Kitchen countertops: tips to mix and match for the perfect look

Kitchen countertops: tips to mix and match for the perfect look

Choosing a kitchen countertop is an essential step in your kitchen remodel. Did you know that mixing countertops designs is quickly becoming a popular, beautiful trend for stunning kitchen renos!

Smart Stone Granite and Marble in Calgary are a family-owned and operated countertop company. They share tips when it comes to mixing your countertop designs for the perfect look:

First things first: what’s the function

You shouldn’t pick a new countertop based on the look or colour alone. It also needs to fit your cooking needs. If your main countertop sees plenty of spills, stains and exposure to moisture, you need something durable. For that, a good choice is a quartz or granite countertop. Those who bake sometimes prefer marble because the surface is cool and the dough doesn’t stick to it. Each option has slightly different maintenance requirements, so make sure you check with your countertop company to see which is best for how you need it to function.

Mix designs, but match colour

As with mixing any designs, you don’t want the finished look to be too stark of a difference. If you have different coloured cabinets, countertops and floors, it becomes a colourful overload. To match colours, pick from complementing shades that are already in your countertop. For example, with a golden-hued marble island, make your other countertops either light brown granite or vanilla quartz. Another pairing, if you have a white countertop with bold grey or black veins, is to match that boldness. Install the rest of your countertops in a stunning black granite that’ll really complement and transform your kitchen!

Don’t clash patterns

Another thing you don’t want to have too much of is different countertop patterns. Not only does it risk the looks clashing, but too many patterns can be visually overwhelming. A safe rule of thumb to follow is to have one patterned countertop and the rest a solid-colour. For example, kitchen islands with beautiful thick veins or speckles will pair well against a solid countertop. Whatever you choose, colour your solid countertop with something complementary to your patterned ones. Or, pick two colours that match, to really pull the two looks together.

Pay attention to accents

Accent colours will come from your floors, cabinets, fixtures and any furniture. When you choose two new countertops and colours, you don’t want those accents to be left out. Either it’ll make your kitchen too colourful from the mix of colours and patterns. Or, your countertops will stand out and won’t complement your overall kitchen décor. If you have a bright, light kitchen, then either warm countertops or stunning darks will pair well. Likewise, if you have lots of solid colours, you can be bolder with your countertop patterns. Just be sure to test out samples before you install new countertops! Not sure what colours go together best in kitchens? Take a look at this kitchen colour guide for some inspiration and ideas.

Countertops in Calgary

With over 20 years of experience, Smart Stone Granite and Marble know all about what makes the perfect countertop. As a family-owned and operated company, they are just as passionate about their work as they are about having happy customers. From quality granite, quartz, marble or slate, they have every countertop style and design available for your home.

Contact Smart Stone Granite and Marble today!

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