What colour worktop should you choose?
Tips for deciding for the prefect worktops
There are plenty of different stone materials and sometimes deciding is easier if you don’t focus on the type of material as the first thing. The best way to start is to think over what colour do you like and which patterns would you prefer as a worktop.
Light and white materials with pattern
Classical white marble and engineered stones that imitate natural patterns are a sure and timeless choice. It really blends in to a traditional kitchen, one with natural wooden cabinet fronts but it also works incredibly nice together with a modern design. Subtle floating patterns in the material don’t make the interior too sterile or dull. Light materials are good for harmony as well – the surface of the worktops won’t be too dominating. Light colours give you a certain clean and clear feeling and make the room feel more spacious and luxurious.
Pure white or light uniform materials
A stone with a fine grain or a single-colour engineered stone can also be a good alternative if the main goal is to have an easy-to-use worktop – it’s easy to clean engineered stone surfaces and with small grain all the spots and drops are not so easily noticed. Homogenous pattern hides the connecting joins well and the more unconspicuous look gives the designer the freedom to experiment with other colourful elements, such as the cabinet fronts or electrical appliances. Very light materials work well in a very modern kitchen – they create a harmony with white furniture, window frames or lights. Light background gives endless possibilities to try other colourful elements, dishes, for example.
Limestones and materials with lively patterns
Some of the granites, limestones and marbles available have a very distinguishable pattern. They are often preferred as worktops in kitchens otherwise very uniform as they need a calm background to stand out as a design feature.
Dark materials as worktops are always very elegant and classically attractive. They are also a very practical choice as they are very resistant and therefore perfect for a kitchen. For those who think simply black could be too dull and overwhelming can think of dark marble with white veins as an alternative. In any case one shouldn’t worry about dark worktop being too morbid – it makes a perfect combo with white furniture. If you decide to choose something dark with a bit more life in it (veins or speckles) you can rest assured that it looks different in every light thus presenting a new worktop in the morning and in the evening.
Light grey and beige materials
Shades of grey and beige are very neutral colours that really don’t shout out and are very suitable for people who are looking for harmony in warm colours. They go well with stainless steel and aluminium and many other colours without drawing too much attention to themselves. Concrete grey is one of the most popular colour varieties nowadays – very calm but not too dark.
Colourful and exotic worktops
Sometimes a worktop isn’t merely a surface to cook on. It may very well be a central design element in a kitchen that is meant to catch the eye. If classical white marble or black granite just won’t do there are other alternatives such as green marble or granite, exclusive quartzites etc. Engineered stones include a variety of catchy colours (orange, green, bright red) that cannot be found in the nature. Whatever you like!
This is just a small introduction to the world of stone. Many of them are available in our stock but on order it’s possible to get virtually anything. If you wish to have a quotation or learn more about different materials, just fill in our price calculator or send us an e-mail and we will be happy to answer all your questions!