Selecting a kitchen or bathroom countertop may be one of the most important aesthetic decisions you ever make, not only because of the visual impact, but also because of the time and expense of installation.
After you have chosen the correct countertop material – depending upon your taste, level of use, and style of your home – you will need to select the color.
Here are some suggestions to help you in your decision.

Choose A Color for The Long-Term

When choosing a countertop color, you will be coordinating it with the color scheme of the room. Matching the countertops to a specific color can be attractive but be aware that your taste in colors may change, or the room may be repainted.

If you love the look of a stylized tile backsplash, wallpaper, or even patterned and fabric accents, a solid color countertop can balance the room. If you like to keep other elements of the room simple, then countertops with a natural pattern or multiple colors can give you a nice balance.

Lighting, and its effect upon the perception of a room, is often overlooked. Light can change the way colors look. Some colors may look different in natural light than they do in artificial light. That said, before you make a final decision on the color of your countertop, think about the lighting in the room.

Colors To Consider

Dramatic or Bold Veined.

Due to its overall strong impression, this color scheme is often regarded as the most visually striking.

Dramatic or bold veined countertops are good for you if:
• You have a large kitchen, or
• You want the countertops to be a focal point.

Flecked or Softly Veined.

One of the most preferred countertop finishes is a stone or manufactured slab material, such as quartz, in a white or off-white shade with a light fleck or grain to give it subtle natural richness. This look works well in many situations since it is very neutral, but also contemporary and fresh.

Flecked or softly veined white countertops are good for you if:

• You have a traditional or interior,
• You want the space to look large and light without feeling clinical, or
• You want white countertops but do not want every crumb and speck of dust to show.

Pure White.

Those who desire a minimalist freshness and aesthetic often prefer this. This stark look works well in contemporary spaces.

Pure white countertops are good for you if:

• You love crisp, modern style,
• You have a small space that you want to look as big as possible, or
• You want to break up modern wood cabinets or other bold finishes.


Midtone colors such cream, beige, golden yellow, and gray are the most neutral countertop options. Because of this neutrality, these colors are often the most versatile.

Midtone countertops are good for you if:

• You want a soft, friendly space with muted tones,
• You have colorful cabinetry or multiple tones of cabinets mixed,
• You have a black-and-white scheme that you would like to soften, or
• You have warm metallic accents.

Now what?

For over 20 years, Distinctive Marble & Granite has been an award-winning leader in custom countertop design, fabrication, and installation.

You will have access to the finest granite, marble, and quartz products from around the world. We supply almost every color you can imagine. If we do not, we can order it and fabricate it for you. And with the most precise equipment in the industry, our installers will ensure a perfect fit.

To learn more and arrange for a free estimate, we invite you to call us at 614-760-0003.

We look forward to serving you!