Decorating & Furniture/granite/wood/light


I have black appliances, tan brown granite countertop, not much natural light.  Would cordovan stain maple cabinets be light enough?  If not what would be a good color cabinet to blend with tan brown granite ( tan brown granite is black with a light terra cotta color swirled in it)

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Hi Sharon, I always like a contrast between the countertop and cabinets.  I think the cordovan stain will be a little on the dark side.  Try a cinnamon or caramel stained maple.  I think it will work better with your countertop. (see attached image).

I also offer an 'Ask the Decorator' service on my website. I would be happy to be of further assistance to you if needed.
Thank you, for your time.

Shamim Razvi
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I can answer anything in general about decorating, i.e. Space planning,colour co-ordinating, furniture placement, choosing the most suitable accessories,fabrics,lighting, window, wall and floor treatments. I cannot answer questions about structural or architectural changes.


I have been decorating for the past five years and running my own decorating business: The Eighth Haven,, for over a year.

I am a graduate of QC Design School, in the field of Professional Design and Decorating as a certified Interior Decorator and Professional Colour Consultant.

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