Bright colors have their place in design. In fact, nearly any color of the rainbow can be featured in almost any room—including the kitchen. However, there is a trend making waves today that is anything but vivid. The monochromatic quartz trend is quite possibly the look in countertops today.
Discover some of the different shades and types of quartz that can be used to make this trend work and what to pair them with for the best results. Then, you can decide if you are ready to try something bold, yet far from colorful, in your kitchen.
While the monochrome look is trendy, there are many reasons why you may want to consider this style. First and foremost, it is beautiful. Clean, contemporary and elegant, but not too delicate, monochrome quartz is perfect for families or homes used for entertaining.
You’ll appreciate the attractive look of real quartz. However, another benefit of choosing monochrome comes when you get ready to sell. The monochrome style is high-end and one that is appealing to a wide selection of individuals. You can feel confident that your choice will benefit you today and pay off in the future if you ever find yourself selling your home.
Is All Quartz the Same?
Many people think that quartz countertops are just another option to granite, or perhaps not as desirable. This is far from the truth. In reality, functionally quartz is as good as granite, and will retain its good looks for years, with less work necessary to keep it looking great.
There are many different brands and types of quartz available for countertops. Many of the most popular types, such as Caesarstone, Silestone, Q-Quartz, are a fusion of natural quartz and resin (93% crushed quartz and 7% resin).
This fusion provides the beauty of the quartz and assures that the countertops you choose will last for years and stand up to heavy use. Plus, the surface is smooth and impervious to stains and bacteria. This smooth surface makes it safe and beautiful. (See also: 7 reasons why you should invest in Quartz Countertops)
While all quartz may not be the same, you can feel confident if you choose a high-quality brand from a great installation company that you will have results that last—whether you go with the monochromatic look or not.
Choosing Your Shade
So, you want to try the monochrome look? Obviously, that one color you pick is critical to the overall look of the kitchen. How do you choose the perfect shade for your countertops? First, you need to choose the base color.
White is always a great choice and often what people think of when they think about monochrome in the kitchen. White has a modern appearance that will likely always look up-to-date, no matter what other current trends may be in fashion.
Gray offers many tones, ranging from the lightest, palest shades to the deepest, darkest gunmetal colors. Gray is elegant and up-to-date. Taupe, beige and brown are also good choices and are different.
Brown is an excellent compromise if you are hesitant about going with something that is too “boldly monochromatic.” Spend time checking out all of the color families in top brands like Q-Quartz and Caesarstone.
Pairing with Floors, Walls, Cabinets and Backsplashes
A big part of making the monochromatic look “work” involves choosing just the right floors, walls and other elements in your kitchen. One option is to stick all in one base color. This means that you would see white (gray, black or brown) everywhere you look. This is a truly monochrome look. However, you certainly do not have to go that dramatic.
Sometimes choosing another bold, simple shade that complements the base color of your countertops can be a good option too. For instance, if you go with gray for the countertops, maybe you utilize black countertops and backsplashes. Stainless steel appliances are almost always an excellent choice too. Wood tones are tricky, but with some careful decision making, you can find colors that will pair well and give you an authentic, high-end look.
If you would like to learn more about these high-style monochromatic quartz countertops or other options in quartz, granite and marble, contact us at Arch City Granite & Marble. We stock a variety of slabs for our customers to choose from and measure, cut, polish and install the countertops ourselves. We would love to help you choose the perfect new counter for your home—whether it is monochromatic gray or something much brighter!
Give us a call today and get started working towards the kitchen of your dreams.