Add Style to Your Kitchen or Bath: Pairing Cabinets and Countertops

Matching the cabinets and countertops

Add Style to Your Kitchen or Bath: Pairing Cabinets and Countertops

Want to add a bolder look to your kitchen or bathroom? Focus on matching the cabinets and countertops. And it’s good to think about both color and texture – two key elements of any design. Let’s talk about color. Rather than have your cabinets and countertops compete for attention, be judicious, and consider adding color to only one of the elements.

Matching the cabinets and countertops

Matching the Cabinets and Countertops Correctly

It’s okay to be bold when adding a splash of color, but contrast is the key.

Look at the space as a whole, adding color or “splash” to one element, and allowing the other to serve as your canvas.

While both cabinets and countertops are strong focal points in your kitchen or bathroom, work better when they complement one another to add a stylish flair that will turn the heads of guests in your home.

Is it better to add the color to cabinets or countertops?

It’s a good question and there are no strict rules. It comes down to personal preference.

Many people want to move away from large walls of bland cabinet shades and lift the entire space with more color. Others find that more neutral cabinets work best and serve as a backdrop for a bold countertop.

Another option is to add both color and texture. This is where you may want to focus on the countertops.

You can create a very interesting look with quartz or granite countertops that contain specs of color in them. The countertops will be the more subtle choice of the two, but the idea of mixing the color into the texture of natural material can be quite elegant.

By picking one item to be bold and allowing the other to be neutral, you allow the bold item to stand out, without two bold designs clashing.

Mix and match neutral colors in the kitchen

You can even create contrast without using big, bold colors but staying within a more neutral palette.

If you favor a clean look in your kitchen, consider working in muted shades, or possibly pastels. This is where a more subtle contrast can make a big impact but still keep you in a lighter range.

Texture and Materials: Think big picture

Take into account the aesthetic of the entire room.

  • What look are you going for?
  • A natural look or something more modern?  
  • Is this is city townhouse or a more rural expansive ranch home?

These questions can provide you with a way to narrow down a design that feels right. And it will also help create a framework for selecting your materials.

Warm woods that showcase interesting grain patterns can create visual contrast but keep the aesthetic very natural.

If you’re going for a more contemporary modern look, then perhaps having darker countertops that highlight the lines of your kitchen island can serve you well.

Be Playful in Planning Your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel

In the planning stages, you’ll get to see a lot of different color and texture options – and you’ll start to know what feels right for you home.

That’s why the planning stage is so important – and can be a lot of fun. Play. Try out different ideas for you cabinets and countertops. And consider the lighting as well.

Looking at a variety of color options in your home will allow you to make the best choice for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets and countertops.

Want to add a splash to your kitchen or bathroom? Come visit our showroom or contact the experts at Agentis. We’re ready to help.