What Color Cabinets Goes with Black Granite Countertops?

Take a look at these gorgeous kitchen cabinet color ideas that will be a perfect match with an elegant black granite countertops. Written by : Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : December 24th, 2021

The kitchen as the hub of food and conversations deserves only the best well-planned design to ooze up your personality and, of course, and amp up its functionality.

In this article, we give you insightful ways on what colors to combine for the latest favorite in modern kitchen today, the black quartz countertop.  

The black quartz countertop is gaining popularity because of the many advantages it has as a countertop material.

And as a lot are moving away from the conventional white countertop, a dark version is a great way to break the ice and start using unusual but modern hues from the color spectrum.

Best Cabinet Colors for Black Countertops

Aegean Teal – Mediterranean Cool

Aegean teal kitchen cabinets with black countertops
Aegean teal cabinets

Why settle with an ordinary gray kitchen cabinet when you can get gray undertones with an Aegean blue.

The blend of blue-green and gray may seem a little gloomy at first but, it lights up with natural light and can look warm with strategic lighting at night.

Furthermore, it looks great with your black quartz countertops.

Sour Apple – A Light Wasabi Hue

Sour apple kitchen cabinets with black granite countertops
Sour apple cabinets

A safe color to splash all over, the sour apple is a combination of green, blue, and yellow. The light shade allows you to sneak a cupboard above your freezer or just about anywhere without overwhelming the space.

The beautiful contrast and while looking good with your jet-black countertops. Any green shade signifies safety, growth, and harmony, just the perfect color for the heart of the home.

If you want to go bolder on your green theme, you can get a brighter hue such as mint green, or you can make a more grounded space with an emerald hue.

White Dove – Classic and Clean

White dove cabinets with black countertops
White dove cabinets

Of course, our list won’t be complete without the classic white-colored cabinets that blend perfectly with black countertops.

If you love shaker cabinets or any other high-detail cupboard design, the bright white with a hint of yellow is a wise choice to avoid having an overbearing surrounding.

There’s a gorgeous contrast between the neutral colors while the white natural veining ties with your white cabinets. White kitchen cabinets are probably the safest option to pick if you’re not brave enough to take on other colors.

Birch Wood – Organic Shades

Birch wood cabinets with black granite countertops
Birch wood cabinets

If you’re wondering which wood grain and color match perfectly with black countertops, the birchwood should be on the top of your list.

The light beige gives your kitchen area a traditional setting but is toned down to give it a more contemporary look.

The warm and textured look of the organic shade will definitely add dimension to your sleek countertops.

Mellow Yellow – Sunday Everyday

Yellow cabinets with black countertops
Yellow cabinets

Splash a happier color like mellow yellow on your kitchen cabinets, and you’re sure to have a space that boosts positive energy all year long.

You can add hexagon tiling for your backsplash to further enhance the look of this gorgeous combination.

The black and yellow scheme works both for small and spacious kitchens.

Walnut and Maple Combo – Wood Shades

Walnut and maple cabinets with black counter
Walnut and maple cabinets

Texture and color layering is an effective way to create impactful spaces, and your black quartz countertop will love the dark chocolate tone of maple on your base cabinets.

Then, add a lighter wood color to your hanging cupboards. Why pair walnut and maple? It’s because they have a similar straight graining and the earthy tones look great together.

The maple is practical below the counter as it doesn’t show dirt easily, and the lighter walnut above cabinets doesn’t look overbearing with the black color.

Purple – Sunset Surprise

Purple cabinets with black granite kitchen counter
Purple cabinets

If you think purple and black may seem straight from a sci-fi movie, think again. Purple in nature actually exists, and if you’re lucky to see one, it’s usually in a sunset along the shores.  

Notice the lovely purple sky and black silhouette of trees and mountains with underlying shades of gold and blue.

Capture the mesmeric colors in your kitchen area, and your black quartz countertop is the center of it all.


Your kitchen cabinets make almost 40% of the visual perception in your kitchen, while countertops can take around 15% to 20%, and the rest are your walls and flooring.

That is why color is an important consideration when choosing your materials. If you have a strong color such as black, you’ll need to pair it up with lighter and warmer tones, and nothing pairs well with the stone quartz better than organic colors and textures.

While sticking to the basics or principles is the best way to go when planning your kitchen design, don’t forget to inject your personal touch into your project. Don’t forget color is a great way to showcase your personality.