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smileylottie87 Mon 08-Feb-16 15:00:10

Hi all,

I am having a dilemma, we are renovating the kitchen at the moment and I do not know what colour surfaces to put with the cabinets. We are going for the Tewkesbury light oak from Howdens, I would have preferred a slightly darker colour but they no longer stock it!

Was thinking of something like this for the floor

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I would like a lighter colour surface in granite as I don't really like the black so much but just can't seem to find one! Any suggestions are very welcome smile

Quoteunquote Mon 08-Feb-16 17:34:30

es.4graniteworktops.co.uk/v/Granite/Honey+Yellow/Honey+Yellow+Granite+Worktops04.jpg.html

what about a mix of one of the "honey" granite and www.houzz.co.uk/photos/18979420/copper-worktops-london

copper work tops, check out the www.houzz.co.uk/photos/query/copper-sinks/nqrwns
copper sinks.

it's a good idea to keep the work tops and floor in a similar palette , it makes the room open up.

What2 Mon 08-Feb-16 18:35:26

I think a darker colour might look better as you are risking it all looking a bit beige- the floor and cabinets are a lovely warm colour but are fairly similar.

I am not a fan of black work tops but you could choose a dark grey instead. A 'slate' colour look might look good. What about honed slate?

Alternatively there are millions of amazing granites about but you need to go to a specialist stone/granite supplier rather than using the standard types of granite that kitchen suppliers supply. If you want even more choice then you could even go to a granite importer - it can be a cheap option too.

I used a company called Pisani and a local stonemasons. I got a stunning granite worktop for the price of a bog standard one had I bought it from a kitchen company. It was a bit more work as I had to visit the importer but the result was worth it for me.

I also think a white/slight cream worktop might look ok - I'd have to see it in real life though.

smileylottie87 Mon 08-Feb-16 19:34:25

Thank you, I'm not a fan of the copper as I think it will tarnish quite easily. I really like the honey yellow worktops but am concerned about being very beige, so I could go a bit darker on the surface but I really dislike the black/grey.

I hate all of this, I'm terrible with design! We are having an extension across the back of the house for a new kitchen/diner so everything has to be picked. I really wish there was a budget for a designer. Everyone has been saying how much fun doing it all is, but I'd rather be knocking a wall down than looking at colour samples!

smileylottie87 Wed 10-Feb-16 16:39:08

any other thoughts?! I still can't find what I'm after

SquidgeyMidgey Mon 15-Feb-16 07:33:58

How about a white corian type surface if you don't want a dark colour? Or a white-grey marble? Have a look at the posh kitchen companies' websites for ideas.

smileylottie87 Tue 16-Feb-16 10:30:32

Thank you very much for your suggestions! I have found a darker oak cupboard now so it will be much easier to find a shade to go with it. Thank you again smile

xxx

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Fri 19-Feb-16 07:48:19

We used Pisani too! What colour did you go for? We had Cosmic Black, which is black with pale grey and warm brown swirls.

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