When it comes to designing a beautiful kitchen, cabinet color can make all the difference. These days, more and more homeowners have shown an affinity for white cabinets which provide a clean look that compliments diverse design concepts.
According to Zach Morrow of Rock Solid Custom Granite, a leading custom cabinet and countertop company in Denver, there’s good reason this color has become such a trendy choice.
“Fresh, timeless and adaptable, white cabinets are an enduring favorite in traditional and contemporary kitchen designs,” said Morrow. “They pair well with a wide variety of granite countertop patterns, allowing homeowners to choose from a diverse selection of colors to help bring their visions to life. That said, there are certain colors that provide better results.”
For homeowners looking for ideal color contrasts between their counters and white cabinets, Morrow recommends the following granite counter colors:
Named for its ice-like formations, this stunning stone includes a scattering of translucent quartz and streaks of ebony feldspar amid bright white minerals. The granite has a nice deep pattern that provides some visual complexity to ordinary white-on-white bathrooms and kitchens.
Since white granite isn’t completely white, you can have an all-white kitchen that doesn’t necessarily look too stark. Originating in India, Colonial White is a gorgeous granite that blends cloudy silver with a pale gray along with a jet-black speckled accent that gives the surface depth. Placed atop white cabinets, the granite throws off muted hues that look great against warm cream walls and backsplashes, providing a nice amount of detail to monochromatic rooms.
Another granite originating in India, this deep black stone includes accents of gray in a sleek and subtle composite pattern. If you’re designing a modern black and white kitchen, Black Pearl is a great alternative to Premium Black or Absolute Black Granite counters. If Black Pearl doesn’t quite hit the mark, consider Cambrian Black Granite and Virginia Mist Granite which also have understated patterns that won’t overwhelm the eye.
Bold granite countertops go especially well with white cabinets, making a powerful statement without creating a busy or overpowering design. For eye-catching patterns, Golden Lightning Granite is a great choice. This Italian granite contains gold, green and brown veining that combines to add a bit of moody drama to what might normally be a blah design. It looks great over a large kitchen island, especially when paired with a dramatic backsplash and some nice illuminating lighting.
Paired with white cabinets, this semi-iridescent, steely blue granite provides a fresh, soothing contrast and subdued, yet airy feel. Blue Pearl works well in traditional and contemporary kitchens. You may need to play with your backsplash and accessories to get the right look, however.
Colonial White Granite is a very popular choice for white-on-white kitchen designs. Fragments of dark gray and black minerals form a subtle constellation that stretches across the cool, gray background. You can tether the combination of white cabinets and white granite together with some nice white marble subway tiles for a clean-looking contemporary look.
When designing with white cabinets, it’s good to remember that any color of granite will appear different adjacent to varying hues of white. At the same time, it will also be affected by surrounding fixtures and hardware. Antico Cream, for instance, features a warm off-white background with gold and brown flecks that shimmer dramatically against white cabinets, bronze pulls and medium-tone natural wood floors.
With its bold pattern and simplicity of color, Silver Waves Granite is another beautiful variation on the black-and-white design theme. This striking granite is a lovely marble-esque swirl of black and white with a distinctive look that will make it the most unique feature in most homes.
Maintaining the rugged charm of the storied industrial age, Steel Grey Granite showcases a medium-composite pattern with a modest range of grays throughout. This makes it an ideal choice for homeowners who want a modern, industrial-chic feel. A leathered or antique-finish can serve to further increase this look against plain white cabinetry.
A trendy granite from Brazil, Nevasca Mist flawlessly swirls together gray, beige and greige in a beautifully neutral palette with an easy, soothing pattern. It works especially well with cloudy white kitchen cabinets, surrounded by stainless appliances, nickel-plated pulls and contrasting lighting hardware.
Prioritizing our customer’s needs above all else, Rock Solid Custom Granite has earned a well-deserved reputation for being the most reliable custom cabinet and granite counters company in the Denver area. Our skilled designers and expert installers can help enhance your kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertops and more.
Whether you want to keep up with contemporary trends or enhance an existing kitchen concept with fresh, eye-catching features, we’re here to help.