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  • Writer's pictureKirstin Adolfson

How To Match Your Countertops to Your Kitchen Colors

When it’s time to update your kitchen countertops, especially when selling your home, you need to choose wisely. There is more to consider than just the cabinetry - like appliances, backsplash, wall color, and flooring. Here are some choices to consider when shopping:

Granite Countertops

Granite is a very popular choice and comes in a variety of colors. When choosing a dark granite countertop, make sure there is ample lighting or else it can make your kitchen feel dark and impersonal. Light granite, like brown and beige, work best in kitchens with white appliances and trim.

Light Colored Quartz Countertops

Quartz is considered as an alternative to granite; and are an exceptional match for any lifestyle and kitchen. They’re one of the hardest materials in the world, making it a very popular choice. Contrast is key; light colored quartz countertops look great with dark colored cabinetry, adding warmth, appeal, and brightness to your kitchen.

Affordable Laminate Countertops

This budget-friendly material is an attractive solution to update old and worn-out countertops. It comes in a huge array of colors and patterns, so make sure to take a couple of samples home to look at in different lighting. Consider staying with matte finishes as they tend to hide scratches better than glossy laminate finishes.

Butcher Block Countertops

These countertops are easy to maintain, fit nearly any design, and can be stained to match the look of your kitchen. They are most suitable for a smaller work surface like an island. If you have a wood-grained tile for your flooring or a natural hardwood, opt for dark wood counters, whereas, light-colored butcher block countertops pairs well with distress hardwood or dark wood floors.

Need help designing the kitchen of your dreams? Call Adolfson Interior Design at (651) 468-6208 or email

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