Countertops and backsplashes play a big role in kitchen and bathroom design. They are prominent elements that stand out, giving them the power to define the style of any given space. Countertop trends and backsplash trends have evolved over the years, from stainless steel surfaces to wood or marble to subway tiles. But what does the future have in store?
Read on for the most trendy kitchen countertop and backsplash styles in Tampa.
Natural stone countertops designs
To balance out all that color, incorporate natural stone. People are falling in love with the abstract canvases painted by Mother Nature and using natural stone for countertops. Designers are recommending stone materials for waterfall edges and tall backsplashes. Sometimes they carry the stone all the way to the ceiling, and you can even fabricate drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of natural stone.
New Styles of Granite Countertops
Many types of natural stone are popular choices for a kitchen countertop and backsplash, and out of these, the most popular option is a countertop made from a solid slab of granite. Beginning life as a quarried slab of solid natural stone, granite countertops are fabricated to specification and installed by professional crews. Solid granite slabs make very heavy and durable countertops. No two pieces of granite are alike, making each countertop entirely unique.
Considered a premium building material, granite has become the most sought after to create modern countertop styles in Tampa.
Marbleized wallpaper and travertine
You will love using marbleized wallpaper in small powder rooms and alcoves. It’s the perfect choice for a ‘wow!’ effect and presents a glamorous, but contemporary look. Similarly, as kitchen countertop and backsplash styles in Tampa turn towards warmer, earth tones, the bathroom is heading in that direction by shunning white marble in favor of stones with warmer hues like travertine and limestone.
Angular countertop styles
Kitchen countertop styles in Tampa are becoming more linear, angular and determinedly simple. Consisting of black laminate cabinetries and stainless steel appliances, kitchens are now being adorned with the lighting arrangement and long, angular stone countertops plus other linear elements in the room, giving this part of a home a lean, industrial and high-tech look.
Black and White countertop designs
There was an unwritten rule with the old standard kitchen countertops design that all the surfaces in the kitchen must match (perimeter counters, island and everything in between). But this year, we are experiencing something totally different with Tampa Kitchen Countertops being mismatched to feature two or three theme colors.
Indian Quartz Kitchen Design
This one is like a cheaper substitute for the high-end expensive granite and is available in multiple colors. Quartz has all the qualities of granite but requires very little maintenance and a bit of caution especially when you’re using very hot utensils in the kitchen. Hot pans and pots can be kept on the counter but not for long otherwise they may leave burn marks. It isn’t porous as marble and thus will not absorb liquids.
Mixed materials and bold pattern styles
Combining different materials has earned a huge following as a trend for kitchen countertop and backsplash styles in Tampa. Mixing stone countertops with glass shelving and metal hardware creates a trendy and unique space. Eclectic kitchens are always fun to design, and mixing and matching materials is what it’s all about.
Boldly patterned backsplashes, especially ones that are full-height and that integrate with countertops, are becoming very trendy. Bold, black countertops and backsplashes are also being used in bathrooms, offering a rich and opulent feel to the space.
Last but not Least, Matte Black Everything
As countertops are getting bolder, some Tampa countertop fabricators are taking a different type of dramatic turn. Matte black fixtures and hardware are growing in popularity. What was once a minimal and stark choice in all white modern kitchens is now a fun way to subtly add contrast to kitchen cabinets, countertops in the more traditional, Shaker-style kitchens.
Talk to Tampa Bay Marble and Granite if you are interested in any of the above countertop styles. You can also visit our showroom for a wider variety of new countertop trends in Tampa.