Selecting the color of countertops for a new bath needs to account for how you want the space to look and feel. The options are unlimited, and homeowners tend to choose from:
- White quartz or solid surface
- Speckled or flecked white, cream and lighter colored quartz or solid surface
- Black or darker quartz or solid surface
- Gray or other mid-tone quartz or solid surface
- Slightly veined quartz or stone
- Heavily veined quartz or stone
White countertops work well for homeowners who want a clean or contemporary look and feel to their new bath. White also works exceedingly well in smaller baths when paired with flat front cabinetry because they help to make the space look larger than it actually is. In transitional or traditional designed baths, white countertops can serve as a dramatic contrast to heavily grained wood cabinets and other more dramatic surface materials.
Speckled or flecked white, cream and other lighter toned countertops serve to soften a space and work well in transitional and traditional design motifs. These countertops also don’t show as much dust or dirt as white counterparts.
Black, dark grey and other dark-toned countertops work well in baths with other dark surfaces provided there is an abundance of both natural, in ceiling, pendant and other light. Dark surfaces absorb light; white lighter surfaces reflect light. Dark countertops help to complement painted cabinets in blue and green tones, which are on trend today. Dark countertops are a perfect complement to white cabinets to achieve a classic look.
Gray, cream and other mid-tone colors are extremely popular because of their neutrality. Gray contrasts ever so nicely with colored cabinetry and kitchens with a variety of finishes. Gray can also soften the starkness of white cabinetry.
Marble countertops with their rich and deep veins can serve as a dramatic focal point. Other richly veined stone countertops scream look at me and for good reason. Statement making stone tends to work more effectively in larger baths spaces especially when it is contrasted with darker cabinets. Love the look of stone, but without the maintenance? Quartz countertops can look more like marble than marble itself!