Countertops are more than just a functional part of your kitchen. Yes, having lots of workspace for cooking and baking is a dream for any homeowner, but countertops can also become an artistic aspect of one of the most important rooms in your home.

Like a piece of furniture in a living room or study, colors and materials can be carefully selected so that countertops can serve as an accent in the room in addition to their practical purpose. The harmonious blend of colors in natural stone countertops add instant interest to kitchens and are a classic choice that’s universally appealing. Other materials in solid colors or plain wood stains can create a pop of color against kitchen cabinetry and walls. Plus, there are many other choices in between.

Here are some specific examples showcasing the range of countertop choices for creating stunning kitchen designs:

Bold black countertops are the perfect counterpoint to this kitchen’s white and gray color scheme. The granite selected has lots of movement, infusing the countertops with an artistic quality that adds interest to the space. Simple modern cabinetry and a subway tile backsplash offer an understated backdrop.

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Here is another twist on the classic black and white kitchen. This time, the simplicity of solid black countertops is paired with traditional white cabinetry for a modern farmhouse look.

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The concrete-colored countertops in this ultramodern kitchen gives this space an industrial look that’s warmed up by sleek maple cabinetry and stainless steel hardware. Using the same granite on the perimeter and island countertops creates a cohesive look.

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Several different countertop materials are combined in this kitchen for an eclectic cottage look. From a painterly granite on the island countertop to white marble and dark wood on the perimeter countertops, each workspace has its own unique flair that adds life to the kitchen.

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Dark gray countertops and mahogany cabinetry make a handsome combination in this traditional style kitchen.

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Classic butcher block countertops add natural color to this kitchen, lightening up the mood and creating a casual and inviting atmosphere.

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Does your kitchen feature interesting and colorful countertops? If so, share with us in a comment below!

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