Not only is quartz strong and widely available, but it is also non-porous, doesn’t harbour bacteria, is stain resistant and heat resistant, but it is also available in countless colours, which means you can find a hue and style to go with any décor you have your eye on.
Obviously, when choosing a colour for classic quartz stone it’s always a good idea to avoid going too ‘out there’, because if you decide to redecorate in a couple of years’ time, you’re going to have to change your worktop too, but if you go for something flexible and neutral, you won’t have that problem. It’s also a good idea to head to the showroom and check it out for yourself, rather than relying on what it looks like on your laptop screen – different lights can change the appearance, from artificial and natural light.
You might have an idea of what colour to go for, but which are the most popular?
Generally speaking, these are endlessly popular:
- Black – Either plain, shiny black, matte, or with a silvery fleck, perhaps in a monochrome pattern
- White – Either within a country cottage/farmhouse appearance, or a monochrome. White also looks great with grey, brown, or green
- Cream – If you are a little worried about white, then cream is a good compromise, and a very popular one
- Browns – The coffee shades are extremely popular at the moment, with latte, cappuccino, and espresso ranging from light brown to dark brown respectively. These look wonderful with white, or especially cream
- Greys – For a modern look to your kitchen, go for a grey countertop and pair it with black, cream or white
These are the most popular colours of quartz classic stone worktops, either for kitchens or bathrooms, and if you go for a big named brand, such as Silestone, you can combine your ideal colour with your ideal finish. For instance, Silestone offers 90 different colours, but there are also different finishes and styles too, including polished texture, suede texture, and volcano texture, combined with the style of plain, veined, fine grain, or coarse grain. Basically, your countertop is bespoke and personalised to your needs and décor.
How do you choose? It’s basically a very important choice you need to give time and effort to. Don’t just jump in with the first idea that comes to your mind, do some research and look at fashions and trends, whilst also paying attention to the size of your room. If you have a small room then choose a colour which reflects the light and makes the room appear bigger. You can basically make your new kitchen space appear any way you want, provided you get the basics right at the planning stage.
Give it some thought, do some research, shop around, and find not only the ideal classic quartz stone colour, but also the perfect deal for your budget. Visit InovaStones’s showroom for free samples.
When you decide to install quartz stone kitchen worktops, you have made a very sensible and positive choice. Quartz is a naturally occurring stone, and when it is manufactured into kitchen work surfaces, it retains much of its originally, with 93% genuine quartz, and 7% resin, which gives you the colour scheme you need to fit into your décor. For this reason, quartz is strong and long lasting. Get a free online quote for worktops and countertops.
What are the other advantages of quartz?
- It is a non-porous stone which doesn’t absorb germs or liquids;
- It is stain and heat resistant;
- It is available widely and in many different colours and finishes;
- It doesn’t require any maintenance after the initial installation, other than regular cleaning, with no need to annually seal it;
- It is easy to look after, needing just warm water and soap/soft cloths for cleaning;
Now you know that you have made the right choice in terms of the material, you need to think about the colour scheme you’re going to go for.
If you have a cream kitchen currently and you aren’t planning on changing the overall décor, you’re in luck, because there are countless shades of quartz which go perfectly with a cream kitchen.
To give you a few ideas, a little inspiration, here are some quartz stone colours which will perfectly compliment your cream kitchen.
Cream – If you have a cream kitchen, why not go for another shade of cream for your quartz countertop, but add a heavy fleck or veining to it, to make it stand out? This will certainly reflect the light and give the illusion of space, making it perfect for a smaller kitchen.
Black – Obviously monochrome is a classic colour scheme, but white and black might be too clinical for you, and in that case, cream and black is a great alternative to try out.
Grey – For something very modern, try out a grey quartz countertop, to compliment the light cleanliness of your cream cabinets and décor. You can choose a light grey if you want to make the room appear larger, or you can go for something a little darker if you want a more modernistic appearance.
Brown/coffee – For a warm and creamy look to your kitchen, go for a latte shade of light brown, which looks warm and luxurious. Cappuccino shades are a good mid style of brown, or you could go for something darker and more modern, by sticking to an espresso. There is a lot of scope within the brown colour palate.
Green/blue – A very light green or blue looks fantastic with cream cabinets, and will give that larger appearance to your kitchen, reflecting the light. This is a good combination for farmhouse style kitchens, or can be paired with silver handles and a block quartz finish, to give a more modern style.
These five quartz stone colours all work wonderfully well with cream kitchens, and are easily interchangeable if you decide to change the existing cream colour palate you have at the moment. Going with something which is flexible will save you cash in the long run, because your countertop is not the cheapest part of your kitchen, and you need to make sure you are going for the right decision, before handing over your hard-earned cash in exchange.
Decorating your kitchen is a big deal – you need to get it right otherwise you are making a costly mistake that will probably need to be rectified very soon afterwards. More and more people are opting to go for quartz for their countertops in kitchens, as well as bathrooms, and that means that the large variety of different quartz options on the market is much higher than it ever used to be.
Lunastone is a company who make a very popular variety of quartz for kitchen countertops, made from 93% natural quartz and the remaining 7% being resins that make different colours and patterns to the décor of the countertop. You can buy Lunastone quartz in full and half slabs, depending on the size you want, and it is available in countless different colour options.
Anything which comes in a large variety of colours means you need to think carefully about which one to go with, because if you get it wrong and you end up with a colour clash, you’re basically not going to enjoy your kitchen space in the slightest, and then want to change it – again, a costly mistake.
If you need a little inspiration, check out these five top colours from the Lunastone quartz range.
- Bianco Carrara – This particular shade is without a doubt one of the most popular in the whole quartz range, and that means its availability is often not always that high. If you want this particular shade, then you will need to order it ahead of time. Bianco Carrara is a natural shade which basically goes with everything you could imagine, which is why it is so popular. It is a beige shade, and very high quality; durability is what makes this particular shade sell so well.
- Amarillo Monsul – Many people like to opt for a natural wood shade for their kitchen countertop, but they always want the hard-wearing effect of quartz, as opposed to real wood. This particular shade ticks that box, with a natural hardwood shade, perfect for any décor, existing or new. This is another which is very adaptable, and can be used in bathrooms as well as kitchens.
- Gris Expo – Grey is a very popular colour for kitchen decors overall, because it looks modern, minimalistic, and functional, and it is also a twist on the old monochrome theme which has always been so popular, and probably always will be. Gris Expo is a shade of grey which shines in the light, and it’s the extra sparkle which makes it so popular. Hiding any potential stains, this colour is not that dark, but not that light either, which is perfect for kitchen countertops.
- Blu Luminoso – We know that blue is a calming colour, which is why it makes an appearance in many places of stress, e.g. doctor’s waiting rooms, dentists etc, but it is also the perfect shade for a kitchen, bringing a calm ambiance to proceedings. This particular shade is ideal for bright kitchens, because it not only pulls in the sunlight, but it has that aforementioned calming effect.
- Coffee – You can find this particular shade in many different off-shoots, e.g. latte, chocolate, cappuccino etc. The good thing about a coffee shade, and what makes it so popular, is that you can go as dark with this as you really want to, and if you want to stay subtle and light, you can do that too.
These are the top five shades of Lunastone quartz on the market at the moment.