I'm sharing one of my Designed in a Click consultations today where the kitchen island countertop change made all the difference in the world!
This is similar to another consultation I shared here before, where changing out the spotty granite for a white marble on a kitchen island improved a kitchen dramatically.
Are we over spotty, muddy looking granite yet? I am. I'm also all about creating interest with high contrast in a kitchen. And I have been known to do a contrasting color on the island cabinet with a different material on the counter too.
This homeowner had a lovely traditional home, creamy white cabinetry and backsplash and a contrasting black hood and island. Going with a light countertop on the island was a no-brainer and something she wanted to do.
I love the solid black perimeter countertops, as it adds some contrast and doesn't make a white kitchen feel so washed out.
Before pics - kitchen to get a new island countertop
This homeowner had antique white as the cabinet color overall. That is a very yellow white color, so when she asked to help with her island countertop selection, I knew that just going with any white wouldn't do. It had to relate to the warm white of the cabinetry.
Luckily, I have a sample room with lots of quartz sample materials on hand to pull from. I also have a whole file drawer of SW and BM paint colors, so I pulled out the SW Antique White from the file to match it up.
This is one of the issues I have with e-design, not being able to physically color match or look directly at the quality of an item. That is why I have invested in my library of samples so I can feel confident about my recommendations in my Q&A consultation service.
I settled on this Caesarstone, Statuario Nuvo 5111, as my number one choice, because it was a white that had a warmer tone and had some slight movement and variation that would be nice in a big piece on the island.
I also recommended some slightly larger light fixtures, a lantern style, for the accent lighting above the island and she took care of that too.
Looks like she went from a double bowl sink to a single bowl. I am seeing that more and more in my projects these days. I love my single bowl too!
The homeowner sent me her after photos recently and I love how this change updated her kitchen so much. Don't you?
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