When Pantone revealed that its colour of the year for 2017 was to be the optimistically-named “Greenery”, interior designers rushed to get hold of as many green-coloured furnishings, paints, chairs and tables that they could lay their hands on, as they embraced this new wave of green decor.
Of course, where the professionals lead, consumers follow, and the greenery trend is something that has really taken hold during the course of the summer months. Whilst green as an accent colour has seen a surge in popularity, probably the more surprising upshot has been the huge increase in house plant sales, to accompany this green wave of a revolution.
When we made our interior design trend predictions here at HCSupplies, even we didn’t realise just how big this trend would become. Indeed, since the start of the year, many of our customers have been asking which of our worktops work best with a green kitchen decor.
Colour trends in recent years have relied heavily on a monochrome palette, with blacks, greys and whites tending to be the most popular choices. At the same time, stone and wood effect laminate worktops have provided a more textural look, but without the added expense or maintenance required when buying the real thing. So how will this trend for all things green play out when it comes to choosing a new worktop?
We’ve picked our top 3 best worktops for a green kitchen, to leave your friends and family feeling green with envy!
Green coloured worktop
Well, where else would we start, but with one of our most popular green coloured worktops. The Corian Serpentine Green Solid Surface Worktop features a lush apple green colour that will really stand out.
If you’re asking yourself “what is Corian?”, don’t worry, you’re not alone! Corian is a man made solid surface, manufactured from a mix of acrylic polymer, minerals and colourants. All that you need to know is that it is tough, durable and is available in over 100 colours, making it one of the most versatile worktops when it comes to matching a colour palette. As with all Corian worktops from HCSupplies, it is very reasonably priced and comes in various lengths and thicknesses to suit your needs.
A wood worktop is one of the most natural partners to a green coloured decor. Just like in the natural environment, where wood and plant life go together, so these two finishes produce a more natural effect. There are a number of different woods you can choose from, from beech to maple, and from walnut to wenge. But to get the best out of your green kitchen, the selection we would recommend is oak.
The Rustic Oak Solid Wood Worktop is one of our bestselling oak wood worktops, and with good reason. To put it simply, oak is one of the most versatile woods around, due to its warm finish which provides that happy medium of not being too dark, but not being too light. It’s hardly surprising it is such a popular choice for furniture right around the home.
Whilst requiring a little more care and maintenance than, say, a laminate worktop, solid wood worktops do add a true natural element to your overall kitchen design.
Our verdict: Take a leaf out of our book. Embrace nature and give your green kitchen a rustic edge with the Rustic Oak Solid Wood worktop.
There’s a reason why “that little black dress” is so versatile. That’s right! Black really does go with everything, and in the kitchen, there’s no exception. If you’re going for a truly bold green interior, black could be the perfect complement. Of course, black doesn’t have to be boring. You can choose between matt or gloss finishes, and select from a wide range of designs.
We’ve opted for a laminate worktop in the form of the Axiom Everest Crystal 600mm Worktop. It’s made by Formica, one of the foremost names in kitchen worktops, and features a delicate shimmer effect texture, which will add a little bit of intrigue, without detracting from your green kitchen decor.
With a laminate worktop direct from HCSupplies, you’ll get a high quality product that’s really easy to look after. Plus, at prices that are much more affordable than many other types of work surface, you can afford to splash out a bit more on the rest of your green kitchen accessories!
Our verdict: If you’re keen on green, then black is very much back as a worktop colour. The Axiom Everest Crystal 600mm Worktop, with its flecked design, will prove the perfect complement to any green colour palette.
Shop for your perfect kitchen worktop
If you’ve been inspired to create your very own green kitchen, make sure you browse the wide range of quality worktops on offer at HCSupplies.