11|2019

What Color Countertop Is Best For Your New Kitchen

Cherry wood kitchen with large center island

Selecting the countertop color for a new kitchen needs to account for how you want the space to look and feel. The options are unlimited, but our experience indicates that homeowners in Denver typically gravitate to:

  • White Quartz, Corian or laminate
  • Speckled or flecked white, cream and lighter colored Quartz, Corian or laminate
  • Black or darker Quartz, Corian or laminate
  • Gray or other mid-tone Quartz, Corian or laminate
  • Slightly veined Quartz or stone
  • Heavily veined Quartz or stone
  • Light and dark stained wood
cherry hills kitchen remodel white painted cabinets

White countertops work well for homeowners in Denver Colorado who want a contemporary look and feel to their new kitchen. White also works exceedingly well in smaller kitchens when paired with flat front cabinetry because they help to make space look larger than it actually is. In transitional or traditional designed kitchens, white countertops can serve as a dramatic contrast to heavily grained wood cabinets, larger butcher blocks and other more dramatic surface materials.

Speckled or flecked white, cream-colored countertops and other lighter-toned countertops serve to soften a space and work well in transitional and traditional design motifs. These countertops also don’t show as much dust or dirt as white counterparts.

White painted cabinets with grey island

Black, dark grey and other dark-toned countertops work well in kitchens with other dark surfaces provided there is an abundance of both natural, in-ceiling, pendants, track or other light. Dark surfaces absorb light; white lighter surfaces reflect light. Dark countertops help to complement painted cabinets that are so on trend today in blue and green tones. Dark countertops are a perfect complement to white cabinets to achieve a classic look.

Dark wood kitchen with light granite center island

Gray, cream and other mid-tone colors are extremely popular because of their neutrality. Gray contrasts ever so nicely with colored cabinetry and kitchens with a variety of finishes. Gray can also soften the starkness of white cabinetry.

White cabinet kitchen with dark granite countertop

Marble countertops with their rich and deep veins can serve as a dramatic focal point. Other richly veined stone countertops scream, ‘look at me,’ and for good reason. Statement-making stone tends to work more effectively in larger kitchen spaces especially when it is contrasted with darker cabinets.

small kitchen remodeling ideas wood countertop with skirt sink.

Wood adds warmth to kitchen space and often specified for homeowners attracted to a transitional motif. Wood also serves nicely as a cutting block insert in an island or other countertops to help provide a contrasting accent to space. Lighter wood stains work better in more casual settings while darker stains help to achieve a more formal look and feel.

What color countertops would work best in your new kitchen? Please give us a call at (303) 300-4400 in Denver or (303) 688-8279 or visit either of our showrooms and let us show you how to pick the best finish for your new kitchen.