20 Feb Pairing Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops
A kitchen renovation takes a lot of work and effort. You’re juggling all sorts of questions and thoughts about things like kitchen cabinets, flooring options, lighting, backsplashes, and countertops. Above all these parts that make up a kitchen is the concept of color. You don’t want to end up with great products that ultimately don’t work together because the colors are all wrong.
Pairing your kitchen colors is perhaps the most crucial thing you’ll do during a kitchen renovation. With all the parts and components of a kitchen to juggle, it’s not necessarily an easy task. Fortunately, we have some tips that will specifically teach you how to pair your kitchen cabinet and countertop colors with ease.
First Comes Color
Think of your home’s current aesthetic. Do you want to complement what you have or change it up? The choice is yours, but the first thing you should do before jumping into looking at cabinets and countertops is deciding what color palette you’re going with.
If you’re going to be using multiple colors, use the color wheel to help you choose. You can go with various options:
- Neutrals: blacks, greys, beiges, and whites. These colors are very common choices for kitchens.
- Complementary: colors across from each other on the color wheel, such as variations of purple and yellow, red and green, or blue and orange.
- Analogous: colors right next to each other on the wheel, meaning combinations of yellow, orange, and red or green, blue, and purple.
A lot of kitchens have a neutral color base with pops of color here and there. This is often the best choice for a kitchen as it lends a calming, soothing effect to the space while keeping visual interest with additional colors.
Unless you want your kitchen countertops and cabinets to match exactly, you’re going to want to select some color variations for both. Start by looking at countertops. After you’ve selected the color palette you want, find a countertop that matches at least one of the colors you have chosen—though this doesn’t necessarily mean going with a bright green countertop. If you’re sticking to a neutral palette, the countertops you choose should incorporate elements of neutral tones, such as light beige with dark veins or vice versa.
If you want your countertops to have some color to them, make the color of your choice feel slightly more natural by going with a darker or lighter shade of the original color. This will make it easier to match your cabinets to your countertops and set the groundwork for pops of color in accessories and appliances.
Just as important as the colors you choose are the materials you choose. If you go with granite countertops, you’re going to want to select cabinets that match the quality of the countertop and pair high quality with high quality. Again, you have several options here including:
- Natural stone
- Ceramic tiles
- Stainless steel
Once you’ve selected a countertop material that matches the color scheme, keep a sample of it with you as you go about selecting your cabinets. Find a cabinet material type that complements your countertop choice in both the color and quality of the material.
Kitchen Renovation with Knotty Alder Cabinets
After you’ve found the right countertop for your kitchen, take a look at the cabinets we offer and see if there is a perfect fit for your kitchen renovation today!