Top 5 Countertop Trends for 2018

Ready for a change in 2018? Kitchen counters just not what they used to be? There’s no better time to change things up than the start of a new year. We’ve pulled together a list of top countertop trends to make the process easier for you.

Quartz Countertops

Kitchen with quartz countertops by Capitol Countertops

Credit: Capitol Countertops

Quartz is not messing around. Its nonporous surface makes it more sanitary and more easily maintained than granite. Modern design technology allows for quartz to mimic natural stone patterns, even including dramatic veining.

Textured Surfaces

Kitchen with textured countertop by Serendipite Designs

Credit: Serendipite Designs

The polished surface is still top dog, but textured surfaces like leathered and honed are rising through the ranks. A leathered surface—the newest trend in texture—has the natural finish of a stone worn smooth in a river. It has no shine, but still showcases the stone’s natural beauty. A honed surface has a lovely satin finish, and both hide scuffs and scratches extremely well.

Countertops with Integrated Sinks

Kitchen by AlterECO featuring a countertop with integrated sink

Credit: AlterECO

You know about farmhouse sinks and under-mount sinks, but 2018 is all about the integrated sink. Similar to an under-mount in that it sits within, rather than on top of, the countertop, these sinks take it one step further by being fashioned from the same material as the countertop itself. This not only creates seamless cleanup but seamless design.

Wood Countertops

Kitchen island with wood countertop

Credit: Buckminster Green LLC

The popularity of wood countertops started rising in 2017, and it continues to climb! Butcher block is well-loved by the home chef, and reclaimed wood brings sustainability to your kitchen design. Both styles of wood bring a warm earthiness to your kitchen that stone just can’t compete with.

Neutral Countertop Colors

Kitchen by Dannielle Albrecht Designs with neutral countertop color

Credit: Dannielle Albrecht Designs

Bright, bold colors had their moment, but now they’re played out. Neutral countertop colors like whites, beiges, and grays are coming back into fashion. A neutral countertop is a great way to highlight other design elements in your kitchen, like bright barstools.

Whether you prefer quartz countertops, butcher block countertops, or something entirely different, we have a countertop bracket to support your design vision. Let 2018 be the year you have the countertops of your dreams!