Dark countertops are in y’all!

Whether you like marble, granite, quartz, soapstone, or any type of countertop, one thing for sure is that … dark is in and has been for a bit now! You heard me right, it’s here to stay. Dark countertops are in, and they bring a sense of comfort, balance and stability into a room like you’ve never seen. Pairing a dark countertop with your cabinetry, conforms the room from a place of oh to woah! And not only is it a bold statement and pleasing on the eye, the dark countertops provide function for one of the most lived in spaces in our homes.

It’s all about balance 

Where there’s light, there’s also dark. It’s just the natural balance of things, so why shouldn’t we include that in our homes? Dark countertops can be dramatic, and give your kitchen that extra bit of welcoming that your home has been craving. They’re inviting, yet sophisticated, and will help make your kitchen look sleek and complete. Sometimes when a room is too neutral, or too much of one color, it looks sterile and unfinished. Adding the dark countertops becomes the finishing touch, creating an accent point that your eye is immediately drawn too.

Source: Studio McGee Design

Dark doesn’t always mean black – it’s all about the contrast!

Contrast in a room is pleasing, however, that doesn’t mean you have to add black where there’s white. A darker shade will always add contrast and the look of a finished and balanced space. It’s all about playing with color, and bringing a natural transition from light to dark, to create a balance in your home.

Making the surroundings that much brighter

Many think that lighter means brighter. However, that’s opposite from the truth! Believe it or not, lighter countertops often absorb the colors surrounding them. The dark countertops can bring out and enhance the colors surrounding them, transforming the aesthetics of the room and making it actually seem brighter. It’s important to use the countertop as a tool in bringing out the beautiful elements that make up the colors of the kitchen, because, choosing the right countertop can make or break your vision for your home.

Source: Jean Stoffer Design

There’s a dark countertop for you

You may be thinking, no way, there’s no dark countertop that would match my style. But I can guarantee you, there is! Whether you have a rustic style and crave the natural, raw elements of a home, or love the modern flare, and want to feel sophisticated and sharp, there is a dark countertop for you. One of the many great things about dark countertops is that they come in so many different textures, styles and prices.  You can have shiny and sleek, or matte and raw, and because of this, going dark is an attainable option for anyone.

It’s all in the texture, and there’s a lot where that comes from.

Dark countertops come in all different types of finishes and textures. You can have a quartz, marble, or a granite countertop that comes in polished finishes or suede finishes. There’s even a finish called the volcano finish which is rustic from the eye, yet smooth at the touch! What I’m trying to say is, there are so many possibilities to match what your envisioning for your home. Besides that, darker countertop can be made from so many different materials and textures!  You can make a countertop out of concrete, wood or even stainless steel, all while still getting that darker color.

Source: Rafe Churchill on Remodelista

And they have a function!

Let’s be real here, we all know our kitchens can sometimes be untidy. We’re not perfect, and neither are our countertops! Having a darker countertop, actually can withhold (or hide) the accidental chop from a knife, the scratches from our dishes and utensils, the cooking mishaps, and the tiny handprints from our kids when they’re reaching for the cookies. Dark countertops can be extremely durable, and long lasting, providing a dependable surface for your home.

Cover Photo Source: Amber Interiors

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