powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
Countertop/Cabinet Colors for Small U-Shape Kitchen
Doug Lau
November 6, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Hi all! I'm looking for suggestions for countertop and cabinet colors for a small U-Shape kitchen. I don't want it to look cramp in there. Plus there's only one window so not too much natural light. Pictures show current countertop/cabinetry/appliances that I plan to just replace completely. Thanks in advance for your help and guidance!
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Doug Lau
OH!! and I want to use subway tile. But if you have suggestions for the color of tile and also the color of the walls, that would be great. My inspiration is "New York." Hence why I want subway tiles. (I will most likely keep the wood flooring)
November 6, 2012 at 12:22am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
anniebmw7
Attached many ideas. Love the last 5 examples for your kitchen though, it would bring out your cabinets real well with the lighter hardwood you have going on and its a lot easier to work with (darker color)...keep in mind the higher you put your cabinets or even drapery in any room it will make the room look bigger...so i would recommend crowns above the upper cabinets or upper shelves. Colors for black slash really depend on what colors you want to go with cabinets, furniture and the floor, don't want to forget the main stuff Appliances as well....a nice solid color that matches your counters would be great or like tile as you said. Color for your walls i would recommend puritan gray or grant beige, both by Benjamin Moore very modern, light and sleek.
Hope this helps:)
GOOD LUCK!
annie
[houzz=Heights Kitchen Remodel 1]
[houzz=Heights Kitchen Remodel 2]
[houzz=Condo Kitchen]
[houzz=]
[houzz=Captiva-Kitchen]
[houzz=Winchester]
[houzz=Cary Bernstein Architect Eureka Valley Residence]
[houzz=Kitchen 1]
[houzz=Traditional at its best]
[houzz=Jason Ball Interiors LLC]
[houzz=Cape Cod Modern House Addition, Wellfleet]
[houzz=Grant Beige HC-83]
[houzz=Puritan Gray 164 by Benjamin Moore]
[houzz=Kitchen 2]
[houzz=2012 CotY Award-Winning Kitchens]
[houzz=7732 Butterrum Granite Formica® Laminate]
[houzz=T Eatons Kitchen]
[houzz=New Construction]
November 6, 2012 at 1:32am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
charleee
This is the kitchen I used as an inspiration for my own kitchen. I love the shiny quality of the gray subway tile with the white grout, as well as the white cabinets, the black accents and the pale blue ceiling: [houzz=
]
November 6, 2012 at 3:10am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
anniebmw7
U said there is only one window and not much natural light, add to ur kitchen a sky light maybe? Or install type of lighting in the examples above (round small built in lights).the darker cabinetry with lighter counters and back splash would match beautifully wither hardwood flooring.
Good luck
November 6, 2012 at 10:47am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
anniebmw7
Just like in the cape cod modern house addition example....those colors would be great as well. With modern simple cabinetry.
November 6, 2012 at 10:54am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Stoneshop
The best way to do a kitchen remodel is to start with your cabinets. Find one that you love, & then choose your countertops--granite or some type of stone is generally the best, most maintenance-free option. Then choose your backsplash & wall color.

Since your inspiration is New York, I would choose a dark cabinet color (either walnut, espresso, or black), gray/blue countertop, white subway tile, and gray walls. Then accessorize with pops of yellow (for all of the taxis!)

Best of luck! Keep us posted. Remember to have fun with it :)
November 6, 2012 at 11:19am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Doug Lau
thanks for helping out with the inspiration, Stoneshop! I think I'd love the pops of yellow! and do you recommend a light gray then?
November 6, 2012 at 11:25am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Stoneshop
Yes, I'd stick with a lighter gray--especially since you said that there is not much natural light. Think of a light, concrete gray to represent all of the sidewalks & subway terminals.
November 6, 2012 at 11:46am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Doug Lau
Hi everyone! I'm so happy and excited to share that the kitchen is all done! Thank you everyone for your input as it definitely helped to make many of the decisions. I'm super happy with the final product.
January 14, 2013 at 10:11pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
charleee
Gorgeous! Great job!
January 15, 2013 at 1:57am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Stoneshop
It looks great! Wonderful selections :)
January 15, 2013 at 9:22am   
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
U-shape cabinet countertop and backsplash?
What is the countertop and backsplash make and color...
U-shape Kitchen puzzle - Please help!
We are moving into a house with an outdated U-Shaped...
Can this look go for a smaller 10X11 U-shaped kitchen
Wondering if this look (I'd be putting 10X20 floor...
More Discussions
Need Paint Advice for New Master
We're building a new home but taking existing duvet...
Cat-Proof Toilet Paper Holder?
You can see the problem. The cat loves to totally destroy...
need help for bedroom wall light
Hi, I have attached a (crappy) photo (sorry about...
Before and after
We bought our house a little over a week ago but here...
POLL: Stained Glass - Love it or Leave it?
Do you love the look of stained glass and have or want...
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.