Coordinating Cabinets, Counters & Flooring
When choosing cabinets, countertops, and flooring, it is important to coordinate them to create a cohesive look in your kitchen. They make up the most of the color scheme in the kitchen. You need the right colors and textures to make the kitchen flow nicely and take on a specific style. LaFata demonstrates how to choose each of the three to create the perfect coordinated kitchen.
Selecting a Color Scheme
The first step to designing your kitchen is to choose a color scheme. Do your research and try to find a style kitchen that really draws your attention. Modern and contemporary
kitchens tend to lean more towards brighter colors, with stronger contrasts such as black and white. Farmhouse and traditional kitchens tend to choose more of the neutral colors with softer contrasts. Once you know if you are drawn to more muted and classic, or modern and bold, then you are ready to begin.
It is much easier to match your cabinets and floors to your countertops rather than the other way around.
Countertops can be the focal point of the kitchen’s color schemes, and the cabinets, floors, wall colors, etc. can be chosen with the countertop’s colors and textures in mind. Consider what material and colors you prefer, as well as the material that best suites your lifestyle.
The Three Colors
It may be easiest to think in “three colors.” Choose two complimentary colors, and then one accent color. The two dominant colors should be simple, and the accent should flow nicely, but bring dimension and boldness. If you are choosing a granite countertop, the accent would normally be one of the colors within that slab.
Flooring and Cabinets
Your next step is to coordinate your flooring and cabinets with your counters. This should now be easier as you already have your color scheme finalized with your countertops already picked out. Use your counters as your guide, and put it against different flooring and cabinet options. It is recommended to choose more neutral colors for these, that way you will always
have a timeless kitchen if you decide to change things up in the future.