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How to Pair Countertop Colors with Dark Cabinets

Last Updated on August 17, 2022

Upgrading your kitchen is exciting! You get to transform your space into something perfectly suited to your style and taste. 

Selecting new countertops is one of the best parts of remodeling or updating your kitchen. Whether you choose countertop or cabinet refacing, refurbishing, or replacement, there are so many options to choose from! All of those choices may feel overwhelming. It can be difficult to think about pairing up color palettes between your cabinets and countertops.

If you selected dark cabinets for your kitchen remodel or currently have dark cabinets that will remain, how do you choose an appropriate countertop color? If you’re considering countertop or cabinet refacing, refurbishing, or replacement, we can help you find the perfect color! We offer a few suggestions below to help you learn how to pair countertop colors with dark cabinets to create a stunning aesthetic.


What Colors Compliment Dark Cabinets? 

Dark kitchen cabinets already have an air of classic beauty. If you pair them with a complementary countertop color, you can put your kitchen’s design aesthetic over the top. A few  options to consider when you are pairing countertop colors with dark cabinets are:

White – Create a stark and beautiful contrast with white countertops that perfectly set off your dark cabinets. Experiment with variations in shades of white and add a focal point with a smart mosaic tile backsplash.

Gray – Nothing says sophistication like a beautiful gray countertop next to dark kitchen cabinets. With endless shades of gray and multiple patterns, gray countertops are anything but drab.

Gold or Beige – For a warm, inviting kitchen, opt for gold or beige-toned countertops. These warm colors against dark cabinets create a rich and elegant look.

Light Colors – Brighten up the space with light, airy countertop colors. Light-colored countertops are a fantastic option for smaller kitchens, as they make the area appear larger.


What Are the Best Materials? 

Not all materials offer the same range of color choices. To achieve your dream kitchen, consider one of these countertop materials when you are pairing countertop colors with your dark cabinets:


Quartz countertops are absolutely stunning. They add depth and beauty to any kitchen. The selection of quartz countertops at Granite and TREND Transformations includes a luxurious white and multiple shades of gold and beige to choose from.


Achieve a classic and timeless look for your kitchen with the addition of granite countertops. Our selection includes lovely beiges and grays, each with subtle patterns.


One of the most desired and sought-after materials for kitchen countertops is marble, and it’s not hard to see why. You can’t go wrong with such sophisticated color choices, each featuring deep and contrasting veins. Find the perfect white or gray for your kitchen countertop with the marble collection at Granite and TREND Transformations.

At Granite and TREND Transformations, we’re here to help you create a stunning new look for your space. Our wide range of materials will bring your next project to life! We can help you select the right color if you’re thinking of countertop or cabinet refacing, refurbishing, or replacement! For design inspiration or  guidance, contact our design team. Schedule your free in-home consultation now!


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