How to Choose Countertop Colors for Dark Kitchens
When it comes to kitchen remodeling, many homeowners start with the color of their cabinets—cabinet doors and exteriors take up over 80% of the visible space in your kitchen, so it makes sense. While there are various color schemes that can undoubtedly improve the appearance of a kitchen with dark cabinets, you’re probably wondering which hues would go best with yours.
What color countertop works well with dark wood cabinets?
If you choose the color of your cabinets first, you’ll likely choose a countertop that goes with that color. There are thousands of colors of countertops and hundreds of ways to mix and match cabinet styles and colors. Some people will find the process of choosing a combination exciting because there seem to be so many options, while others may find it scary. Don’t be afraid! We want to help.
Choose gold if you want the best mix
When paired with darker cabinets, countertop colors with neutral base tones and golden versions look gorgeous. Golden tones look very lovely with espresso cabinets. Choose a simple edge design for the countertops and plain styles for the cabinets and hardware to let these colors show.
Set a refined tone with cool gray colors
Gray is a popular kitchen color because it is a basic, calm color that goes with a wide range of palettes. Cabinet colors that are closer to a medium tone, such as the one seen below, look very good with gray counters. Cambria Surfaces’ Park Gate design is featured in this photo, which combines gray, brown, and black to create a gorgeous surface alongside the walnut cabinetry.
Use crisp, bright whites to update the scheme
When searching for the correct countertop for a contemporary kitchen with black cabinets, you should opt for a bright white design that is often solid or has minimal movement. This will be your ideal decision.
Choose a light-toned and attractive contrast
When you match dark cabinets with lighter colored counters, it is difficult to go wrong. Contrasting your cabinets and countertops will work nicely with either conventional or contemporary kitchen design concepts. Furthermore, the lighter countertops will do an excellent job of reflecting more light, helping to brighten the room.