Kitchen selections are among the most important decisions you’ll make for your new custom home. It is often the area where homeowners give the most careful consideration to both function and style. Countertops play a major role in your kitchen’s overall appeal – whether you choose a monochromatic blended look or opt to bring your countertop to the forefront of your design. And, with so many ways to find inspiration online – bring us your ideas! Our Columbia Builders team will help you customize your new home’s kitchen to achieve the look you desire within your budget.
Light, Bright & White
Is your aesthetic more traditional or contemporary? The answer to this question will help you decide which white will work best. Whites have taken off in popularity, and they range from solid white to subtle patterns. With veining to simulate marble, and small flecking motifs which can soften the countertop and even coordinate with other colors in your kitchen, these choices compliment traditional or transitional décor and can be found in a wide variety of materials. If you want a truly contemporary or minimalist look, solid white counters are the choice for you – though your material selection will be limited to a manufactured product. Either way, whites lend a light, bright, clean look to your kitchen design.
Down the Middle
The most neutral choice in countertops lies in the middle, or medium, tones. Think soft grays and beiges with a distinct pattern. They are a universal choice for those who shy away from the cool and crisp look of white in favor of a softer hue that brings harmony to your kitchen’s design elements. Medium tones blend exceptionally well with painted cabinets including cream, gray, taupe and even colors such as pale blues and greens. If you desire contrast, such as dark cabinetry and white walls or tuxedo cabinetry, a medium counter will provide a sophisticated and coordinated look.
Dark & Dramatic
Want a stand-out in your kitchen design? Dark counters will add visual interest and drama! Whether choosing a nearly black counter for a classic look with white cabinetry or selecting a dramatic natural granite with a lot of movement within the stone, this selection will be the statement piece in your kitchen. Dark or richly veined and contrasting stone will look best with either white, gray, taupe or espresso stained cabinetry, and often plays best against larger spaces.
Design and Build Your Dream Home with Columbia Builders
Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville. No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last.
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