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 Worktops.net, 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.