Many would agree that there is no cleaner or crisper look in the kitchen than white cabinets. While several wood grains and cabinet door styles come and go in popularity, white cabinets have long topped the list of the most frequently used cabinets in the home. With white cabinets, you may want to highlight or contrast them with a granite countertop. Several types of granite will work beautifully with white cabinets to capture the look you're after.
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Contrast the Cabinets
Make your white cabinets stand out by using a dark-coloured granite counter to make the white pop. Absolute Black, Black Galaxy, Black Beauty or Black Marinace can all give a classic look to your kitchen. If black and white is too stark, but the idea of contrast is appealing, look for a dark counter with a hint of colour. Uba Tuba, Blue Impala, Red Multicolor or Verde Fuoco are all granite options that will appropriately contrast the cabinets.
Warm it Up
White cabinets installed on top of a wood floor need a warm-coloured counter to complete the kitchen design. Granites that have warm brown tones, dark golds and creams can all balance the white of the cabinets against the wood of the floor. Look for granite that matches wood tones such as Vyara, Tan Brown or Brown Antique. Alternatively, use a lighter granite with white in it. Light, warm selections include Giallo Ornamentalle, Solarius and Oxford Gold.
Soften the White
There is no reason you can't use a light-toned granite on a white cabinet, if the look you are after is soft or light. Granites such as Bianco Sardo, London White or Stanstead Gray are soft grey-coloured stones that will keep the white cabinets the focus of the kitchen. Use them with a light-coloured or grey floor for the best effect. If the white cabinets have a cream glaze or stain over them, complement this--while keeping the colours of the room light--with Monte Blanc, Mayflower or Ivory Gold.
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