1. Start with your cabinets.
2. Look closely at wood tones.
3. Consider the balance of materials.
4. Find the color that’s best for you.


1. Start with your cabinets.

Are you choosing new cabinets or matching existing ones?   In both cases, cabinets are often the dominant element in many rooms, especially if you’re selecting colors for a kitchen with above-the-counter cabinets. Remember, cabinets will do much  to set the overall style and tone. All of the finishes and surfaces  you choose should complement the cabinets.

2. Look closely at wood tones.

All cabinet woods have a unique tone and color cast—redder, browner, more yellow, greenish, silvery. The color may come from the natural tone of the wood or from stains and finishes. Take a careful look at your finish options. Will your cabinet tones be warm or cool, light or dark, natural, blonde or brunette, or glazed with subtle highlights? Also, don’t forget to select the grain. And remember to consider the overall effect you are creating before looking at specific finish and color options.

3.  Consider the balance of materials

Think about your floors, walls and furniture when choosing  countertops, not just the cabinets. All these elements should  relate to each other in some way, through texture, color or feeling. And remember, it’s okay to mix countertop surface materials. You may find a granite island works well with perimeter countertops Zodiaq Quartz or DuPont Corian.

4.  Find the color that’s best for you.

Here are three ways to choose the right countertop colors:

  1. Choose a high contrast color for countertops for visual interest. This avoids the trap of “too much of a good thing” and creates  a livelier space.
  2. For a serene color scheme, stay in the same color family as the  cabinets. Go darker or lighter to avoid blandness—choosing  countertops in the same color family will give your room a  restful, soothing look.
  3. Make the countertops a focal point when using contemporary,  clean-lined cabinets. Using strong colors or textures adds visual  interest to contemporary cabinets and helps create a dramatic space.

Choice of Material

You can’t go wrong with countertop choices such as DuPont Corian  solid surfaces for the perimeter counters in the room; then choose a contrasting color of engineered quartz surface like Zodiaq, or natural Granite for a dramatic island.  You’ll create a kitchen with more visual  interest than if you select just one material for all countertops. Of course, whichever surfaces are right for you,  it’s good to know that you have the widest range of colors available from Lombardo’s Cabinetry, Flooring and Countertops.

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Granite

Natural beauty at its best is selected from some of the highest-quality natural granites from around the world. The performance of granite is also improved with innovative, science-based sealant technology, making it even easier to care for. It’s available in a range of colors, from lustrous darks to bold yellows and golds. Since every slab of granite is uniquely beautiful, there will be variations in colors and patterns.

  • Countertops of granite are strong and durable.
  • Aesthetics range from small and large unique crystal shapes to wide, fl owing veins of contrasting colors.
  • Surface finishes are available, from highly polished and shiny to rough-textured.
  • Resists staining, but must be properly maintained and periodically resealed.
  • Heat-resistant, but hot pads or trivets are recommended for granite.

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Corian

The ultimate design choice, DuPont Corian is available in more than 140 colors. And it’s luxurious and inviting to the touch, with a soft matte texture. What’s more, Corian® offers easy-to-care-for seamless sinks and a variety of  backsplash and edge treatment options.

  • Nonporous and seamless,  Corian makes it easy to prevent  the growth of bacteria, mold or mildew.
  • Solid and renewable—scratches  can be quickly removed with mild household abrasives.
  • Heat-resistant Corian stands up to accidental heat exposure for  short periods.
  • Uncompromisingly stylish, the Corian Private Collection captures the shifting textures and  fluid patterns of nature.

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Zodiaq Quartz

Unconventionally natural, DuPont Zodiaq improves upon Mother Nature with a countertop that is stronger and  easier to maintain than stone. Zodiaq is 93% quartz crystals, combining  advanced DuPont technology with the  radiance, subtle shimmer and hardness  of quartz.  And now, the Zodiaq collection brings dramatic movement  and veining to your design palette.

  • Zodiaq is resistant to scratches,  chips and cracks.
  • No sealing is required—Zodiaq Quartz  is nonporous and stain-resistant.
  • Zodiaq Quartz is heat-resistant.
  • The color consistency of Zodiaq  makes matching long-seamed  countertops and many counter  surfaces easier.