Cambria Countertops

smilinghouseAugust 6, 2012

I need help choosing a kitchen counter. I am going with Cambria quartz and would like to do something light on the island and something darker (but not black) on the perimeter cabs. I am terrible at making decisions and want to stop thinking about it!!!! Any suggestions/photos of cambria out there would be VERY helpful to me!

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deedles

Can you post a picture of your cabinets or at least explain what else you've got going on? That will probably help you get more suggestions.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 9:18AM
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maries1120

When you go to the Cambria site and select a countertop for the Design Board (or something like that) they show you a coordinating countertop if you want to use two.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 2:54PM
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smilinghouse

I don't have pictures...kitchen is ripped apart...floors going in within a few days then cabinets. Cabinets are dove white light antique with rubbed bronze hardware. Floors are dark stained hickory. Island is dark stained maple. Paint is yet to be determined...could use help with that as well!! I wish I had a the floor sample here for pics but I don't!!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 9:44PM
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hags00

Movement (pattern and color changes) is a one of the big decisions when choosing Cambria. Do you like it? Or is it too busy for you? My tendency would be to but something subtler on one of the two areas so they don't battle with one another.

The Waterstone Collection for Cambria are absolutely beautiful patterns and colors but they do have a lot of movement.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:32AM
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smilinghouse

I am thinking about Bellingham on the dark stain island and Sussex on the perimeter dove white cabinets...that is what I am leaning towards. Thoughts!!??

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:48AM
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beeps

I think you have a great combo there. The Sussex is what they show as complementary to the Bellingham on the website. Seeing the Bellingham with the Sussex there they look very pretty together. I also agree with the big movement on the island, and I think you have the right colors with the right cabs. Excellent choices. It's going to be beautiful!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 10:00AM
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hags00

I have Sussex in my current kitchen and love it!

I think the Bellingham would look great with it.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 11:56AM
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smilinghouse

Thanks...I feel better knowing that others think it would look good! I don't have a designer bone in my body!!! I just hope the dark hickory looks good with it! Now onto a paint colour...there aren't many of those right??!!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 12:47PM
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mjher1

I hate to add to your confusion, but I was visiting my Cambria man today and he told me there is a new colour collection coming out within the week!
I had narrowed my search to Bellingham and New Quay, until he told me that. I am also having stained cabs.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 9:26PM
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smilinghouse

Yes that does add to the confusion!!! BUT...it also gives me time not to think about it until the new colours come out! Thanks.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 8:45AM
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fouramblues

Sounds like your palette is similar to my in-progress kitchen:

Perimeter is ivory cream, island is espresso stained, and the perimeter countertop is chocolate Paperstone (which I LOVE). I'm waiting on Cambria Buckingham for the island top. You might want to know that the more popular Cambria colors are backordered. I put money down for the quartz on July 12, and I'll be lucky to get one of the slabs being delivered to the stone yard on August 26th. And then there's the time for fabrication. Oh, well, good things to those who wait, and I hope we both love our Cambria countertops!!

One more thing: I had to choose paint color (SW stonington gray) before the Cambria was in, and hope that it works out well. I wish I could have waited to see everything together before picking paint.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 9:16AM
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smilinghouse

I have looked at your kitchen pic many times and didn't even realize you replied here! Still have to figure this site out...I love the colours (especially counters) and they are similar to mine. I'm still so confused with the countertops. Kitchen guy is bringing me all samples Friday to dwell on! I like Sussex and Oakhampton from Cambria for the perimeter. Which one do you think is most like your paperstone that I am in love with! The island is still up for debate...I like the idea of Buckingham now and also New Quay but don't know if New Quay goes with Sussex/Oakhampton...Yikes! AND now there is a new colour I like called Berkley. Why can't there just be 3 or 4 choices? I would be good with that!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:48PM
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fouramblues

Hard to tell from a picture online, but the Oakhampton looks chocolate-y, (like my paperstone), and the Sussex looks more grey. You might be surprised when your kitchen guy comes over tomorrow. There are a lot of choices, but you might find a combo that just clicks for you. I hope so!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 4:49PM
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smilinghouse

More help please!! Here is a pic of the floor, stain for island and cab colour. I think I am set on the Cambria New Quay for the island but don't know what to do for perimeter cabs. Any help would be appreciated!! I am open to suggestions!!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 9:17PM
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smilinghouse

I have narrowed it down to one of the top 2 countertops. Sussex is at the top and Oakhampton (both Cambria) under it. The stain on the island is actually darker than it appears in the terrible photo...it is the colour of the oakhampton countertop. Let me know!!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 9:33PM
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hags00

It is probably not fair of me to vote because I have the Sussex in my current kitchen and love it. I am moving soon and will miss it! I also think it looks great with the New Quay.

But honestly, I do think the Sussex is better paired with the New Quay, even if I wasn't biased!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 10:52PM
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