Color coordination is extremely important to interior design. Not only do you want to choose a color palette that works together and reflects your style, but each element has to coordinate with each other. The trickiest part when working with color schemes, especially in kitchens and bathrooms, is choosing the right countertop color. How do you match your countertop to the rest of the room?
There are so many countertop options available on today’s market that the sheer amount of potential colors can be dizzying. But while you may like certain materials or colors, you have to be sure that they go well with the rest of your design. So should your color scheme be coordinated to your countertop, or the other way around?
Some people recommend using a simple color palette for cabinets, countertops, floors, and wall colors, then use accents with bolder colors. The upside to this strategy is that you can change up the look of your kitchen or bathroom more easily over the years. Since contrast is such a big part of interior design, it makes sense that starting with something simple would allow you to make other colors you choose pop.
Whatever you decide to do, the cabinets are going to usually be the part of the design that merits the most attention. This is because cabinets are typically the most expensive part of the design, and the most expensive to change later. The best idea is to choose two complementing colors for your scheme that you want to stick to in the long-term.
Many homeowners opt for a black and white scheme, which would be classified as modern or contemporary style. Typically, this means white cabinets with a black or similarly dark countertop. Others choose neutral or light colors, which is often classified as “country” style. This allows you to be a bit more versatile with your countertop choice, as you could choose either a light neutral color or another color close to black without clashing.
Whatever you choose for your kitchen, bathroom, or other room’s color scheme, you want to be sure that you find something that works with everything that you’re planning to do. Coordinating accents and accessories can be a tricky business. While contrast can be great in interior design, you want to do it right.
You want to have a solid base of black & white, greys, or other neutral colors on your room’s main elements. This way, you can use other elements such as your countertops and backsplashes to bring the design together and add visual interest. So if you want your countertop to pop, go right ahead and choose a way out material or color. Just make sure that it fits whatever else you’re trying to do.