For most homeowners, it’s important that the color scheme of a room goes with the design of a countertop. Chances are, you’ve given some thought to this important issue, and maybe you’re drawing a blank so far. So, to help you find the perfect match between countertops and color schemes for your kitchen, we’ve put together some tips you should check out!
Decide what colors you’ll be using & how they’ll affect which countertop you choose
Of course, it’s important to decide what color scheme you’ll be following for the room. After you’ve made that decision, it’ll be easier to narrow down your choices in terms of what type of countertop you’d like to use. Here are a few broad guidelines to keep in mind when you’re making this decision:
- If the room isn’t well-lit, a darker countertop color isn’t the best choice. However, a room with ample light is a great place for a dark countertop – or a lighter one, if you prefer.
- Lighter shades of countertop colors often add a charming contrast to a room that has a dark color theme (for example, a kitchen that has dark cabinets and flooring.) Conversely, you can also use dark countertop colors to contrast a room with a lighter color scheme.
- It’s better to choose a countertop style before choosing the other elements of your color scheme. This way, you won’t find yourself trying to replace a possibly very expensive countertop because it didn’t match with the rest of the room like you expected it to.
- Ideally, after installing the countertop of your choice, you’ll complete the rest of your preferred design to match the countertop.
With that said, let’s talk about some popular countertop/color scheme combinations
Once you’ve made a few basic decisions, you can start thinking about how to implement them. To get started, take a look at a few classy and popular countertop/color scheme combinations.
Many homeowners enjoy creating a contrast with white countertops. Therefore, white countertops are a popular choice with many types of dark wood cabinets and floors.
Conversely, white countertops are also favored in rooms that contain mostly white appliances and furnishings. Either choice will bring a fresh, contemporary look to a room.
Other light-colored countertops
Similarly, other light-colored countertops are typically used alongside darker cabinets and flooring. Bringing some color into a room with these light-and-dark color schemes is a great idea. Smaller or more temporary decor (like a colorful kitchen chair) works well for this.
Black or darker countertops
If you’re planning a white or light-colored style for a room, black or darker-colored countertops are common choices that bring plenty of elegance to a space.
Mixing it up
Of course, if none of these common combinations suit your style just right, feel free to mix it up! A fun way to shake things up a little bit is to choose a dark countertop color for your island and a lighter color for your surrounding countertops or vice versa. This is still incredibly stylish but gives you a little more freedom with your design. After all, who says you have to stick with just one countertop color?
Creating a color palette for your kitchen
What about creating a color palette for a room – in this case, a kitchen – in the first place? Typically you will want to start with two colors that will be the main colors of the room. These should be colors that complement one another. Choose a third color as an accent color – it could be useful in giving your kitchen a little more personality. You should get an idea of these three colors and how you want them to look in your kitchen before installing a countertop.
Don’t forget to consider the variety of patterns and “movement” that occur in natural stone countertops. Each slab is unique and will have its own colors and designs. Visit a warehouse to see what we mean. The stone you choose may inspire the rest of your kitchen palette!
Creating a color palette for your bathroom
Perhaps you’re in need of a color scheme to match with a countertop in your bathroom. While you might enjoy coming up with your own unique color scheme, here are a few tried-and-true options that you might enjoy:
- If you’re up for something simple, try a black and white color scheme.
- For a contemporary monochromatic look, use various gray tones.
- Adding plentiful sea-blue or sea-green tones to an otherwise white or off-white bathroom is a safe and stylish way to go.
- Use sandy neutrals with touches of green for a Mediterranean feel.
Remember to keep it simple
Keeping your color scheme short, sweet, and to the point is typically a necessity if you’re planning on finding a good match between your countertops and color palettes. Even though you love all the colors and want to include each one, resist the urge to do so and use two or three that you like the most. Additionally, remember not to limit yourself to just one or two types of countertops. Instead, take the time to learn about the different types of countertops to find out which one you need in your life!