Today’s article will answer the popular cabinetry question: how can I best pair my cherry cabinets with a new countertop color?
The answer is not so simple; you have many options to choose from when pairing your newly remodeled or refaced cherry cabinets with a variety of countertop colors. Cherry cabinet colors come in a large variety, from a darker red-tinged brown, to a light cinnamon-shaded red. Even further, the cherry-colored wood can be stained to bring about a deeper brown or a more vibrant red with extra shine. When picking the right countertop to pair with your cherry cabinets, first, you must figure out what shade of cherry your cabinets are, then you can choose the countertop color that matches and creates the desired look and feel in your new kitchen.
If your wood cabinets are a natural red-colored cherry, such as the color of a fresh cherry or a lighter, multi-tonal cinnamon, it’s best to pair your cabinets with yellow or gold countertop colors. Whether you have a light or more bold shade of red in your cherry cabinets, neutral yellows and beiges are a wonderful compliment, and add just the right amount of contrast to open up your space Try pairing these red-tinted cherries with Cambria's new quartz design Brittanicca Gold, or a Granite countertop in the popular New Venetian Gold.
If you don’t like yellow, or these countertop color choices are too vibrant for your subtle and sophisticated kitchen, try a neutral shade with variant in the grain; gentle tones can compliment your cabinets without overpowering your senses. Likewise, pairing your warm cherry cabinets with a darker countertop, like the granite one shown in the kitchen below, will bring a little drama to your design.
Dark Chocolate Cherries
Darker cherry cabinets, or even the chocolate or espresso-stained cherries add a dramatic backdrop for a variety of countertop color combinations. If you’re looking for a modern vibe, stainless steel accessories and appliances offset dark cherry cabinets best. Keeping with this contemporary feel, countertops in bold primary colors can compliment this minimalist approach. However, the brighter and lighter designs will bring a cool contrast and freshen up the kitchen.
If your cherry cabinets are meant to compliment your rustic country-style home, comfortable countertop colors are the best choice. To bring a rich, down-home feel to your kitchen, stick with those warm neutrals again, like cream or beige, to offset the darker cherries and brighten up your space Great countertop colors for any country kitchen are Corian's Dune Prima Design, and Carrara Envision by Formica.
Mixing It Up
A helpful hint for any cabinet and countertop pairing: shy away from staying within the same color family, and opt for contrasting colors rather than complimentary. Don’t be afraid to mix colors by picking a countertop color that truly contrasts with your cabinets. A deep, dark chocolate cherry pairs just beautifully with an almost-white countertop option, as a deep, dark black or brown base design. The choice is up to your preference, be it for a darker or lighter contrast. Cherry cabinets are nice and versatile in that way.
Sit with your craftsman, and ask for advice when pairing your countertop. They're a color expert, and will bring the samples right to your home! When you ready to get started with your kitchen project, contact Kitchen Magic, and we'll send one of our design consultants out to help you coordinate your ideal kitchen pairings.
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