Choosing your kitchen colors is a serious business to be sure. The interior of your kitchen is a web of interlocked options not easily, or cheaply, changed.

The floor tile joins the cabinets which join the countertops which join the backsplash, etc. etc. etc.

Once a choice is made and the finished product is seen, the dream is loving it. A bit of dissonance in your soul when you walk into your new kitchen can be devastating.

Let’s look at some top trends in stone countertops this year and get some phycological background on why they are creating so much buzz.


Green is huge in nature and evokes feelings of abundance, peace, rest, and security according to

Think of some expressions we use and the positive impact they have on us:

“She has a Green thumb”
“His emerald, Green eyes are magnetic”
“Green light this countertop project”

Not to mention the unlimited variations of Green that move from more of a yellow tinge to deep forest Green. Each variant evokes a slightly different reaction.

The color Green can have actual physical effects on your body according to

What happens to your body in the presence of green? Your pituitary gland is stimulated. Your muscles are more relaxed, and your blood histamine levels increase, which leads to a decrease in allergy symptoms and dilated blood vessels, aiding in smoother muscle contractions. In short, green is calming, stress-relieving, and–a bit paradoxically–invigorating. It’s been shown to improve reading ability and creativity.

Springtime brings an eruption of Green. We are overjoyed at the renewal of the earth. Plants begin to shower themselves in different hues of Green. The world, and ourselves, are refreshed each year.

If you are looking for a soothing, stable, and timeless color for your new heritage-quality stone countertops, Green might just be the right choice for you.


In reality, Black is not on the color wheel. It is the absorption of all colours as it absorbs all light says

Consider how you might use Black in your kitchen design. A lighter floor tile combined with lighter cabinets separated by a bold Black countertop. You are using Black as your splash of color in your kitchen and that surely “pops.”

Black is not for the timid. It is associated with:

  • Strength
  • Authority
  • Formality

It is formal, elegant, and shows sophistication.

Black is not made for a homey, country, family style design ambience. It is for a designer kitchen demanding top-of-the-line finishes and a demanding design.

Black has both positive and negative psychological connotations and can be polarizing. At the end of the day, it is your personal reaction to Black that will determine your decision.

Does Black make you think of power and the elegance of that “Little Black Dress?”


Does it make you think of a Black day or an old-time western villain?

If your dream kitchen is the height of sophistication, elegance, and chic, then Black may just be for you.

Off White

Warm, creamy, soft, and comforting are some of the descriptions used for off-white colors. There are often Yellow undertones in Off White options and Yellow means sunny and happy to most people.

White is the color of innocence, peace, and hope according to Off White has many of the same meanings but with a more muted, less strident effect on people.

Using Off White as your stone countertop color opens a world of options for your kitchen design. It can basically mix and match with any other color on the color wheel.

If you are being bold in your floor, backsplash, or cabinet choices then a muted, calming, Off White countertop might be for you. It will give the eye a soothing place to rest amongst the boldness of your other choices.

It is also a great addition to multiple styles of kitchen design. Off White can work in elegant, homey, country, designer, or any other style of kitchen.

This versatility is one reason for the plethora of names for Off White:

  • Ivory
  • Bone
  • Ecru

Just to name a few.

Consider Off White stone countertops as a strong and versatile option when designing your new dream kitchen.

As you can see there are multiple considerations when choosing the color of your stone countertops. It is incredible the effects a color has on us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
The first consideration is YOU.

  1. What colors bring you joy?
  2.  What colors will your family love?
  3. What colors combine perfectly for your new design?
  4. What colors are timeless?
  5. What do your colors say about you?

At the end of the day the kitchen is still the heart of your home, and your countertops will be the heart of your kitchen. High fashion chic or down-home comfy, the aesthetic is entirely up to you.

Feeling contentment and delight when you enter your kitchen overrides any design elements recommended by the experts. You will be better served worrying about the quality of your countertop choice than worrying about fighting with your designer.

Think about how you and your family use your kitchen. Ponder the parties, gatherings, and holidays where everyone just seems to gravitate to the kitchen.

Now, what color adds to the general look and feel when the party begins? As you sit and have the first cup of coffee of the day, what color adds to your serenity and feeling of contentment?

Think about the uses of your kitchen and the design of your house as well. Once you decide on the style of kitchen you want then pick your materials and how they will combine. Only after you have taken those steps should you pick your colors.

You have waited a long time to finally get the kitchen you deserve. Luxuriate in the process of choosing every possible option to ensure your satisfaction.

Make your new kitchen the oasis you have always dreamed of.

It is done when you walk in and say “ahhhh.”

Contact Martina for a chat about beginning the journey to your kitchen dream:


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