Quartz Countertop Design Ideas for Your Kitchen

Renovating your kitchen can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Quartz countertops come in all colors and styles, and that’s the exciting part, as you have the freedom to choose whatever you want. The stressful part comes when you run out of ideas or don’t know what you want for sure.

Don’t worry, we got you covered! Here are the top design ideas for the kitchen quartz countertops that can help you decide what your home needs.

Minimalist Style

Many people are choosing a minimalistic approach to home renovations. If you pick this style, you can create a unique look for your kitchen without splurging on some extra accessories and details.

Minimalism involves simple, clean lines and shapes. It also implies using a limited range of colors. Minimalism-inspired countertops usually come in neutral colors such as white, ivory, light gray, beige, etc. You can combine such countertops with the same color cabinets to create a sleeker look.

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Waterfall Countertops

One of the most popular ideas for a kitchen quartz countertop design is the waterfall style. Waterfall countertops have a unique edge that starts at the top and “falls” (or continues) onto the floor, just like a waterfall.

This design creates a seamless surface that is very easy to clean. Light colors are a more popular choice for this style, such as white or salmon. You can order a solid slab of waterfall quartz countertop from your local fabricator, but keep in mind that this design is pricier than regular ones.

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Fake Marble

Marble countertops look chic and luxurious. But who says that you have to pay a fortune to enjoy this style in your kitchen?

Luckily, there are plenty of quartz types that mimic the texture of marble. Additionally, quality quartz is much more durable than natural marble. It looks just as classy and comes in multiple colors and texture variations. You can pick the classic white or gray marble or go with a bolder solution, such as a black marble texture with white blotches.

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The monochromatic style implies using the multiple tones of only one color. Like in the picture above, you can play with the variations of gray, from darker shades to the lightest, almost white.

To create a monochromatic look, you need to decide on the main color of your kitchen. That will be your baseline. For instance, if you love the green color, you can order dark-green quartz countertops and combine them with Hunter Green cabinets and Fern Green chairs. Again, that would work only if you really love the green color. But you get the idea.

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Deep Contrasts

Look at the color scheme of your cabinets and pick the opposite color of your new quartz countertops. This is what we call deep contrasts. You can combine black and white, white and dark green, light gray with deep navy, light brown with ivory, and so on. If you don’t want to do it by yourself, you can order countertop design services. There are a lot of companies that can design and install quartz countertops in your kitchen. Canadian fabricators are really good at it. If you have an option to order quartz countertops in Toronto, click here to check the leading fabricator in The GTA.

The deep contrast style creates a rather classy, soothing look. It’s easy to combine with additional furniture or some extra kitchen appliances.

Modern Industrial Style

For the industrial look, you will need to get extra thick quartz countertops. Luckily, many companies offer custom designs, but expect to pay more for the extra thickness.

Additionally, you need to make sure that your current cabinets can properly support a thicker (hence, heavier) quartz countertop. You can inquire about this matter when your quartz countertop company representatives come by to make the needed measurements. They can check your cabinets right there on the spot.

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Glossy Black

Another way to give your kitchen a classy and luxurious look is to pick black quartz countertops. Keep in mind that you will need to take good care of that glossy finish. Ask your countertop fabricator which cleaning solutions would work the best for this type of quartz to maintain its perfect shiny condition.

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Splash of Color

Another interesting idea for a kitchen quartz countertop design is adding more color. Brightly colored quartz countertops aren’t that popular and may cost you more, but this style can really make your kitchen look much fresher.

You can find pink, salmon, mint, and even cherry quartz countertops to add a splash of color to your kitchen. Some companies offer custom color designs, so if you’ve been dreaming of cooking in a purple kitchen, you might just get what you want.

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Pure White

Another classy style is all-white quartz countertops. Paired with white cabinets (and maybe even white furniture), they can create a clean look and make your kitchen seem more spacious. However, you should be careful: this is when “clean” can mean “hospital clean”. Going overboard with the white color can make your kitchen look unnaturally “sterile”.

What’s the solution? Add some colors to dilute the white a little. It can be a plant or a colored vase standing on your quartz countertops, some wooden furniture, or a painting, for example. Such small details can nicely balance the amount of white in your kitchen.

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