While remodeling a kitchen can seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. An experienced company can help you select the best combination of kitchen countertops and cabinets for your home. Here are a few quick tips to get you started.

You should first determine your color palette. A color wheel can be useful in understanding which colors work well together. Decide whether you’d like your color scheme to be complementary or contrasting. A complementary scheme will have materials that are close in shade, such as and chestnut and copper or even all-white. A contrasting scheme will have materials that are on opposites ends of the color wheel, such as black and white or orange and blue.

Consider using simple hues for both the cabinets and the kitchen countertops. If you wish to add pops of color to the room, you can do so through your accessories. Should you get bored with your color scheme in the future, it will be much easier to swap out your toaster or refrigerator than remodel the entire kitchen once again.

When it comes to purchasing materials, most professionals recommend that you start with the counters. They are usually more expensive than cabinets, so it’s budget-savvy to use their cost to drive the rest of your decisions. Their patterns can also be quite busy and it’s much easier to match a plain cabinet to a busy counter than vice-versa.

Once you’ve selected the material for your kitchen countertops, don’t hesitate to order samples from your cabinetry company. You can place them next to the counter material and decide which combination you like best. There is usually a fee for these samples, but the cost is worth it to avoid disappointment down the line.

When embarking on a kitchen remodel, you’ll be faced with many different decisions. Thankfully, there are professionals who can make choosing kitchen countertops and cabinets easier – and even fun. Here’s one last piece of advice – trust your own eye. It’s your kitchen and only you know what will make you happy.