Once upon a time, marble countertops were the go-to choice for kitchen design. But over time, tastes changed as homeowners, builders and designers started leaning toward granite and other solid surfaces. Though marble still does get its fair share of use, it is making a bit of a comeback in 2019, likely because of the classic look, as well as the fact that it doesn’t chip easily and also is heat-resistant. It still remains a strong and reliable countertop option, so it’s worth looking into some of the latest options if you’re considering new countertops.
If you’re looking for some home remodeling inspiration, marble.com can be an amazing resource for bath or kitchen countertop ideas. However, for your own edification, here are some of the trendy marble countertops to look out for in 2019.
1. Veined Marble Countertops
This will probably be the most sought-after marble kitchen countertop for the year 2019. Veined marble creates makes for a lush-looking countertop that adds character to the kitchen, unlike the older-fashioned plain styles. Because there are so many options, you can choose a style that adds a personalized touch to your kitchen and that complements your flooring, cabinetry, and backsplash.
Of course, the finish is typically what matters most when it comes to marble countertops.
This is a matte finish with little to no shine at all. The surface is smoother with a low sheen. The best thing about this finish is that given its lack of shine, it hides and conceals flaws and scratch marks.
A polished marble countertop surface is designed to be shiny and reflective, giving your kitchen a luxurious, classic appeal that also makes the marble easier to clean. Polished marble countertops
are lined with a protective coating that makes them less susceptible to stains and scratches.
This is one of the newer styles of treating marble countertops. The appearance is characterized by a softer sheen that’s less glossy, though not quite as matte as a honed finish. Also unlike the polished option, it does a better job of retaining the natural color of the stone, for a more sophisticated look. Leather finished countertops also hide fingerprints remarkably well and you’ll need not worry about pesky water spots.
2. Neutral Marble Countertops
One look at any home or kitchen design magazine will tell you that most homeowners prefer a neutral color palette for the kitchen. More and more kitchens are also using natural lighting rather than tons of artificial lighting. This combination of natural lighting and neutral tones create a homey vibe in any kitchen. And even if you choose to go with a bold cabinet color, like navy with gold hardware or deep gray, a neutral countertop color will allow that design choice to stand out.
3. Quartz-Like Color Schemes
Because of its chic beauty and considerable durability, quartz has long been a favorite countertop material of choice for homeowners, and it is a choice more and more homeowners and kitchen designers are making for contemporary designs. However, marble countertops are now being made to mimic
the look of quartz. And like quartz, the marble options come in a wide variety of colors and patterns to choose from for a comparable or lower cost.
When you’re designing your kitchen, it’s all about color, texture, and design — especially when you’re choosing your countertops, which tends to be a long-term choice. Consider marble as a contender for your modern kitchen. Just be sure to choose a finish and color that are in harmony with the rest of your design.