White and grey have long been popular kitchen colors, and let’s be honest – the trend isn’t going anywhere soon. White makes the room look larger, and maximizes light – desirable features of any cooking and entertaining space.
Many homeowners want that gorgeous white kitchen island, but when it comes time to choose their stone, they realize how many options are out there. There are enough marbles, quartzites, and white granites out there to make anyone feel overwhelmed.
So we’ve pulled together some of our favorite white stone options that follow the trend and still bring some character to your space. Read on for our top 3 white stones that work in almost any kitchen.
White Ornamental Granite
That’s right – you don’t need to shell out for marble to get a white, stone countertop!
White Ornamental granite is one of our favorite options thanks to its versatility. This stone tends to have consistent coloration and texture across the slab. Small, darker flecks add warmth to this cream-colored stone.
And because it’s a granite, it’s easy to keep this stone looking sparkling new for years. If you love the look of white but are nervous about the upkeep required for marble countertops, then White Ornamental may be the perfect choice or your kitchen.
White Carrara Marble
White Carrara marble will never go out of style. This stone has a rich, white hue, accented by grey veins. This classic stone will add a touch of luxury to your white kitchen, or bring just the right contrast to darker cabinets.
This striking marble stands out with trademark grey veining that simply can’t be replicated in a man-made material. Calacatta is the perfect choice for any homeowner who loves a white kitchen island, but isn’t afraid of a little extra personality. Sweeping grey veins will make your countertop or island unique from any other.
Ultimately, there’s only one way to truly see the differences between various white stones: to view the slabs in person before they’re installed. Be sure to choose a countertop fabricator that has plenty of stone slabs available on-site for you to see, touch and feel firsthand. When you’re investing in a new countertop, you should never have to rely on photos alone.
If you’re still undecided, ask for a sample of your top two choices, so you can see how each one looks in your own home. You can even test-run some typical spills, and see how your new countertop will react to your Sunday night glass of Cabernet.
These white stones work well in just about any kitchen. The key is to choose that perfect stone that will serve you and your family for years to come.