It isn’t particularly difficult to install a variety of components into your home in order to complete a kitchen or bathroom. However, the task of actually bringing those individual components together into a cohesive unit that looks good as a whole is something entirely different. As you are thinking about the design and décor of your new space, it is important to keep in mind how each specific piece is going to work as a part of the whole.
Since your countertops are going to be one of the most-prominent features in your design, it only makes sense to use them as a starting point for developing a color palette. This works particularly well with stone, since many natural stones include a variety of colors which all can be used in one way or another. For example, a granite counter that is mostly black may have flecks of gray, white, and other shades that you can use for inspiration around the room.
Picking a Backsplash
The backsplash that you use for your counter is one of the key elements of design that needs to be settled before your project will be complete. As one option, you can choose to use the same material for your backsplash as you used for the counter itself. This kind of cohesive look is attractive to some people, while others prefer to have a backsplash that stand out as different from the counter. If you are looking for contrast, consider a backsplash that uses a color which is included to a small degree in your stone counter. Pick out a color that is flecked in your counter and use that as your shade of choice for the entire backsplash.
Other than your counters, it is your cabinets that will be taking up the most visual space in your kitchen – and probably your bath as well. As a general rule of thumb, you want to look for a dramatic contrast between the color of your cabinets and the color of your counters. Since each of these pieces is so large, having them take up a similar space in the color spectrum might not be the best design choice (although it can work in some cases).
So, if you are going with a light counter top – marble, for instance – you will want to think about possibly using a dark finish on your cabinets in order to set up a beautiful contrast. On the other hand, a dark stone counter could be accented nicely by a light stain on the cabinets. The final choice on this point is yours, of course, but always keep in mind the appeal of stark contract within a space.
Remember Your Appliances
When it comes to the kitchen, the other key element to keep in mind is your collection of appliances. Most likely, you will have at least a dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator which are all similar in color and style. Before you settle on the colors that you are going to use to finish the room, make sure you are picking shades that are going to work nicely with the appliances you have in place.
If you need any help picking out the perfect stone counter to set up your design to be a success, feel free to contact the friendly staff here at Stone World. Our team has tons of experience in this business, and we would love to share our knowledge with you. We hope to hear from you soon!