Color Suggestions for Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Color Suggestions for Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Quartz is the number one choice for kitchen countertops – and here’s why: the nonporous surface of quartz makes it resistant to stains and it’s easy to keep clean and maintain. Because it’s carefully manufactured and engineered, quartz is available in a huge variety of styles and colors. What you see when choosing quartz for your countertops is exactly the pattern that your countertop is going to be. 

With so many options, finding the right quartz for your kitchen can be overwhelming. The versatility of so many different colors and patterns lets you create a unique look for your kitchen that’s really one of a kind. Here are some of the top color suggestions for quartz kitchen countertops:

Soft Veined Off-White Quartz


Always one of the leading choices for countertop finishes is off-white quartz that’s softly veined or flecked. This color option is good for smaller kitchens and has a natural liveliness and richness that works well when you’re looking for a fresh and contemporary style. The flecks and veins in off-white quartz are a better option than a true white countertop that can sometimes be too harsh and severe in a room that should be warm and inviting. Off-white always gives a room that feeling of sophistication, blending well with both light and dark cabinetry. Other benefits for choosing soft white quartz is that it doesn’t show every mote of dirt and dust.  

Dark Quartz


Dark and black quartz countertops are ideal if you have dark floors, dark cabinetry, and other finishes that are rich and dark. A dark countertop needs a lot of lighting to give it a sophisticated look – either natural lighting from windows or ample lighting from fixtures. If you’re looking for a softer look, choose a dark gray or medium charcoal over a pure black.

The deep richness of a dark quartz countertop brings out the subtle and warm colors of wooden kitchen cupboards, allowing you to choose other understated colors for tile backsplash or kitchen flooring. Another reason to choose dark quartz for countertops is if you have other dark or black elements in the kitchen and you want to connect the entire look together, such as if you have black appliances. 

One thing to keep in mind when choosing dark quartz for countertops is that the dark and homogenous color of very dark grey and pure black are more difficult to maintain. These deep colors can show oil marks and fingerprints that are hard to get rid of. A dark granite will always look cleaner than dark quartz because of this deepness in color.

Bold Veined Quartz


A new trend for 2019 is to choose quartz that has big, bold veins. In this case your countertop is usually the focal point of your kitchen, so there will be fewer daring colors used elsewhere. 

Choose quartz that has unique veins and pair them with dark, vibrant cabinets. For example, a light gray quartz with bold charcoal veins looks exceptional with dark brown or black cabinets, adding a lot of lively atmosphere to the kitchen.

Blue-Gray Veined Quartz

Don’t forget white quartz that has the striking addition of blue-gray veins. The final finish is much like an elegant marble, turning your kitchen into a bright, cozy room. Blue-gray quartz goes well with warm brown or cream colored cabinets. 

Are you still feeling overwhelmed about choosing the right color of quartz countertop for your kitchen? Consult with professionals such as Granite Au Sommet who know what quartz is all about and who can advise you on the best choices for your renovation or new kitchen.