current obsessions: the essential guide to picking a quartz countertop colorAugust 02, 2018
Choosing the perfect colors and patterns for your kitchen can be fun, but it’s not always easy! Even if you stick to neutrals, the options are endless. Have you ever wondered how professional designers always seem to know just the right kitchen color combinations? We’re going to share a handy guide that will break down the basics, improve your design skills, and help you choose a look you’re going to love for many years.
For pure elegance, you can’t beat a dark-colored quartz countertop. However, they tend to look dreary without sufficient lighting in the room. Also, consider that “black” has different shades, such as a deep charcoal gray that provides the same effect with a bit less drama.
Shown here, Shadow Gray quartz shines in contrast to bright, pure white cabinetry, backsplash, and lighting. It’s available in prefabricated sizes as well as slabs, which reduce the quartz countertop cost while allowing you the flexibility you need for your own unique designs.
Featured: Marbella White Quartz
White surfaces brighten up a room, and can make spaces appear larger than they really are. A white kitchen appears clean and pure, light and airy. That doesn’t mean your kitchen needs to be entirely white; this Marbella white quartz countertops are marble lookalikes with realistic, pale beige veining. It coordinates perfectly with natural elements such as wood to create a look that’s fresh and modern.
There’s a reason that marble and granite have been favorite, classic surface materials for generations — their unmistakable timeless elegance. Midnight Majesty quartz countertops feature deep black with contrasting flecks of white, mimicking natural granite. With this countertop you’re not restricted to the traditional décor you might normally associate with natural stone. Its engineered nature gives it a hint of contemporary design, and makes it super-easy to care for.
A gray quartz countertop is the ultimate neutral; it matches well with just about everything. Soft gray is a “friendly” color, promoting relaxation and harmony. Shades range from charcoal with an almost-blue tinge all the way to a taupe shade such as Pebble Rock Quartz — incredibly versatile, as they can be cooled off or warmed up according to the surrounding décor. These quartz counters pair particularly well with pewter, stainless steel, and either real wood or wood-look tile.
Featured: Desert Bloom Quartz
Shades of brown have a similar effect to gray; they are pure, easygoing neutrals. Desert Bloom Quartz countertops mimic limestone, and fit with all types of décor: traditional, rustic, industrial, and contemporary. The simple, subtle coloration is a great background for your other design choices, since it won’t compete for the focal point.
As you can see from these examples, “neutral” means anything but boring. Subtle black, gray, beige, and white are both complementary as well as gorgeous in their own right. With a quartz countertop from MSI you can’t really go wrong, because they are durable and easy to care for, the perfect choice for active families with busy kitchens. Visit MSI’s web gallery to learn more about the countertop colors showcased here, as well as the many other options we offer.
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