A countertop in a kitchen tends to be like a statement necklace for an outfit- it completes the look in a stylish yet subtle manner. Many times, countertops get overlooked when designing the kitchen space due to many owners not having the knowledge that there are numerous different options to choose from. The following stylish kitchen countertop ideas will inspire your next renovation.
Raw concrete is super trendy at the moment due to its modern look and feel. The key is utilizing a chunky Caesarstone that has a raw concrete aesthetic. The sleekness of the concrete allows you to go bold with your décor while still being a standout piece in the kitchen.
Copper is coming back in a big way- mainly due to its golden, auburn undertones. However, many tend to shy away from a copper countertop due to it having the ability to turn green when it is wet for an extended period of time. To avoid this from happening you want to have the countertop lacquered before installing it. Use shades of blue and green to accentuate the golden undertones in the copper hue.
Granite Countertop and Backdrop
If you have a small kitchen yet want to make a big impact, there is no greater way to do so than to combine a simple granite countertop with a matching backdrop. The matchy-matchy aesthetics of it allows the area to feel bigger than it actually is while making a trendy impact.
If you want to create a cozier visual using a butcher block as the main countertop used is the way to go. Having butcher block creates an informal feel that is still elegant, pair with crisp white cabinets to complete the look.
Having a glass countertop may not seem like the most versatile thing to have. However, instead of using it all over the kitchen us it as part of your kitchen island. The glass is sleek and crisp while having that modern undertone, merge your glass to with a glossy marble for a chic pairing.
Mix & Match
Why use one countertop material when you can work in two-three different ones. Using more than one countertop material has become a huge trend, especially for those that want to have a modern touch. Use one material for your countertops and incorporate another as part of your kitchen island. The key is using similar tones in both of the materials that you decide to use.
Iron is one of those countertop materials that simply works while still being extra modern in its own way. Use a dark gray iron for that ultra-modern touch. Pair with classic elements to keep the space cohesive and simple while still being true to its modern aesthetics.
Color is coming in a big way for the kitchen space and that includes using a colorful stone as part of your countertop. Think of your countertop as an added area where you can showcase color. Consider using a pastel shade of marble or even a bright limestone.
A colorful backdrop is always a good idea in the kitchen, but to create the perfect contrast you may want to use a black granite. Black granite is sleek and simple while still making a huge impact in the space. Pair with metallic touches to bring a twist that will elevate the space while still being soft and subtle.
Have an all-white kitchen, but want to add a rich contrast? If so a stained oak countertop is the perfect contrast. Stained oak is a beautiful display on its own as it has a grounding effect. Add patterns throughout the kitchen to break down the color palette while still bringing in hints of color here and there. If you want to keep the kitchen, mostly white, then use pastel bits for a colorful touch that still has that subtle appeal.
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