Top Three Most Popular Kitchen Worktop Colours

White worktops

Since the pandemic, and the ensuing rise in popularity of home improvements many different colours have been making a comeback in kitchen designs – whether that be the wall colourings, cabinetry or worktops. Popular choices of décor colour being greens, blues, warm yellows and, even, dramatic reds and pinks. However, three colours for worktops in the kitchen still top the popularity charts year after year. These are white, black and grey.

This blog will look at this phenomenon and posit some thoughts about why these three colours are so enduring in popularity.

White worktops

Still confidently at the top of the charts, white worktops are enduringly the most popular choice. A pristine white kitchen can appear to have been lifted from the pages of a home design magazine. The lightness creates an airy feel and invites a minimalist, uncluttered aesthetic, particularly if paired with clean lines and sleek cabinetry.

White countertops can be installed in a variety of different materials, to meet a wide range of budgets, be it natural stone worktops in marble, granite or a man-made quartz or sintered stone countertops. Worktops that are white, or with a mainly white hue, even if slightly grained or veined, create a timeless and classic look that is easy to pair with anything, whether you choose tiles, walls, cabinets and accessories that are also white or opt for a bold contrasting colour. No matter what your personal tastes are, white worktops consistently contribute to a spacious and airy feel.

White countertops are also extremely versatile, as they can be easily combined with any other colour, material or design element to complement any style, from traditional to modern, creating a cohesive, put-together vibe. Easily able to be adapted when you want to change the feel of the room without completely changing the units, a simple repaint of the walls or changing of accessories can transform the room completely. If your kitchen is smaller or has limited natural light, then white kitchen worktops can make the room feel brighter and reflect the available light better, giving the impression of greater space.

White countertops are also easy to clean and maintain. Stains, spills and dirt are visible making it easier to spot and then clean them up – maintaining a hygienic surface.

Black worktops

A close second to white worktops, black countertops are also an extremely popular colour choice, particularly for modern kitchen designs with sleek and minimalist designs. Being a bold and dramatic colour, countertops in black materials give a high-end and luxurious feel, especially when paired with other premium materials like stainless steel appliances and accessories. Black worktops give a sense of drama and sophistication that other colours can’t deliver in the same way, especially when created from natural stone which delivers a ‘wow’ factor.

Similar to white countertops, black worktops are very versatile in the colours and materials they can be paired with. Whether you’re looking for an industrial or minimalist style, black worktops can work with a wide range of textures and finishes, as well as colours for walls, tiles and cabinets. And should you become tired of your kitchen vibe, a change of wall colour can completely transform your kitchen without having to replace the whole kitchen. They don’t require a vast amount of maintenance, as they are easy to clean and don’t show spills or stains as much as a lighter-coloured worktop would.

Grey or neutral-coloured worktops

Grey has continued to be one of the more sophisticated colour shades for a kitchen. Able to work within a traditional kitchen aesthetic as well as a modern, more industrial vibe, grey or neutrally coloured worktops produce a blank slate for almost any colour or style of décor, making them a more versatile colour palette to work with than even black or white. Similar to white kitchens, grey and natural colours can produce a timeless and classic look that never goes out of style, or looks dated, compared to other brighter or bolder colours. 

Neutral-coloured worktops are easy to coordinate with other elements in the kitchen, such as cabinets, tiles, splashbacks and flooring – creating a cohesive and put-together look with ease. Grey and neutral-coloured worktops work well with other natural materials used in the kitchen, such as wooden flooring, wicker storage baskets and bold metal accessories such as taps, sinks and pots and pans.

Grey and neutrally coloured worktops are especially good at hiding imperfections, scratches and stains, making them an ideal choice for a busy, high-traffic kitchen with greater wear and tear, particularly if made from granite, quartz or sintered stone, as these materials are highly scratch and stain resistant.

Neutral colours in a kitchen are a fantastic way to create a calming and soothing atmosphere, which is an attractive feature within a room where people spend a lot of time cooking, preparing food and entertaining family and friends.

Bellagio Marble Ideas for your kitchen worktop installation

Whether you’re looking to install black, white or grey worktops for your kitchen, Bellagio has a vast range of worktops in all of the most popular colours to suit the style and aesthetic you want to create in your kitchen space. Whether you are looking for the luxurious look and feel of marble or want more durable, scratch-resistant and easier-to-maintain granite, sintered stone or quartz kitchen countertops, Bellagio has a plethora of colours to choose from. Our stunning showroom, located in the heart of the country, is easily accessible if you want to see and touch the worktops you’re considering, or alternatively, you can order a sample of your favourite worktop material to get a better idea of what it will look like in your own kitchen space.

Why not get in touch today or call 01926 351546 to chat with a member of our friendly and expert team to discuss your kitchen worktop requirements?

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