Tips to selecting the right Formica Countertop Color
16 Oct 2013
Here are some basic tips on how to tell which color and texture design of formica or laminate countertops will suit your home the best. After you have selected a few sample formica chips to take home with you, tape them one at a time, at eye level on one of your wall cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom. What this does, is it allows you to get a good idea of how the new laminate countertop will look in contrast with your existing cabinets.
Next do the same thing, comparing your laminate countertop samples to your wall paint color, and your flooring. Test the samples both at night time and during the day to see how the differnt side lighting affects the way the samples look. Colors have a funny way of changing their appearance under different lighting conditions. Remember the immediate lighting in your home is the most important. This lighting is how you will see your laminate countertops most of the time. It will do you no good to look at the samples in direct sunlight, or with the lights off.
If you are planning on changing the color of your cabinets in the process of your remodel, make sure that you have sample colors of the color your cabinets will be painted. Remember to take your time here, do not rush your decision. You will be living with your laminate countertops for years to come, so take all the time you need to pick the right laminate counter top for your home. Anything less than 3 to 5 days is rushing it. Let it soak in and take the time to try multiple samples, and look in magazines and books to help give you color cordination ideas.
Once you have narrowed your choices down from your original dozen or so, take the time and order some larger samples. Visualizing the way your formica laminate countertops will look from a tiny sample is hard. On the back of each laminate sample you take home, there should be a 1-800 number that you can call to order a larger sample. They should be able to send it directly to your home. These larger samples will make choosing your laminate countertop much easier.