in the kitchen if other accessories – such as furniture, rugs and appliances – are lighter in color.
- Pairing different tones: For a more modern kitchen style and refined look, homeowners can even elect to get extra creative and pair different color tones together on the countertop – especially if the colors contrast. This can add some visual spark to the kitchen and also give it a bit more character.
Two of the biggest decisions homeowners must make when carrying out a kitchen remodel involve the selection of the cabinets and the countertops – and we don’t need to tell you that these selections should not be taken lightly.
By zeroing in on the cabinet color with custom cabinetry and carefully choosing a countertop color and style that complement each other, you’re well on your way to a successful kitchen remodel.