A Match Made in Heaven: White, Shaker-Style Cabinets + Dark Caesarstone Countertops

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All-white kitchens are having a moment. After years of preferring wood tone cabinets, homeowners have turned to white cabinets as a way to refresh and brighten up their kitchens. But an all-white space can run the risk of being boring, and on the opposite side, adding too much color can hurt resale. One way to stay neutral while avoiding boredom is to play with contrast. Here are a few families who used Sweeten, the free New York City–based renovation service that matches homeowners with general contractors, to implement the white cabinets and grayscale Caesarstone countertops combo in their two-toned kitchens!

Caesarstone: Concrete (photo courtesy of Sweeten)

Looking to brighten up a dark, outdated kitchen, Brooklyn homeowner Sanaya worked with her general contractor to swap wood tone cabinets for white shaker-style cabinets and a black backsplash for soft gray penny tile, creating an effect that reversed the darkness of the original design. When it came to the countertop, Sanaya chose Caesarstone in Concrete to match the backsplash and offset the new white cabinets.

Caesarstone: Raven (photo courtesy of Sweeten)

With resale as a priority, homeowner Heather decided upon a classic, mostly white approach for her kitchen renovation. She chose white shaker-style cupboards, a white subway tile backsplash, and a gray Caesarstone quartz countertop in Raven to provide just enough contrast without straying from her vision.

Caesarstone: Jet Black (photo courtesy of Sweeten)

These Upper East Side homeowners wanted their half-galley kitchen renovation to make a big impact in a small space, so they went with maximum visual contrast: white shaker-style cabinets paired with a glossy black tile backsplash and a black Caesarstone countertop. This stark contrast shakes things up--in a good way.


Sweeten is a free, easy way to find the best general contractor for your renovation and get personal support from start to finish. Follow our blog for renovation ideas and inspiration and when you’re ready to renovate, start your renovation.

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