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Brick Kitchen Arch
Brick Kitchen Arch  
We are in the process of updating our kitchen.  I'm wondering what color cabinets will go well with the brick arch that is in our kitchen.  I also have a small island that I'm considering using a contrasting base.  
I love color but need to consider the fact that I need to keep the kitchen marketable for sale.  As you can see from the attached picture we currently have white cabinets which I'm not opposed to replacing again in white but I am wondering what other wood tones would fit in with the bricks.  All the appliances are in stainless steel.  We will be replacing the backs splash and back area with tile with colors to be determined.  We will be adding new counter tops.  What are your suggestions on cabinet colors and what would you suggest as a contrast for the island?  Thank you so much for your suggestions.  I appreciate your help.

Virtually any wood tone will work with the kitchen brick, and I believe that a dark toned cabinet would accentuate the beautiful detail of the arch.  

Keep your backsplash and counter tops neutral since you're thinking of resale values.  Granite is "the" thing that people want, followed by quartz.  A beautiful brown/beige/grey combination would be beautiful.

Contrasting the island cabinetry is a good thing and a hot trend in kitchens.  If you opt to do this, then consider the same granite or quartz countertop and deviate the cabinetry from a darker wood tone to a white or off-white.  

If you opt to keep a lighter toned cabinet in the bulk of the kitchen, then use a black cabinetry for the island.  Very smart look.


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