Choosing the Perfect Countertop Color for Your Cabinetry

Date: December 23, 2019
Author: Jon Smith
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With hundreds of choices of countertops and cabinetry, it can be difficult for a homeowner to decide what color combination to use in their kitchen or bathroom. Some of the most common cabinets are white, maple, gray, oak, and cherry. Deciding on whether to top your cabinets with quartz, marble, or granite can be challenging. However, with our help, you will be able to determine the best countertop for your cabinetry based on your unique needs, decorating style, and style of home.

Countertop Options for White Cabinets

White cabinets provide you with a neutral canvas, allowing you to choose a variety of countertop colors, wall paint colors, and accents. White cabinets will not overwhelm your space, allowing you to create your dream kitchen or bathroom. Finally, white cabinets provide a more sanitary feel than other colored cabinets.


Countertop Options for Gray Cabinets

Gray cabinets are all the rage. This color cabinets look amazing and can be used to create different effects throughout your home. There are many different shades of gray countertops, so it should not be difficult to find the perfect shade of gray for your kitchen or bathroom. Gray looks great with warm countertops like wood countertops, black countertops, and unexpected colored cabinets.


Countertop Options for Maple Cabinets             

Maple cabinets are an affordable cabinet option that takes stain well and they are quite durable. When left natural, they provide a neutral backdrop and can be paired with a number of countertop options. You can pair maple countertops with bold onyx countertops, gray flecked countertops, or green soapstone.

  • Red Onyx Countertops – These light colored countertops look amazing when paired with a bold onyx countertop like Tanzania Red Onyx. With its swirls of brownish red, white, and gold, onyx countertops provide the perfect backdrop for a fantastic kitchen or bathroom.
  • Gray Flecked Quartz Countertops – Quartz countertops provide a touch of elegance to a kitchen or bathroom filled with maple cabinetry. One of the best quartz countertop colors to combine with light maple countertops is Pearl Gray. Pearl gray quartz features a white background with varying shades of grey and black flecks. [image link =]
  • Green Soapstone Countertops – Green soapstone countertops feature an emerald green background with black veining and white swirls, which pair brilliantly with maple cabinets. []


Countertop Options for Oak Cabinets

Oak cabinets, including white oak and red oak, are often found in traditional kitchens and bathrooms. Homeowners love this type of wood due to its durability. Oak cabinets work with any countertop color imaginable. Whether you want a bright color pop offered by enamel coated lava countertops, traditional marble countertops, or black soapstone, your kitchen and bath will look amazing.


Countertop Options for Cherry Cabinets

Cherry cabinets add warmth to an often cold feeling space. Cherry’s satin grain blends wonderfully with other wood species to create an elegant and luxurious home. You can use both warm and cool colored countertops with cherry cabinets.


Color Coordinating Accent Colors with Countertops

In addition to choosing the best countertop colors for your kitchen or bath, you should consider the accent colors used in these spaces. Accent colors are used to add a touch of interest to an otherwise dull space.

A popping accent color can look amazing in any room; however, a bright and bold accent color looks especially phenomenal in a monochromatic room. Black cabinetry with white quartz countertops creates interest in the kitchen. When you pair it with brass lighting fixtures, you can create interest and definition. [image link -] Another option for a monochromatic kitchen is white cabinetry with white countertops paired with a red backsplash and red stools [image link -].

Choosing the correct countertops for your cabinetry can transform your space and increase the value of your home. To help you decide on the perfect countertop for your home, take home a few countertop samples and lay them out on your current countertop for a few days. Notice how the light plays off your samples, how the countertop coordinates with your existing flooring.

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Jon Smith

Hi, my name is Jonathan Smith. I have been in the granite business for many years and have worked my way up from an installer helper to an installer and then a countertop business owner. 

I started my countertop company with very little and grew extremely fast because of my knowledge and helpfulness. I started this countertop resource for 1 main reason. That reason is that there are no countertop websites with all the correct information and none of them are from an industry expert like myself. 

I am still in the trade every single day installing countertops, educating people on the type of material they are using for their homes, and making people's dream kitchens a reality.
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