Matching Sensa Granite colours with the colour of your cabinets

Should I choose the worktops first and match the cabinets, or should I choose the cabinets first and match the worktops? There is such a vast array of colours available in cabinets and an almost infinite choice of colours and textures of worktops, making it a daunting task to pair your cabinets and worktops. No doubt there are strong arguments either way for choosing one before the other, but the bottom line is, there is no single method that works for everybody. This article attempts to help you match Sensa Granite worktops with different colour cabinets. While the examples are ideally suited to solid wood cabinets, it can just as easily be adapted to other materials.

First question, though – what is Sensa Granite?

Sensa Granite worktops, manufactured by Consentino and fabricated by, is carefully extracted natural granite, which is treated with a unique protective treatment that makes the stone highly resistant to stains. It is a premium, high-quality granite that offers reliable performance backed by a 10 year limited installed warranty.

Contrasting light and dark:

Every piece of Sensa granite is unique, making your worktop utterly different from anyone else’s. It comes in seven unique and exclusive shades, ranging from very light to very dark, but each slab has its characteristics of sheer elegance.

Whether your taste is traditional or contemporary, you cannot go wrong by contrasting dark cabinets such as Black Oak or Chocolate Pear or Satin Black with one of the lighter shades of Sensa Granite, such as “Australia” or “Blat.” The simultaneous exposure to contrasting colours defines the configuration and form of your kitchen while creating spatial highlights and effects.

The lighter countertops will reflect more light and emphasise the stately appearance of dark wood, solid surface, or other material used on cabinet facings and doors.

Conversely, one of the darker shades of Sensa, such as Abyss or Gabon can be contrasted brilliantly with lighter cabinets in Beech, Oak, Cherry, or white to enhance the impression of elegance and style.

One of the benefits of such contrast is that it coordinates well with almost any other colour, from bright hues to more subtle and chromatic colours. By merely changing the colour of your accessories in the kitchen, you can give it an entirely “new” look every few years, while retaining the distinguished feel.

Textures in suede, matte or polished surface will complement your unique expression for a truly bespoke kitchen.



Heavy stains and scratches can be erased without a trace simply by rubbing with household cleaner


Proven to be remarkably durable, a versatile material that is easy to live with in both domestic and commercial environments


Bacteria and mould have nowhere to take root. When it looks clean, it really is clean


Inconspicuous seams result in a smooth surface that enables you to create large designs fashioned from a single element

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With a non-porous surface that prevents dirt and stains from penetrating the material.

Pairing a classic cool shade with a variety of colour palettes

Unique “Sensa shades of grey” such as “Cosmic” or “Thailand” can expertly be paired with shades of brown, such as Walnut, Iroko, Oak, or Maple.

Your goal might be to create either a complementary or contrasting blends of chromatic colours with almost any other shade.

Complimenting chromatic colours with white, shades of grey, lighter shades of brown, creams, or beige, allow you splashes of bright colours or serene colours to create the effect that best suits your preferences and sense of style, maintaining a cool appearance. This can be enhanced by a highly polished texture.

Contrasting chromatic colours with black, darker shades of brown, or even mosaics and brighter colours will give expression to your creativity while creating more warmth.

Drawn to Earthy Browns?

Sensa Granite has various shades to meld cool greys or shades of beige and brown with darker brown wooden or solid surface cabinet facings and doors. A suede texture on your Sensa Granite top will be a perfect match for this choice.

For further advice, our specialist teams at can assist you with lots of alternatives and sound advice.

Author: Pieter du Plessis

An accomplished writer, with many years of practical experience in the design and construction industry. He has a PhD. in communication science and has distinguished himself as a writer of high-level articles over a wide spectrum of topics, technical and academic theses, presidential speeches and marketing material for a very large listed company. He is a qualified project manager and owned and managed two construction companies, one of which specialised in home remodelling. He is also a skilled craftsman, specialising in carpentry and landscaping.