When You're Stuck With Black Countertops
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
We've lived in this house a long time and have made lots of changes. Most of the changes haven't been major, but a few of them have. One being our kitchen counters. They are uba tuba granite and I basically despise them. I don't like the color flecks or the edge. Can I have a do-over? Why did I choose them you ask? Well, it just kind of happened.
I've been doing some research on honing granite after it's installed - which is a possibility. We plan to remove the granite backsplash and replace the beadboard with white subway tile as soon as the hallway is finished. If nothing else, these two changes alone will brighten things up. #cantwait
So, since my counters are black and aren't changing any time soon, I try to use light accessories to brighten the space. I prefer clean counters and don't like a lot of clutter. Mind you, this is my preference, not necessarily the reality (if you could see them now, yikes). But, I do like to add functional items that add brightness to our kitchen countertops. Fruit, art, cutting boards, canisters, and knife blocks in white or light wood tones do wonders. Plants in colorful planters are also a nice touch.
Here are a few of my favorites.