5 Tips for Mixing and Matching Kitchen Countertops

If you’re tired of the same old kitchen countertops, you may want to consider mixing and matching counter materials as a new upgrade to the home.

Combining different styles, materials, and colors in kitchens is a style choice that has been around for years and does not seem to be going anywhere any time soon. It creates interest, warmth, visual drama, versatility and can help you stretch your budget a bit further. However, selecting complementary countertop materials can feel overwhelming. So, our professionals are here to share their tips for mixing and matching different types of countertop materials.

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5 Tips for Mixing and Matching Kitchen Countertops

  1. Balance Dark and Light — Create contrast with a light-colored option and a dark option. Doing this does not necessarily mean selecting black and white (though that can be a beautiful look and combination if that’s what you’re going for), but mixing darker and lighter neutrals. Always keep the color of your cabinets, backsplash, and floors in mind as you make your color selections and that they are cohesive; finding balance is critical.

  2. Use Coordinating Accent Colors — Decorating your kitchen may seem like something to consider after completing your kitchen. And, while that can be something to think about later, too, we like to think about it now. If there’s a specific color or two you want to use for decorating, such as your linens, cabinet hardware, plumbing and lighting fixtures, bar stools, and more, make sure your new kitchen countertops complement those colors. Otherwise, things could look off or out of place. 
  3. Patterns Matter — As you’re shopping for two different countertop materials and designs, make sure the two do not clash — especially when it comes to their patterns. Selecting two styles with significant movement and veining can overwhelm and take away from your kitchen’s design. If one of your selections has a strong pattern, consider looking for a complimentary countertop with a more solid or minimal design. 
  4. Mix and Match Materials — If you find two different types of materials that you’re in love with, that’s okay! Don’t be afraid to mix and match other materials. Many homeowners opt for two kinds of counters, like quartz and porcelain or soapstone and granite. Just remember that you’ll need to use two different cleaning products if you go with two different types of counters since each materials’ cleaning guidelines differ from one to the next. 
  5. Let Your Island Be an Accent Piece — The perfect spot for a show-stopping piece is your kitchen island. You can let your personality and aesthetic shine here by choosing sweeping views and striking patterns or a bold color choice for your island, especially if the rest of your kitchen is toned down.

Mix and Match Your Kitchen Countertops With Intermountain Stone & Marble

If you’re ready to upgrade the look of your kitchen countertops, contact the professionals at Intermountain Stone & Marble in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Our team of experts can help you find the right balance and color coordination to mix different countertop materials in your Utah home effortlessly. We proudly offer the highest quality marble, granite, quartz, and porcelain counters at an affordable price. Contact Intermountain Stone & Marble to get a quote today and view our extensive color and style selection.