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Dark Cabinets with Light Granite - Best Color Combinations (Photos)

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 09:10 AM

Best Dark Cabinet and Light Granite Kitchen Color Schemes

Mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite

Check out these custom kitchens, through photos of recently-construction Raleigh new homes.  Let's create the perfect combination of dark kitchen cabinets with light granite - and get ideas for your Raleigh custom home.

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite

When mixing dark and light kitchen features, it's all about balance.

In this version of the Summerlyn, dark espresso cabinets were paired with a white and grey Star Reef light granite counter top. Other color balancing features include:

- Medium brown hardwood floors

- White trim and columns

- Light grey wall paint

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite

While color contrast and coordination can bring balance, it is also practical to consider mixing materials and textures.

In this version of the Country Manor, textured stone columns were set against a light ceramic tile back splash, carved wood island legs, and stainless steel metal appliances - set off perfectly with a Bianco Romano light granite.

Other balancing features include:

- Glass front cabinets

- Wood beam ceiling

- Wall of windows

This Raleigh custom home kitchen has all the right features to create a balance of color and texture, from stone to tile, wood, metal, and glass. 

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite
Every home built by Stanton Homes is completely unique.

In this version of the Worthington, the home owners chose to mix dark Espresso kitchen cabinets (except for white island cabinets) with light River White granite, using grey as the home's central color - a 2014 new home design trend.

Special features in this Raleigh custom home kitchen include:

- White island with bar seating

- Built-in wine storage and refrigerator

- Grey stained hardwood flooring

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite

Another popular way to create the perfect combination of dark kitchen cabinets with light granite is to alternate the perimeter cabinets and granite with the island cabinets and granite. 

In this version of the Summerlyn, one of our most popular Raleigh custom home plans, the home owners loved the idea of mixing dark kitchen cabinets with a white island.

Special features in this Raleigh custom home kitchen include:

- Built-in wine refrigerator

- Pot filler - faucet above the range

- Medium brown hardwood floors

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite

Kitchens that integrate tons of tile - in the floor and back splash - are extremely practical for clean-up and maintenance.

In this version of the Chalet Vert, we mixed dark kitchen cabinets with light granite, adding a light tile floor and mixed tone back splash to create a balanced appeal.

The mini-mosaic tile inlay around the entire room helped blend the color palette. Special features in this Raleigh custom home kitchen include:

- Built-in wine refrigerator, and two kitchen sinks

- Tile flooring with extra-long tiles in a grey, textured pattern

- Tile backsplash behind the range hood

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite

The layout of your kitchen floor plan can make a big difference in the cabinet and granite colors you mix.

In this version of the Mastrosimone, the open floor plan design welcomed a bright environment while mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite.

Special features in this Raleigh custom home kitchen include:

- Angled island open to the keeping room

- Raised eating bar

- Distinct work areas, designed for cooks to work together

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite

When you have more room to play with, your kitchen can accommodate darker colors without losing any feeling of openness.

In this version of the Woodlake, the large kitchen floor plan design opened up new possibilities for mixing dark kitchen cabinets with light granite.

Special features in this Raleigh custom home kitchen include:

- Two kitchen sinks

- Two islands - one with a raised eating bar

- Mini-mosaic tile back splash

Each of these Raleigh custom home kitchens rely on practical tips - about how to balance color, texture, and materials - to create a better kitchen.

Get more kitchen tips and ideas:

How to Coordinate Your Granite Countertops and Kitchen Tile Backsplash

Types of Kitchen Backsplashes: Subway Tile Backsplashes

Top Five Types of Kitchen Backsplashes with Tile

Best Types of Kitchen Backsplashes for 2013 Custom Homes

Mini Mosaic Backsplashes - More Types of Kitchen Backsplashes

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