What Kitchen Benchtops Will Never Go Out of Style?
Tempted to try out a new kitchen trend you saw on the internet? While everyone deserves to have a truly unique kitchen they love, it’s more important to think about how the design will hold up in the long run before you jump on the trend bandwagon.
Kitchen renovations are a significant commitment, you don’t want to waste all that time, effort, and money on a kitchen benchtop just to have the trends shift in a few years, making your (still new) kitchen obsolete!
So, what’s the key to building a stylish kitchen that will also last the test of time because no one wants to re-renovate every three years? It’s simple: choose timeless designs.
We’ve compiled a list of eight timeless kitchen benchtops for you to consider, which are unlikely to ever go out of style.
Stone has been a popular kitchen benchtop design trend for several decades. It’s understandable, as stone is beautiful but extremely durable, requiring far fewer replacements than wood or laminate, making them a fantastic investment for any modern kitchen, with various gorgeous designs.
Stone kitchen benchtops are long-lasting, stain-resistant, and look fantastic for decades if properly maintained. Stone kitchen benchtops may be pricier than other options, but they may save you money in the long term.
Every few years, marble kitchen benchtops make a comeback. Marble has long been a popular choice for centuries, whether it’s for a benchtop, kitchen floor tiles, a backsplash, or even a chopping board.
Natural stone has a timeless quality of serene tastefulness, a sense of luxurious intricacy and material interest. Since marble kitchen benchtops are innately natural, when you are shopping, you will have a wide range of textures, veining and colours to choose from, giving your kitchen life and character.
While genuine natural marble kitchen benchtops can be fragile, quality porcelain can give you the same marble-stone look with unmatched durability. Due to its durability, adaptability, and affordability, porcelain marble benchtops are becoming increasingly popular. Porcelain marble benchtops can tolerate high temperatures, scratches, and stains, and their low porosity makes them an extremely sanitary choice.
What Kitchen Benchtop Colours are Timeless?
When it comes to kitchen remodelling, you should choose styles that will last a long time. But, of course, you should keep in mind your unique tastes. It’s also worth noting that selecting timeless colours for your kitchen benchtops doesn’t have to imply compromising flair.
Many homeowners currently prefer bright kitchen benchtop colours like red, yellow, and blue. These colours may impress today’s guests, but they are unlikely to be jaw-dropping in another ten years.
You’d obviously like to be able to utilise your kitchen benchtops for as long as feasible to get the most out of your investment. So here are three timeless colour combinations, Made in Stone love to recommend…
Grey, Black, And White
For many years, the contrast of black and white has been a popular colour combination in fashion and interior design. Despite the stark contrast between black and white, this is a relatively simple design to work with. A black and white design may be enhanced with various colourful accessories that can be quickly altered as fashion trends change.
If you have a small kitchen, use black sparingly since it is a powerful tone with a huge impression. Consider giving your black surfaces a glossy sheen to let light bounce around the room and make the black feel less weighty.
White on White
I know what you’re thinking… white on white kitchens are boring! While obviously not to everyone’s taste, white is the only colour that is truly ageless and popular in any kitchen colour scheme. White benchtops can radiate sophistication, simplicity, and elegance whilst appearing new for decades with proper maintenance.
White is a very easy colour to live with since it’s easy on the eyes and doesn’t demand attention. Instead, you can pair it with an unlimited variety of coloured accessories for a complimenting aesthetic and without clashing.
Although, of course, there are many variations of white kitchen benchtops, and you should choose your white shade with consideration. Whites that are too warm can occasionally seem yellow depending on the light in your house, so select colours on the cooler side (with a slight blue undertone) rather than whites that are too warm.
Subtle soft colours like light greens, soft greys, antique whites, and subdued coffee colours are common in French provincial kitchens. These gentle colours highlight the precise design of French provincial-style kitchens.
These soft, gentle colours may be utilised in both modern and classic kitchens to create a timeless colour scheme. If you want to add a splash of colour, soft grey benchtops can be tinted with blue, yellow, or even pink. But remember to create contrast with your cabinets, ensuring your benchtop colour isn’t too close; otherwise, you’ll wind up with a flat and uninspiring scheme.
Don’t Forget to Include an Island Benchtop!
A multi-functional island kitchen benchtop is a timeless kitchen design idea and a must-have in modern kitchen designs. An island bench has both a functional and aesthetic importance, with the adaptability to be used in various floorplans and provides additional workstations and storage, no matter the size of your home.
An island bench is a full-service kitchen workstation with a sink, a wine fridge, an integrated dishwasher, a trash area, and plenty of storage.
Plus, island benchtops create a communal and inclusive kitchen atmosphere used as a breakfast bar, a place to unwind with an after-dinner cocktail, or a place to host family and friends. As a result, we expect island benches to be a mainstay of modern kitchen design for many decades to come.
What About Benchtop Thickness?
Believe it or not, benchtop thickness is also affected by the ever-changing trend cycle, from super thin to extra-large slab sizes.
But most of our customers pick a 40mm edge for their stone benchtop. However, those who like a more minimalist aesthetic generally opt for a 20mm edge. Benchtop edges thicker than 40mm can be made, although this necessitates raising benchtop heights to accommodate equipment such as dishwashers, ovens, bar fridges, washers, and dryers.
Ready to Install Your Timeless Kitchen Benchtop?
If you need advice on installing a new kitchen island or new kitchen benchtops, consider selecting a stone kitchen benchtop from Made in Stone – Sydney’s leading stone supplier. Contact Made in Stone today on (02) 9756 4599 or get a FREE kitchen benchtop quote online!
With over 25 years of industry experience, you will only get the highest quality Engineered Stones, Caesarstone, Silestone Calacatta Gold, Natural Stones, Marble Kitchen Benchtop, Porcelain Materials and Granite kitchen benchtops Sydney, all from Made in Stone. So, call us today and ask us about our wide range of offcuts to choose from to help save some $$ in your renovations.
As a local Sydney stonemason, we cater to any customer requirement, whether you need a stone installation for your kitchen benchtop, bathroom vanity top, bar, outdoor barbecue area, fireplace, columns, etc. Our team are available to assist you. So, speak to the stone experts today!