Four Countertop Trends in 2022
Your kitchen countertops are an essential component of your home. It’s where family dinners are prepared, kids do their homework, and evening cocktails are poured. But more than that, your kitchen countertop is the foundation of kitchen decor – it sets the tone and feel for the whole home.
Seeing its importance in kitchen decor, what material, finish, and design you choose for your countertops matters significantly.
We put together a list of four countertop trends you’ll see in 2022 that will give you some inspiration about what’s possible for your kitchen!
Top Countertop Trends in 2022
1. Long Live Quartz!
When it comes to kitchen countertops, quartz is still queen!
Quartz was introduced as a high-end alternative to granite which has dominated the countertop scene for years.
Quartz is non-porous and does not have to go through regular re-sealing. This means it is highly resistant against staining and is one of the most hygienic countertop options for homeowners. Add to that the fact that quartz is extremely strong, making it super durable, and you can see why this low maintenance material is not going anywhere soon as the countertop material of choice for many homeowners.
Quartz now comes in many colors, patterns, and finishing techniques that mimic the look of natural stone. One of the most current and trending finishes right now is matte.
2. Bold And Dramatic
If you’re looking to WOW, installing a black countertop makes an interesting contrast to light-colored cabinets.
Bold and dramatic countertops, especially dark ones, can seem like a risky choice to go with. But in certain spaces, they are harmonious, adding drama.
If you are seeking to create a statement with your home design, bold-colored countertops are a great design element. Believe it or not, bold and dramatic color also functions well in a conventional kitchen; black marble or granite surfaces put gravitas to rustic wood racks or a colorful tile backsplash. On the other hand, dark counters, whether matte or glossy, will help make your dishes, flowers, and linens pop out.
3. Outdoor Countertops
Entertain guests and family outdoors under a patio or pavilion.
When picking outdoor kitchen countertops, your priority should be durability first and appearance second. Or else, you will find your investment vanishing in an instant.
An outdoor countertop must be durable, waterproof, easy to clean up, and gorgeous. There are almost as numerous material selections for outdoor counters as there are for indoor ones. Tile, concrete, and granite are just a few of your options.
Stay away from manufactured countertop materials like Quartz and Corian since they’re not created to resist fading when subjected to UV rays. Keep these in mind when selecting your outdoor countertop materials.
4. Beautiful Backsplash Trends
Hate to break it to you but basic subway tiles are out in 2022! Okay maybe not completely, but if homeowners are using them these days, then they are using larger ones. Or even patterned ones! People are moving on to larger slabs of tiles and tiles with various textures or patterns for their kitchen backsplash.
Plus, the color choices are endless here. It just depends on the other colors you choose in your kitchen and, of course, personal taste. A pop of color is very trendy right now and allows you to get more creative with your design. Neutral patterns with natural textures are another option for those looking for a classic look.
As style and design evolve, one thing will remain and that’s kitchen countertops. With almost endless selections of materials, styles, sizes and finishes to choose from, homeowners can add variety to their kitchens as often as they can afford.
As trends come and go and new products are introduced, you can trust that STONE will have every option on the market.
Stop by our new location across from Towne Center in Baton Rouge! You will see a wide range of high-quality stone and flooring options to meet all your design needs when you visit STONE. The 5,000 sq. feet space houses over 3,000 mosaic options, 1,200 floor tile options, more than 700 wood selections, over 600 quartz options, and 100s of carpet and vinyl plank options as well.