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Tips for Matching Your Countertops with Cabinets

The decision to build your dream kitchen is an exciting one, but can also be a difficult one given the pressure to get it perfectly right. Even if you have a specific theme in mind, there are so many colors, shades, and styles that the possibilities can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can productively approach the situation to confidently choose which style of counters and cabinets will work perfectly with each other and for you.

Your lifestyle
This is probably the most important thing to consider when it comes to designing your kitchen. When it comes to picking your countertops and cabinets, consider what may fit your lifestyle. If you are an avid cook and constantly in the kitchen, some aesthetics really need decorations placed throughout the kitchen and accent items on the counter to pull the look together. If you don’t need that clutter in your way, opt for a color scheme that speaks for itself so you can use the minimalism to your advantage.

The features in the room
If the room is already on the smaller side, or has a layout that closes things in, then you will want to avoid darker colors. Darkness shrinks spaces and lightness expands them, so think about trying a kitchen that uses small colorful accents coupled with bright white counters and cabinets.

The darkness rule also applies to kitchens that lack natural light. Even if you love dark dramatic color schemes, you’ll feel like you live in perpetual night if they are painted in a shady kitchen. Also as a rule, always bring a sample of any colors for cabinets and counters to your house and make sure to see it in all lights to be positive it looks the way you envision.

Your tastes
Although it’s not as tangible as considering lighting and room shapes, your personal preferences is the most important thing when it comes to choosing your cabinets and counters. If you dream of having brightly colored cabinets, talk to your contractor to get ideas that will complement it and your home.

There’s nothing wrong with a trendy kitchen, and if that’s what you love most then you should absolutely design your kitchen in that style. However timelessness is worth considering, and a more traditional color scheme will be a safer bet if you plan on selling the house in a few years.

No matter what your priority is when choosing your designs, by working through them and asking yourself questions, you are sure to identify the perfect color scheme for those beautiful counters and cabinets that will complete the look of your dream kitchen.

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