Reno of the Thirty day period: Which countertop shade is suitable for your area?

Kitchen area Transform in Leesburg

By Nicola Caul Shelley, Synergy Style & Design

We have all been there. We have an strategy in brain about what we want in our residence remodel, but the sheer variety of selections desired and the options out there for anything from cupboards to appliances can immediately develop into mind-boggling. Will that floor go with people cabinets? Will that mild fixture compete with the other finishes? This thirty day period, we’re right here to enable with a single selection issue: countertop shade! So, let us dig into the many solutions and just take a glimpse at some examples of how countertop shade delivers a appear collectively.

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Frivolously Veined

This has been THE go-to preference for countertops in the last number of decades. No subject what countertop materials is used, frivolously veined countertops are versatile and include design depth without overpowering the rest of the finishes. For some, they also make the great preference if there is a concern about each and every single small water splash or stain showing on the countertop floor, as veining will help to subtly camouflage specks that inevitably stop up on counter tops from working day to working day.

Kitchen area Transform in Vienna

The appear of this kitchen area rework in Vienna is pure perfection! The frivolously veined counter tops enhance, not contend with, the blue and white mosaic accent tile behind the array.

Kitchen Rework in Fairfax

Flippantly veined countertops are equally at home in modern remodels! This stunning waterfall island can make a statement in this kitchen area rework in Fairfax.

Kitchen area Remodel in Reston

Our clientele picked this lightly veined countertop for their blue and white kitchen transform in Reston. Although a pure white countertop also appears to be breathtaking versus blue cabinets, this countertop is great for pulling the blue, gray and white tones of the relaxation of the spaces with each other. 


What we like about grey counter tops is their versatility. Gray goes properly in up to date areas and can (which may shock some) be made use of with dark cabinets.

Basement Transform in Reston

Up to date, but not chilly! In this basement rework in Reston, the grey countertop is suitable at dwelling with the black cabinets. The glimpse is stored gentle with the use of the lighter colored geometric backsplash tile and gentle wood floating cabinets. Cheers!

Basement Rework in McLean

The pebble-honed countertop in this household remodel in McLean pulls in the dark wooden tones of the cabinets and grays/browns in the backsplash tile. The copper bar sink adds a luxe feel that goes properly with the other components.


You could shy absent from white countertops if you are involved about staining. We say, GO FOR IT! Contrary to well known belief, white countertops do not present just about every crumb or stain (in the identical way white vehicles really don’t). White counter tops are most at home in transitional and contemporary residence remodels.

Kitchen area Rework in Reston

Yes, please! This modern day kitchen rework in Reston exhibits how white counter tops work with present day, white cabinets — with some additional heat from the wood tones employed in some of the cabinetry. The over-all look is sleek and fuss-absolutely free.

Kitchen area Remodel in Oakton

The perimeter and island counter tops in this kitchen transform in Oakton are a great illustration of how white counter tops sit perfectly nicely in a transitional kitchen area and increase a authentic pop when used in opposition to a coloration this kind of as the lush blue of the island.

Kitchen area Rework in Reston

For this modern kitchen area transform in Reston, the counter tops are not a pure but an off-white, which softens the appear and provides in the far more all-natural features of the floating shelves, brick fire and gold/brass fixtures. Nonetheless, it nevertheless pops versus the cabinets and retains the search modern-day.

Luxury Condo Remodel in Reston

White counter tops can also enable a room feel even larger. In this luxury apartment rework in Reston, the use of white cabinets, white geometric tile and white countertops helps make the kitchen area instantly really feel a lot more spacious — moreover it retains the glance clear and crisp.


A go-to decision for numerous, black countertops can undoubtedly make a assertion in any residence! Our advice is to use them in mixture with white/mild cupboards if you have a more transitional aesthetic.

Kitchen area Transform in Vienna

Blend n’ match countertops completed ideal! In the illustration higher than, our customers chose a veined countertop for the island paired with jet black counter tops for the perimeter in this Oakton kitchen area transform. The grey tones of the tile and the white cupboards/grey island pull almost everything jointly fantastically.

Kitchen area Remodel in McLean

For this household remodel in McLean, our clients experienced a large kitchen area with high ceilings. They truly wanted white cabinets, but use of white counter tops would make the kitchen area truly feel much too cavernous. The black countertops support floor the area and split up the white tones of the cupboards and partitions.

Townhouse Transform in Reston

For this water-fronted townhome rework in Reston, our client really desired a basic black and white color plan, but it gave us an chance to add a pop of colour and playful style detail: the mosaic tile accent behind the selection. Adore!


Wooden counter tops often get a undesirable track record for getting also substantial routine maintenance, but with the popularity of wood coming back into kitchen cupboards and design and style, we feel you should really give wood countertops a prospect!

Kitchen area Transform in Leesburg

This traditional farmhouse kitchen area just exudes the sensation of ‘home’ in this transformed kitchen area. We used a picket countertop for the island fairly than all through the kitchen and produced the island a standalone design and style characteristic.

Basement Remodel In Reston

Not just for kitchens, trendy countertops can be utilised in any section of the household! In this basement rework in Reston, we designed a double office area with a wood countertop to maintain the sensation warm but functional.

As a comprehensive provider structure-build household transforming company, we never get the job done on countertop updates as a standalone company. But, if you’re ready for a total kitchen area, basement or primary rest room remodel, our in-residence Interior Design and style group is all set to companion with you and aid you make all the suitable layout options to make your desire house!

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