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Black and White Kitchen Countertops | Two Tones vs One Color

Posted by Stanton Homes Design on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

Two Different Countertops - Kitchen Design Ideas:

Which is better, one or two counter top colors in the kitchen? Is it better to have a different countertop on the island?

Take a look at these kitchen designs, and see where you land on this home design debate.


Should I use two different color countertops in my kitchen?

Each of these kitchens use white, black, and gray motifs, to give you an "apples to apples" idea of one-color and two-color kitchens designs.

White and Black Granite Countertops - Idea #1

The island top is black granite, while the counters are a white granite with hues of lavender. There are two tone cabinets in this kitchen, with a gray island and white perimeter.


White and Black Granite Countertops - Idea #2

This kitchen also uses black and white counter tops, in the opposite order. A white granite island is at the center of black perimeter counter tops.


White and Black Granite Countertops - Idea #3

An L-shaped kitchen uses black perimeter counter tops and white cabinets to keep the small space brighter. The white island top draws the brightness towards the open concept great room and breakfast.

The mixed mosaic tile back splash brings together the black, white, and gray tones.


White and Black Granite Countertops - Idea #4

Inside this kitchen, the perimeter cabinets, back splash, and island top are all white. The gray island uses a white granite top for the full two-tone look.


White and Black Granite Countertops - Idea #5

 In each example, the island cabinet colors are also different. While many kitchens pair a gray island with alternating black and white counters, this kitchen uses dark, soft brown cabinets.


All Black Countertops

For comparison, here is a white kitchen with only black counter tops.



And another kitchen with all white counter tops:



Get more ideas for two-tone kitchens that mix cabinet colors and finishes, here. 

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