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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Tile, Countertops and Cabinets

Do you ever watch Flip or Flop or Home Town and wonder how Christina and Erin always choose perfectly coordinating cabinetry, countertops, and flooring, no matter the style or design of the home? Well, today we’re sharing a few secrets from design experts. Check out our quick guide to coordinating your cabinets, countertops, and flooring.

But First, Color.

Before you choose your countertop material or floor tiles, pick your color palette. As a general rule of thumb, we suggest choosing two dominant colors and one accent shade. You want your colors to complement each other well so take advantage of those free color swatches at paint and home improvement stores. You’ll always find coordinating palettes in the latest popular shades that have been skillfully paired by color design experts.

Countertops are the Mayo…

Or, whatever condiment you like on a sandwich. The point is, your countertops are what will bring the look of your kitchen’s design together. They’re also likely the most costly material purchase you’ll make during a kitchen renovation, which is another reason to choose the countertops before your cabinets, flooring or any other choices. Take a sample with you to shop for flooring and cabinetry. You’ll want to coordinate your countertop finish with flooring finishes.

Next, you’ll use the countertop color to coordinate with either the cabinet color or the flooring color. One expert suggest coordinating the countertop and flooring colors while using the cabinet color as the secondary color to add contrast. You could also coordinate your countertop and cabinet colors and use your flooring choice to contrast.

Coordinating Countertops and Flooring

Finding the right flooring is as simple as looking to your countertop. Study the colors in the countertop, especially in marble and granite. Don’t go off the dominant color that stands out the most, but rather pay close attention to the elemental shades around it and choose those to find the right flooring. If you’re using granite or marble countertops, most designers prefer a coordinating porcelain tile for the flooring. To learn more about today’s most popular countertop choices, check out Quartz, Granite, and Marble: Comparing the Three Most Popular Countertops.

Still not convinced you’ve got the skills to coordinate your color and material choices? When you choose McCarley Cabinets as your cabinet and countertop designer, you don’t have to be an expert. We work closely with interior design experts to give you the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams. For a free project estimate, dial 662-728-1533.

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