Choosing the right kitchen worktop colour is no easy task, but it’s definitely something you’ll want to spend the time to get right! After all, your new kitchen is a big investment and a space you’ll live in for years to come, especially if you use a long-lasting material like quartz worktops.

You need to choose a kitchen countertop colour that not only works now but will continue to look great into the future.

The good news is that we offer a huge variety of kitchen worktop colours (not to mention materials) — so you know you’ll be able to pick the colour that suits you.

The question is, how do you pick that colour? Well, that’s what this blog is all about. So let’s get going with some advice.

1: The rest of the room is important, but it can (and will change).

The first thing to remember is that it’s likely your kitchen paint job and appliances will change over time. This means that it’s worth considering a more neutral colour that pairs nicely with a variety of other colours, rather than matching directly to your current colour scheme. That’s not to say you can’t choose your favourite colour. Remember, you can always choose affordable worktops that have splashes or veins of the colour you love.

2: Think about your undertones.

Undertones are an important part of the colour scheme of your kitchen. Make sure that you take note of the undertones you have in your paint and cabinets and use that knowledge to inform which countertop colour you choose. Keep in mind that the colour of your worktops can change how an undertone looks, giving an overall cooler or warmer feel.

3: Use kitchen worktop samples.

Samples of potential worktop material are a great way to check if your kitchen colour scheme makes sense. We offer samples of many of our granite worktops, quartz countertops and marble worktops, so you can choose a few, then go home and make sure it works before fully investing in one choice. Or have a look at our previous work for inspiration! 

4: Plain or complex?

Another thing to consider is how you combine patterns in your kitchen with patterns in your worktop. A worktop that has a lot going on, combined with wallpaper that also has a lot going on could look a little messy. So make sure that you think carefully about striking the right balance unless intentional pattern clashes are your style. Don’t forget that there are plenty of different finishes available too! 

5: Don’t forget about your flooring.

It’s easy to focus on whether your worktops will match your walls or cabinets and lose sight of your kitchen as a whole. But it’s important to consider the colour of your flooring. Ideally, the finish of your flooring (matte or glossy), should match your worktops to ensure that your kitchen looks cohesive. Not everything has to match though, and the contrast of light worktops look beautiful against dark flooring and vice versa.

What next?

It’s a lot to think about, but it’s worth taking your time. It can also help to see the colours of countertops to spark your imagination and get you thinking about possible colour combos.

To do this, just pop into our Bristol showroom, where we have a huge variety of kitchen worktops, and even bathroom worktops on show. Or take a look at our Facebook, where we’re always posting photos of our latest work!