On the Surface: Kitchen Countertop Styles to Try in 2019

June 3, 2019
Lemon squeezer on the countertop

The countertop is one of the highlights of kitchen design. It takes the lead in determining kitchen design perception in terms of weight, color, balance, scale, and proportion. It’s also the first thing people see in your kitchen aside from the sleek appliances and stylish cabinetry.

With kitchen countertops playing an important role in interior design, it’s understandable to want nothing but the best and most stylish countertop designs.

Here are some of the most popular kitchen countertop trends this year to help you decide.

Green Countertops

Kitchen counters are where your family and visitors stand gather. It’s important to keep this space as inviting as possible and, at the same time, retain its functionality.

Some popular design trends for kitchen countertops this year involve the usual choices: concrete, quartz, and granite. Eco-friendly composite countertops, a rapidly popular choice among those who want to reduce their environmental footprint, are also making their way into homes.

Eco-friendly composite countertops are made out of fly ash and recycled paper. These countertops inhibit the growth of bacteria and resist stains, scratches, and heat. Most countertops made from this material are food safe and free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are dangerous to your health. It’s a great alternative from the usual quartz and granite countertops because though they are made out of recyclable material, they’re just as stylish, sleek, and safe for use.

Reclaimed wood is another recyclable material that is gaining popularity this year. It’s a sustainable and cost-effective way to add a new twist to your kitchen design.

Natural Granite

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Another trend this year is natural granite kitchen countertops. They continue to be one of the most sought after countertop material. They are sleek, durable, heat-resistant countertops that are low maintenance, perfect for daily use.

Granite’s popularity is also due to its wide range of colors. You can go light and cool or dark and warm, depending on the overall style of your kitchen.

Quartz is a high-end alternative to granite if you’ve money to spare. It’s highly resistant to staining and is one of the most hygienic options in countertops. This material also comes in many colors, patterns, and finishing techniques that mimic the natural look of stone. Matte quartz countertops are popular among those who want a sleek finish on their colored counters.

A Concrete Space

Another trend in kitchen design is concrete countertops. Among quartz, granite, and concrete materials, concrete is the easiest to customize because it comes in a variety of finishes, textures, and colors.

Additionally, concrete works wonderfully among a variety of architectural styles and aligns with the aesthetic of contemporary interiors, rustic looks, and industrial decor.

Updating your kitchen countertops is a great investment that will raise the value of your home. Some materials and styles appeal to certain buyers; others even insist on a specific countertop. Whether you’re trying to sell your home or simply working on enhancing its beauty, knowing the current design styles keeps you informed about what may look appealing in your kitchen.

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