Planning Your Westchester Kitchen Remodel? Here Are 5 Countertop Trends to Consider
Are visions of remodeling your home beginning to capture your imagination? The team at Academy Marble & Granite is ready to help you magically transform your kitchen! With so many talented interior designers in the area, we have the inspiration to get you started. Continue reading to discover the perfect kitchen countertop upgrade for your Westchester County kitchen remodel.
Beautiful Countertop Options to Consider
1. Countertop Pairings with European Cabinetry
European, also known as frameless cabinetry, is continuing to make a big statement in American kitchens. Frameless cabinets have flush fronts that open wide to give full access to anything stored inside. This European-style cabinetry is modern, refined and quite versatile. It can be done in any wood finish, allowing them to be everything from driftwood grey to rich rosewood. European cabinetry can also be finished in virtually any color and with both matte and gloss finishes. In wooden finishes, they give a nod to Mid-Century and Danish Modern styles. Painted gloss finishes deliver high-modern looks. Because they are flat, they are opened with a touch/push mechanism or are fitted with simple hardware.
European cabinetry looks best with countertops featuring right-angled edges that add to the modern look. These stylish cabinets pair especially well with waterfall countertops and give the room an ultra-sleek look. Soglia Studios, a Rye Brook, NY architecture firm, recently completed a kitchen remodel featuring European cabinets paired with a waterfall island — simply stunning! These countertops featuring an organic hue seamlessly flow from stone to the natural wood cabinetry.
With so many finish options, European cabinetry looks fantastic with any high-end natural stone or manufactured countertop material like the marble, granite, quartzite and quartz Academy Marble & Granite offers.
White Kitchen Pairings
2. White-on-white kitchen décor
We’ve previously discussed using classic materials like White Thassos marble for countertops in a white-on-white kitchen. This trend continues to be on point for 2019 and shows no signs of slowing down. It’s part of a flexible palette that can be virtually incorporated with any other color or metal, making the room full of potential for years to come.
Natural stone, such as marble, will last indefinitely through countless wall color changes or décor trends.
3. White-on-grey kitchens
White-on-grey may either warm up the palette or cool it down. For example, if you accent your kitchen with a warm gray that has a red undertone, you can create a subtle contrast with a gentle warming effect; this tends to make a room feel inviting and relaxing. This palette pairs nicely with patterned cement floor tiles. They have a warm feel and offer a little texture with other smoother surfaces.
If you select a gray with a cool undertone like blue or green, the room will feel cool and clean, but there’s always the risk of it feeling too cold, sterile or industrial. However, if industrial or modern is the desired look, then it’s a great choice. Marble and granite are a great pairing with the white-on-gray kitchen. These natural stones come in many variations of gray and white, with a gray pattern throughout. Consider soft gray and white Calacatta Marble, or the gray and blue veining of White Ice Granite.
True Design Concepts, a Westchester County interior design firm, remodeled a traditional Tudor Kitchen in Bronxville, NY incorporating white, gray, cream and stainless-steel appliances. It’s beautifully on trend, without sacrificing the unique character of the space.
4. White-on-black kitchens
White-on-black is an emerging trend, which includes kitchen countertops like durable Black Galaxy Granite and cabinet pulls, door hardware, faucets and fixtures in matte black. This look is highly versatile. Depending on the style or the room, this combination can look modern. On the other hand, with the right molding, wainscoting or shiplap, it can have a country or Victorian aesthetic.
5. 70s revival organic décor
One of the hottest emerging trends for 2019 kitchens is a mash-up of influences from the fluid period between the mid-60s and late 70s. The first time around, this look captured nature with lots of curved shapes, which was a nod to the Art Nouveau period. This aesthetic was heavy on textures that often featured rattan, feathers and tapestries, Persian carpets and hanging beads de rigueur were often seen.
The revival carefully takes a few of the fun elements from those times including texture, rich natural colors, round organic shapes, artisan pottery, and art like Alphonse Mucha posters. These elements are carefully limited and curated, and paired with bold paints like Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color of the Year: Cavern Clay (SW 7701); a rich terra cotta color.
Today, no matter which style you select for your Westchester home, we’re ready to help! Academy Marble assists both professionals and homeowners in the Westchester County are in selecting countertops that are attractive, durable and add value to your home. To request a complimentary consultation with one of our design experts, click here.