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Remodeling / March 10, 2022
In the past, it was relatively rare for kitchens to have a black countertop, which made them more unique. Since 2018, black countertops have become more popular, so they are no longer a unique feature of a kitchen. Nevertheless, they do have many benefits, which is part of the reason why they became popular in the first place. If you are planning kitchen renovations, here are some reasons why you should consider black countertops as well as some potential downsides.
A black countertop is stylish. It gives your kitchen a sleek, elegant look. Even though black countertops have become more popular, they still have a dramatic impact. They can also provide a nice contrast to bright colours or light neutrals in your kitchen. They give your kitchen a sense of depth.
There are many different variations to black countertops. They come in a range of materials, including granite, quartz, and marble. Black pearl granite has flecks of mica in it that appear silver. This gives the countertop the impression of stars in the night sky and is a whimsical effect to create in the kitchen.
Black countertops are also easier to take care of than lighter shades. It isn’t that black countertops don’t stain, but they do not show the stains, as well as lighter countertops, do. Therefore, you don’t have to work as hard to remove the stain once the counter is clean because the dark colour hides it so that it is barely noticeable. Similarly, black countertops may crack, but the colour conceals it so that the crack is less noticeable.
While black countertops do not require the extra care that light countertops sometimes do, they still require the same standard maintenance. What, specifically, is required to maintain a black countertop depends on the material. For example, if you have a countertop made of black granite, it still needs to be sealed to keep moisture out and prevent germs from becoming trapped below the surface. You also have to avoid using abrasive cleaners on a granite countertop to keep from scratching it but clean it frequently using a mild soap and water.
If there is too much black in the kitchen, the countertops may not have the same impact. Too much black can also make your kitchen seem too dark and foreboding. The goal is to create a sense of balance, so you may want to offset the black countertops with another colour or neutral shade. Black countertops on top of white cabinets create a look that is clean, dramatic, and elegant. If you think a monochromatic look is too boring, you can add a bright colour as an accent to the cabinets, walls, or backsplash.
Even if black is the primary colour in your kitchen, you can use lighting strategically to keep it from feeling too dark. Undercabinet lighting helps to brighten the kitchen and illuminate what you are doing. A high-quality pendant lamp can also provide the necessary illumination.
Consider choosing a type of countertop material, such as the black pearl granite, that helps to reflect light around the room to keep it from feeling so dark. You can also choose metallic elements, such as copper, that not only help to lighten up the space but help it to feel warmer.
Black countertops are versatile and able to fit in with many different types of interior decor. However, consider the style of your home before deciding on black countertops and whether they will really fit in. They don’t always work as well with country-style kitchens or those with a soft, cozy feel.