Having installed hundreds of kitchens over the years, I feel I have a good idea of what worktop colours and types best suit each kitchen style. Here are my findings:
- Wood effect laminate worktops look great with white or off white kitchen doors. Many modern wood effect laminate worktops now come square edged for added realism.
- I advise against matching wood effect laminate worktops with wood colour doors. Although modern wood effect laminate worktops look extremely realistic, I find that the finished installation never looks quite right. Instead, try a solid surface (otherwise known as composite or reconstituted stone) or solid wood worktop. Alternatively, stone effect laminate worktops work well.
- For the modern home, there are some beautiful quartz effect laminate worktops available. These give a very contemporary look, especially matched with contrasting cabinet doors.
Of course everyone has their own ideas. Use our Worktop Colour Chart to easily weigh-up your options.
Worktop samples can be ordered free of charge to let you see the actual colour in various lights.