If you have chosen quartz for your new kitchen or bathroom worktop, you’ve chosen a very strong, long-lasting, durable, and easy to look after stone. Of course, you could have gone down the route of granite or marble, two porous stones which require more in the way of maintenance, but by choosing quartz, you have cut down on the amount of time you will need to spend caring for your worktop, whatever room it is in.
You obviously now need to turn your attention to the colour, pattern, and the finish you’re going to opt for. This is where the fun starts! Many people get a little overwhelmed by the sheer choice of colours available when it comes to quartz, because the range is huge; quartz is where you’re likely to find not only natural, neutral colours, but also fashion colours, perhaps a bright pink or a bright green!
It’s always a good idea to pick something neutral, so that you can decorate around it in the future, rather than needing to replace your worktop completely – this would be a costly and time consuming mistake.
If you want to look at some of the most common quartz colours, simply head online and check out the catalogues of the various main manufacturers, but overall, here are a few of the most popular quartz colours you can choose from.
- Brown (coffee colours);
- Aqua shades (blue or green/mixture).
Black and white are two of the most iconic colours in the world, and that just doesn’t mean in terms of kitchen décor, it means in every single combination you can think of. Monochrome is iconic, and a black countertop with white cabinets, or vice versa, is a fantastic combination. If you’re a little scared of white, you could opt for cream, to give you something a little easier to look after. Whichever you go for, they are all available in various shades, so you could go for a dark white, a light black, etc.
Grey is a very iconic colour at the moment, and it is one which screams contemporary décor. Go for a light grey with cream cabinets for a beautiful and opulence combination, or perhaps a dark grey for a truly edgy look.
Brown? We are of course talking about the coffee shades here, so espresso, cappuccino, and latte. Latte countertops and white/cream cabinets look fantastic, as do espresso shades, which are the darker colours.
Finally we have aqua shades, and this encompasses blue, green or a mixture of both. A mottled duck egg blue is a beautiful mixture with cream or white, and is a light reflecting choice too – if you have a small kitchen, this will reflect the light and make your room look naturally larger.
Of course, you don’t have to go for popular colours, you could go for something else entirely, but these colours will give you an idea of what is trending at the moment. Try and avoid the ‘fad’ colours as much as possible – you can’t really do too much with a bright pink worktop if you decide to decorate around it completely!
A final tip is regarding choosing your final shade – always go and check out the colour you’re looking at in person, i.e. in the showroom. Colours react differently to different types of light, and you want to be sure you’re getting what you want.