If you look at magazines or websites dedicated to home and kitchen design, you’ll see a lot of white. White countertops, white cabinets, white floors. While there’s nothing wrong with white, it’s not your only option. In this article, our team at Spencer Granite wants to defend a bolder choice: dark colors for kitchen countertops. Some people may shy away from this choice, but it can look great and make a statement in your kitchen, namely, that you’re not afraid to make bold style choices.


Are you thinking about a dark color for your kitchen countertops? Here are three reasons why you should go for it.


Timeless Elegance and Sophistication

Dark-colored countertops impart a sense of elegance and sophistication to a kitchen. When paired with white or light-colored cabinets, they can make a strong visual statement and create a luxurious feel. Dark colors are also timeless and less likely to go out of style compared to lighter or trendier options. They’ll give your kitchen a classic look that lasts for many years without looking dated.


Color Contrast and Cozy Ambiance

All-white kitchens look sparkling and clean in pictures, but in reality, they can feel cold and sterile. Dark-colored countertops allow you to use color contrasts to create a cozier and more comfortable feel. Pair dark green countertops with natural wood for an old-fashioned and homey feel. Dark blue or black can easily be paired with white or light gray for a modern look that is also soft and comfortable. Your kitchen should be a warm and inviting place, and using contrasting colors can help create that atmosphere.


Easy Cleaning and Maintenance

If you’re worried about spills or stains, dark colors can be more forgiving than lighter colors. They are less likely to show stains from everyday use. Stones available in darker colors, such as quartz or granite, are also durable and resistant to scratches and heat. The combination of hiding spills and resisting wear and tear makes dark-colored stone countertops a great choice for high-traffic kitchens.


Design Your Dream Kitchen with Countertops from Spencer Granite

No matter what your dream kitchen design is, Spencer Granite can help you find the perfect stone countertops. Whether you prefer warm or cool colors, light or dark, our team will give you options that match your style and fit your budget.


Contact us at 603-402-9221 to learn more about your options for natural stone countertops.