Interior Design Q&A: Mixing Light, Dark in Kitchen

August 21, 2016 | 7:21 pm



We have maple cabinets with a white wash porcelain glaze. The appliances are white. We would like to add a dark granite counter top (many shade of brown) and a dark hardwood (like cherry) floor. Would this combination work? If not, what would you suggest?


The mix of the dark and light could create a beautiful and unique kitchen design. The latest trends tend to shy away from being too perfectly matched and lean more toward mixing textures, colors, finishes, and wood species. The assortment of products and styles help to keep the space interesting and exciting over time. Make sure to ask for samples of each product to take home and compare with one another in your home. The light in your home could make things appear much different than when you view them in a store or showroom. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Thank you.


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