Kitchen countertops are in essence the centerpiece of any kitchen. The material or design of the countertops can dictate the entire look of your kitchen. Therefore it makes sense to take your time when choosing the material for your kitchen countertop.
If you decide to go with a natural stone like granite, you need to spend even more time on the right colors as the sheer variety available in granite can easily overwhelm even the best of design aficionados. Here are some tips to help you select the right color for your granite kitchen countertop.
Match or Contrast with other Kitchen Materials
This makes sense if you are just replacing the countertop in the kitchen without changing rest of the furniture and fixtures. If this is the case with you, consider colors of the wall paint, cabinets and the flooring when making your granite selection.
If you already have your kitchen designed based on a color scheme, you can simply buy a granite slab to go with it. You can either match the color with the rest of the kitchen or better still; buy a slab in a contrasting color. If your kitchen cabinets are in darker shades of brown, you can select the granite in lighter shades such as beige or cream. If the cabinets are white, contrast the slab by selecting a darker color such as black or green.
Pay Attention to the Light in the Kitchen
When selecting materials for your home interiors it helps to consider the presence or absence of natural light for that particular space. If your kitchen gets ample natural light, your options for selecting the granite countertop are even more. You can buy darker granite slabs in colors such as black or red as natural light will further accentuate the beauty of this natural stone. Choose granite in lighter shades if your kitchen lacks in natural light.
Match the Kitchen to your Countertop
If you like a granite slab that doesn’t match with your existing kitchen, don’t let this stop you from considering it. It is easy to change the kitchen paint or cabinets to match them to your new granite countertop. If you like black granite with specks of gold or blue with subtle hints of white – go for it.
Granite countertop is an investment for a lifetime. Buy the design you love and you can always match other accessories around it.