Whether you decide to go with laminate or granite countertops in your kitchen, choosing the right color has a large effect on how satisfied you’ll be with the final result. There are several things to consider, including the paint color on your kitchen walls, your current cabinets (unless you’re planning to have them refinished), and your appliances (if you’re not planning to upgrade). In addition, the lighting in your home at different times throughout the day will affect how all of these elements come together to produce your kitchen’s overall aesthetic.
When it comes to choosing the right color for your kitchen countertops in Charlotte NC, our professional contractors have a wealth of experience and would be happy to assist you throughout the selection process. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Choose complementary colors. If you have white cabinets, you may want to contrast those with a darker colored countertop, or vice versa. Or if you have white appliances, a cream colored countertop or cabinets may not be the best choice since white and cream do not complement each other very well. In that case, you’ll either need to upgrade your appliances to stainless steel or black, or choose contrasting colors for your cabinets and countertops that will complement each other well.
Gather samples. If you decide to visit a showroom and look at various options for laminate or granite countertops, you’ll want to bring samples of your current paint colors, flooring, as well as cabinet finishes and hardware with you. The same goes for choosing cabinet colors – you’ll want to have a sample of your current countertops and floors so you can compare colors against each other and see which combinations work best together to produce the aesthetic you’re going for. It’s also helpful to bring photos of your kitchen as well to help with the visualization and selection process.
Consider lighting. The lighting will make everything look different throughout the day. If you tend to have the windows open and a lot of natural light flooding your house in the morning, for example, your kitchen will look vastly different than it will in the evenings when you must rely on artificial bulbs to illuminate the area. Consider both types of lighting and look at color combinations under each type to see how they will be affected and to make sure you’ll like the look of your kitchen at various times throughout the day.
Every granite countertop slab is unique. It’s important to keep this in mind as you’re selecting your slab, because no two slabs will look exactly the same, even if the colors are similar. There are subtle differences, simply because granite is a natural material that comes from the earth. Keep an open mind and view samples in person before you decide to purchase and install new kitchen countertops.
Hire a good contractor. A professional contractor will be able to weigh in on the selection of your kitchen countertops and help you make the best choice for your desires, needs, and budget. Considering the cost to install new kitchen countertops can be quite high depending on the material, it’s important to make the right choice upfront, before it’s too late.
At Huntersville Contractors, we value your opinion and want to make sure you have the best experience possible. We’ll work side-by-side with you and lay out all of your options to help you make an informed decision. And we’ll make sure you’re completely satisfied with your choice before beginning work on your kitchen remodeling project. Give us a call today at (704) 274-2994 to get started!