Choosing the right benchtop colour for your new kitchen

February 11, 2020 March 12th, 2021
Kitchen Craftsmen Renovation Modern Kitchen Perth

If you’re renovating for the first time, choosing the benchtop colour to suit your new kitchen can be a daunting idea. Knowing what colours are going to work well together and what to stay away from can be a pretty big decision in your kitchen design process.

The good news is that you’re not alone – our team is here to help you choose and match colours within your new kitchen. Plus, there are loads of instagram accounts dedicated to kitchen design so you can get heaps of inspiration and decide what you like.

Here’s a few ideas to help you make your decision:

Match your benchtops to your cupboards

Choosing to match your cabinets and benchtop colours can look stunning! If an all-white or all-black kitchen is your thing then this is the option for you. Matching your cabinet and benchtop colours creates a well-balanced kitchen.

To break up the single colour you might want to consider a mirrored or coloured splashback. Or, use coloured appliances and bar stools to warm up the space.

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Neutral doesn’t mean boring

A neutral colour scheme does not in any way mean boring! This warm, homey colour scheme is timeless because you’re not choosing colours that are strong or overpowering. These colours tend to create a soft and inviting kitchen that you won’t get tired of.

Neutral benchtops allow you to choose bold coloured cabinets or just keep it simple and go neutral throughout your whole kitchen.


Go bold

If standing out in a crowd is more your thing then making a statement with your kitchen benchtop will be fun! Think black, charcoal, stone with stunning grains in it or even what some might consider a blemish but to you is just perfect. Bold contrasts in your new kitchen can be used as a major design element and a talking point style feature.

Bold and dark benchtops can be matched with loads of different cabinet colours so all you have to do is start imagining what could be and we’ll help you bring it to life.


Why not try a little contrast?

You may want to have another design element within your kitchen as the feature, rather than your benchtop. That’s ok too. Perhaps you have an amazing splashback design or a graphic you want to feature. In this case, you may want to choose a benchtop colour that contrasts with the other design features in your space to create a coordintated kitchen design.

For example, if you choose a bold colour splashback or walls, look for a more neutral benchtop material to avoid having clashing colours and too many overpowering colours in the one space.

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Two-tone brilliance

One of the most popular design features at the moment is the two-toned benchtop. We’re talking one colour for the island and another colour for the rest of the kitchen. Consider coupling this with different cabinet colours too and you’re in for some real wow-factor.  

If this is the option for you, we recommend opting for similar patterns and shades to ensure a cohesive look throughout your whole space. 


Our team have years of experience helping the people of Perth design their dream kitchens. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you too.