Interior Design Q&A: Matching Dark & Light Colors

Is it OK to place dark flooring with light counter tops & vice versa?

Is it OK to place dark flooring with light counter tops & vice versa?

Q.  Is it OK to match dark countertops with light tile flooring – or do you always need to match dark with dark, and light with light?

A. In short, yes, it is generally acceptable to mix a light floor with a dark countertop. The light and dark can add an interesting dimension to the space and make it unique to your house. Be careful in how you match items and remember that you do not always have to be overly “safe” with your concepts. Have fun with the colors and textures that are offered to you in the marketplace today. Do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance. Good luck!


DISCLAIMER: This article is provided as a reference guide only.  All mechanical, electrical, plumbing, remodeling, metal fabrication, and restoration projects should be handled by a qualified, professional contractor like the Tuckey Companies.  Information presented here is of a general nature that may not be applicable in all situations. Tips, articles, and accompanying information do not represent an official recommendation of the Tuckey Companies.

(Text Copyright 2014, The Tuckey Companies)

(Picture By Chris Feser from Seattle, USA (Kitchen countertops) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

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