Instead of using the same Denver granite throughout the entire kitchen, many homeowners are choosing to use a different color of granite on their kitchen islands. This creates a striking contrast and can instantly add character and style to the room, but only if it’s done correctly. Here are some of the trendy colors you should use on your kitchen island countertop:
Navy is a lot like black, so although its popularity may rise and fall over the years, it will never really go out of style. That’s what makes this a great choice for the countertops on your kitchen island. If you have light colored countertops throughout the rest of your kitchen, navy is the perfect color to use on your island. It works especially well with white or gray colored cabinets, but because it’s considered a neutral, it can complement any type of cabinetry. Learn more about 2017 color trends
If you want a light, airy kitchen, you may think that using black is off-limits, but that’s not necessarily the case. Depending on the rest of your kitchen design, black might be the perfect choice for your island’s countertops. Black works especially well in kitchens that have a lot of white. For example, if you have white countertops or cabinets paired with white backsplash tile or flooring, adding black will help you pull off that chic black-and-white look. If the rest of your kitchen is fairly dark, black would not be the best choice for your island’s countertops.
Deep, emerald greens can add warmth and vibrancy to any kitchen, but it can be overpowering when used throughout the entire kitchen. Choose a deep green granite countertop for your island if the rest of your kitchen features neutral browns, tans, or grays. Adding green to your island will give your kitchen an eye-catching pop of color.
If you chose bold countertops for the rest of your kitchen, keep it simple by using white granite countertops on your island. For example, if you used the verde fuocco granite, which is gray and pink, you shouldn’t use another bold color on your island that will compete with this granite. Using white will provide a much-needed balance and make the entire room look more pulled together and sophisticated. The best part? White countertops pair well with any type of cabinet, so this look can work in every kitchen.
Gray is quickly becoming one of the most popular neutral colors, so why not incorporate it into your kitchen? This is another granite color that can be used to balance out bold kitchen design, but one color that it does not pair well with is brown. If you have brown or tan countertops throughout the rest of your kitchen, you may want to choose a different color for your island.
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