Kitchen Countertops: Colours for Life
Shopping for a
kitchen countertop can be a creative undertaking. Some homeowners have a
particular kind of countertop in mind. Perhaps only a stainless steel
countertop will do for your ultra-modern kitchen. You may be looking for a
classic black-and-white marble countertop for your French country décor. Or
maybe you're simply keeping an eye out for something beautiful that will help
to transform your kitchen space. Many people are open to various types of
material, but are looking for specific kitchen countertop colours.
The Natural Colours of Stone
marble are both popular
. These natural stones have a depth and a timeless beauty
that can't be duplicated. Each piece of natural stone is unique, formed
thousands of years ago by various minerals that give it colour and patterns.
Most stone sold for countertops is a neutral colour: white, cream, black, or
one of many shades of brown or tan. Neutral colours are popular for many
different reasons including resale value of the house; because neutral colours
will suit many different tastes, they won't displease prospective buyers.
Neutral countertops can be very beautiful, especially natural stone slabs,
which have depth and highlights that reflect light.
stone is so popular, some people don't realize that both granite and marble are
available in more exotic varieties, some of which are vividly coloured. From
deep burgundy to brilliant violet, from golden saffron to forest green, the
colours of natural stone are astonishing. In addition, many pieces of marble or
granite feature various types of patterns, ranging from subtle to dramatic, and
natural stone often combines two or more colours.
becoming a top choice for homeowners who love the look of stone but like a more
uniform look. Quartz countertops combine crushed stone with resin and pigment
to create a very tough countertop material. This material is available in more
than thirty attractive colours.
Solid Surface Countertops
who want to be able to choose from a full palette, solid surface countertops
offer products in every colour of the rainbow. Acrylic polymers such as Corian® and Staron® are available in
more than one hundred different colours. Choose a solid, pure colour: deep
eggplant, or a light pastel mint green, or vivid orange, yellow, or red. Or opt
for a "sanded” look in onyx, seafoam, cornmeal, or cream.
versatile surface is also offered in rock-grain styles that mimic natural
stone. Patterns range from understated, in shades of one colour, to larger,
eye-catching styles featuring two or more colours. Colours encompass all the
neutral hues plus bright red, spearmint green, and shimmery silver.
of solid surface countertops is that they can be molded to fit any space,
eliminating the need for seams. This gives your countertop a smooth, uniform
Both natural stone and solid surface countertops
are durable, beautiful choices for your kitchen. Visit a kitchen countertop
showroom and explore the variety of colours available to you. Neutral tones,
subtle hues, or fearless saturated colours – add some colour to your life!