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How to Choose the Right Stone Benchtop Colour for Your Kitchen


Choosing the right undertones is essential when selecting a stone benchtop color for your kitchen. Begin by assessing the existing elements in the room, such as the wood tones of your cabinets or the paint hues on your walls. This will help you determine whether your space leans towards warm or cool tones. For a cohesive look, opt for complementary colors—for instance, pairing dark cabinets with a lighter benchtop can create a striking contrast. Alternatively, stick to a tone-on-tone approach by selecting colours within the same family to maintain harmony in the space. 

Utilising mood boards and colour swatches can be invaluable tools in visualising different combinations and ensuring your final choice complements the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. 

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Choosing the right stone benchtop colour for your kitchen is a straightforward process that can yield stunning results. By following these simple steps, you can create a cohesive and visually appealing space:

  1. Start with Cabinet Colour: Begin by selecting the colour of your kitchen cabinets. The cabinet colour serves as a foundation for the overall colour palette of the space.

  2. Coordinate with Flooring: Once you have chosen your cabinet colour, consider the flooring. Aim to select a stone benchtop colour that harmonises with both the cabinet colour and the flooring. Look for tones that blend seamlessly while providing just enough contrast to add interest to the room.

For example:

  • Neutral Cabinets: If your kitchen features neutral-colored cabinet doors, such as white, cream, or light gray, consider pairing them with benchtops in complementary hues. Light brown, white, or gray-coloured benchtops can create a cohesive and timeless look that complements the neutral cabinetry.

  • Darker Cabinets: For kitchens with darker-coloured cabinet doors, such as espresso, charcoal, or navy, opt for lighter stone benchtops to add contrast and brightness to the space. Neutral shell mix, white, or ivory benchtops can enhance the richness of the dark cabinetry while creating an elegant and balanced aesthetic.

Additionally, while white benchtops are a classic choice for any kitchen style, modern trends can also lean towards darker hues like dark grey or black for a sophisticated and contemporary look. Pairing these darker benchtops with similarly dark-coloured cabinets can create a sleek and cohesive design scheme that exudes modern elegance.

By carefully coordinating the colours of your cabinets, flooring, and stone benchtops, you can create a cohesive and visually stunning kitchen that reflects your personal style and enhances the overall aesthetic of your home.


For homeowners seeking an elegant and sophisticated kitchen, selecting a complementary stone benchtop color is the key to achieving a refined aesthetic. Here are some examples:

  • White Cabinetry: White kitchen cabinet doors provide a versatile backdrop, allowing you the freedom to experiment with your favorite color combinations. Let your creativity guide you as you choose a stone benchtop color that complements the crisp, clean look of white cabinetry.

  • Two or Three-Toned Cabinets: Modern homeowners are embracing the trend of using two or three different colored cabinets in their kitchens. Whether it’s contrasting upper and lower cabinets or incorporating a kitchen island with darker tones in an otherwise white kitchen, the key is to ensure that your benchtop color harmonizes with all cabinet colors.

  • Marble: For those desiring a touch of luxury, marble benchtops offer timeless elegance and sophistication. The natural veining and unique patterns of marble add character and visual interest to any kitchen design. Pair marble benchtops with neutral cabinetry for a classic look or use them to contrast with darker cabinets for a dramatic effect.

When considering appliances, stainless steel complements deeper, saturated colors and adds a reflective element that enhances the boldness of the chosen colors.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, it’s worth noting that stone is rapidly becoming the new go-to material in sustainable kitchen renovations. With impressive benefits such as being non-porous, stain-resistant, heat-resistant, and scratch-resistant, it’s no surprise that this innovative stone is gaining popularity.

Granite Transformations offers a wide range of exquisitely crafted stone benchtops, including marble options, that can elevate the elegance and sophistication of your kitchen. Explore our selection to discover the perfect addition to your home.

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