When you're looking to make a statement with dark wood cabinets, you'll want to make sure you're getting as much light as possible. White countertops are a safe option for all dark cabinets, as the lightness of the countertops contrasts with the cabinets to create a shine effect. If you have a modern kitchen with dark cabinets, organic white quartz is a great choice for a contrasting kitchen countertop. If you want something of contrast but not as drastic as white countertops with dark cabinets, beige countertops are an option.
Combining these two colors can warm up the space and create a bold look. We can help you choose the perfect countertop material for your next kitchen improvement or addition. If you don't like traditional interiors, colorful countertops will add a special touch to your kitchen. For a gray countertop that's on the darker side but not black, consider Blue Eyes granite countertops.
For a sharp contrast, try this New York industrial kitchen with black flat panel cabinets, stainless steel appliances and white countertops that look like Calacatta marble, joined together with a gray tile splash guard. While you can choose countertops first, homeowners often select the cabinets they want before finding the best countertops and splash protectors to combine them. For a transitional design, opt for dark maple cabinets with a gray Corian countertop. This kitchen features dark wood cabinets throughout, stainless steel appliances and hardware and dimensional gray granite dotted with a myriad of white, gray and black tones for the island countertop.
Light and creamy countertops can reflect more light, making your kitchen even brighter. A bold kitchen with dark cabinets and brightly colored countertops is a hard sell, but for creative homeowners, this look can add a lot of personality. If you prefer less contrast, combine white countertops with warmer dark wood cabinets, as in this contemporary Upper West Side kitchen.