As the old saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home, at least for many of us. Kitchens tend to be one of those areas where you can add not only a lot of value to your home, but also a lot of style. I’ve been excited to see so many exciting new trends emerging in kitchen design, particularly when it comes to countertops.
Kitchen countertops can be a pretty significant investment, so you really want to choose something you love, but also something that’s going to make the right statement.
From sleek, monochromatic kitchens, to vibrant gemstone-inspired tops, I put together some of the most significant countertop trends making a splash recently.
A lot of designers and homeowners are really delving into luxury with thicker countertops than what were common in the past. Thick countertops give a lot of depth and dimension to your kitchen, and they’re also more opulent. If you want a taste of the bulky look without having it throughout the kitchen, an island with a thicker edge detail is a great idea.
Glass is modern, sleek and when you add layered lighting in your kitchen, the effect can be beautiful and even ethereal.
The semi-precious gemstone countertop trend is ideal for design risk-takers, and these countertops can be really beautiful and unique in a space. Like many countertop trends, it works well as an accent on an island, while keeping the perimeter countertops more subtle. Onxy, pictured, can be backlit and a fussy material to take care of, but beautiful!
Concrete is becoming a surprisingly popular countertop choice. It’s chic, modern, offers a less expensive alternative to other popular materials, and it’s durable. A lot of concrete countertops can also be made to look like they’re actually made with solid stone materials.
Kitchen countertops don’t have to be a juxtaposing color from your cabinets—in fact a monochromatic kitchen color palette may be trendy, but thanks to the clean, fresh look, it’s likely to be an enduring trend.
The world of kitchen countertops is quickly expanding to include a variety of materials far beyond the traditional granite. Thanks to the variety of options, including quartz and Caesarstone, as well as lava stone and soap stone, there are great color and texture options to experiment with.