How to Select the Perfect Color Combination

When it comes time to renovate your Gilbert kitchen, pick out granite countertops, cabinets, hardware and more, deciding on the perfect color scheme to match your home can be one of the most difficult aspects of the design process. Choosing a countertop material is fairly easy; granite or granite, considering that granite is the most popular material at the moment. However, deciding on the color pattern of that granite to match the cabinets, tile, and the rest of the house can be stressful. So, here are a few tips to help you narrow down your kitchen color scheme.

How to Select the Perfect Color Combination

1. Start with the Cabinets. When someone walks into your kitchen, the first thing that they’ll see is your cabinets simply because the cabinets take up most of the space. Cabinets take up most of the wall space above and below the granite countertops, so this is a great place to start.

2. Decide the Kitchen’s Purpose. When choosing your cabinet colors, decide on the purpose of your kitchen.  Sure, it sounds like a silly idea, the kitchen is for cooking, right? Well, that might not be the case for everyone. Is your kitchen going to be for entertaining? For kids crafts? For family meetings? Or for cooking and nothing else? In most cases, the kitchen is where the family gathers and where friends come to chat. Keep that in mind when deciding on your overall kitchen theme. If you want something lively for entertaining, think bold. If you want something relaxing for the family, think subtle.

3. Research Kitchen Color Trends. Currently, the biggest kitchen color trends are grey and brown, green and silver, red and white, blue and black, black and white, and jewel tones. Visit our Gilbert gallery to get a better understanding of what color combinations might work for your kitchen.

4. Choose Your Granite Countertop. After you’ve decided on the color of cabinets, it’s time to pick a granite countertop pattern. The countertops will be the very next thing that someone sees when they walk into your kitchen, after the cabinets. Take some samples home of styles that you might be interested in, but be weary of making a decision strictly on those samples. You’ll need to see what the color pattern looks like in full force, so visit our Gilbert gallery to get an idea of how certain patterns will look in full scale.

There are dozens of granite countertop patterns to choose from, all of them unique and unmistakable. Be sure to view granite patterns in the same, or similar, lighting that you have in your home. Colors can become distorted in different lights, much like paint colors, so seeing a large granite slab out in the sunlight is completely different than seeing a small sample in your kitchen.

5. Backsplash and Wall Colors. This is where you can go a bit bolder than the paint colors in the rest of the home. Kitchen walls are usually a bit hidden by the cabinetry and appliances, so going bold with red or blue can actually help to make the granite countertops, cabinets, and new appliances stand out beautifully. As with painting the rest of the house, try a few sample colors after you’ve installed the cabinets and countertops. This way you can determine which color will match best with your overall kitchen theme.

No matter what colors you choose for your Gilbert kitchen remodel, keep in mind the overall color scheme of your home, the purpose of your kitchen, and your budget.