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Top 5 Kitchen Countertop Choices for Dark Cabinets

Written by Kyle Murray on January 01, 2018
Edited By Brian Freeman, Last Updated On January 01, 2024
Reviewed By Samantha Peterson
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When selecting a stone for your kitchen countertops, there are many options to choose from, especially with our selection of over 2,000 different colors of natural stone in stock. Thankfully, our expert team can assist you throughout the entire process and even help you decide on what stone fits best with your kitchen’s décor. Dark cabinets are a popular option that we see here at In this article we're going to share with you some of the most popular kitchen countertop stones for them. 

Granite Kitchen Countertops with Dark Cabinets

Ambrosia White, also known as Amba White, and Andromeda White, is a wonderful granite with an off white background that is filled with light grey and green veins along with some tiny burgundy spots. As we see in this quaint kitchen, it is the perfect kitchen granite countertop material to pair with dark cabinets. The white and grey tones of the Ambrosia White countertops create a beautiful contrast. A multi-colored backsplash of white, brown and grey is the perfect element to marry the diversity between light and dark colors in this kitchen.

Black Granite Counters with Dark Cabinets

Oscuro Mist Satin is a black granite from India with long, consistent white veins. This attractive granite makes a beautiful countertop for any kitchen, especially one with dark cabinets. Although combining black and brown may seem unnatural at first, as we see here, it is certainty an extraordinary design scheme when executed tastefully. The white kitchen island and the abundance of space are able to lighten up the area despite the prominent dark features. Additionally, the honed surface of the Oscuro Mist Satin countertops adds a unique textual dimension to this kitchen.

Light Brown Granite with Dark Cabinets

Giallo Ornamental, also known as Amarillo Ornamental, and Giallo Santo, is an attractive, speckled granite filled with natural brown and grey colors, which achieve a simple, yet refined style for kitchens with dark cabinets. Because of this granite’s predominantly white base, it allows the room to appear large and spacious, even though the area between the countertop and refrigerator is relatively snug. Additionally, stainless steel appliances also help to create the illusion of space, by reflecting lights from the windows and the attractive hanging fixtures.


Complimentary Countertops for Dark Cabinets

Tan Brown is an Indian granite, also known as Chestnut Brown, and Copper Antique, which features a consistent speckled pattern of black, brown and dark red throughout the stone. In this recently renovated kitchen, the rich brown and red hues of Tan Brown have inspired dark cherry wooden cabinets and breakfast bar stools to match. The light backsplash serves as a balancing visual element that livens up the space and creates a stunning visual appearance that is complimentary to Tan Brown. Stainless steel appliances complete the look of this attractive kitchen.

Contrasting Kitchen Countertops for Dark Cabinets

Classic White Quartzite is a stunning white quartzite from Brazil with areas of grey highlights and occasional dark veining. Many designers and homebuilders use Classic White Quartzite as a more durable alternative for the luxurious classic white marble look, which has caused this stone to recently become very popular. In this ying and yang styled kitchen, we see how the elegance of Classic White claims the focal point when perched upon dark cabinets. Chandeliers and stainless steel appliances complete the clean and polished décor.

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