current obsessions: the most popular quartz countertop trends for white kitchensJune 11, 2017
White has always been a popular color for kitchens, and in 2017 it’s hotter than ever. Whether your style preference is traditional or contemporary, cottage or rustic, subtle or bold, it’s easy to fit white into the scheme.
Today’s white kitchen remodeling ideas are creative and varied! Since there are so many white tints, you can use it for a neutral backdrop to highlight the rest of your décor, or let it pop with the brightest white in the palette.
Another reason white kitchens are so popular is the clean aesthetic they convey. A quartz countertop is also beloved for those who value clean and pristine – they’re extremely low-maintenance and resistant to stains. Just because your kitchen is white, that shouldn’t keep you from cooking great meals and living in that room! With quartz, you can be assured that cleanup will be a breeze.
The color-block trend is hot in 2017, particularly with the contrast of black and white. Sparkling Black Quartz countertops feature dazzling sparkles and lighter highlights on a deep, dark background. Beside the bright white in this photo, the glassy, reflective bits in the counter surface catch the light and provide just enough visual interest. The resulting effect is not stark, but polished and smart.
Another trend in today’s designs is the extended backsplash, along with innovative workspaces. Cascade White Quartz countertops and accent walls, with a bold combo of gray, silver, and quartz, complement the bright white cabinetry brilliantly, tying together the darker side counter and stainless steel appliances. Homeowners are loving center islands in non-traditional shapes, complete with sinks or cooktops.
Traditional décor is still a popular choice, and the classic look of marble isn’t going anywhere – but homeowners who would normally shy away from natural stone counters are enjoying a marble-look quartz countertop such as Carrara Grigio Quartz. It mimics the look of real Carrara marble, but unlike the real thing, quartz doesn’t require sealing or extra protection.
The waterfall countertop, in which the surface material extends to cover the sides as well, is gaining in popularity. Affordable quartz is a natural choice for this look. Also, designers are choosing soothing, warm earth tones and coastal colors such as seafoam green, as shown on this subway tile. Marbella White Quartz, with its subtle pattern, is an ideal complement.
Cashmere Carrara Quartz is another marble lookalike, with pale, subtle gray veins on a white background. Though it’s at home in traditional settings, it’s also a natural choice for industrial style décor. It blends well with stainless steel appliances, chrome, and gray surfaces such as the island and flooring shown here.
Each year brings a new interpretation of an old favorite, and 2017’s white kitchens are no exception. Though trendy, these featured styles are going to remain in favor for a long time. One thing that is guaranteed never to go out of style is a surface that’s easy to clean, and a white quartz countertop from MSI always has that covered.
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