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Trends in Countertops

By Holly Peterson

Texture, Durability Trending in Countertops

While simplicity and ease of use remain hot trends in kitchen design, today's countertops are focusing on durability and clean, fresh color schemes - with texture used to provide a subtle sophistication that doesn't clash with the cleaner lines of the kitchen.

Eco-consciousness also plays a role in the hottest material choices, while mixing and matching materials provides increased functionality and a way to maximize aesthetic appeal without blowing the budget.

Below are some of the hottest trends in countertops today:
  • Color schemes are trending toward clean, fresh, monochromatic choices, with shades of white and grey growing increasingly popular.
  • Texture, both visual and tactile, is a hot trend, adding a fashionable touch that meshes with today's simpler, more clean-lined kitchen designs.
  • Eco-friendly choices continue to be in high demand, with manufacturers increasingly promoting countertop choices that are recyclable or made with a high percentage of recycled material.
  • As durability increases in importance for today's value-conscious consumers, man-made materials such as quartz seem to be gaining ground.
  • Mix-and-match countertop designs - which may include a combination of wood, stainless steel, natural stone, laminate, quartz and/or glass - are often chosen to provide multifunctional properties while keeping costs under control.
  • Glass is the new high-end "it" material, offering both eco-friendly properties and a nearly endless array of personalized design possibilities.

from LG Hausys
The Prestige Collection from LG Hausys Surfaces is a solid surface that offers the look and feel of natural stone. Countertops made with HI-MACS Marmo solid surface are thermoformable, seamless and provide ease of fabrication. The material has achieved GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certification.

from Hanwha
Sterling Grey by HanStone Quartz from Hanwha Surfaces features a distinct modern appearance in keeping with the trend toward clean, unfussy details. The quartz surface features warm undertones.
from Cambria
Cambria has expanded its palette of GREENGUARD-certified quartz stone countertops to include 16 additional colors – shades that possess significant movement, depth and veining. Williston (shown) – is part of the company’s Quarry Collection.

from ThinkGlass
Glass countertops from ThinkGlass measure 1.5” thick or more, and feature a smooth, glossy contemporary finish with a wide selection of embedded textures. Shown is Ocean Inspiration, designed by Mailhot, which features a crystal color with artistic texture and polished edge.

To bring one of these innovative and exciting surfaces into your home
contact Design Diva Interiors, we'd love to assist!

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