Tips for Showing Off the Beauty of Your New Quartz Countertops

Your decision to invest in new quartz countertops was a wise one. Quartz countertops are durable and wholly appropriate to any modern home. But once installed, you really want to show off their beauty. How do you do that?

We have put together a selection of tips for showing off your countertops to family and friends. It all begins with the simple concept of keeping your countertops clutter-free. Avoid making the kitchen counter a central storage location. After all, countertops covered with stuff can’t be seen.

With all of that said, here are those tips we mentioned:

1. Accentuate the Positive of Your New Quartz Countertops 

Are you familiar with the phrase ‘accentuate the positive’? Applying it to showing off your quartz countertops means highlighting the veining patterns. Veining is that which truly makes a quartz countertop stand out. Highlighting it will reveal all the material’s beauty in rich depth.

You can highlight veining patterns by installing under-cabinet lighting that bathes the countertop surface with light. You can even choose colored lighting if it helps accentuate the veining even more.

Perhaps you haven’t yet installed your new countertops. If that’s the case, you can help your efforts to eventually highlight the veining by choosing a slab with bold, dramatic veining patterns. You are looking for contrast between veins and the slab’s primary color.

2. Consider Color Coordination

Color coordination is a big thing among interior designers. When colors are coordinated, they create a sense of unity and harmony. Coordinating colors with your countertop as the main feature can do a lot to show off its beauty.

If your countertops have a warm, earthy feel, they will work well with unpainted cabinetry. A clear finish or wood stain capable of bringing out the beauty of the wood will complement the quartz at the same time.

If you have chosen a cool-toned or white quartz, you have a countertop with a more contemporary look. You can enhance its beauty by applying modern color coordination techniques with cabinetry, decorations, and even appliances.

3. Look to Create Contrast

If color coordination isn’t your thing, go in the other direction. Look to create contrast that makes the countertops stand out. A light-colored countertop mounted on a dark island gets attention. Likewise for quartz countertops highlighted by dark cabinets.

The goal of creating contrast is using the countertop as the focal point. A lighter colored countertop is best contrasted with darker appliances, cabinets, backsplashes, etc. A darker countertop is better served by light or brightly colored accents.

4. Add Texture Elements

By its nature, a quartz countertop is designed to be smooth and sleek. Even if it has visual texture, its finish evokes a glass-like impression. Some finishes can even detract from the natural beauty of the countertop surface. How do you get around that sort of thing? By introducing textured elements.

Consider installing brick against a smaller wall in the kitchen. If you are remodeling, consider exposing some of the beams or choosing a patterned tile for the backsplash or floor. You are looking to add both visual and tactile texture that makes the countertop look and feel separate.

Quartz countertops are sleek, beautiful, and contemporary. You can do a lot with them simply because there is so much variation in color and veining pattern. Even solid colors are possible. Unfortunately, one of the downsides is having a countertop that doesn’t really stand out.Hopefully, this post has helped you understand how to show off the beauty of your new quartz countertops. If you have any further questions, do not be afraid to ask our staff in one of our Utah showrooms.