We love the look of white counters, like the ones show above in this UK kitchen. We are considering having them installed in our apartment that we are currently readying to put on the market. The look is clean, spare and modern and works well with both the ubiquitous stainless steel or white appliances. But, finding true, bright white in a durable material was proving to be somewhat of a challenge.
We could find a plain white laminate, but had decided against installing that for resale. We kept looking around but everything seemed to have flecks, specks or a warm tone and we had just about given up — until we went to this years KBIS trade show. The folks in the Corian booth showed us their lineup of new colors for 2010 and featured front and center was a solid true white called "Designer White". We've heard that Corian is highly practical and easy to maintain so now that it is in such a good, fresh looking white, it's on top of the list of possibilities for our project (along with pale gray walls and dark cabinets). We'd love to get some first hand accounts of how it holds up — can anyone give us feedback on the material?
More info: New Corian Colors 2010
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