When you’re looking to invest in either granite or quartz countertops, there are numerous factors to consider before deciding on your final product. While the stone and finish are important, what can often take the most time to decide on and is easily the most important factor is the colour of your countertops. Much like fashion, colour trends are always changing. In the last 30 years alone, there have been a huge amount of colour trends. However, while it can sometimes be easy to spot the current trend, it’s not always so easy to identify the perfect colour for yourself.
A third of potential property buyers admitted that a fitted kitchen was the number one feature they required in a house that they would consider investing in. However, 38% of potential sales are terminated if the property contains a multitude of unpleasant décor elements. This shows just how important it is to choose the right colour. Whether you’re looking to sell your property, or are investing in your family home for years to come, it’s extremely important to choose the right colour for your countertops.
So, is there a direct solution? Not quite, but there are many factors to consider in order to come to a conclusion on your countertop colour.
Firstly, it’s important to identify what you have to work with. Take a look at your kitchen, your current countertops and your house in general. It’s important to make sure that you understand your restrictions, before fantasising about something that is impossible. Once you have acknowledged your limitations, you can then explore the possibilities for your countertops.
What’s next is to think about what you are actually looking to achieve from your investment in granite or quartz countertops. Do you simply want to keep up with current trends or are you looking to match your kitchen with the other rooms in your home? Perhaps you actually want to do the opposite and make you kitchen stand out against the other rooms in your home? All of these questions are important and when answered, help you on your way to deciding the correct colour for your kitchen countertops. Something that many of our customers like to do is look through a catalogue and explore the many trends at this time.
One of our biggest recommendations is to choose a neutral colour for your granite or quartz countertops. With neutral coloured countertops, you can then furnish your kitchen with additional colours that sit well against the neutral colour. While granite or quartz worktops last a very long time, trends and the colours that come with them do not. This allows you to update your kitchen’s additional furnishings whenever you choose, thus allowing you to update your kitchen whenever suits you, at a minimal cost.
We also recommend using certain colour matching technologies, such as Adobe Colour. These programs can assist in revealing what colours compliment other colours. This means that once you decide on the colour of your countertops, the process of choosing the colour of your additional furnishings is made that much easier. There are variations to choose from, giving you plenty of choice, while still guiding you to choose the right colour to match your countertops.
Throughout every step of choosing your granite or quartz countertops, the expert team at Granite Trust will be there to help you. From your initial quote to choosing the right countertops and the final installation, if you have any questions at all, we’re here to help.
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