Stone kitchen and bathroom worktops are renowned for their superior longevity once installed. For this reason, some purchasers of premium stone worktops tend to err on the side of caution when opting for their choice of colour and pattern. Some, for example, often select fairly neutral tones rather than the bold colours they might feel to be more appropriate to their individual tastes and to the room in question.
This is rather a shame, especially since some worktops – such as those made from Compac Quartz – boast an incredible array of rich, vibrant and glossy colours; as well as some rather complex and beautifully crafted designs.
Many interior design experts would argue that such caution is unwarranted; although certain colours and patterns do lend themselves particularly well to the layout of the room and to the surrounding decor, it is important to understand that stone worktops are so much more than coloured slabs.
Granite worktops and quartz stone worktops, for example, all contain an almost three-dimensional depth and, along with other types of stone such as Compac Marmol, also often contain subtle hints of other interesting hues.
In addition, quartz worktops can sometimes feature small, sealed-in pieces of mirror and glass which help their surfaces to glisten and shine.
These qualities of underlying colour tones, depth of field, or light reflection, all mean that in a bathroom or kitchen, granite worktops and quartz worktops often pleasantly surprise to the degree in which they complement several different changes in the surrounding decor.