Interior Design Q&A: Matching Countertop to Existing Decor

April 3, 2017 | 6:50 pm
Should you match your countertop with flooring, cabinetry, appliances, or something else?
Should you match your countertop with flooring, cabinetry, appliances, or something else?


I want to change the kitchen countertop. I have stainless steel appliances, natural oak color cabinets, and light gray speckled floor. Should we match the new counter to the cabinets, floor, appliances, or something else? Thanks.


When choosing new countertops for your kitchen, you might want to start by setting a budget. Your budget will narrow down the different surfaces you have to choose from. Next, you will also want to consider how much wear these countertops will get and which products in your budget are easiest to maintain. For example, the darker colors in most surfaces will show more scratches than light surfaces. Do not assume that you would have to “match” any particular surface. I would start looking and see what jumps out at you. Take the samples home and see how they blend with the rest of the room. You might be surprised. Check out our kitchen remodeling! For more information, contact Tuckey Restoration at 717-249-7052 or


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