Granite is a surefire way to make your kitchen pop, but when coupled with cabinets, it’s a pairing as delicious as Chilean Sea Bass and Pinot Grigio. Granite is durable, forever-lasting and easy on the eyes. So adding cabinets into the mix only accentuates the room. We have compiled a few tips to help you make the union of cabinet and granite a worthwhile one.
First and foremost, you have to define what your taste is. What are you looking for in a kitchen? Is it complimenting design or contrasting design? Complimentary matching uses a granite countertop and cabinet set that has the same or a similar color. Contrasting matches a dark granite countertop with that of a light colored cabinet or the other way around. Take the pairing of black cabinets with white granite. This soothing look is welcoming and might be the way to go.
Now that you’ve chosen your design preferences it’s time to decide on the colors. Be sure to choose the granite color first because this is the expensive one. You want to ensure that you are married to your granite choice before you move on to cabinets. A good tip is to bring a cabinet drawer with you on your granite shopping so you can know what the pairing will look like.
Now you have your two colors, but what would a design savvy kitchen be without its color accent. Make sure you have a reliable installation company putting these elements into place, taking care of the grunt work so you could focus on choosing your accent color. Take metallic or silver fixtures for example. These are trustworthy materials that add an accent splash to the kitchen. Then there are dark brown fixtures that can fit right in with the contrasting design.
So you picked your design preference, you chose your two colors and then you topped it off with an accent. After this check list is done, you are ready to invite people into your kitchen. Time to soothe, entertain and ease the eyes over some Chilean Sea Bass and Pinot Grigio.