Quartz countertops are always in. They are incredibly strong and durable, no scratches or stains ever marking its surface. There is a ton of variety because it is made out of engineered stone. It is low maintenance, not needing sealing, polishing, or oiling. It is nonporous and non-absorbent so it is safe for food preparation. It really is the superior option for countertops. One of the best parts about quartz is that because there are so many varieties of quartz there are different trends each year that reflect on what’s new and what looks best with that year’s kitchen and bathroom trends. These are the top six 2018 quartz countertop trends.
There has been a real return to the natural in 2018, a pulling away from synthetic and into an earthier world that has room for new textures and materials. As a result of this brown quartz is becoming more popular as an option for those redoing their kitchen, as it elicits that earthy feel without all of the downsides associated with having a wooden countertop.
If brown is too dark then beige is a great option for those who want a natural feel for their kitchen or bathroom. This light and the airy colour is also an elegant choice that pairs incredibly well with a variety of themes, inspirations, and colour choices. Due to its versatility and its closeness with nature, it is a top choice for those looking to renovate in 2018.
Grey as a neutral colour, especially used in place of off-white, is a huge trend in 2018, and not just in countertops. The colour is popular for walls, sheet sets, furniture and more. While being neutral it does add a certain depth to a room that white or beige do not, without being as dramatic or eye-catching as black or dark grey. The soft colour also goes well with pastels and brights, making it versatile over its counterparts.
If you want to really make a statement with your countertop then a shimmering black quartz countertop is the way that you’ll want to go this year. Black countertops that feature sparkling bits of white, as well as some grey lowlights for dramatic effect, can actually brighten up space due to the reflective pieces in it. They also make an amazing contrast to white kitchens and bathrooms.
White with Grey Veining
White is always popular, but this year what is really on trend is white with grey veining. The soft bit of interest added to your countertop will draw the eye and will make a standard white a lot more interesting. This pairs beautifully with a white kitchen, as it makes the grey vein stand out even more and pop off of the quartz.
Areas of Interest
Regardless of the colour of the countertop, this year people want something unique. As quartz countertops are engineered, they are made to look like stone. Stones, especially marble, have imperfections and pieces of intrigue in them naturally – whether that is veins, swirls, dots, or even fossils. Adding these imperfections into quartz actually makes it look more natural, which is what everyone is striving for in 2018.
All credit goes to Leen Long Construction Ltd.