Granite and Quartz Countertops: How to Choose the Best Colors for Your KitchenAugust 10, 2013 // Posted in:
Last Updated on October 26, 2021
Admit it. We all love a beautiful kitchen. It’s the one room in our home where we share family time, entertain, and yes—even cook! So, it comes as no surprise that choosing the right countertop, let alone the perfect color, is just as important as what’s for dinner—if not more so.
This month, Granite and TREND Transformations shares some easy tips to choose the best granite and quartz colors for your kitchen that would look fabulous in your home. Plus, you’ll get a firsthand look at our beautiful line of etherium® By E-Stone surfaces. Let’s get started.
Light or dark granite?
There’s no denying how granite countertops can add beauty and elegance to your kitchen—but choosing the wrong color can be a design disaster. So, how do you know which shades to go for? Here are some tips to help you choose the best granite color for your kitchen.
Dark granite countertops, such as black and grey, work best in a space with good lighting. You want your kitchen to give off a happy and cheerful vibe. Not having enough lighting will make your kitchen feel dreary and unwelcoming.
If light-colored granite countertops are your style, you’re not alone. In fact, most homeowners opt for these pleasing tones, since they are frequently at the top of the list when it comes to resell appeal. To make these surfaces stand out as true showstoppers, experts say that granite countertops in brown and beige hues will work best because they nicely complement shiny white appliances and trim.
As one of today’s most popular countertop choices, quartz is leading the way for its beauty, durability, and consistency of color. Unlike granite, which has natural veining and unique patterns, quartz is engineered stone that is available in a plethora of beautiful shades and colors, so there’s never a worry about matching slabs. How then do you choose the best quartz color for your kitchen?
A good rule of thumb is to identify the undertones in the room. Consider choosing a countertop color that contrasts well with other colors in the room. For example, if your walls and cabinets are a uniform color, such as white, the choice of a dark countertop
Choose flooring and a quartz countertop color that pulls in hues from your cabinet selection. This is a great way to get just the right “pop” and contrast to pull the look together.
See your vision come to life
You have a vision of how your dream kitchen will look. But how do you know if what you think you want will turn into the reality of what you want? Granite and TREND Transformations has the perfect solution. It’s called the Visualizer Tool. This cool technology puts the power of design at your fingertips by allowing you to pick and choose from our vast selection of countertops, cabinets, and mosaic tile backsplashes so you can see how your kitchen will look BEFORE the renovation. Now, that’s cool technology. Try it today and start designing your dream kitchen.
We hope you enjoyed this month’s tips on how to choose the best granite or quartz color for your kitchen countertop. Is your kitchen ready for a refresh? Schedule your free in-home, or virtual, design consultation to see how our beautiful etherium® By E-Stone surfaces can look in your home. Contact us today.