January 2, 2019

How to Match Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops?

Colors for kitchen cabinets and countertops

When choosing a specific design for your countertop, there is more to consider than simply just your cabinetry. And the question that always shows up is:

How Am I Going to Match Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops?

What cabinet color looks good with a dark countertop?


  1. First things first, make sure to use only licensed and insured contractors.
  2. Second, always have in mind that you can, at any time, schedule a free consultation with one of our professional design consultants and let us take the guesswork out of creating a custom kitchen, so you can relax and enjoy the process.


Now, whether you are renovating your entire kitchen or just your countertops, your choice can either be the focal point or something that anchors the rest of your kitchen.

For example, a bright countertop design with lots of movement would be a statement piece in your kitchen. On the other hand, dark design with no movement is a piece that balances the space and brings it all together.

Elements such as flooring, backsplash, appliances and wall color are all visual components that come together to create your overall look.

Let’s take a look at some different combinations to help you with the process of selecting colors and patterns.



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Dark design with movement on dark cabinets

This image featuring Cambria’s Ellesmere is a perfect dark on dark example where the countertop is the focal point. Lots of movement in the quartz draws the eye and works well with the simple flooring, furniture, and walls.



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Light design with movement on dark cabinets

This kitchen featuring Cambria’s Seagrove from the Coastal Collection is a brilliant mix of dark, mid and light tones. The dark cabinets used for the island are a strong contrast to the lighter main kitchen cabinets. This is a trend that doesn’t seem to be getting old!



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Light countertop on dark cabinets

This mix of dark cabinetry and light countertops featuring Cambria’s very popular design Berwyn really nails it. Berwyn’s mix of whites, ivories and creams with subtle grey veining and hints of metallics compliments the hardware but pops against the black cabinets. In a room with lots of natural light, Berwyn really shines.


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Dark countertop on light cabinets

When white on white is just a little too bright, a great alternative is a darker countertop design, like Cambria’s Hampshire, that allows the kitchens accents to stand out. This style really adds depth and detail to your kitchen.



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White on white on white!

When you are going for ultra-modern, this kitchen featuring Cambria’s Summerhill is gorgeous! The countertop adds just enough detail and focus that your kitchen remains clean and simple without being boring. All white, all the time, enough said!


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