According to the Home Design Trend Report for 2014, black countertops are gaining ground and will be a popular option in the year to come. Black countertops offer a bold, sophisticated look, and are offered in a variety of materials that can provide you with a great look, regardless of your budget.

Black stone that has been finished with a leather or wood-grain appearance is popular right now – but full stone slabs can be expensive. Non-honed, or absolute, granite is less costly and as beautiful. Additionally, materials like laminate and Corian are also available in the trending darker tones, and they offer more versatility if you’re on a budget.

Because they are so bold, black countertops require careful accessorizing. Vary materials – think white pottery or ceramics with stainless steel – and add unexpected pops of color, like vibrant reds. More casual furniture pieces like wooden barstools help to soften the space, and fabrics in neutral colors with a bit of black help tie your look together.

Greys and neutrals pair well with black countertops, so consider replacing cabinetry with painted cabinets in grey or neutral hues to add warmth to your space. By doing so, you’ll give your kitchen a soft look that lightens your room.

If you’re considering black countertop for your kitchen remodel in 2014, Fahy Kitchens & Baths can help. Please feel free to contact us at (315) 735-8181 or fax to (315) 735-2829. Fahy Kitchens & Baths is located at 1908 Oriskany Street West in Utica, N.Y. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated.

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