September 27, 2023

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Reno of the Month: Which countertop shade is correct for your room?

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Kitchen Transform in Leesburg

By Nicola Caul Shelley, Synergy Style and design & Design

We’ve all been there. We have an idea in thoughts about what we want in our residence remodel, but the sheer selection of decisions needed and the alternatives readily available for anything from cupboards to appliances can quickly come to be frustrating. Will that flooring go with those cupboards? Will that mild fixture contend with the other finishes? This thirty day period, we’re listed here to support with a single determination position: countertop colour! So, let us dig into the different options and acquire a search at some examples of how countertop coloration provides a appear together.

Photos courtesy Synergy Design and style & Building.

Lightly Veined

This has been THE go-to decision for countertops in the past couple a long time. No matter what countertop material is made use of, flippantly veined countertops are versatile and insert style and design element with out overwhelming the rest of the finishes. For some, they also make the perfect decision if there is a concern about just about every solitary little water splash or stain demonstrating on the countertop surface, as veining can help to subtly camouflage specks that inevitably stop up on counter tops from day to working day.

Kitchen area Rework in Vienna

The look of this kitchen area remodel in Vienna is pure perfection! The frivolously veined countertops complement, not compete with, the blue and white mosaic accent tile driving the vary.

Kitchen Rework in Fairfax

Flippantly veined counter tops are similarly at dwelling in contemporary remodels! This magnificent waterfall island makes a assertion in this kitchen area transform in Fairfax.

Kitchen area Rework in Reston

Our customers selected this flippantly veined countertop for their blue and white kitchen area remodel in Reston. Even though a pure white countertop also appears to be like amazing versus blue cupboards, this countertop is great for pulling the blue, gray and white tones of the rest of the areas alongside one another. 


What we enjoy about gray counter tops is their flexibility. Grey goes very well in present-day areas and can (which could shock some) be employed with dark cupboards.

Basement Rework in Reston

Contemporary, but not chilly! In this basement rework in Reston, the grey countertop is suitable at property with the black cupboards. The glimpse is kept light-weight with the use of the lighter coloured geometric backsplash tile and light-weight wood floating cabinets. Cheers!

Basement Remodel in McLean

The pebble-honed countertop in this dwelling transform in McLean pulls in the dim wooden tones of the cabinets and grays/browns in the backsplash tile. The copper bar sink provides a luxe feel that goes beautifully with the other resources.


You may perhaps shy absent from white counter tops if you are concerned about staining. We say, GO FOR IT! Opposite to preferred belief, white countertops never demonstrate every crumb or stain (in the exact way white cars really do not). White counter tops are most at house in transitional and up to date dwelling remodels.

Kitchen area Rework in Reston

Yes, remember to! This up to date kitchen remodel in Reston shows how white countertops perform with modern-day, white cabinets — with some additional warmth from the wood tones made use of in some of the cabinetry. The general glimpse is modern and fuss-free of charge.

Kitchen Transform in Oakton

The perimeter and island countertops in this kitchen remodel in Oakton are a fantastic instance of how white counter tops sit properly well in a transitional kitchen area and incorporate a actual pop when employed versus a shade this sort of as the lush blue of the island.

Kitchen area Remodel in Reston

For this up to date kitchen transform in Reston, the countertops are not a pure but an off-white, which softens the glance and provides in the more pure aspects of the floating shelves, brick hearth and gold/brass fixtures. Even so, it still pops towards the cupboards and retains the look fashionable.

Luxurious Rental Rework in Reston

White countertops can also assistance a house truly feel more substantial. In this luxurious apartment remodel in Reston, the use of white cupboards, white geometric tile and white counter tops will make the kitchen area immediately feel much more spacious — plus it keeps the seem clear and crisp.


A go-to selection for numerous, black counter tops can unquestionably make a assertion in any household! Our assistance is to use them in blend with white/mild cabinets if you have a additional transitional aesthetic.

Kitchen area Remodel in Vienna

Mix n’ match counter tops completed ideal! In the instance earlier mentioned, our consumers selected a veined countertop for the island paired with jet black counter tops for the perimeter in this Oakton kitchen area remodel. The grey tones of the tile and the white cupboards/gray island pull almost everything together wonderfully.

Kitchen area Remodel in McLean

For this dwelling rework in McLean, our clientele had a large kitchen with high ceilings. They really needed white cabinets, but use of white countertops would make the kitchen area feel way too cavernous. The black countertops aid ground the room and split up the white tones of the cupboards and partitions.

Townhouse Rework in Reston

For this water-fronted townhome transform in Reston, our customer really required a common black and white shade plan, but it gave us an chance to include a pop of shade and playful structure detail: the mosaic tile accent guiding the range. Like!


Wood countertops at times get a undesirable standing for remaining too substantial maintenance, but with the level of popularity of wood coming back into kitchen cabinets and design, we feel you must give wooden counter tops a likelihood!

Kitchen Transform in Leesburg

This vintage farmhouse kitchen just exudes the emotion of ‘home’ in this reworked kitchen. We utilized a wood countertop for the island rather than all through the kitchen area and manufactured the island a standalone design and style feature.

Basement Remodel In Reston

Not just for kitchens, classy countertops can be utilised in any element of the dwelling! In this basement remodel in Reston, we created a double business area with a picket countertop to retain the emotion warm but purposeful.

As a full service layout-create residence transforming corporation, we do not do the job on countertop updates as a standalone company. But, if you’re completely ready for a entire kitchen, basement or main toilet transform, our in-house Interior Style group is ready to spouse with you and assist you make all the suitable layout choices to generate your aspiration room!

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