Trends in Kitchens Countertops for 2018.
Are you considering remodeling your kitchen this year? Perhaps you're building a new home and unsure of what look best suits your home's personality and functionality. Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. NEUTRAL TONES
Soft, neutral colored countertops are all the rage in homes for 2018. Now that bright colors are on the outs whites, grays, and tans are taking over countertops. This highlights the rest of the features of your kitchen, especially if you have unique cabinetry or a bright backsplash. Off-white, ashy gray, and neutral beige are great options for homes with lots of natural light as it makes the homes feel open, bright, and airy. Quartz is being done in soft grays, dull browns, and light blues as well.
2. TEXTURED SURFACES
For years, stone countertops have been polished and shiny. While this is still popular and beautiful, many homeowners are deciding to step away from this traditional look and go for a different type of finish on their countertops. Now honed and leathered finishes are gaining traction in interior design.
Homeowners who opt for a honed finish on their countertops will notice fewer flaws or scratch marks on the surface of the stone, as the matte finish does a better job of concealing imperfections. Honed finishes leave countertops with very little shine that looks satiny-smooth. This finish makes the surface of the countertop less slipper and doesn’t have a reflective element to it as a polished finish does. To keep a honed-finished countertop looking its best, it will need to be frequently resealed. This finish is best for casual, low-traffic surfaces.
A leather finish is a newer style that gives the countertop a “river-washed appearance.” While polished countertops have a high-gloss finish, leather-finished countertops don’t have any shine to them. This lack of shine makes leather-finished countertops great at concealing smudges and fingerprints. The leathered look is best when applied to dark-colored stone surfaces to produce a leathery look.
3. Engineered Stone Options
Natural stones are great, but don’t overlook the durable engineered stone varieties. One attractive alternative to marble and granite is engineered quartz. The beauty of this countertop is that it looks a lot like a natural stone.
In fact, quartz is just as popular as granite, if not more. Some experts believe 2018 will spring forth the emergence of quartz being the top countertop option for kitchens across America.
Quartz stone is scratch-proof, heat-resistant and stain-resistant. It also doesn’t require much maintenance at all.
You can have your pick of various colors and in some cases, you can have your counters dyed whatever color you desire.
We hope these ideas have given you some great inspiration. Stop by and speak to one of our designers today and let us provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.
Here are 2 Leathered Granite slabs:
Nero Leathered UbaTuba Leathered