What are Composite Countertops?
Composite worktop is an engineered material consisting of at least 90 percent of crushed quartz powder (one of the earth’s hardest minerals), resin and coloring. Its appearance is similar to marble and granite, but its size and thickness, as well as its veining, streaking and patterning, are more uniform.
Additionally, through the addition of pigment, quartz can be made in a broad range of colors and patterns which are not found in naturally occurring materials.
Composite quartz countertop is hard, durable, and non-porous, making it appealingly resistant to stains and scratches.
Another benefit of quartz composite worktop is that even if it does get stained or scratched, it maintains its color beneath the surface.
Quartz composite is also relatively maintenance-free, and can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth. This makes it an excellent choice for homeowners who value durability.
Composite quartz worktops colors
Quartz countertops come with a variety of advantages. This is a manufactured stone that comes in a nearly endless array of colors and patterns, which gives you a lot of design versatility. It doesn’t chip or crack as easily as granite, and the finish tends to be more even than solid stone, with a depth to it that can’t be replicated by natural stone slabs.
Stain resistant and durable, quartz is the ideal countertop for busy kitchens. If you’ve been browsing quartz colors, here is a guide to the most popular quartz countertop colors in 2019, all from Silestone, Caesarstone and Classic quartz worktops
Super White Quartz worktops
As a pure white quartz, Arctic White goes with anything. Cabinets in black, white, natural wood hues—this quartz will also make a bright, beautiful backsplash in any kitchen.
Classic Grey quartz is a soft, cool shade of quartz. This color is perfect for light-colored cabinetry, and it works very well in kitchens that feature the trendy black-and-white color scheme.
If you’d like to replicate the look of marble, then Calcatta Classique is worth a look. This stone features soft gray marbling, well suited to cabinetry in both dark and light shades, neutral enough to match any color family.
Arabescato features dark gray marbling, which means it will look stunning in kitchens that feature dark cabinetry. The white in this stone will contrast with your décor while the stone’s veins add interest to the countertops.
With hints of brown to the marbling, Calcatta is a good choice for kitchens with natural wood finishes. The white base will stand out against wood furnishings while the marbling ties the color scheme together.
White Carrara quartz
White Carrara is the ideal choice for an understated countertop to complement décor schemes in cool mid-tones, especially gray and taupe. The patterning in this stone gives it a muted hint of color.
For warm-toned kitchens, Carrara bianco will give you a bright but slightly muted look. This creamy off-white stone works best in kitchens with warm wood cabinets or kitchens in warm, off-white shades.
Ibiza quartz features bolder patterning than either Calcatta Vicenza or Carrara Grigio. This is a stone that will stand out against black, gray or dark brown cabinetry, and the patterning is visible enough to provide lots of visual interest.
Fossil Grey is a gray to taupe shade with even coloring throughout. Choose this quartz counter to contrast with light cabinetry or as a mid-toned backsplash against white walls.
Grey Lagoon is the ideal choice for modern kitchens. In a soft shade of cool gray, this stone matches well with white cabinets, shades of gray and navy, and, of course, black.
Grey Lagoon Concrete Finish
The concrete finish version ofGreyLagoon matches well with a variety of colors, finishes and decorating styles—particularly industrial and modern themes.
Pacific Salt was made to pair with dark cabinets and bright walls. With swirls of light brown and black, this stone provides an interesting contrast to cabinets in black, dark brown and dark wood finishes.
Statuary Classique pairs perfectly with light gray cabinets and white walls. With a white base and subtle gray marbling, it also works well with darker cabinet finishes, too.
Star galaxy white
Use Sparkling White quartz in kitchens that need a bit more pizzazz. This unique stone is flecked with clear quartz, giving it a mild sparkle. Since the stone has a white base, you can use it with any color or decorating style.
Platinum Gris quartz is a mid-toned gray with flecks of metal colors. As a medium shade, it works best as a contrast to white, light gray or black color schemes.
Eternal Calacatta Silestone
Silestone Eternal Calcatta features light grey marbling that adds an elegant look to any kitchen. Go for the white-on-white color scheme with this stone or use it to contrast with gray or natural wood cabinets.
The black base and bold white veins in Eternal Marquina make this quartz a statement piece. Use it to create a contrasting kitchen island in an otherwise light kitchen as a dark backsplash to give the room a sleek, modern look or as a contrast against light cabinets and furnishings.
White Zeus Extreme
White Zeus Extreme is a snowy-white quartz with a high-shine finish. This is a great choice for any color scheme or decorating style. The smooth finish is perfect to help you achieve a clean, fresh look.
With mild gray patterning, Lyra has a traditional look that beautifully accents Mid-Century Modern and other traditional kitchen styles. Against a white base, this stone provides subtle contrast. It’s also stunning when used with dark brown and black finishes.
Crema Marfil is a creamy quartz that is very versatile. In modern kitchens, this stone easily stands alone as a sleek, contemporary island. It’s also a good contrast against dark browns, earth tones and jewel tones. If you have wood cabinetry, then crema Marfil will provide a soft, traditional look to your kitchen.
London Grey Caesarstone
London Grey has a smooth, muted gray coloring reminiscent of the famous London fogs. This stone stands out in bright kitchens with dark floors, and it also makes an excellent contrast against black or gray finishes.
Pietra Grey is a beautiful stone with soft white veining that makes it ideal for modern and industrial kitchens. Pair this counter with a backsplash in lighter shades of gray for an upscale look or create a sleek effect by using this counter with black base cabinets.
If you’re looking for a countertop to create a mild contrast within a white kitchen, then Pebble is worth a look. In a medium gray shade, this stone’s patterning is soft and subtle.
Here is a stone that works well with a wide variety of decorating schemes. Dreamy Marfil’s pale tan coloring is ideally suited to wood base cabinets. In kitchens and bathrooms with predominately off-white finishes, this stone helps coordinate cabinet and wall colors.
Shitake is a muted gray that allows you to create several looks. Pair it with gray floors, white walls and white cabinets for a layered look, or use it in kitchens with stainless steel appliances.
Frosty Carrina works in both traditional and modern kitchens. In a traditional kitchen, pair this off-white stone with white, off-white or natural wood shades. In more modern spaces, this stone contrasts wonderfully with black, dark brown or stainless steel accents.
Bianco Drift is the perfect stone for contemporary kitchens. Against white cabinets, it provides a subtle contrast. Where this stone really stands out is among dark gray finishes.
Raw Concrete quartz allows you to explore non-traditional themes. Pair it with rustic wood and metal accents for an industrial look or use this stone’s smooth gray tone to give a contemporary kitchen a polished feeling.
Noble Grey quartz is what you need to add a touch of warmth to a cool-toned kitchen. When paired with bright whites or mid-toned grays, this countertop will add a striking hint of light tan to the room.
If you’re looking to add visual interest to an otherwise muted kitchen, Coastal Grey’s gray-and-white patterning will fit the bill. This countertop works as well with wood finishes as it does with color schemes in shades of gray.
If you’d like to see these counters in person, visit Palazzo Stone workshop. At our store, you’ll be able to view slabs in full, not small samples.
Our display of full slabs makes it easier for you to choose the ideal quartz countertop colors for your kitchen or bathroom. You can pick the counter you like, and we’ll do the cutting and fabrication for your project!