Matching Paint Colors to Granite and Cabinets

Putting together the right theme for your kitchen can be a challenge; after all, your thematic elements have to fall in line with one another to work properly, particularly when it comes to kitchen color combinations. Meaning if you are going with a black and white color scheme, you have to consider the color of the countertops, cabinets, paint on the walls and the decorative elements to add some zest to the space.


The best place to start is with the color combination of your countertops and cabinets. This is what will ultimately determine the color that you will paint the walls of your kitchen. The idea here is not to be overly matching with your colors, but rather to choose hues that nicely complement each other. If your granite countertops are a rich, dark hue and you’ve coordinated an equally rich hue in your choice of cabinets, then you might go with something a bit cooler to offset the richness of the granite color for your walls.


The best kitchen color combinations also make room for other colors to be utilized in the kitchen space. For example, if you go with a neutral palette of colors (think creams and tans) for both your granite countertops and cabinets, then you can opt for a soft complementary hue for your walls – such as a light crushed orange – and then incorporate some brighter versions of the neutral palette into your décor and appliance choices.


The sky is the limit when it comes to choices for your kitchen color combinations, but just keep in mind that you need to finish what you start.  Meaning, you can’t opt for a set of colors for your walls, granite countertops and cabinets and then start something completely different for your choice of colors with your decorative elements. It will take away from the harmonious look of your overall kitchen space, making it look disjointed in terms of a theme. Stick with one set of colors for your kitchen color combinations and then choose a décor surrounding your initial choice.

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