Quartz: Here by Popular Demand
When deciding on countertops quartz is a popular choose. It is low maintenance, virtually indestructible and stain resistant. There are many ways to create your dream kitchen or bath and selecting the perfect quartz is a great place to begin. Your first step should be choosing a color. This sounds much easier than it is because quartz comes in a wide range of colors and styles, from bright solids and soft neutrals, to concrete looks and stone-inspired patterns. With so many options to choose from, this engineered surface is the perfect addition to any design.
In picking out your perfect piece of quartz for your design discovering your client’s personal design style is a great first step to figuring out which color palette is right for their space. Aesthetics and mood can direct color choices, whether farmhouse chic, traditional or contemporary. How your client wants to feel while in the space helps to narrow down your selections. Do they want to feel warm and cozy, light and bright, dramatic, or clean and cool? Do they want patterned, solid, or sparkly countertops.
affordable changes in the future when your client wants an update. Let the design style direct your selection. For contemporary spaces include bold colors for a vibrant design or bright whites and blacks for a cleaner design. If designing traditional spaces use neutral, warm colors.
Cabinets are one of the most expensive and prominent materials in the kitchen. Choosing cabinets helps guide a designer through the rest of their selections. When pairing the right counters with new or existing cabinets consider the cabinets. Are they natural wood or painted. What is the finish? Are they matte, satin or high gloss? The answer to these questions will help you with your quartz selections and overall design. For example, when using a natural wood, multi-colored quartz enhances the variation and grain of the wood. If the cabinet door style is sleek consider quartz colors with less pattern.
Once you have a cabinet door style for your design it is easier to select your quartz edge style. For example, for more ornate raised panel doors, more ornate details like a double ogee edge would pair well. For a sleek door like a slab, a waterfall edge would be more complementary.
Contrast is our friend. Choose a show stopping quartz for the island and a more subtle plain quartz for the perimeter cabinets.
Selecting a backsplash to pair with your quartz ties the design together. Choose a backsplash or mosaic that blends with the primary or an accent color featured in the counter. For a more modern design, a popular application is to use the counter material as the backsplash. When doing this oversized vein patterns are a great choice. Whatever selections you choose for the space remember design is an expression of art so use your imagination. Quartz comes in a wider range than natural stone. To complete a professional, durable, and minimal maintenance design consider quartz surfaces for your next project.
LaTrice Gentry-Brooks has been a fan of architecture and design since as far back as she can remember. After loosing interest in her first career, she decided to return to her first love. She went back to college and pursued a career in interior design.