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Are you thinking about using marble counters in your kitchen? Add a twist by painting your cabinets something other than white. A lot of colors work really well with marble. I am loving gray cabinets, with unlacquered brass hardware. Even more interesting, combing dark gray lower cabinets with lighter gray or white upper cabinets.

gray lowers white uppers brassImage via Pinterest

If you are feeling brave, maybe paint the lowers in a bold color.  Dark Blue? How about Emerald Green?

Blue cabinet with brass & marblePhoto from Design Indulgence blog

Andrea's Kitchen

Photo from a Sarah Richardson kitchen

Looks like I’m going to have to do a kitchen with Emerald Green painted lowers, white uppers, marble counters and brass hardware because I can’t find any pictures to post! Anybody need a new kitchen?

Don’t be afraid of marble either.  If you love it and want it and can embrace the fact that it will change over time, then of course, Go For It!!  Europeans have been using marble for counters forever. They just get better and better.  It’s called patina

I suggest having your marble honed and sealed. This way any etching won’t be as noticeable, and yet you will still have the protection from the sealer to prevent against stains.  The best sealer on the market,  is not offered by every fabricator, so make sure to do your homework.

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If you need help with your coordinating your kitchen selections, please feel free to reach out to me.  Especially if you want to do that Emerald Green kitchen I’m dreaming about.