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Kitchen Countertop Trends for 2018

Last Updated on January 8, 2018

The hottest countertop trends for 2018 are surfacing, with some carryovers from last year and a few new ones that will pique your interest. Whether your décor is modern, contemporary, traditional or somewhere in between, there’s a look to suit your personal style.

Here’s a peek into the countertop trends for 2018. Which one will top your list?


Quartz may be the new kid on the countertop block, but its beauty and popularity are fueling its staying power into 2018 – and beyond.

Quartz countertops

Quartz countertops

Veining and Patterns

Today’s savvy homeowners are looking to ramp up their design style by ditching their drab and boring countertops with ones which boast character and old-world style. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, materials like quartz are being crafted to resemble stone and marble in a variety of patterns that will have you doing a double-take.

Marble veining in kitchen countertop


Neutrals are the new norm as bright colors are fading by the wayside and soft neutral tones are taking over. The countertop trends of 2017 that featured neutrals like soft grey, white and beige tones are finding their ways into 2018 in a big way. Today’s kitchens are seeing more natural light, as homeowners are designing with oversized windows, skylights and glass doors. This shift to neutrals is the perfect balance of casual elegance and sophistication.

Kitchen with neutral colors

Kitchen with neutral colors - featuring Portland White quartz island

Textured Finishes: Honed Finish

If shiny finishes aren’t your thing, check out a honed finished countertop – one of the latest countertop trends for 2018. With a matte finish, this type of countertop pairs beautifully with marble. And, since it lacks any shine, it’s great at hiding flaws and scratch marks.

Countertop with matte, honed finish
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Textured Finishes: Leathered Finish

This rich-looking countertop shows off its beauty with a soft sheen and a feel that is different from regular countertop finishes. This style of treatment retains the stone’s natural color and is great at concealing fingerprints and water spots.

Countertop with leathered finish
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Integrated Kitchen Sinks

This kitchen countertop trend is going to remain popular into 2018 as a clever way to keep the look “all in the family.” Integrated sinks are made of the same material as your countertop giving your kitchen a sleek and seamless look. Everything but the kitchen sink…I think not.

Integrated kitchen sink

Granite Transformations offers a one-stop-shop for remodeling, including gorgeous quartz, glass and granite countertops, mosaic tile backsplash cabinets, all installed in as little as one day. Find a location near you and schedule your free in-home design consultation today.

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