Friend VS sent me this fabulous kitchen with black countertops last week…to be honest, I usually am not a fan of them, but I saw this one from My Scandinavian Home (if you don’t follow her already, you need to..like now) and it was the first time I thought there might be some validity to the black countertop craze. They are so sleek and they work beautifully in the kitchen or home office space…in all my wanderings online I actually found some great bright white kitchens with black countertops and some kitchens with colored cabinets that worked just as well with the black counters (ps..a white farmhouse sink is a great addition in these kitchens.)
Black marble is another great alternative to add that luxe feel if you are looking for an alternative to Caesarstone Quartz countertops, although the Caesarestone is a great find if you’re in the market for countertops. I was weary of the black counters, especially in a small space, but I think VS may be convincing me to reconsider…we may need to start home redesign 6.0 (I think that’s how many times I’ve wanted to redesign my home based on new design finds)…anywhoo, would love your input. Like or Love the black counters after hearing how I’ve been persuaded??
Photo Credit: My Scandinavian Home, My Domaine, Elle Decor, Studio McGee, Magnolia Market, DailyDreamDecor
7 responses to “Black Countertops”
Black granite countertops were all the rage when I was doing my kitchen 15 years ago. I’m glad I didn’t go with them. You need good eyesight and good lighting. Black is a difficult surface to work on.
I have to admit the thought of keeping black counter tops spotless seems like a task I don’t want to approach. However these pictures make me crush on them.
My black Silestone kitchen counter top has not been difficult to keep spotless looking. Perhaps because of the silver flecks helping hide a glass ring left until I can get the granite polish out. They’ve been a breeze to clean for the 7? years I have had them.
if I had done white or grey kitchen cupboards I would have done black counter tops for sure ( I did black cupboards so the counter is Carrera Marble)
Went with brushed absolute black granite. The big pro is that it’s bombproof. NOTHING scratches or etches or chips this very dense stone, and it’s very heat-proof, too, although I always use hot pads or trivets for very hot pans. The big con is that it’s black. Like a black car, it shows every speck of dust, every crumb, etc. I am constantly wiping it.
Love these black counter tops. This is a fabulous design idea!
Has anyone used a leathered finish black counter top and is that nicer to keep clean.