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Countertop Color Design Guide

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You are planning a new kitchen or a new bath, or perhaps refreshing existing
countertops — what an exciting time for you! At this point, you may be looking
at the many wonderful materials that are available to you and wondering where
to start. As Director of Product Styling and Development for DuPont Surfaces,
I’ve put together this guide to help you select the materials and colors that are
just right for you.

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Countertop Color Design Guide

  1. 1. Copyright © 2007 DuPont. All Rights Reserved. The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont TM , The miracles of science TM , Corian® solid surfaces and Zodiaq® quartz surfaces are registered trademarks or trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates. Okite® is a registered trademark of Seieffe Industries, Italy. Visit countertops.dupont.com or call 1-800-4CORIAN. countertop color design guidecolor, material and passion corian zodiaqPrinted in the U.S.A. K-16242 (07/07)
  2. 2. go ahead, get emotional about your home again. DuPont Surfaces makes it easy to be passionate about creating your own beautiful and easy-to-care-for spaces, from kitchen to bath and everywhere in between. Only DuPont offers such a wide range of premium surfaces that appeal to your inner designer and are backed by years of innovation and science. Feel free to obsess over DuPont™ Corian®, the ultimate design choice. Dream in the vibrant, three- dimensional colors of DuPont™ Zodiaq® and the dramatic movement and veining of the new Zodiaq® –Okite® Collection. Escape to Granite Certified by DuPont™ and discover true natural beauty.
  3. 3. You are planning a new kitchen or a new bath, or perhaps refreshing existing countertops — what an exciting time for you! At this point, you may be looking at the many wonderful materials that are available to you and wondering where to start. As Director of Product Styling and Development for DuPont Surfaces, I’ve put together this guide to help you select the materials and colors that are just right for you. Today, there are so many materials available for your countertop surfaces that with some help, it can be easy to pick the one that offers the right blend of beauty, style and functionality for your family. Begin the process by thinking about your lifestyle. Do you spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking? Do you entertain often? How much time do you have for cleaning and maintaining your surfaces? Do you have children? The countertop color choices available to you are even greater, and they will determine the ambiance of your rooms. Do you want to create a sleek, contemporary space or a comfortable, traditional gathering space? Do warm, natural colors and textures suit your personality? Do you prefer bright, strong colors that suit your on-the-go lifestyle? Do you like high contrast or soft tone-on-tone combinations? This brochure will help you answer these questions by guiding you through the material and color options. Think about your decisions, have fun and remember to let your personality be your guide. You will then make the best possible choices for you and your family and be proud of your home for years to come. All the best, Ginguei Ebnesajjad Director of Product Styling and Development DuPont Building Innovations/Surfaces a few words about choosing colors and countertops Countertop in DuPontTM Corian® Lava Rock.
  4. 4. material You can’t go wrong with any of these countertop choices from DuPont Surfaces. Consider DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces for the perimeter counters in the room; then choose a contrasting color of DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface for a dramatic island. You’ll create a kitchen with more visual interest than if you select just one material for all countertops. Of course, whichever surfaces are right for you, it’s good to know that you have the widest range of colors available and that all of our surfaces are backed by a limited 10-year warranty, when installed by a DuPont Certified Fabricator/Installer. corian® The ultimate design choice, DuPont™ Corian® is available in more than 140 colors. And it’s luxurious and inviting to the touch, with a soft matte texture. What’s more, Corian® offers easy-to- care-for seamless sinks and a variety of backsplash and edge treatment options. > Nonporous and seamless, Corian® makes it easy to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold or mildew. > Solid and renewable—scratches can be quickly removed with mild household abrasives. > Heat-resistant Corian® stands up to accidental heat exposure for short periods. > Uncompromisingly stylish, the Corian® Private Collection captures the shifting textures and fluid patterns of nature. zodiaq® Unconventionally natural, DuPont™ Zodiaq® improves upon Mother Nature with a countertop that is stronger and easier to maintain than stone. Zodiaq® is 93% quartz crystals, combining advanced DuPont technology with the radiance, subtle shimmer and hardness of quartz. And now, the Zodiaq®–Okite® collection brings dramatic movement and veining to your design palette. > Zodiaq® is resistant to scratches, chips and cracks. > No sealing is required—Zodiaq® is nonporous and stain-resistant. > Zodiaq® is heat-resistant. > The color consistency of Zodiaq® makes matching long-seamed countertops and many counter surfaces easier. To find a DuPont Surfaces retailer near you, visit countertops.dupont.com or call 1-800-4CORIAN.
  5. 5. Countertop in DuPontTM Zodiaq® Ocean Blue with Roundover edge. Countertop in DuPontTM Corian® Lava Rock, with Bullnose edge and DuPontTM Corian® seamless sink.
  6. 6. new colors to satisfy your inner designer. Before selecting a color, consider the feeling you want to achieve in your finished interior. Should it be warm and cozy? A cool, serene backdrop? A dramatic setting? Visualize the final effect you want and it will help you gravitate toward a warmer or cooler palette, a lighter or darker range of color choices in floors, walls, cabinets and countertops. While DuPont is recognized as the leader in dynamic science and in creating products that make life better and safer, we don’t stop there. Every year, the professionals at DuPont work with leading architects and designers to forecast the latest color trends. So you can find the hues, patterns and textures that help you create ideal living spaces. To order a sample, visit countertops.dupont.com or call 1-800-4CORIAN. dupont™ corian® Aztec Gold Aloe Vera Stone Harbor Rain Cloud Sonora Egyptian Copper Medea Clam Shell Cinnabar Burled Beach Lava Rock Raw SilkGobi
  7. 7. dupont™ zodiaq® and the zodiaq® – okite® collection Crema Botticino Rosso Verona Giallo MichelangeloBianco Carrara Crema Marfil Marrone Ambrato Royal Brown Ocean Blue Marrone Emperador Black Forest Snow White
  8. 8. four easy steps to selBy following four simple steps, it’s easy to create stylish, practical interiors that your countertops. Read through these steps and use the following pages to To find a DuPont Surfaces retailer near you, visit countertops.dupont.com or call 1-800-4CORIAN. Colors from left to right: Corian® Adobe, Corian® Aloe Vera, Corian® Burled Beach and Zodiaq® Ocean Blue. start with your cabinets. Are you choosing new cabinets or matching existing ones? In both cases, cabinets are often the dominant element in many rooms, especially if you’re selecting colors for a kitchen with above-the-counter cabinets. Remember, cabinets will do much to set the overall style and tone. All of the finishes and surfaces you choose should complement the cabinets. look closely at wood tones. All cabinet woods have a unique tone and color cast—redder, browner, more yellow, greenish, silvery. The color may come from the natural tone of the wood or from stains and finishes. Take a careful look at your finish options. Will your cabinet tones be warm or cool, light or dark, natural, blonde or brunette, or glazed with subtle highlights? Also, don’t forget to select the grain. And remember to consider the overall effect you are creating before looking at specific finish and color options. 1 2
  9. 9. lecting countertopssuit your personality, whether you’re starting from scratch or simply refreshing determine possible cabinet colors and complementary countertop surfaces. 4 consider the balance of materials. Think about your floors, walls and furniture when choosing countertops, not just the cabinets. All these elements should relate to each other in some way, through texture, color or feeling. And remember, it’s okay to mix countertop surface materials. You may find a granite island works well with perimeter countertops of DuPont™ Zodiaq® or DuPont™ Corian®. find the color that,s best for you. Here are three ways to choose the right countertop colors: > Choose a high contrast color for countertops for visual interest. This avoids the trap of “too much of a good thing” and creates a livelier space. > For a serene color scheme, stay in the same color family as the cabinets. Go darker or lighter to avoid blandness—choosing countertops in the same color family will give your room a restful, soothing look. > Make the countertops a focal point when using contemporary, clean-lined cabinets. Using strong colors or textures adds visual interest to contemporary cabinets and helps create a dramatic space. 3
  10. 10. To order a sample, visit countertops.dupont.com or call 1-800-4CORIAN. Lighter woods may appear more neutral and open. If you,re considering lighter cabinets, you can create contrast with your choice of countertop. Or go light all the way in countertops and cabinets, with darker flooring for contrast. glazed cabinets maple, antique white maple, heirloom ivory c o l o r d e s i g n 1 maple, coastal white sable Corian® Sonora Corian® Camel Corian® Tranquil Corian® Concrete Zodiaq® Bianco Carrara Zodiaq® Rosso Verona Corian® Clam Shell Corian® Sahara Corian® Egyptian Copper Corian® Verde Zodiaq® Crema Botticino Zodiaq® Ocean Blue Corian® Burled Beach Corian® Acorn Corian® Cinnabar Corian® Moss Zodiaq® Crema Marfil Zodiaq® Smokey Topaz
  11. 11. Island countertop in DuPontTM Corian® Sonora with Eased edge. Cabinets in Maple, Coastal White Sable.
  12. 12. To order a sample, visit countertops.dupont.com or call 1-800-4CORIAN. A classic, striking marriage of white cabinets and black countertops—or vice versa— is always in fashion. But keep in mind, black and white cabinets let you explore limitless color options, like brightly colored DuPont™ Corian® countertops. Or for a sophisticated urban twist, go darker and mix in stainless appliances and a flat-black tiled floor. black & white cabinets maple, coastal white maple, black enamel c o l o r d e s i g n 2 maple, designer white Corian® Chamois Corian® Gobi Corian® Sagebrush Corian® Aloe Vera Zodiaq® Marrone Ambrato Zodiaq® Black Forest Corian® Camel Corian® Stone Harbor Corian® Canvas Corian® Winter Wheat Zodiaq® Crema Botticino Zodiaq® Royal Brown Corian® Cinnabar Corian® Cirrus White Corian® Fawn Corian® Burled Beach Zodiaq® Bianco Carrara Zodiaq® Crema Marfil
  13. 13. Countertop in DuPontTM Zodiaq® Crema Marfil with Eased edge. Cabinets in Maple, Black Enamel.
  14. 14. To order a sample, visit countertops.dupont.com or call 1-800-4CORIAN. Dark woods often have red undertones and blend beautifully with very dark countertops to create dramatic settings. For balance, select lighter flooring and stainless steel appliances in kitchens. In older houses especially, this combination often suits the architecture. red-toned cabinets cherry, amaretto cherry, sangria c o l o r d e s i g n 3 cherry, nutmeg Corian® Rain Cloud Corian® Stone Washed Corian® Canvas Corian® Sonora Zodiaq® Smokey Topaz Zodiaq® Rosso Verona Corian® Clam Shell Corian® Mojave Corian® Lava Rock Corian® Sagebrush Zodiaq® Bianco Carrara Zodiaq® Crema Marfil Corian® Burled Beach Corian® Aubergine Corian® Mojave Corian® Raw Silk Zodiaq® Giallo Michelangelo Zodiaq® Cappuccino
  15. 15. Island countertop in DuPontTM Zodiaq® Smokey Topaz with Ogee edge. Perimeter countertop in DuPontTM Zodiaq® Smokey Topaz with Bullnose edge. Cabinets in Cherry, Nutmeg.
  16. 16. If you’re infatuated with dark brown woods in furniture and cabinets, try pairing them with robin’s egg blue, ice blue, lettuce green, citrus orange or lavender wall and trim colors for an even more stylish effect. Select a lighter countertop to contrast with dark brown cabinets, and then pick up one of the other colors for accents, window treatments or furniture. brown-toned cabinets knotty alder, champagne wenge c o l o r d e s i g n 4 To order a sample, visit countertops.dupont.com or call 1-800-4CORIAN. maple, natural Zodiaq® Woodland Gray Zodiaq® Ocean Blue Corian® Lava Rock Corian® Aloe Vera Corian® Egyptian Copper Corian® Clam Shell Corian® Sonora Zodiaq® Meteor Gray Corian® Raffia Corian® Burled Beach Corian® Verde Zodiaq® Black Forest Zodiaq® Bianco Carrara Zodiaq® Giallo Michelangelo Corian® Green Tea Corian® Rain Cloud Corian® Ecru Corian® Tumbleweed
  17. 17. Countertop in DuPontTM Corian® Lava Rock with Bullnose edge and DuPontTM Corian® seamless sink. Cabinets in Maple, Natural.
  18. 18. get in touch with your inner designer. Make the ultimate design choice. Step out of the mainstream. Show off your love for natural beauty. It’s all possible with DuPont Surfaces, from Corian® to Zodiaq®. They’re the natural choice of homeowners and designers who desire the very best. Check out the great new tools to help you design your ideal interior space, at countertops.dupont.com
  19. 19. dupont surfaces, from people as passionate about beauty and quality as you are. For 40 years, DuPont scientists and engineers have created beautiful, enduringsurfaces thatcaptivatetheinnerdesigner in every discriminating homeowner. And our surfaces are designed to work virtually everywhere in your home, from kitchens to baths to entertainment areas. We’re the people who pioneered the technology that makes DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces the standard of beauty, durability and easy care. What’s more, we continue to expand the palette to make certain you have the choices that suit your ideal living spaces. People everywhere are discovering the surface that’s unconventionally natural, DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces. It blends the durability and beauty of quartz crystals with DuPont innovation, so you can bring easy care, stain resistance and lasting value to your home. Beyond science, we also work with architects and designers to forecast the colors that help everyone create inviting and appealing spaces that stand the test of time both functionally and aesthetically. To order a sample, or to find the DuPont Surfaces retailer nearest you, visit us at countertops.dupont.com or call 1-800-4CORIAN.
  20. 20. Copyright © 2007 DuPont. All Rights Reserved. The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont TM , The miracles of science TM , Corian® solid surfaces and Zodiaq® quartz surfaces are registered trademarks or trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates. Okite® is a registered trademark of Seieffe Industries, Italy. Visit countertops.dupont.com or call 1-800-4CORIAN. countertop color design guidecolor, material and passion corian zodiaqPrinted in the U.S.A. K-16242 (07/07)

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