dark colored granite countertops in white kitchen

Choosing the Right Materials for Kitchen Countertops to Match Your Kitchen

The first thing home buyers will check out is the kitchen. So, it is important to make sure it looks as good as possible if you plan to sell your house in the future. A kitchen remodel can certainly give you an edge in the market. Especially if you have not done any work on it for a while. Of course, budget could be a problem, but you can prioritize what you can update. If you want to really impress, you should think about replacing your kitchen countertops.

You have several excellent options, but some are better than others are for matching a kitchen, especially when it comes to the color scheme. Kitchen cabinets, in particular, had a major impact on the mood of a kitchen, so you want to put that into consideration. Here are some tips for choosing the right materials for your kitchen countertops.

Light quartz and dark cabinets

kitchen with light colored quartz counters and dark cabinetsEngineered quartz stones are man-made alternatives to natural stones that look enough like them to fool most people. Because they can be made to look like anything, manufacturers have come out with a wide range of colors and patterns to suit any kitchen style. They are consistent throughout the slab. And all slabs of one model looks exactly alike, so they are very easy to match. However, light colored engineered quartz such as Silestone’s Blanco Maple or Caesarstone’s Ivory perfectly complements kitchens with dark colored cabinets, giving your kitchen a depth and warmth that can instantly transform your kitchen from somber to sunny.

 White marble for high-gloss light colored cabinets

kitchen with white marble counters and glossy white cabinets Many homeowners prefer a high gloss finish for their kitchen cabinets because of its reflective properties, bringing in light to all corners of the kitchen. Because it is so easy to keep clean. However, colored countertops can change the look of high-gloss cabinets, and not always in a good way. If you have high-gloss cabinets, you may want to keep the integrity of the color by installing honed white marble for your countertops. Marble has a delicate patina that makes any kitchen look mellow, and makes a perfect match for glossy cabinets. Honed marble also imparts elegance to a modern kitchen, which is more likely to have glossy cabinets, and keeps it from looking too cold or sterile.

 Wood for the country look

butcher block island with granite perimeter countertopsWhile granite can look perfectly at home in a country-style or rustic kitchen, pairing it with a butcher block kitchen island makes a pleasing combination. Relatively soft wood makes the perfect foil for ultra-hard granite. Butcher block countertops are almost as easy to maintain as granite, and really does add just the right rustic note, especially if you have solid wood cabinets and hardwood floors. If you have natural hardwood, choose dark wood for your butcher block. If you have dark wood or distressed floors, choose a light-colored wood for the butcher block.

 Granite for anything

dark colored granite countertops in white kitchen The main reason granite is so popular with homeowners is because it is almost impossible not to find a color and design that will go well with any kitchen color theme. If you choose the right one for your particular needs and style, it will greatly increase the appeal of your kitchen. However, it can just as easily backfire if you choose the wrong one.It is better to choose light colored granite if you have a small kitchen or not get much light in the kitchen. Light colored granite will give your kitchen a light, airy, and cheerful ambiance. Choose a dark colored one if you are in a particularly sunny or bright area. Dark granite with its lighter colored streaks and crystals looks gorgeous when the light hits it just right, which is why you should also consider under-cabinet LED lighting as part of your upgrade with granite countertops.


A well-considered kitchen upgrade can help you sell your home for the best price in the soonest possible time. Choosing the right materials for your kitchen countertops is not that difficult if you keep these general guidelines in mind. Even if you don’t plan to sell anytime soon, it is still a good investment. Because it makes kitchen work a lot more pleasurable and comfortable.

If you want to make sure that you are getting the most bank for your buck, consult with the experts in kitchen remodeling in, Maryland and Virginia. KNC Granite is a local company with a large collection of natural stones and engineered stones from which to choose. You can check actual granite and marble slabs at our showroom in Lanham, Maryland, as well as representative samples for engineered stone from the top brands in the industry including Cambria, Caesarstone, Silestone, and MSI, all of which come with manufacturer warranties.

We deal directly with stone manufacturers and fabricators, so we can give you the best prices possible. In fact, we have a best price guarantee. Additionally, you only pay for what you use, so it does not matter how big or small your project is; you will not be forced to buy a whole slab.
We do not only supply top-quality stones, however. We are experts at fabricating and installing kitchen counters or bathroom vanities. And also we specialize in kitchen remodeling and bathroom upgrade projects, delivering on time and on budget.
Give us a call or email us for your free in-home consultation and quote.

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