Countertop colors to match light maple cabinets

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Countertop colors to match light maple cabinets
Choose a countertop colour that highlights your light maple cabinets. (modern kitchen with cabinets image by redking from

Cabinets and countertops are probably the biggest expense in a kitchen remodel. With the right choices, the results can be well worth the investment. If you have light maple cabinets, you'll want to pick a countertop colour that coordinates with the light cabinets and stays consist with your personal design style. You can choose from a wide range of materials, guaranteeing that you can find a countertop colour that works for your home.

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A cream-coloured countertop will coordinate well with the light colour of your maple cabinets. This is perhaps the best option if you prefer an understated look in your kitchen. Neutral and earth-tone accessories will blend seamlessly among this cabinet-counter colour combination. If you have vibrant kitchen accessories or decor items, the bright colours will really pop against the light background. If you prefer a country decorating style, there probably isn't a single decorative item in your collection that wouldn't coordinate with this kitchen. You should be able to find a cream countertop in your choice of material, whether you want Formica or granite.


Green countertops will stand out beautifully against light maple cabinets. You could choose a deep hunter green, a cool mint or any shade of green in between. The colour green evokes feelings of peace. It balances both warm and cool undertones as a mixture of yellow and blue. As the colour of grass and trees, you will be reminded of nature every time you step into your kitchen. The nature inspiration only further helped by you natural light maple cabinetry. Green counters will coordinate with black, white or stainless steel appliances. If you have a lot of red accessories, green is an ideal counter colour because red and green are complementary colours. Blues and yellows will also work with a green counter and maple cabinets because these blue, green and yellow are analogous.


If you want your kitchen to feel warm and inviting, red countertops may be the ideal choice to pair with your light maple cabinets. The colour red---the colour of fire---is known in home design to evoke feelings of warmth and make people feel happy. Red is also known to attract attention, making you and your guests want to be in the kitchen. It's no secret that fast food restaurants decorate with lots of red to stimulate appetites, and it can have the same effect in your kitchen. After all, the kitchen is centred on all things food. Choosing a deeper shade of red can tone down the intensity. Your red counter and maple cabinets will work with any colour kitchen appliances, but stand out especially bold and bright against black appliances.


Black may not be the first colour that comes to mind when thinking about countertop colours because black can evoke such strong emotions or the feeling of emptiness. This can actually work to your advantage in kitchen design. As a neutral colour, black provides a blank slate to highlight other features in your kitchen. The eye will naturally be drawn up or down to the light shade of your maple cabinets, highlighting your cabinet investment. This sleek shade will also make bright colours of your countertop appliances pop against the dark colour. Choose black appliances for a sleek and seamless flow in your kitchen. If you prefer to break up the monotony, you could try stainless steel appliances instead.


If you find it difficult to commit to one colour choice, a multicoloured countertop may be the best choice to match your light maple cabinets. Natural granite and quartz countertops often have flecks of different colours, including tones of gold, green, red or blue. If you want to blend your counter with the cabinet colour, look for countertops with bits of the light maple colour throughout. If you have a smaller budget, you could go with a Formica counter with blended colours. Another fun option is to use different coloured tiles to create your countertop. A mosaic of small coloured tiles would look bright and cheery and help your cabinets to come to life. This is a fun way to incorporate punches of bold colours without committing to an entire countertop in a bold shade, which could prove to overwhelm your kitchen.

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