Kitchen countertops are often the focal point of the kitchen, as well as one of the most used surfaces in the home. If you have an island or breakfast nook, in addition to the counter space that aligns against the kitchen walls, you have even more of a chance to really make these countertops a wow factor. While some homeowners prefer to have all the countertops in the kitchen matching in the same material and color, others choose to mix and match countertops for a more unique look. Here’s how you can incorporate this trend into your space.
Natural stone countertops are the common choice for homeowners due to their durability, easy maintenance and exquisite appearance. Determining which countertop colors and styles to use in your kitchen not only involves finding the right natural stones to complement the other, it also includes finding which materials work best for you and your family.
Granite typically serves as a go-to choice for many homeowners, as the stone is naturally beautiful and stands up well to common wear and tear. Quartz serves as another option for those looking for various color options in a maintenance-free material. Then you have the classic marble, which is the elegant choice for a countertop. While it can withstand heat well, you may want to select it for the countertop where spills happen less, as it’s susceptible to stains.
Recognize which materials work well with which counter before moving on to more specific color and styling options.
If granite is your stone of choice, you have plenty of options to choose from. There are simple colored selections like Black Absolute and Fantasy Blue or options with natural patterns, like Delicatus Gold, Black Crystal and Netuno Bordeaux. Some quartz slabs ideal for countertops include White Shells, Diamond Beige, Luna Sand and others here. When it comes to the classic marble, stones like Mink, Obsidian, Bianco Carrara and Statuario, to name a few, serve as beautiful options.
The look you prefer for your kitchen will determine which color combinations you can mix and match. A black and white duo, like Black Absolute granite top around the perimeter and Athena White marble for the island, works for a timeless look. Complement this gorgeous contrast with similar colors throughout, like a black island sink and a white backsplash. More neutral tones, like Bianco Lasa Oro / Covelano and Golden Fantasy are perfect for creating a traditional look. When choosing natural stone, it is encouraged that you see your choices side-by-side to assure they coordinate well with each other and other key elements in your kitchen space.
Choosing to mix and match your kitchen countertops provides you with plenty of design possibilities and the opportunity to give your kitchen a memorable look. When selecting your materials, remember discuss your needs with a design specialist to ensure that you pick the best combination for your space.
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