Countertop design ideas that will never be cliché
Your kitchen is the one place where you want to be really careful about style choices. The last thing you want is a kitchen that’s out of sync in just a few years simply because you followed a kitchen trend.
In this post, we are going to look at some timeless countertop design ideas that are popular now, but have staying power because they address lifestyle needs, convenience, and savings — ensuring you’ll enjoy your kitchen for many years.
All white kitchens
White countertops are so much easier to keep clean than stainless steel. Plus, a white look will always be stylish because it’s able to blend into any decor. And since stainless steel has filtered down to the masses, it no longer has that expensive and exclusive cache it once had. But white stone countertops will always have staying power.
Although the classic white kitchen is sometimes critiqued for being a little boring—there’s one solid reason to opt for this color in the kitchen: It will never go out of style. According to California kitchen countertops trends report, a whopping 43 percent of renovating homeowners go for white countertops.
Dark colors in bathrooms
The spa-like bathroom trend inspired many bright and airy “dream bathroom” Pinterest boards, but there’s an exciting counterpart emerging. Dark bathroom countertop designs that play with pattern and rich texture offer a high-end feel for powder rooms and master baths alike. This is an upgrade from the subdued soft gray or all-white bathroom trends, and we’re excited to see more daring and dark bathroom palettes like these in the years to come.
Marble look-alike quartz countertops
Although marble-look quartz countertops in California continue to be a classic choice for kitchens, darker countertops and warmer-based tones are starting to surpass stark whites and grays. Darker vanity countertops fall right in line with the dark bathroom trends, and warmer bathroom countertops will always remain a fresh entry in any list of timeless countertop design ideas.
Contrast finishes on countertops
High contrast finishes and materials will continue to captivate for a long time. Contrast between cabinets and countertops, upper and lower cabinets, or island and perimeter countertops have broad appeal in kitchens. Contrast within individual design elements is becoming more prominent as well in both kitchen and bath, including graphic wallpaper, patterned tile, and natural stone countertops with bold veining and movement that balances dark and light.
All Stone Everything: Countertops, Backsplash and Shelf
Maybe the most stylish countertop ideas are all about seamlessness. Case in point is the trend toward one-material countertop, backsplash and shelf. It’s so chic, with almost every countertop installer embracing it. We are aware more than ever of the power of stone. It’s simply a game changer in any room. While the single open shelf is not a new idea, it got a massive following with this one stone trend.
This flooring trend updated in the 1970’s is really making a big comeback. It is made of a combination of materials, like glass, marble, and granite, into a rough mosaic. You’ll see terrazzo popping up in different variations to be used throughout the home, not just as a countertop or flooring. The average cost of installing a terrazzo Countertops ranges between $47 to $98 per square foot.
Not all trends last, so I would tread carefully with this one. That being said, terrazzo is extremely versatile, available in a variety of colors, making it one of a kind focal point. If you’re looking for something really unique for timeless countertop design ideas, terrazzo is perfect for you.
For these and more trendy countertop styles in California, contact Block Tops Inc. We have stone specialists on site to help with the most suitable countertops design, for your décor preferences and budget.