2018 Countertop Trends
This year’s kitchen and bath surface trends focus on elegance and style without sacrificing durability. Designers and architects can expect homeowners to show a strong interest in countertops that add considerable visual appeal to kitchens and bathrooms while also being easy to maintain on a regular basis.
Most Popular Quartz Countertop Colors
- Polished finish: 5003 Piatra Grey
- Textured finish: 4033 Rugged Concrete
- Veining: 5131 Calacatta Nuvo
- Neutral tone: 2030 Haze
5003 Piatra Grey
When it comes to countertop materials, quartz remains the top choice for many homeowners. Its nonporous quality makes it a bigger draw than granite since it offers homeowners a countertop material that does not need to be resealed and isn’t prone to staining.
Quartz’s durability is also making it a smart investment for homeowners who are looking for a stylish countertop material that is likely to last for several years without needing repairs or significant maintenance.
Polished finishes on quartz countertops are expected to remain the leading option among homeowners. These finishes provide homeowners with countertops that have a sleek, smooth surface that adds a streamlined look to kitchens and bathrooms.
The shine on polished finishes can also be used to make the most of lighting in these rooms to create a more flattering look. It can also make smaller kitchens and bathrooms appear larger.
4033 Rugged Concrete
While polished finishes are a top choice, textured ones are also on the rise. These finishes might not have the shine that polished finishes provide, but they do offer other benefits that homeowners are paying more attention to.
Textured finishes have little to no sheen, which helps draw less notice to any flaws that are present, such as scratches. These types of finishes work well for homeowners who prefer less glare or shine in kitchens and bathrooms.
5131 Calacatta Nuvo
Smooth, solid-colored quartz countertops are a common choice with homeowners, but veining offers an alternative option that is growing in demand. Those who are looking for kitchen and bathroom countertops that offer more visual interest are expected to turn to veining.
This trend has a distinct design that immediately catches the eye. Homeowners who want their countertops to serve as a focal point in kitchens and bathrooms are likely to choose veining rather than opting for a more evenly colored appearance.
Neutral tones for quartz countertops have been in high demand in recent years, and this trend is not expected to change. Homeowners are still looking for countertops that are easy to coordinate with the rest of the room. Some of the common neutral tones that are trending for 2018 include soft gray, off-white, beige and light brown. However, pale bluish-gray tones might also see an increase among homeowners this year.