Countertop Trends 2019: 5 Ways to Start Fresh with Tasteful Kitchen Countertop Trends
Wouldn’t you like to discover fresh styles and kitchen countertop trends to incorporate into your home in Maryland, Northern Virginia, Baltimore, Alexandria or neighboring areas?
Installing new countertops in your kitchen, bathroom or even place of business is a foolproof way to visually exude the personality of your home or place of work.
By keeping up with the latest kitchen countertop trends and integrating them into the design of your home, you can enjoy the remarkable appearance & functionality of your countertops every day. Guests and visitors will instantly grasp the ambiance of your home or office and acknowledge your impeccably tasteful style.
Below you will find five of the top kitchen countertop trends of 2019 and how to incorporate them into your home or kitchen design.
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Waterfall Edge Countertop
Designers are breaking away from traditional horizontal countertops and starting to go for a more modern look. One of the latest kitchen trends is a waterfall countertop, which is when the countertop appears to “fall” off the edge of the cabinet and extend to the floor. A waterfall edge countertop creates a clean and sleek look that adds a touch of style to a once traditional kitchen.
Quartz waterfall countertops are one of the popular applications of this trend. You can easily make a waterfall countertop the focus of your kitchen by contrasting dark kitchen cabinets with a white quartz countertop to draw attention to the counter. A granite waterfall countertop can be used to create a less contemporary look. The subtle earth tones in granite countertops compliment kitchen cabinets with a darker finish and make this new trend look more traditional.
No matter what type of countertop you choose to use in your kitchen, the waterfall edges are sure to add a new element of design and decoration to the atmosphere.
The mitered edge has burst its way onto the scene as a 2019 countertop trend, becoming very popular for its modern and sleek look. A mitered edge countertop is when two slabs of stone are cut at a 45-degree angle to join together seamlessly, giving the appearance that the entire countertop is thicker than it actually is. Waterfall countertops typically include a mitered edge, but the two differ in that mitered edges do not always extend to the floor.
In the past, mitered edges were commonly used for commercial purposes, but they have become increasingly popular for residential use.
Make sure to hire an expert when installing a mitered edge countertop. It takes an experienced professional to make sure the veining of the stone is aligned correctly from one edge to the next. A lower quality contractor may not have the knowledge or willingness to do this properly. In fact, many quality fabricators simply choose to not work with mitered edges due to their difficulty and requirement of expertise.
Man-Made Quartz Countertops
Man-made quartz makes it in our list of top 2019 countertop trends because of its ability to be blended together to achieve unique colors and varying finishes. Adding quartz chips to the blend or changing the tint of the resin can drastically change the look of the finished product. It is also a much cheaper and practical option for those considering marble countertops.
Since marble is a porous material, it requires sealing on average every 3-6 months or you run the risk of staining the stone. Unlike marble, man-made quartz countertops are a low-maintenance option that can endure regular use throughout the years.
Man-made quartz countertops are made of resin and quartz, one of the most abundant materials in earth’s crust. Typically the countertops are made up of 90-95% quartz and the remaining 5-10% is resin. Since it is factory produced, patterns and sheens can be selected from marble swatches and easily replicated.
Butcher Block Inlay
Natural wood countertops have always been the forbidden fruit for home-cooks, offering the luxury of chopping directly on surfaces without damaging knives. But wood countertops are particularly high-maintenance and don’t have impressive lifespans.
While this may not be an ideal material for the bulk of your countertops, homeowners and company kitchens are finding the value of a butcher block counter inlay. This small section of wood countertops provides concentrated space for food prep, and a more durable, visually appealing material is used for the remainder.
Most Popular Color Palettes
When choosing a color, remember you’re using it as the focal point of your kitchen or bathroom so it’s important to weigh your options.
Some of the most popular countertop colors of 2019 that you should consider are below. Each of these is neutral colors so they are guaranteed to artfully blend the colors of the room together.
Zodiaq Statuario Versilia
This sleek white and gray quartz is the perfect focal color. Its unique pattern is sure to bring natural ambiance and warmth to any room or commercial space. Its large pronounced veining comes in random patterns that display a prominent full aesthetic. Since it is made of quartz, it is also very flexible when it comes to gloss, color, and tinting.
Caesarstone Taj Royale
Taj royale is a newly released design by Caesarstone. This stone displays a rich and warm depth. With delicate veins and shades of creamy hue, it exudes a marble-like aesthetic and comes with the added convenience of low maintenance care.
White Macaubas is a uniform white quartzite with thin horizontal veining running along the slab. Its neutral tone can easily tie any space together and the darker grey veins give an undistracted, elegant, accent to the white backdrop.
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