How to balance with dark cab and dark counter?
November 9, 2013
I am doing a complete remodel and struggling with color choices. My style is very rustic and I want medium to dark colored kitchen cabinets and also a darker countertop. We love concrete counters but think a darker color will help to keep stains at a minimum. I am loving a copper tone. My island will be a deep turquoise with stain over the top. Wood do I keep a balance and not get too dark???

Thanks much!
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You can use lighter colours in your backsplash, walls, even the type and finish of cabinet pulls/handles can help balance too much darkness - and there's also the accessories once you're done (containers/baskets, vase with flowers, any countertop appliances, etc...), and window treatments if any. Good lighting will be key.
    Bookmark   Thanked by texasmaia    November 9, 2013 at 11:59AM
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I am looking to go with a light natural wall color and creamy travertine tile backsplash but I had not thought of the accessories!! Great to keep in mind. Thanks! what color floors would you go with in a handscraped engineered wood?
    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 1:15PM
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Floors depends on the wood tone of your cabinets. Re: countertops, if you like concrete, look toward some of the gray toned granites or composites if you don't find something that is the copper toned look you like. And it's not too early to think about your cabinet hardware as you tie all this together. Have fun!!
    Bookmark   Thanked by texasmaia    November 9, 2013 at 1:44PM
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appreciate the thoughts.....cant wait till I can post photos
    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 10:10AM
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