Matching kitchen cupboards and countertops

Tirrell HillJuly 24, 2013
Unsure of what would work best with a dark granite countertop, light or dark wood cupboards? Also, what colour and style of tile? Thanks!
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
You could select a light wood if you're using a dark granite countertop so that your kitchen does not become too dark. But with big windows and great lighting, you could certainly do dark cabinets. Usually one chooses the cabinets and then the countertop, but you can do it the other way around too. Is the tile you refer to meant to go on the floor or on the backsplash?

White cabinets are extremely popular in the U.S. now, and along with them we are frequently using hardwood flooring, not tile. The backsplash design will depend on the color of your cabinets, countertops, and flooring.
So let us know more about your choices and then we can make suggestions for the backsplash.
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
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contrast is usually preferable - light cherry and maple are particularly attractive choices. Do you have any other wood finishes that are permanent to the house / floors or trim work? If so harmonizing the undertone is important - they don't have to match, but they should be in the same color family wood finish wise.
    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 7:31PM
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Have you picked out the color and specs for the granite yet ?
    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 7:49PM
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