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What Color Countertop Is Best for Your New Kitchen?


Remodeled kitchen with large island with white stone countertop and kitchen sink. Pendant lights above.

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 based on our experience, here are the best color and material options that are most popular around Pittsburgh, PA:

  • 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

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White Quartz Countertops

White countertops work well for homeowners in Pittsburgh who want a contemporary look. White also works well in smaller kitchens when paired with flat-front cabinetry because they help make space look larger than it actually is. In transitional or traditional style 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 designs. These countertops also don’t show as much dust or dirt as white countertops.

Black/Dark Gray Quartz Countertops

Black, dark gray, and other dark-toned countertops work well in kitchens with other dark surfaces, provided there’s an abundance of natural, in-ceiling, pendants, track, or other light. Dark surfaces absorb light; white and lighter surfaces reflect light. Dark countertops complement painted cabinets that are on trend today in blue and green tones. They’re also 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 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 kitchens, especially when it’s contrasted with darker cabinets.

Wood Countertops

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

What color countertops would work best in your new kitchen? Call Marvista Design + Build today or visit our showroom at 2435 Beechwood Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA, 15217 (by appointment only), and let us help you make the perfect choice.

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