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The Best Way to Pair Countertop Colors with Dark Cabinets

by Jeremy Troetti

Updated on September 20, 2019 05:00:23 PM


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While you can choose your countertops first, homeowners will often select their desired cabinetry before finding the best countertops and backsplash to pair with it. Between countertops, cabinetry and flooring, you will have three major decisions to make for your new kitchen design. While you will find different countertop colors that pair well with white cabinets or lighter wood cabinets, this guide will specifically help you narrow down the best way to pair countertop colors with dark cabinets. 

 

Trying to find the right countertops to pair with dark cabinets can be a difficult process. After all, there are so many options that you can choose from, whether you are looking at granite countertops, marble countertops, quartz countertops or various other materials. The following information will help you decide whether you want to go for a contrasting look, a matching look or something that is more neutral. 

 

Contrast: Dark Cabinets with White Countertops 

 

If you want to achieve a beautiful look that exhibits significant contrast, you can pair your dark cabinets with white countertops. Doing so can help balance the dark and light tones in any kitchen, whether it is modern or traditional. Below are some of your best white countertop options to pair with dark cabinets. 

Options
Ambrosia White Granite Countertops
Bianco Antico Granite Countertops
Organic White Quartz Countertops
Super White Quartzite Countertops
Mountain White Danby Marble Countertops

 

Ambrosia White Granite Countertops 

Ambrosia White Granite is a stunning white granite that has light grey and green veins that accompany burgundy spots. The stone is a wonderful choice for a countertop that contrasts dark cabinets. 

 

Bianco Antico Granite Countertops 

The warm tones of Bianco Antico Granite will perfectly contrast your dark cabinets. It is a terrific choice for a white countertop that contrasts dark colored cabinetry. 

 

Organic White Quartz Countertops 

If you have a modern kitchen with dark cabinets, Organic White Quartz is a great choice for a contrasting kitchen countertop. 

 

Super White Quartzite Countertops 

Not to be confused with the similarly named quartz, Super White Quartzite countertops are an excellent choice for contrasting dark cabinets. While quartz is an engineered stone, quartzite is a natural stone. Both white quartz and white quartzite will look great when used to contrast dark cabinetry in your kitchen, so the final decision is a matter of your opinion. 

 

Mountain White Danby Marble Countertops 

Mountain White Danby Marble is one of the most desirable countertop materials that you can use. This gorgeous white marble has grey to black veining and is a terrific choice to contrast dark cabinets. 

 

Contrast: Dark Cabinets with Beige Countertops 

 

If you want some contrast but not something that is as drastic as the pairing of white countertops with dark cabinets, you can try pairing beige countertops instead. Below are your best options for beige countertops that pair well with dark cabinets. 

Options
Atlantis Granite Countertops
Aurus Granite Countertops

 

Atlantis Granite Countertops 

This beautiful beige granite pairs very well with dark colored cabinetry. Atlantis Granite countertops are an excellent choice to add some subtle contrast in your kitchen. 

 

Aurus Granite Countertops 

Aurus Granite countertops are a darker beige color that creates a beautiful kitchen design when paired with dark countertops. 

 

Match: Dark Cabinets with Grey Countertops 

 

If you are trying to find a countertop color that is closer to matching your dark cabinets, consider going with a shade of grey. The following grey countertop options pair well with dark cabinets. 

Options
Azteca Granite Countertops
Blue Eyes Granite Countertops

 

Azteca Granite Countertops 

If you want something that is on the darker side, going with Azteca Granite countertops are a great choice to match your dark cabinets. 

 

Blue Eyes Granite Countertops 

If you are looking for a grey countertop that is on the darker side but is not quite close to black, consider Blue Eyes Granite countertops. This gorgeous natural stone is grey with little blue clusters and pairs well with dark cabinets. 

 

Neutral: Dark Cabinets with Yellow, Gold or Light Brown Countertops 

 

If you want countertops that are neutral colored, consider choosing a material that is yellow, gold or light brown. The following choices pair well with dark cabinets. 

Options
New Colonial Dream Granite Countertops
Fantasy Brown Quartzite Countertops

 

New Colonial Dream Granite Countertops 

New Colonial Dream Granite Countertops are a stunning gold colored surface that pairs very well with darker cabinetry. Gold countertops look especially beautiful when paired with dark cherry or espresso cabinets. 

 

Fantasy Brown Quartzite Countertops 

Fantasy Brown Quartzite Countertops are a lighter brown colored surface that looks excellent when paired with dark cabinets. 

 

 

While the task may seem tough at first, finding the right countertop color choice to pair with dark cabinets is not such a difficult process. There are many great kitchen countertop options for matching or contrasting your dark kitchen cabinets. This guide can help you along the way as you try to find the right choice for your home.



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Originally posted on September 19, 2019 12:27:36 PM

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