Countertop Colors?! Choices, Choices March 28, 2013 DIY, Eco Friendly Projects, Our House 2 Comments 5371 Remember last week when I told you I was getting an Encore countertop kit to redo my kitchen counters? Well I was having trouble deciding, so the nice folks at Encore sent me some swatches! I *think* I’m going to go with the Sterling Gray afterall. What do you think? It’s second from the left. I think it brings out the gray in the mosaic accent tile, and stays true to how I want my concrete to look (I like the idea of the mocha color, but brown concrete seems odd to me). I like the black as well, but with the black appliances it might be too much. I’m also 100% committed to repainting my bottom cabinets now, something a little darker to blend well with the darker gray countertops, leaving the uppers white for contrast. Yes I did just say I was re-painting my cabinets. OMG. My only concern is I don’t know if I should remove the 4″ mini backsplash and attempt to continue the tile, or if I should cover it with the Encore. Actually now that I wrote that, I think I better remove it, huh? I was considering using rows of the mosaic accent tile since it’s unlikely I’ll get a perfect fit from 2 rows of travertine…similar to the look under the window? But, I’ll probably have to remove that tile and replace some of it with travertine though…sigh…it will be so worth it though!! Still on the sink hunt, off to browse 🙂 2 Responses Connie March 29, 2013 This is my favorite mocha stained counters if you want to see: http://pinterest.com/pin/140385713356257130/ I love the natural edge too. But I really love how the color warms up a space. Kinda like butcher block. Reply misty May 1, 2013 I’m just curious if you did your countertop’s yet I was going to use the Rustoleum kit but then I found this one and I think it sounds more durable and less toxic! I am staining my cabinets a dark walnut color and was going for a lighter color on the countertops not sure how the champagne would look… please post some pictures Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.