Asked on Jul 2, 2018

Countertop dilemma!!!!!! help!

DDDebbie KuharChelsea @ Making Manzanita
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Just had a kitchen remodel done. My cabinetry is white, not off white or cream,but white. Flooring is a grey tile. One would think it would be easy to find a countertop to match. They’re either too beige, greige or dingy against cabinets. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your advice. No black,as they are beautiful but too dark in my kitchen.






13 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Jul 2, 2018

    what specific type of countertop are you looking for?
  • Mary Jo Dailey
    Mary Jo Dailey
    on Jul 2, 2018

    What kind should I get?
  • DD
    DD
    on Jul 2, 2018

    Have you considered a marble or faux marble that would pull the white and gray. I couldn't afford marble but there are many man made stones that look just like marble
    Would love to see what you have decided on when you are finished, but in the meantime if you still have questions, I;m here to help.
    Good luck with your project
    • 27524803
      27524803
      on Jul 3, 2018

      I have seen a lot of the Tv DIY guys use a quartz... that is veined like marble... from a little to a lot... the upkeep and maintenance is practically nil... and it can be cheaper than either granite or marble.

      I saw one they did that was a black quarts veined in white... it was stunning.

  • Consider Corian. Go take a look at it in person, I am confident you can find something that will look amazing with your white cabinets and gray tile floor. Things look much different in person than they do on a computer screen. I promise you.
  • Pen33510616
    Pen33510616
    on Jul 2, 2018

    Maybe a slate color. I do have a question. Why not gray or white? I have learned as i decorate my home that I don't have to follow rules. Because if you've noticed every couple of years those " rules " change. So do what you like. Maybe something with some texture to it. Good luck. Keep us udated please.



    • Marie c
      Marie c
      on Jul 3, 2018

      Hi Penn,
      Thanks for your reply. I’ll be looking at quartz next. Thanks again!
  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Jul 2, 2018

    Hi Marie, My suggestion would be to go for a Grey/ White marble, that way you could choose any colour you like for walls and or accessories and change another time without having to worry about your worktops. On the other hand, you could go bold and go for Black or a Bright Strong colour and make a statement!
  • Jcraw
    Jcraw
    on Jul 2, 2018

    Get a quartz (low maintenance) that looks like Cabrera marble. Shades of white and gray and sometimes a hint of gold-ish. As well, check out the new Formicas. Some fabulous looks
    • Marie c
      Marie c
      on Jul 3, 2018

      Hi jcraw,
      Thanks for your reply,
      Quartz is the next stop on the countertop quest.
      Thanks again!

  • Shore grandmom
    Shore grandmom
    on Jul 2, 2018

    I like granite, it comes in so many colors. Take a trip to a granite warehouse and look at the slabs. Bring a piece of your flooring and a cabinet door.
  • Sharon
    Sharon
    on Jul 2, 2018

    How about a nice granite with all your colors in it.
  • B. Enne
    B. Enne
    on Jul 2, 2018

    If laminate is more in your budget, there are many that incorporate pure white.
  • I think an quartz countertop that looks like carrera marble is so timeless and would match that color scheme! Quartz is very durable too!
  • Debbie Kuhar
    Debbie Kuhar
    on Jul 3, 2018

    Looking for counter tops myself, do you have a back splash on your walls? Trying to coodinate colors myself for a counter top. I have blue & green back splash and all the counter tops seem to be too 'busy' for my liking. I have just learned one thing myself, stay away from shiny counter tops. They show scratches on them very easily. Best of luck. Quarts in very durable indeed. Shiny counter tops can show scratches easily.

  • DD
    DD
    on Jul 3, 2018

    Hi Marie I was taking about something that looked like marble but was NOT actually the very high priced marble
    Hopefully this link will help you look at an alternative
    Quartzmaster – Calacutta Grey
    Quartzmaster – Calacutta Grey
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