Trends and News: Unusual kitchen worktops
Tired of the same old marble countertops and catalog kitchen ideas? Well, there are quite a few materials that can make unusual kitchen worktops for designing. Even if you’ve already considered some of them, you may not realize how many more ways to use them in countertop design. Take marble, for example. You may think that everything is white and predictably expensive, but you are at least partially wrong.
Not your typical marble countertops
Here is an attractive striped marble countertop that plays well with natural wood cabinets, which also show the stripes in the wood texture.
Black and white kitchen island worktop is a perfect complement to the modern cooking space with a slight hint of mid-century nostalgia.
Green, pink and blue – marble comes in more than one shade. And even these colors can vary in intensity and shade.
Marie Hebson combines the swamp green worktop with the blue mosaic backsplash and white cupboards. The result is unusual but just as nice.
Marmoreal is an artificial marble that looks like an artistic version of granite or quartz and was designed by British designer Max Lamb.
With colorful stains, Marmoreal is a great addition to any modern or even traditional home. You can use any color from the colorful pattern to paint your closets and attach your new worktop to old cabinets.
Quartz and quartzite
Quartz is another popular kitchen counter material, but it can also look unexpected, fresh and different. Composite partially made of resins and pigments, quartz can be as unusual as you like.
Here is a dark quartz worktop that also has rough edges. Very handy, quartz can also look smart and cool.
Thanks to different pigments, quartz can spread like other stones. Caesarstone specialize in unusual kitchen countertops that look as if they are made of something else.
Amethyst color is a rare occurrence used in natural stone for countertops, so if you want your countertop valuable, quartz is the way to go.
Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that is formed from sandstone with the help of immense heat and pressure. It looks amazing and it is quite durable.
While a pure quartzite in pattern and color can be simple, the more minerals it has, the more colors it will give your kitchen design. It will need gaskets and pads to protect it from heat, but you do not have to worry about scratches.
Again, granite does not have to be boring and catalog-like. How about Palomino Granite, which looks exotic and is much more intriguing than an average marble slab?
It is also eternal. So, if you want the benefits of the stone with a more interesting look, then Palomino is the best choice.
Blue granite? Yes, please. With such a variety of blue granite options, it is surprising to see such small kitchen designs that contain this beauty.
This kitchen island brings unprecedented dynamism to the neutral white kitchen designed by Michelle Beamer. What a treat for the eyes!
Onyx and other stones
Onyx is becoming increasingly popular in interior design, namely kitchens and bathrooms. And a look at this gray onyx worktop tells you why.
Although many designers go backlit when using onyx to show their beauty, they do not always need extra help to take their breath away.
This is one of the most unusual kitchen worktops we’ve seen, and it’s all thanks to brown onyx. The stone is so versatile that it can be used in many different designs.
This semi-outdoor kitchen benefits from the brown color scheme. And even the stainless steel technology can not ruin the appearance of the stone.
This Lumix kitchen installation pays particular attention to the backlit stone elements that definitely make the stone stand out.
In our opinion, backlighting works better with this kind of modest stone, while more complicated varieties can stand alone well.
Agate is another exotic semi-precious stone favored by homeowners who like something special in their most practical spaces.
Brown, blue and purple agate is a nice addition to any part of your kitchen, especially in combination with backlighting.
Colored glass countertops
Glass worktops can look pretty simple, but they can also be one of the most unusual kitchen worktops you’ll ever see. Like this one.
Artistic doodles, enclosed in resin or glass, create an unexpected look in such a functional space as in the kitchen.
Colored glass is one of the better options if you want something in between. Purple, blue, red or yellow add a touch of color to your neutral kitchen.
Crashed / recycled glass countertops are also pretty colorful and intriguing when it comes to kitchen design.
Thick wood worktops are not only attractive, they also give the kitchen a warm, inviting look.
They are certainly not the most practical or comfortable, but when it comes to natural materials, everything requires a degree of special maintenance and care.
However, wood does not have to come in its natural state or its color. It’s easy to paint over so you can use that quality, and paint your countertops for a change.
These retro orange countertops look good in contrast to the white glossy cabinets that contribute to the retro-aesthetic of the interior.
Speaking of worktops made of wood, we must not omit the trendiest table tops yet. Edge-edged tree-edge designs with bark and cortex not only look unexpected, they also have designer quality.
The sheer contrast between sleek modern kitchen cabinets and tree irregularities, wood texture, and these corners and edges is too big to discard.
This worktop, in which wood and resin are fused together, is definitely one of the most unusual kitchen worktops (or any worktops for that matter) we’ve ever seen.
Irregular wood stains and resin patterns are so beautiful that they are probably not very practical. But can anyone resist this beauty in favor of practicability?
Stone that looks like wood is more common than you might think. And it could give you the best of both worlds – the look of wood and the durability of stone.
Tana Nesbitt plays with various stones to create a dynamic galley that looks as warm as if it were made of real wood.
Concrete is something else when it comes to interior design. Mostly it looks like its own tough self, but sometimes it may look like it’s something else.
In this kitchen by Bruce Johnson, for example, it looks like gray sandstone. It’s surprisingly stylish and unexpectedly fresh, if we could add.
Not so precious metals
McLaren Excell designed a loft with a budget that used honest and inexpensive but durable materials. So the kitchen worktops made of brass.
They look luxurious and stylish, adding a touch of glamor to the sleek kitchen cabinets.
Another metal that is currently very favored is copper. It’s mainly used in accessories and decorations, but how cool would they look in countertops?
Well, Lorin Hill was trying to get into this house in San Francisco, and it turned out to be beautiful. The contrast to the aqua blue cabinets works very well.
Tiles and mosaics
If tiled countertops make you twitch, here’s one you’ll want. Laura Gummerman measured her old countertop to the centimeter to avoid using a saw, and with the right tile she went to the renovation town.
The resulting look is clean and consistent as no tiles are cut. It’s also easy to clean and undoubtedly durable, but the main thing is that it looks great.
Penny believers are looking away. Here’s another project that uses pennies as mosaic tiles, and it officially goes on the list of the most unusual kitchen counter tops.
Although for some a kitchen is a practical den, others are quite scrupulous when the kitchen design is questionable. Unusual kitchen worktops bring a welcome change from tradition and give the latter more decoration tools to create a kitchen of their dreams.