If you have only just heard the news, that colourful kitchens are making a comeback, you may be having difficulty believing it. After all, when one thinks of colour in the kitchen you are likely to conjure up images of 1980’s reds and black, or even worse – avocado green! Yet if you cast your mind back further, you could be thinking of the 1950’s more palatable pastel shades of green and blue. In either scenario, you would be a million miles from the true colours of today’s contemporary kitchen and although colours are making a comeback, they are doing so in a totally different way. Specifically, quartz worktop colours are proving to be popular, with quartz being an affordable and resilient material which looks superb when presented in a choice of colours. Discover what happened to previous kitchen trends and why quartz worktop colours should be at the top of your list when redesigning your kitchen.
Whatever happened to white kitchens?
It wasn’t that long ago that kitchens were designed in a minimalist fashion, with work surfaces in white with perhaps splashes of muted colour from carefully placed appliances here and there. A white kitchen can be extremely pleasing to the eye and there is nothing more satisfying than a fresh, clean white kitchen. However, as any busy family will appreciate, it can be very difficult to make the dream of a pristine kitchen an everyday reality. This could explain why completely white kitchens are no longer the most popular choice for those looking to revamp their kitchens.
Are country kitchens out?
The romance of a rustic kitchen has definite appeal and there are those that will not be keen to accept that the modern trend of the colourful kitchen has any place in their home. However, just because homeowners are being encouraged to embrace colours once again, this doesn’t mean you can’t keep the rustic charm of a country kitchen. Even a country kitchen needs hardwearing surfaces and quartz worktop colours provide both durability and a pop of colour that can give the country kitchen a modern twist.
Quartz is one material that will never go out of fashion and its versatility allows for a myriad of styles to suit all tastes. Some homeowners are convinced that they want granite worktops, which are of course a great choice for kitchens, but then they discover that they actually prefer the quartz. This could be because quartz is very similar in appearance to granite but can be much cheaper. As an engineered stone, quartz can be customised to suit the preferences of homeowners with quartz worktop colours available that simply would not be possible with other worktop materials.
Quartz and colour
Cheap man-made materials that have been dyed can fade with use, sun exposure and even from being over-cleaned, but quartz does not pose the same problems. The colour of quartz will not fade meaning your worktops will last for several years and, with the right care, will remain looking as good as new. Enjoy a beautiful sheen on polished quartz worktops that look even better when they are in bright, popping colours.
What quartz worktop colours are available?
Forget about the garish colours of yesteryear and welcome the beautiful tones of quartz in red, natural greens, sophisticated greys, sparkling blacks, and even white with delicate speckles of multiple colours. It really is exciting times for homeowners that want to modernise their kitchen with colourful quartz worktops and there are so many hues to choose from you may not know where to start!
Can quartz worktop colours work anywhere else in the home?
With kitchens getting a trend overhaul, it is worth considering updating other areas of your home for a fluid theme throughout your home. Quartz is a naturally hygienic material and is non-porous which is the reason so many people choose to install quartz worktops in their kitchens. If we apply the same thought process to other areas of the home, we realise that quartz worktops are also ideal for bathrooms and toilets. A hit of colour in the family bathroom, especially worktops that introduce multiple colours into the mix, can make all the difference. Family homes aren’t the only places that can benefit from an injection of colour, and quartz worktops are available in all manner of shades that will brighten up a bathroom or kitchen with minimal effort.
Which quartz worktop colours are best for my home?
If you fully intend to embrace colour in your kitchen or bathroom, an earthen red could be just the shade for you. Unlike the shocking reds of the ‘80s, a worktop such as the Compac Quartz New Passion gives an elegant vibe and is perfect for both the family home where you would like a fun aspect of colour in the kitchen or a home that needs a jolt of colour to give it some life. One of our absolute favourites here at HC Supplies headquarters, is the Compac Quartz Venetia which displays gem-like speckles of colour on a white backdrop and is undoubtedly the right choice for the contemporary kitchen or bathroom. This quartz worktop colour is fun but still manages to exude timeless elegance – who wouldn’t want a bejewelled worktop in their kitchen or bathroom? We certainly do!
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If we have piqued your interest in quartz worktop colours, check out our entire range and discover why so many homeowners are choosing to brighten up their homes with our selection of colourful quartz worktops. If you have already had one of our colourful worktops installed we’d love to hear your thoughts so why not drop us a comment in the section below and show us how great they look? We love hearing from our customers and we are sure other homeowners would love to see the beauty of our quartz worktop colours in a real-life setting.