Renovation Inspiration: Bold Colored Countertops

Brightly colored countertops are not a choice for the faint of heart. The cost and permanence makes this choice an incredibly bold statement, but if done right they show off a homeowner's fun and carefree personality.

Colored stone and tile is the modern version of the retro colored Formica countertops from the 1960's. In the words of Jonathan Adler, "Color is the most accessible over-the-counter mood-altering substance I can think of. Overdose on color."

Here are a few things to think about when selecting a colored countertop:


  • Keep appliances and cabinetry neutral as a backdrop for the bright countertop.

  • Make sure it is a color that you and everyone that you live with love.

  • Avoid a major pattern and stick to a solid color for the stone and tile.

Shown Above:
1. The laundry room is a safe place to put a bright pop of color. From Claire Bock.
2. Turquoise countertops bring out the best in this tiny guest house kitchen from Kathleen Hay Design.
3. A kitchen filled with lime green glass tiles and apple green Caesarstone from Elle D├ęcor.
4. Hot pink counters are offset by traditional wood cabinetry in a kitchen from Bungalow.
5. Red is a classic color that can go modern or traditional. Image from Silestone.

(Images: as credited above)

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Claire is a California native living in London who loves discovering the city with her husband and French bulldog Watson. With a background in photography and interior design, her current creative obsessions include sewing, printmaking, and anything neon.

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