How To Choose The Right Countertops For Kitchen Lighting:
When we advise our clients for choosing a new countertop we always make sure that they not only choose what type of granite, marble or soapstone that like but also let them think that how will the surface look with the kitchen design.
This is the main topic we mostly discuss in our most of the blog post.
Beside this, there is another factor which is the type of flooring which is also one of the things to be a focus on. You can change kitchen walls and ceiling color very easily according to your choice, so they are less concentrated but the factor that most people ignore to add to their choice of countertop surface is lighting.
You can get a variety of different type of lighting. Some have huge windows with lots of natural sunlight; some have track lighting, one large overhead light, or many recessed lights. The ceiling also plays a vital role in how the light travels in the room, if the ceiling is in height it will allow light to travel and on the other side, the low ceiling doesn’t allow.
If you decide to choose the countertops, you must read this blog post as a guideline and you can find whether your choice will shine in the lighting your kitchen.
# High Ceilings With High Light:
The benefit of a high ceiling is you can do whatever you want if it is along with natural lights in the day and overhead lighting at night. So, you can get the help of light as it will take care itself.
# High Ceiling: Low Light:
If your ceiling is high but there is no setup of a lot of natural light we advise you to invest in bright overhead lighting. One central fixture is enough to light the whole room.
If you have a high ceiling with low lights then you will imagine how the room will look without artificial lights. If you prefer dark countertops, it will make the room scarier and will cause their problems. In this case, you should choose a light colored surface in white, cream, tan, or a light brown would be the right one.
You can choose from Giallo Ornamental, Andino White, Typhoon Bordeaux, Ashen White, White Spring, and Venetian Gold.
You can go with a blue or green surface with white highlights. The highlight will help avoids the dark color from being lost if the lights are off and this all scenery will look amazing.
If the countertops are dark in the room, go with light cabinets and wall and flooring.
# Low Ceiling With Highlights:
You will find this design very rare in a single story homes where the kitchen is constructed at the corner of the house with windows on each wall facing the outside. This combination can give highlight at the day but it is very difficult to get light during the night because of the low ceiling.
A low ceiling can be best with recessed lighting or track lighting over the cabinets, and if you organize it then we advise you here. If you have a single fixture in the center of the room you may wish to invest in under cabinet lighting as well.
Low ceiling with lots of lights can be set if you set the light here and there except the countertops or you can set the light on the countertops and darker on the lower level of the room.
If you leave the countertops darker, they will be the anchor for the whole room, and the darker area above and below will look wide by comparison. But if you set the light on the countertops, then continue that lightness from the countertops upward and go a little darker on the cabinetry below the countertops. These will give the look of a wider and more expensive.
# Low Ceiling With Low Lights:
This is not the good situation if it is the case with a low ceiling, low light, and no windows. If it is the situation, you can make it well lighted on the inside.
Lighting above and under the cabinets will make the look that if the walls are shining with their own golden light and one overhead will lighten the whole room as well. It would be a plus point if the kitchen has the island as it will work the same as the overhead light.
If this is the situation, don’t ever choose dark countertops. You can choose light color granites and marble.
If you have no idea about what type of countertop surface would be the right choice for your kitchens lighting, you can freely contact us at Granite Brothers. We are always happy to answer your questions and to give the proper information you required. We are always here to help you.
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