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What Color Countertop Is Best for Your New Kitchen


Selecting the color of countertops for a new kitchen needs to account for how you want the space to look and feel. The options are unlimited, but our experience indicates that homeowners in Pittsburgh, PA typically gravitate to:

  • White quartz, Corian or laminate
  • Speckled or flecked white, cream and lighter colored quartz, Corian or laminate
  • Black or darker quartz, Corian or laminate
  • Gray or other mid-tone quartz, Corian or laminate
  • Slightly veined quartz or stone
  • Heavily veined quartz or stone
  • Light and dark stained wood

For countertop services in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, trust Marvista Design + Build – call our team at (412) 652-9027 or contact us online today!

White Quartz Countertops

White countertops work well for homeowners in Pittsburgh who want a contemporary look and feel to their new kitchen. White also works exceedingly well in smaller kitchens when paired with flat front cabinetry because they help to make space look larger than it actually is. In transitional or traditional designed kitchens, white countertops can serve as a dramatic contrast to heavily grained wood cabinets, larger butcher blocks and other more dramatic surface materials.

Speckled or Flecked White/Cream Countertops

Speckled or flecked white, cream and other lighter-toned countertops serve to soften a space and work well in transitional and traditional design motifs. These countertops also don’t show as much dust or dirt as white counterparts.

Black/Dark Grey Quartz Countertops

Black, dark grey and other dark-toned countertops work well in kitchens with other dark surfaces provided there is an abundance of both natural, in-ceiling, pendants, track or other light. Dark surfaces absorb light; white lighter surfaces reflect light. Dark countertops help to complement painted cabinets that are so on trend today in blue and green tones. Dark countertops are a perfect complement to white cabinets to achieve a classic look.

Gray/Mid-Tone Quartz Countertops

Gray, cream and other mid-tone colors are extremely popular because of their neutrality. Gray contrasts ever so nicely with colored cabinetry and kitchens with a variety of finishes. Gray can also soften the starkness of white cabinetry.

Marble or Veined Quartz/Stone Countertops

Marble countertops with their rich and deep veins can serve as a dramatic focal point. Other richly veined stone countertops scream, ‘look at me,’ and for good reason. Statement-making stone tends to work more effectively in larger kitchen spaces especially when it is contrasted with darker cabinets.

Wood Countertops

Wood adds warmth to kitchen space and often specified for homeowners attracted to a transitional motif. Wood also serves nicely as a cutting block insert in an island or other countertops to help provide a contrasting accent to space. Lighter wood stains work better in more casual settings while darker stains help to achieve a more formal look and feel.

What color countertops would work best in your new kitchen? Please give Marvista Design + Build a call at (412) 652-9027, contact us online, or visit our showroom at 2435 Beechwood Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (by appointment, only) and let us help you to make a perfect choice.

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